Brunswick Bowling & Billiards

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Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. A great first job experience and friendly people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brunswick Bowling & Billiards part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I always felt like I had the backs of my coworkers. There was mutual helpfulness throughout the whole alley and that made everyone's jobs a lot easier.

    Cons

    The downsides of working at brunswick was some of the customers that came in but i suppose thats with any business.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure who you are hiring will get along with everyone else in the alley. The best way I think a company works is that the people who work together actually get along.


  2. “Great Company ”

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brunswick Bowling & Billiards

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

    Pros

    When it was Brunswick it was awesome! They took care of their Managers very well and even received a call from the President of Brunswick on my birthday thanking me for my service.

    Cons

    Bowlmor took over Brunswick and is horrible. I would not recommend working for them. They don't treat you with respect like Brunswick did, The salaries are very different for men and women,. Definitely a glass ceiling in my district. If they tell you your pay is based on volume of sales in your center they are lying. I made $20K less that a MALE manager at a center that was as slow as mine and I worked twice as hard.

    Advice to Management

    Only promote from within. Bringing someone from outside the company into a GM role is wrong. There is way to much to learn and 2 weeks of training is not enough.


  3. Brunswick's

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Brunswick Bowling & Billiards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Everything is well, they give you opportunities to advance, and they are REALLY flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    Management was unorganized and sloppy most of the time.


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  5. food and beverage manager

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    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Brunswick Bowling & Billiards full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    created my own schedule, managers worked on developing me, business to sell fun

    Cons

    pay was below national average for titles, primary worked nights and weekends with long hours, upper management only cared about how you could play the numbers game with them when they played little contribution to the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    pay employees better and develop employee incentive programs. Also cut out some of the "home office" personnel or have them take pay cuts to save on your payrol


  6. Brunswick Loyalty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brunswick Bowling & Billiards

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

    Pros

    My co-workers were great and deserve more than the corps give them

    Cons

    No loyalty. Corporate doesn't care about it's employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try knowing your employees better and appreciate them more. The corporate office knows nothing about the facilities around the country or the people that run them. You are just worrying about your paycheck and your job. The little people are the ones who make YOUR salary.


  7. General Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Brunswick Bowling & Billiards full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    You get to know your customers because they visit weekly. Most are good people. You are running a multi-million dollar business. It's good experience on your resume.

    Cons

    10 - 12 hours per day. 6 - 7 days per week. Burn out is common. Vendettas also seem to be fairly common and lead to good people being fired. High turnover of entry level positions.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a 5 day work week for managers.


  8. Lack of mgmt support and team work delivering the company's mission "great times for each guest on and off the lanes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Banquet Captain in Lone Tree, CO
    Current Employee - Banquet Captain in Lone Tree, CO

    I have been working at Brunswick Bowling & Billiards part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    No day is the same as the last, so there are plenty of new experiences.

    Cons

    Obstacles like lack of communication and lack of ownership by front line supervisors brought down morale and hurt productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Training for all positions should be outlined and organized. Clearly define and distribute gratuity from group events fairly and in a timely manner.


  9. Very Good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pinsetter Tech in Belleville, NJ
    Current Employee - Pinsetter Tech in Belleville, NJ

    I have been working at Brunswick Bowling & Billiards part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very easy going area, great people working there and even better customers, good pay, good training and a dream come true of sorts since im a life long bowler

    Cons

    now with anything there is always some cons mostly the bad apples that come in looking for trouble but really other then that its been a very nice place to work

    Advice to Management

    better if you are a bowling fan


  10. So far okay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Brunswick Bowling & Billiards part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice environment, managers are really nice

    Cons

    low salaries, old fashion,hard to get promoted


  11. Generally a good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Muskegon, MI
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Muskegon, MI

    I have been working at Brunswick Bowling & Billiards full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stability from larger parent company. Decent benefits. Fair compensation. Good people to work with. Positive environment. Quality products and an intention to maintain that. A traditional company that has heritage and history with a positive reputation. An industry leader. Opportunities for training.

    Cons

    Sometimes a "work harder not smarter" mentality. Behind the times in employee work flexibility. A very traditional company which changes and progresses slowly. Can be more industry reactionary rather than pace setting.

    Advice to Management

    Always push the envelope of working smarter rather than harder. Experiment with new ways of doing things rather than resting on tried and true traditional means. This encompasses employment, employee relations and work environment to sales, product and industry development. If you want the same results...keep doing things the same way.



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