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Brunswick Overview

Mettawa, IL
10000+ employees
1845
Company - Public (BC)
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Brunswick's business is everyone else's free time. The company is a global manufacturer of marine, recreation and fitness products. Its largest business segment, marine engines, comprises outboard, inboard, and sterndrive engines, propellers and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Want to join a team that's dedicated to improving how technology is used on treadmills? Bring your expertise to Life Fitness.

    Featured Career Opportunities: Software Engineer II

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  • Brunswick’s new 55,000-square-foot headquarters in Mettawa, Illinois accommodates about 180 employees, and includes amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center featuring equipment from Life Fitness as well as a new, contemporary open-space design to promote workplace flexibility and collaboration.

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Brunswick – Why Work For Us?


Brunswick Corporation is a publicly held company listed on the New York and Chicago stock exchanges, with sales over $4.1 billion annually. While we are family to 13,000 employees around the world, three divisions in over 30 countries create a local environment. Our global headquarters is located in the Chicago suburb of Lake Forest, IL.

Since Brunswick was founded in 1845, the Company has grown to become a world leader in each of our product categories: propulsion, fitness and boat. We’ve been successful in the market for so long because we maintain a focus on driving innovation, while leveraging best practices and veteran industry knowledge. Here, your ideas for company growth are backed by a 175-year legacy of excellence.

Home to Many Well-Known Brands

The legendary name of “Brunswick” represents not just a successful global corporation, but a wide-ranging family of leading brands in the marine, fitness and billiards industries.


Brunswick Corporation prides itself on a culture that is dynamic, passionate and real.

 

Brenna Preisser, CHRO, Brunswick Corporation

 “Great companies are about the people and culture that amplify one’s best qualities. At Brunswick, you work alongside great people who share a deeply rooted passion for our products, people and customers – it’s contagious.”

 

Lee Gordon, Mercury Marine Division

“We make products that let people enjoy life; I love hearing how people’s lives were impacted by what we do, whether it’s time on the water with their family or working towards a healthier lifestyle. To play a role in that is incredibly fulfilling.”

 

 

Dan Wille, Life Fitness Division

"Being able to work in different business units and functions has been rewarding, challenging and life changing. But most importantly, being given the opportunity to grow my career through fresh challenges and working with great people is a recipe for building a great career."

 

Marcea Weiss, Mercury Marine Division

"It’s the genuine concern for quality and drive to deliver great products to our customers that I love.  The dynamic work environment and hard working teammates make it exciting to come to work every day!"

 

Sarah Zimmerman, Mercury Marine Division

"In my 20 years with Mercury, I’ve watched the company continue to strive to make the highest quality products for our customers. At the same time, our teams strive to make our workplace and the communities in which we live better as well. There is a lot of pride in our company.”

 

Lauren Beckstedt, Brunswick Corporate

“There’s a lot of hard work and few egos – we keep a very tight community of respect and willingness to always step in and lend a hand.”


OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU


Benefits are an important part of your total compensation package. That's why Brunswick is committed to providing competitive benefits to help meet individual needs. From health and welfare to retirement plans, you have the flexibility to choose the benefits that best fit your lifestyle.


Health And Well-Being

Physically, you need to be at your best to excel in both your personal and professional life. That's why we provide a full menu of health and wellbeing options which include comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, and even complimentary access to fitness facilities at select locations.


Financial Goals

We work hard to enjoy life and so helping employees save for retirement is an important part of the role Brunswick plays in the success of our people. Brunswick offers employees 401(k) matching and potential annual variable contributions of up to 9 percent, in addition to Brunswick Employee Stock Options.


Work Life Integration

Brunswick recognizes that a happy workforce is a productive one. We empower employees to focus on themselves through things like tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and holidays, flexible work arrangements and more.


Financial Protection

We recognize that physical, emotional and financial health are interconnected. The integration of health and disability plans allow you to protect yourself and those you care about against the unpredictable.

OUR GLOBAL/LOCAL APPROACH STARTS AT HOME

We're proud to give back to our local communities. See some of our favorite examples below.

 

THE BRUNSWICK FOUNDATION
A charitable organization that serves our employees and their communities.

BRAND-LEVEL LOCAL INITIATIVES
We invest in local communities by sponsoring events. For instance, a recent employee-driven food drive raised more than $10,000 in food and monetary donations for a local food pantry.

BRUNSWICK PUBLIC FOUNDATION
A not-for-profit corporation that primarily supports local United Way organizations, as well as environmental organizations, that enhance the country's water resources for recreational use by the public.

DOLLARS FOR DOERS PROGRAM
Recognizes the volunteer efforts of Brunswick employees for nonprofit organizations.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
Includes four major programs overseen by the Brunswick Foundation, such as the Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program.

Brunswick Reviews

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    Pros

    I highly recommend Brunswick. It's a big company but has a small company vibe. People are approachable and encouraging. You feel the passion with everyone. From technology to recruiting new talent, there are a lot of exciting and good changes going on with the company. Plus, you can't beat the benefits. Amazing 401K, health benefits and flexible work schedules!

    Cons

    Current office building does not allow people to interact very well. Looking forward to moving into our new space.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Great things are happening at the company and we are all looking forward to seeing what happens next.

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Brunswick Photos

Brunswick photo of: Get to know David Faulkes, Brunswick’s Chief Technology Officer
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Brunswick Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Brunswick.

    Interview

    Lengthy process but worth it. You'll meet with a range of people and get a good sense of the culture, talent, and type of work. Come with questions for the interviewer - it shows you understand the company and have a genuine interest.

    Interview Questions

    • What's one thing in your career you're proud of and one thing you're not proud of?   Answer Question
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Brunswick Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, GI Jobs, 2016
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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