Brunswick Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Bern, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Bern, NC

    I worked at Brunswick

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits - wide market penetration

    Cons

    Distressed industry - old boy network

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on maintaining talent


  2. Sales Director

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Canton, GA

    I worked at Brunswick (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people at center level

    Cons

    management is out of tune with what truly happens day to day


  3. Sold the bowling division

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This company was always the number one name in bowling and they always paid the best and had the best benefits.

    Cons

    They sold the bowling division to their biggest competitor and did not make arrangements for grandfathering the benefits. Many lost vacation and holidays. We were not high paid executives. We were just hourly employees who some had spent a lifetime for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget this little guy who made you what you are.


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    Sales Review

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    Former Employee - Event Sales Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Event Sales Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Brunswick (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good food and employee discount.

    Cons

    Some of management was unorganized and unprofessional. The individual does not work for the organization any more. If mistakes are made there is a lot more finger pointing than problem solving. At the renovated centers there is no marketing creativity. The system they use now for sales is also more cut throat than usual.


  6. Solid ethics. Overall nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Brunswick

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top management is ethical, fair and intelligent. Profit sharing and bonus plans are nice. Products and business are interesting and exciting. Good sense of family in the trenches. Compared to the general population of companies out there, this is a good place to work.

    Cons

    Healthcare coverage deteriorating in recent years. Policy of forcing employees to share personal medical data or face oppressive insurance premiums is borderline draconian. Local leadership tends to micromanage a little. This can limit creativity and undermines morale to a certain degree. Opportunities to advance can be limited due to the fact that local upper management does not post openings but rather hand-picks people from a short list of known past acquaintances. None of this is done nefariously. It's just a management philosophy. There are good people in these positions. It's just my opinion that inclusive management works better. The nature of this business makes it highly sensitive to economic fluctuations. The company produces mostly non-essential, luxury items. Sales suffer greatly during recessionary times. There have been layoffs in the past. The company has admirably responded to economic challenges and may be sized now to avoid this kind of thing in the future. It's just something to consider.

    Advice to Management

    Top level management : Very solid already. Only advice would be to get more involved in what is happening at local management levels. Local management : TRUST YOUR PEOPLE - especially your middle management layer. You hired them for a reason. Let them do their jobs. Post leadership positions publicly. You might be surprised to find that a lot of people working in the trenches have untapped skills and abilities. Be proud of your teams and celebrate accomplishments with them. There are too few "high fives" going around.


  7. Busy, busy, busy.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced with lots of work, if you like boat engines....

    Cons

    Very process driven. Very risk averse. Difficult to engage in creative problem solving. Too many meetings. Payscale is not competitive. Location.

    Advice to Management

    Support creative exploration early, when risk is low.


  8. Great company lacking internal audit leadership.

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Lake Forest, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity within business units, flexible schedule, about half of the travel is to desirable places. Senior management has company's best interest in mind.

    Cons

    Audit management lacks leadership capability and employee development skills. Endless fire drills, negative feedback with no suggestions on how to improve. Painfully inefficient audit planning process. Expectations for staff/senior level are inflated since management is inundated with administrative tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Seek input from all stakeholders on satisfaction with the audit group, not just the internal audit talking heads.


  9. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brunswick full-time

    Pros

    work load. work life balance.

    Cons

    lack of touch with latest technologies.


  10. Controller

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brunswick

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

    Pros

    Compensation package , the work environment

    Cons

    at times the work life balance

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. They are a top notch employee centric company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They have many resources available

    Cons

    Still many silos exist within the company



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