Brother International Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Major Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brother International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits (401k matching, good PTO policy, life insurance).

    Cons

    Japanese company. Seems like everything takes forever to get approved. A lot of red tape

  2. Helpful (2)

    Brother International New Jersey

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    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Piscataway, NJ

    I worked at Brother International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Union position. Company supplied uniform.in the beginning of employment

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime.....Noisy working conditions.....High middle management turnover.....in service department.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company, great benefits and most employees stay for a long time. Lots of changes, although scary can also be exciting.

    Cons

    Lots of changes going on in the company right now, so many employees feel as though they are walking on eggshells.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with the employees about whast types of changes are happening. It may have a good impact.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Woefully disorganized and getting worse

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Engaged and supportive middle management. Company is generous with benefits and bonuses.

    Cons

    No clear vision from senior management. Employees are completely stripped of their ability to make independent decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Empower the people that you pay very good money to actually make decisions and influence the direction of their work.

  6. Helpful (1)

    no one wants to stay here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brother International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits if you are willing to sell your soul

    Cons

    morale is extraordinarily low. consultants who have been offered long-term positions decline them regularly.senior management has no clue.

    Advice to Management

    time for a complete restructuring

  7. Helpful (4)

    Poor upper management

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Brother International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good medical benefits, training courses available, a lot of nice people work there

    Cons

    Terrible upper management, no room to grow, hostility between departments, management treats workers inappropriately

    Advice to Management

    Almost everyone is upper management is a man that has been with the company 20+ years. that needs to change. Fresh faces need to play a more prominent role and more females need to hold upper management positions.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Much left to be desired

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    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong camaraderie amongst coworkers who are friendly and part of an established team. Operational procedures well-documented. Well-liked globally recognized name brand. Founding company in Japan appears to be very innovative and hard-working. Management tries to be sincere and appreciative of team members' efforts.

    Cons

    Departments work in silos. A lot of talk to change and innovate but processes and management stuck in specific "channels" and old ways of thinking. Increasing bureaucracy slowing down processes, market competitiveness, and sales. Company culture based on cliques. Not easy to feel like you are part of a real family.

    Advice to Management

    Create concrete plans on how to change and innovate instead of simply expressing values and goals. Develop an immediate action plan instead of offering excuses. Finally, explain WHY consumers should buy from Brother (needs a more fortified mission statement) instead of what or how to buy our products.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Worst job experience ever.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brother International

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay that is about it.

    Cons

    Job misrepresented. No opportunity for advancement. Horrendous work load. No recognition from management. Very clickish...you have to be part of the in crowd or else you are marginalized. A bunch of bullies are running the show. Management doesn't care. Managers attack each other. Strangest culture I have ever encountered.

    Advice to Management

    Take a giant enema and clean house.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Overall, I would say my experience was very good.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brother International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company treats you well, has excellent benefits and pays well

    Cons

    restricts creativity, you are micro managed in many departments

    Advice to Management

    allow employees to be able to show more initiative

  11. Helpful (1)

    Inconsistencies within Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A stable company where many tenured employees work.

    Cons

    There are many management inconsistencies throughout the company. Subversive behavior is displayed daily by managers and inappropriate behavior by others is not addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Create an even playing field for everyone instead of a handful of select people in your department

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