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Bradken Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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  1. "Proud to belong"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bradken full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    safety first, lots of overt time

    Cons

    too many layoffs too often


  2. "Not a bad pace"

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    Former Employee - Melter in Chehalis, WA
    Former Employee - Melter in Chehalis, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bradken full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is great. Its hard, dirty work but the check every Friday is nice.

    Cons

    Management is NOT open to suggestions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the floor employees

  3. "Challenging Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bradken full-time

    Pros

    Always something new to learn

    Cons

    No cons at this time


  4. "core maker"

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    Former Employee - Core Maker in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Core Maker in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. decent front line supervisors

    Cons

    Either work a lot of hours or only 3 to 4 days a week.

    Advice to Management

    even out the workload


  5. "Good Idea Poor Execution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McCleary, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McCleary, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bradken full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has good base values.

    Cons

    The company does not practice adhering to its values.

    Advice to Management

    The company does not treat education with a high level of regard.


  6. "transportation"

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    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Atchison, KS
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Atchison, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bradken (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close to home pay not bad

    Cons

    Where would one start. But pay isn't bad

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  7. "Product Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bradken full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Product mix and some of the employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Over the top programs that take away the work at hand

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Plant closure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This was a great place to work, Pay was good, benefits were good, employees worked hard for the company!

    Cons

    The management could care less about the people, the head of the plant would constantly lie to people. They can never tell us anything and when they did you couldn't believe it. It was the do as I say not as I do management style. They have shut the foundry down only offering $1,200 to the employees to stay until the last day. no severance package nothing. 90+ employees now have to find new jobs, while knowing the managers are all getting a severance package to help them along. Thanks Bradken Proud to belong huh!!!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you would want to be treated, stop lying to people! follow the core values you preach to the people. You post the company core values all over the plant and preach to us how important it is we follow them yet you guys are exempt for following them! very poor managers, if you want your foundry to stay open address the issues at hand not just brush them under the rug hopping they will get better. If there is a problem be truthful and resolve it!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "good work enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Grinder in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Grinder in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    safety was always first, meaning that they actually cared and wanted you to go home in safe condition.

    Cons

    leads had favorites, need to make sure all men can see that it's fair to all!

    Advice to Management

    make sure all was fair and even to men on the floor.


  10. "not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    decent salary and medical insurance. there is plenty of opportunities when the work is there. there is opportunity to advance

    Cons

    some of the leadmen picked over the last couple of years are very immature,narcissistic,arrogant and phony. also the work load is not stable

    Advice to Management

    screen the lead candidates better


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