Brunswick Reviews

Updated April 30, 2014
Updated April 30, 2014
28 Reviews

2.7
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Loved it most of the time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brunswick full-time

    Pros

    Loved my center and staff. It was different everyday.

    Cons

    Hard to advance. Corporate would implement things that were impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your managers better

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Career Dead End

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brunswick

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are competitive with any industry outside of financial services

    Cons

    Training and development are alien concepts, there is an expectation of a 24/7 commitment, and the leadership is schizophrenic about what it says it values and what it rewards and encourages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Brunswick full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to upper management. You have the potential to stand out and showcase your skills. There are many different departments in one corporate building that offer many different skills/opportunities.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. There's also a lot of politics within the organization. Nothing is ever submitted on time resulting in hours past 9, multiple days in a row. Management does a poor job of managing. They don't know how to use your skill set and don't allow you to grow by listening to your suggestions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less corporate drama, more independence to emoployees

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Customer service / pinsetter technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brunswick

    Pros

    Friendly staff, highly discounted bowling with free shoes to rent. That's about it..

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, no performance reviews in 2 years, expect way too much from you, horrible hours take control of your life. Pinsetters are mechanics, customer service and mostly janitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like corporate robots and be human

  6.  

    Ineffective (and invisible) senior management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brunswick full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fairly competitive salaries (but bonuses are at the discretion of managers and can be allotted unfairly).

    Cons

    Employees are set up to fail due to the constantly increasing job duties and projects. Not to mention constant meetings where nothing is accomplished except for the decision to have another meeting. No guidance provided. Managers are ambivalent. Long-term employees are treated differently than others and are not held accountable or disciplined as others are. This was the most negative environment in which I've ever worked. So glad to be gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention and provide input to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Hotel California

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They benefits and pay are good for selected professions making it difficult to leave despite the environment.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, Ivory-tower syndrome, politics supersede intelligence in decision making and promotion. Employees work every day in fear of the jobs and and paranoia about management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. Widen the ratio of managers to employees. Negative management methods lead to high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A growing company catching up quickly from the recession

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decentralized, high energy, fun organiztion

    Cons

    lack of leadership development and talent management programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in leader and career development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great work/life balance, Not good pay or work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brunswick

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. No micro management. Ability to take on different types of work.

    Cons

    All divisions function as though they are separate from the Brunswick business. Compensation is low and expectations are high. Many departments are currently running too lean and the few left are struggling to survive with excessive workloads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the performance appraisal system. I was told that it is impossible to receive the highest performance grade in orientation. That is not motivating. There are many that work hard and are not acknowledged for their work, reward them. The company is far too conservative and old fashioned considering the type of industry. Invest in technology to stay ahead of the game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brunswick

    Pros

    No micro management and a great learning environment

    Cons

    Low compensation for expectations and no employee culture, kind of get your work done and go home. Lack of youth and energy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work on no micro management but work on people skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I have had the freedom to do what I do best

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Brunswick full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    While I don't really have enough to challenge me, I have had the opportunity to take on new projects and better utilize my skills

    Cons

    Could have used a little more training on some of the processes from the start and I could handle significantly more challenging work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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