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Bradford White Reviews

Updated September 3, 2016
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  1. "Welder"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder in Middleville, MI
    Current Employee - Welder in Middleville, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bradford White full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work good environment

    Cons

    Pay could be more on level with other welding jobs

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your welders they know more then you give credit for


  2. "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Middleville, MI
    Former Employee - Administrator in Middleville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great health insurance benefits. Life insurance, dental, and vision for salaried employees a plus.

    Cons

    Unrealistic workload per employee. Poor communication. Poor management. Lack of creativity. Few minorities and women in leadership positions. Likability factor favored over experience and natural abilities.

    Advice to Management

    Use the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-Related) method for employee performance management and personal development.


  3. "My supervisor changes his mind like a girl changes clothes!"

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    Current Employee - Beader Operator in Middleville, MI
    Current Employee - Beader Operator in Middleville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bradford White full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Definitely the place to work if you don't have well defined work ethics!

    Cons

    Unfair treatment of employees. Compact policy is usually only followed after filing a greivance through the Union.


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  5. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Millville, MI
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Millville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bradford White (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None - People were very unprofessional at this level. Not really challenged as an Engineer. Really surprised at the level of technical knowledge missing from the staff.

    Cons

    Lab has been around for years, manager is a throw back from a previous company. Technicians were hard to work with. One of them was an out right nut on a power trip. Thinks because he can run a test that he is an engineer. Didn't make the grade and was put back in his place as a tech, now he is just a pain to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Get some professionals in this place.


  6. "Silent and Unpredictable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleville, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bradford White full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay (although nowhere near other UAW shops), company pays for insurance

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours: you never know until the last minute whether you'll be working 8 hours in a week or 58. All information comes through the rumor mill, management refuses to pass word until they are mandated to do so by the contract. It's also common for supervisors to be having affairs with their subordinates (especially new hires) and the company is apparently okay with it. As for becoming a supervisor: it's only an option if you join their current buddy network.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. Promote based on skill and performance, not drinking buddies. Get your supervisors to start caring about quality work, rather than just numbers.


  7. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Press Operator in Middleville, MI
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Middleville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bradford White full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of jobs to learn around the plant lots of friendly people plenty experience to be learned also pay is good on some jobs

    Cons

    Management sucks, one of the laziest union branches, due to the union there is ALOT of people who shouldnt have a job there and lots of lazy people!

    Advice to Management

    Start getting after the lazy people wether people the union butts in or not


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good but frustating and stressful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleville, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bradford White full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, 401k matching. Employees are easy to work with

    Cons

    Summers are very hot. When you need a supervisor to take care of a problem, they usually give you the run around. They tell you that they will fix the problem, but nothing ever gets done till you drag the union into the matter.
    No personal days
    In the company's eyes you are nothing to them.


  9. "Not a bad place to work by any means."

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    Current Employee - Repair Operator in Kentwood, MI
    Current Employee - Repair Operator in Kentwood, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bradford White full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, and lots of overtime to take advantage of.
    Good people to work with and work for as it's a union shop.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Production and design flaws
    Inadequate training for new employees

    Advice to Management

    They really ought to implement a system for training new employees in a work area that suits their current/past work skills (if any)


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Glad to be an employee, but frustrating to work for."

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    Current Employee - Special Assembly Complete in Middleville, MI
    Current Employee - Special Assembly Complete in Middleville, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bradford White full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A growing company that is currently undergoing expansion, Job security/stability, Health insurance.

    Cons

    Communication (i.e.,ideas of manufacturing processes,and product improvement etc.) between management and workers., Excessive overtime(58hrs+ per week M-Sat.), poor ventilation, no fault attendance policy with zero sick days, Monetary bonuses with goals that can not be reached.

    Advice to Management

    Communication with union employees would be a good start to improving the moral of the workers. Between the excessive overtime and the workers not feeling like the company cares about them has driven the moral of the workers down.


  11. "Progressively Educational"

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Middleville, MI
    Current Employee - Administrator in Middleville, MI

    I have been working at Bradford White full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bradford White is a professionally familial atmosphere and a great place to work. Very progressive corporation with above average benefits. There are plenty of places to aspire to if desired.

    Cons

    It is a possibility that night shift premiums could be looked at more thoroughly in the future.



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