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Brady Reviews

Updated February 26, 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. "Decent place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays decent if you're on the shop floor. More room for advancement there too.

    Cons

    The picking/packing positions leave a lot to be desired.


  2. "Awesome intern experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Choice in which project I got to work on; lots of learning experiences. Learned many new things I wasn't taught in school

    Cons

    Difficulty getting to work consistently on projects with a team; many projects had almost all work done personally by me.

    Advice to Management

    More team interleaved work and project relevant tasks would make the experience more engaging. The use of many new technologies was amazing

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company making good decisions for the future"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company has hardworking, dedicated teams. Upper management is supportive of the agile transformation. Teams are focused on providing real value to end users. Metrics are used to help teams succeed and not to punish. Great culture of continuous improvement.

    Cons

    Some budgeting issues can get in the way, but once passed those, teams should be staffed appropriately. Software development areas could be updated to be suitable for better team engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that agile transformations take time. With the right people, attitudes and focus Brady Corp's software delivery area will provide phenomenal growth to compliment the hardware business. Providing the right environment for the development staff will be key.


  4. "Global operations walkthrough"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Brady (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * You'll learn different aspects on how one of the 500 fortune company is run
    * You can hangout with senior management and play sports after work
    * You get to interact with people in the different countries

    Cons

    * If you're a big fan of night shift then this is a good option as most of its operations support the NA region. This is if you're based at Manila


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Bad Apples Be Gone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great product to sell. Digital is growing and the company supports the growth.

    Cons

    Former digital team brought on by consulting group in 2014 had no knowledge of business and set digital back a year with bad decisions, terrible vendors and declining sales. Their true colors eventually came through and luckily the business is turning towards the positive as these bad apples leave the company. If you know the business and have a good work ethic, and are a mature person, you'll succeed. Those who expect all star treatment without earning it are lazy and the business is so much better without them. Beware of false bad reviews and know that these "bad apples" are coordinating their "bad" reviews and their thumbs up of fellow bad reviews. Professionalism lacked severely in this specific group of people, who were brought on by a consulting firm and Brady is so much better without them today.

    Advice to Management

    No more consulting groups please.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Chicago office & digital team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital & ECommerce in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Digital & ECommerce in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    100 years of innovation and amazing people. Brady is committed to winning the right way and hard work is rewarded. Plenty of growth opportunity and great pay. Quality people come to and stay at Brady.

    Cons

    Toxic elements that were brought in to the company after a difficult re-org in 2013 had deep roots and the problem lingered for quite a while. There was a major issue with hiring friends instead of talent. The negative group still trolls and grasps at every chance to knock Brady and the valued employees that remain here and believe in the culture as well as the positive future of Brady.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course and build the future with internal talent. We have a terrific core in Buffalo, Branford, Chicago, and everywhere we operate.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Human Resource Intern in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resource Intern in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff are great. They are nice and helpful. I have learned a great deal of information in a short period of time.

    Cons

    Training is a little up and down because I am the first HR intern they have hired.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthy Environment, and perfect work-life balance

    Cons

    Communication is bit late in few aspects


  9. "Excellent company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    A clean and quality company to work for.

    Cons

    The shifts are two 12, hour shifts.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Quality Assurance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work enviroment.
    Global experience accum

    Cons

    Need to work in the definition of career path for employees

    Advice to Management

    Push more fore the innovation


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