Brunswick Boat

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Not perfect - but not bad.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Knoxville, TN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

Pros

Great people.
Really fun products.
President and CEO appear to be morally grounded and highly intelligent.
Fair pay and decent treatment even in bad times.
Layoffs have happened, but only out of dire need.

Cons

Some of the "Peter Principle" at work in local management.
Problems can sometimes be swept under the rug and left to fester.
Some uncertainty due to the fact that this is a luxury item industry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more in touch at local management level. Listen to people. Take employee satisfaction survey seriously. Address problems head on. The people at HQ and at the plants are an awesome resource. Great people with a real family attitude. Foster that and there will be no stopping this company.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Review of Brunswick Boat Group

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Edgewater, FL
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Edgewater, FL

    Pros

    If you like to work near the water and design marine products.

    Cons

    Low Salaries and fluctuations in market conditions can lead to job security issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain employees

    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place in some areas of the company, but different story in other areas

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    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing in Knoxville, TN

    Pros

    The product, boats, is great. Very exciting and FUN. Many very personable, motivated and competent people.

    Cons

    As a company to work for, there is lots of variation depending on 1) what division you are in and 2) the competence and basic decency of the senior management (typically just a handful of people) in the division.

    When senior management in a division is competent, want to foster a positive work environment, and have employees work efficiently, it is a great place to work. There are numerous areas of the firm like this.

    If some of senior management are challenged on the competency scale, have a poor attitude about creating a positive work environment and have questionable intentions on having employees to work efficiently, the firm can be a less attractive place to work. This is not to say that all the senior management is this way in some areas; it is only to say that a small number of these types in senior positions can impact the environment for many (and set a poor example for others to follow). These areas of the firm have a higher level of discontent, business 'snafu's' and employee turn nover. Unfortunately, the very best (the most competent and most team oriented) employees often have a high likelihood of leaving -- and the facts prove that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carefully evaluate what you hear about the work environment. Get input from every one. Above all, DO NOT BE overly influenced by those who appear to be willing to help the most. THESE are the people you want to look at the closest.

    LISTEN and REACT to the employee surveys!!! Money was spent on this -- it is the only forum you have to actually cut through all the chatter you hear from the above people creating the issues. The people creating the issues will tell you any thing to keep the status quo (and themselves employed in key areas).

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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