Brother International

www.brother.com
Employer Engaged

Brother International Reviews in Bridgewater, NJ

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
7 Reviews
2.8
7 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Toshikazu Koike
7 Ratings

7 Employee Reviews Back to all Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Stable Job, a Great Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Brother International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a stable company, with competitive pay and great benefits. Management has an open door policy and allows you to do your own thing and most managers don't micromanage. Great work space and overall infrastructure.

    Cons

    Can be political, growth based on visibility to Sr. Management and advancement opportunities are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage the young workforce, keep them motivated by allowing them to grow within the company so they don't have to seek opportunities outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Brother International

    Pros

    NIce office and great Christmas parties.

    Cons

    Senior management expects you to do the impossible with absolutely no help. They just don't care. Benefits are paltry. No opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of VPs and above and bring in some real talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where career dreams, creativity and empowerment go to die.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Brother International full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay and good job security (although that is changing rapidly). Nice office building and amenities. Great holiday party and other activities (summer picnic, etc) Some very nice people.

    Cons

    If you are in the Marketing Department in the Business Machine Group, be prepared to be micro-managed, marginalized, beaten down - all on the good days. Gets worse from there. You are generally punished for independent thought, strategic drive, creativity and daring to question the status quo. Sure, there is lip service that preaches the contrary, but don't believe it. The real change the organization needs is not happening - only window dressing change to kick the can down the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the comments within the annual surveys - the information is there - be brave enough to enact REAL change! Trust your people. Better yet, force Management to do so. Force a work-life balance with telecommuting, flex time and other creative options - otherwise certain members of management will NEVER allow it. Force management to release the reigns and allow your talent to flourish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Not as good as it used to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Corporate in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Brother International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company was doing very well recently, and growing much bigger. Many projects. Nice facilities.

    Cons

    Newer management is clueless on how to run the company, so they brought a "Management Consulting company", a step which proves my point. Too many changes and projects with very doubtful possible benefits or ROI. Many failed projects. Most manager are able and good leaders, but few are, really, absolutely the worst I have ever seen. A lot of relatively new, stupid and unnecessary red-tape and "procedures".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of bad managers, get confidence in yourself and simplify organization structure. Take some risks and come up with new products that customers actually want.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very challenging and comfortable place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Brother International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very challenging and comfortable place to work

    Cons

    Too much of a work load, not enough time to focus on core skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Generally a nice place to work - but who you know counts for more than what you know and sometimes how well you perform.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Brother International

    Pros

    Good benefits, management generally respects employees, friendly coworkers, good working conditions.

    Cons

    Poor advancement opportunity, flat management structure, Japanese planning dept. and engineers think they know everything.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    stable company. nice people. no a lot of room for career development or growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Brother International

    Pros

    family atmosphere. Nice people. stable company

    Cons

    not much career progression. People promoted based on time with company rather then performance. do not empower employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    eliminate politics. empower employees

    Approves of CEO

Work at Brother International? Share Your Experiences

Brother International

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.