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Brunswick Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    They are a top notch employee centric company.

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

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

    Pros

    They have many resources available

    Cons

    Still many silos exist within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brunswick (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice work environment

    Cons

    Volatility in hiring and keeping employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep good employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promote only from within

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Brunswick full-time (more than a year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company and Room For Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Accountant in Vonore, TN
    Current Employee - Plant Accountant in Vonore, TN

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

    Pros

    Great company for people in the field of finance and accounting. They even offer a FLDP Program that is very beneficial and offers great experience to Finance/Accounting. Salaries are decent.There are many opportunites for growth and experience in many areas

    Cons

    Some of the challenges I have faced is that the salary you come in at is basically your salary until you are promoted, so try to negotiate a decent salary that is good for a few years. The Pros out weigh the Cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is great in finance throughout the company. The management at the plant level is great where I am. Managers need to continue to care about employees and stay on equal playing field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    look some where else?

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Brunswick

    Pros

    Brunswick was a good company to work for but now they have sold to bowlmor amf and many changes are being made

    Cons

    they are making many bad changes and i would stay away from this company. Bowlmor is trying to take all the good things brunswick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make changes just because you think they are good. Every center is different and thats why they have maintained

  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    Financial Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Brunswick full-time (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
  10.  

    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

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ineffective (and invisible) senior management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brunswick full-time (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

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