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Once great company seems to have lost its way.

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Current Employee - Management  in  Milwaukee, WI
Current Employee - Management in Milwaukee, WI

I have been working at Brady

Pros

Core company culture and values are excellent.
Wide variety of markets and businesses under one corporate entity makes for possibility of more interesting job assignments.
Historically strong brand and market reputation.

Cons

Company has run out of ideas to grow business organically and now the main strategy is to acquire companies. Hardly counts as "Bold".
Company was once very strong in innovation, R&D. Some signs of that coming back to life, but nowhere near previous levels of success.
Overall compensation gap between the "Club" at the top and the rest of the managers pulling the work load has widened by an obscene amount.
In addition, executive management will go out of their way to take care of themselves, even when things aren't going so well for the rest of the employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Dig deep and reassess what made the company a great force in the markets and a great place to work and try to recapture that before its too late.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Brady

  1.  

    Overall Very Positive!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Brady

    Pros

    Friendly people
    Many employees have been with the company a long time--lots of deep knowledge

    Cons

    Lots of hours and competing project priorities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not what it once was

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Brady

    Pros

    Friendly office environment.
    Process based company. Brady has good internal systems (SAP) for product managment, order processing and reporting.
    High quality standards for products.

    Cons

    Brady used to be very employee orientated. Great Benefits and an excellent record of hiring from within and recognition. That all changed over the past few years. Benefits have withered and the costs have skyrocketed. Company wide layoffs are a regular event and most people fear for their jobs most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication throughout the company. Position changes are rarely announced. Employees find it hard to know who is in charge of what. Bring back benefits packages worthy of a company this size.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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