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Brady Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • And upper management was a out of touch (in 6 reviews)

  • High turnover, some managers are a bit questionable, can be difficult to make improvements (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brady full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Renovated Work Environment
    Volunteer events and opportunities

    Cons

    Very competitive environment
    Unethical practices
    SVP of HR does not lead by example
    Ongoing high turnover of highly talented individuals
    Lack of diversity and inclusion

    Advice to Management

    Foster an environment in which your employees are valued.
    Practice what you preach about company values...Integrity? HA!


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Got out while the going was good!!"

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    Former Employee - Global Marketing, Product Management and Platform Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Global Marketing, Product Management and Platform Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who are dedicated to the company. Many with long tenure.

    Cons

    New Senior leadership team has taken the company in a new direction..........
    Relationship between engineering and the other departments was toxic

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the culture that made Brady successful for the first 100 years

  3. "Brady Review"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager NPD in Glendale, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager NPD in Glendale, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, challenging work

    Cons

    Change in company management will kill the Brady culture


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brady full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Double time, Flexibility, type of work

    Cons

    Management/Compensation.Gossip people pointing fingers... Discrimination between day and night crew

    Advice to Management

    Get some people skills


  5. "Packager/Inspector"

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    Current Contractor - Inspector/Packer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Contractor - Inspector/Packer in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Brady as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Co-workers. Can work with little supervision. Hours.

    Cons

    Not much overtime. This position is one in which they won't hire the contract employee for. It is always a low wage contract job. THey expect a lot from you but don't like to give raises or consider you for a hire within the Brady Corp.

    Advice to Management

    Consider moving the employee to a job where they can be hired or don't expect so much from employees who you will never consider for hire.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "No Manager and Slightly Racially Ignorant"

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    Former Employee - CAD Technician in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - CAD Technician in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Brady part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most staff was kind and nice.

    Cons

    No manager for first month.

    Walked passed my fill in managers cubical and overheard what could be interpreted as racial ignorance.

    Advice to Management

    No new employee should be left with out guidance for almost 2 months. How can I see value in my work?


  7. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Williamsville, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Williamsville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brady full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, somewhat laid-back

    Cons

    Very very repetitive work, short lunch breaks

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Career at Brady difficult to come by"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement and competitive wages

    Cons

    The yearly downsizing tends to hit people who have been at Brady a long time. Easier to get rid of a loyal employee and hire a temp. at half the price.

    Advice to Management

    One of your benches on the walking path reads "Investment in people" however your almost yearly "culling of the herd" suggests otherwise. Your employees invest in Brady when they stay and many times get rewarded by their careers being up ended and forcing them to start over.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Spring Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Spring Grove, IL

    I worked at Brady (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, try to keep you in the business. People that work their are very confusing to read. They are laid back one day and intense the next.

    Cons

    Hard to move up. People are relatively friendly but the culture is defiantly a corporate culture with a cut throat environment. High stress

    Advice to Management

    Be more friendly with your co-workers and explain to the individuals how they can move up in their career. Take them out occasionally and give them good projects


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Striving for mediocrity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Some cool internal projects and opportunities to work across functions and departments. I had the chance to be a part of internal teams that allowed me to do things beyond just my job description. A big focus on business operations and how things work.

    Cons

    It was company that made me feel invisible. For as much as leadership talked about values and opportunity, I never felt so overlooked. I couldn't get approval to go to conferences or take classes (even though some of those are benefits promised by HR, budget cuts prevented them from being a reality).
    I wanted to be ambitious but it was lost of management. I left because I had nowhere to go, even with some internal people advocating for me.With cut benefits, no bonus and not even cost of living wage increases, it didn't make any sense to stick around.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing it wrong. And a lucky you still get good pay and benefits, something to think about when you take it away from the workers.


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