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Brunswick Overview

Mettawa, IL
10000+ employees
Company - Public (BC)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Brunswick Corporation is a publicly held company listed on the New York and Chicago stock exchanges, with sales over $4.5 billion annually. While we are family to approximately 15,000 employees around the world, three divisions in more than 30 countries create a local ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Brunswick is proud to support, promote and inspire women throughout our enterprise. From a career in manufacturing to leadership opportunities, we empower women manufacturers to succeed and rise to the top. Dream it, do it at:
    #MFG #WomenEmpowerment #DreamitDoit #BrunswickCareers

  • As Brunswick continues to honor our commitment to defining the future of boating and enhancing the overall boating experience, we are excited to announce our plans for The Brunswick Fiberglass Boat Technology Center (BFBTC). Opening in the fall of 2019, BFBTC will be the most extensive recreational boat design and technology center in the United States. Check out the video to learn more about this center of excellence:

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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 $4.5 billion annually. While we are family to approximately 15,000 employees around the world, three divisions in more than 30 countries create a local environment. Our global headquarters is located in the Chicago suburb of Mettawa, IL. Since Brunswick was founded in 1845, the Company has grown to become a world leader in each of our product categories: marine propulsion, boat and fitness. 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 nearly 175-year legacy of experience.

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."


Dani Brown, Brunswick Corporate

"Infused throughout Brunswick's DNA is a genuine care and concern for its employees.  This makes you want to do your best 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.”


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.


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


A charitable organization that serves our employees and their communities.

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.

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.

Recognizes the volunteer efforts of Brunswick employees for nonprofit organizations.

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

We foster a Company culture that our employees truly believe in and offer diverse opportunities for them to succeed both personally and professionally. We create a space for our Brunswick community to connect with each other, encouraging them to learn, grow and further drive their career goals.

Career Advice From Our Female Leaders

Danielle Brown, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Brunswick Corporation

 “If you have the heart and the passion for an area, don’t be afraid to take on new roles, new opportunities or new challenges, even if it is something that has not been traditionally done by a woman or potentially it’s never been done before period.”

Cindy Bell, Vice President – Controller, Brunswick Boat Group

 “Overcome your fears. When you’re put to the test and outside your comfort zone, be respectful and stand strong. Trust your unique perspective and share it with others in a professional manner.”

Michelle Dauchy, Chief Marketing Officer, Mercury Marine

“Diversity of thought, style and capability drive better solutions. When surrounded by people whose experience base and approach is different, fight the tendency to conform. The value you bring comes from your unique perspective.”

Supporting Women Leaders

The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) was established in 2011 to connect, empower and support Brunswick’s women leaders and leverage their talents across the Company.

Members of the WLC can diversify their skills and accomplishments with vast opportunities to:

• Develop professional skills to advance and lead within Brunswick
• Build a professional network that will help support and enhance career goals
• Connect with fellow women leaders to make a positive impact in their field and communities

Empowering the Next Generation

As part of Brunswick’s Leadership Development Program (LDP), we offer participants exposure to diverse businesses and challenges. We value mentoring within the workplace, and provide the LDP members with essential guidance to develop professionally and manage their careers.

Standing Together With Our Veterans

Brunswick recognizes those who have served in the military, and we are proud to support our own employees and their families. With more than 750 of Brunswick’s U.S. employees identifying themselves as veterans, we are committed to hiring those who have sacrificed and served for our country. In fact, we have been selected among the Top 100 Military Friendly® Employers, highlighting our growing efforts to better recruit, hire, train and retain veterans for our workforce.

Brunswick Reviews

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Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Schwabero
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    I have been working at Brunswick full-time (Less than a year)


    There is great sense of trust, appreciation, and value here. Great work/life balance, work from home options, and great benefits package. They encourage branching out of your set duties to grow within the organization.


    The corporate office is pretty far north so commute can be an issue at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trusting your employees and treating them as equals. I love that the C-levels are all so approachable and down to Earth.

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Brunswick Photos

Brunswick photo of: Whether it’s 5 or 45 years of service, we were honored to recognize our employees who celebrated milestone anniversaries
Brunswick photo of: Volunteering at a local elementary school
Brunswick photo of: Bernie's book bank volunteers
Brunswick photo of: All smiles and laughter at the Brunswick Company Picnic
Brunswick photo of: Brunswick i-jet Lab intern hard at work
Brunswick photo of: Annual beach cleanup
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Brunswick Interviews



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


    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

  • Forbes 2018 America's Best Mid-Size Employers, Forbes, 2018
  • Gold Workplace Health Achievement, American Heart Association, 2018
  • Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies, Trade Only, 2018
  • Best in Class 401(k) Plans, PLANSPONSOR, 2018
  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, GI Jobs, 2016
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