Brintons Reviews

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  1.  

    Always on the edge

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    Current Employee - Corporate Support Staff  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Corporate Support Staff in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Brintons

    Pros

    Coworkers, healthcare benefits, Flexible working hours, location in office park is about 5 min to interstate, restaurants, and shopping areas, 401K match, vacation time, holidays observed,diverse work force,

    Cons

    No raises or bonuses in 5 years, No training for corporate office support staff, Actually owned by private equity firm Carlyle, 3 rounds of layoffs since Carlyle takeover,Constant battle between Brintons USA & Brintons UK, High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KPIs for corporate support staff, limit favoritism, Review for raises as cost of living continues to rise but salaries remain the same which is causing many employees to take on second jobs or leave entirely.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Lack of direction

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    Current Employee - Administrative/Sales Support  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative/Sales Support in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Brintons full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice, casual work environment, flexible schedule, decent benefits and paid time off. Some nice co-workers, good office location.

    Cons

    Absolutely no advancement opportunities. No appreciation for ambition. No goals or objectives are set for employees. Low pay. Quite a discrepancy between designer/sales salaries and corporate sales support. Inexperienced management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some management courses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Worked 38 years for the best firm in the world and another 9 for a foundering ship!

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Kidderminster, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Kidderminster, England (UK)

    I worked at Brintons full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great shopfloor people in my time.Still are but their views are normally dismissed by an incompetent and ignorant management.

    Cons

    The true worth of people is far too often ignored. Thinking is far too short term - make people redundant and hire them back within weeks having found that it is not possible to manage without them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and honest with your workforce and remember that they normally know far more than you do about making carpet!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Brintons is like a big family.

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Brintons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities on the way.
    Working in Shifts.
    Different field to explore.

    Cons

    No flexibility in timings.
    Currently not much opportunities.
    Slow economic growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Brintons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brintons

    Pros

    For the carpet trade it wasn't a bad wage until they took our bonus system anyway from us, if that ever comes back the pay is quite good. Over the years working for them I've meet some great people which has helped me stay for so long.

    Cons

    Wall to wall dust and it's everywhere the factory is never clean now, after the the cleaner left they never replaced him. Now the dust just settles on everything. Management are constantly asking more for less which is understandable given these times, but a little thank you or good job every now and then would go a long way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the years I've worked for Brintons it's been slowly getting worse and worse. With loss of bonuses and then making people redundant only to bring them back weeks later as temps because the place can't function without them. Also far to many silly mistakes with orders/materials are made and better communication between sections is needed.

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