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Brady Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  • And upper management was a out of touch (in 6 reviews)

  • Ongoing high turnover of highly talented individuals (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Brady Corp"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good; nice offices

    Cons

    Conflicts are swept under the rug; many employees feel taken advantage of by middle management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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

    I worked at Brady full-time

    Pros

    Very attractive benefits package, competitive pay,
    fairly clean and organized warehouse environment, climate controlled, MOST of the employees on the floor are friendly and quick to help out

    Cons

    Employees are not appreciated or respected, total lack of leadership, being favored by management will get you farther than a good work ethic ever will

    Advice to Management

    Do not mistake fear for respect. Many of the employees at this facility keep quiet about serious issues simply because they fear that if they speak up, they will be reprimanded. Unfortunately, this is a sad truth at Louisville, Kentucky branch.

    There are no true disciplinary actions taken at this facility. If you are liked by management, you will get away with practically anything-- absenteeism, blatant disrespect, poor work ethic, you name it. If you aren't liked by management, they will quickly hone in on a reason to fire you. It's as simple as that.

    There are a lot of really great workers at this company accompanied by a few bad apples. You should really take the time to look at your cameras and see what's really going on... it may be an eye opener. Enforcing rules WITH EVERYONE wouldn't hurt either. This really isn't a bad place to work, but the employees at this branch are losing their motivation due to the lack of leadership. It's time for an improvement, the team deserves it.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Representative"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits
    Flexible scheduling
    Promotes from within
    Company has been around for 100+ years.
    Many people in the company do care about their job and their customers.
    They are actively working to improve one the Cons I mention below (slow to embrace new technology)

    Cons

    Sales Reps are treated like rock stars, and are a given a free pass on everything as long as they are moving units.

    A lot of back stabbing and people who are paranoid about losing face or being fired.

    People who have been with the company for 20+ years and demand things be done a certain way without providing any good reason for doing so and without any openness to discuss change.

    They are a multi-billion dollar company that cannot afford to purchase basic office supplies and equipment. Was frequently told to bring things like pens, paper, kleenex, from home.

    Very slow to adapt to new technology, many of their products have not been revamped since the 90s and it is often times embarassing to have to talk to customers about why our products still use USB-to-Serial adapters and run Windows CE

    Poor training.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to invest in new technology to revitalize the company.

    Please do whatever you can to make the atmosphere feel less cut throat and more like a work family.

    Please listen more attentively to what your new hires have to say about the company. Brady could easily be so much more than it is, but it is in drastic need of fresh sets of eyes and new ideas to get them out of outdated practices.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not The Company It Once Was"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Brady employees are the reason that you work there. Many hard working people that are great to work with.

    Cons

    The company has started to decline over the last 5 years. The pay is not as great and the benefits, which were great at once, are declining. I have concerns on the direction of the company and many managers need to be replaced or get better skills.

    Advice to Management

    Review the company the way it your to be and return some of the things that made it great to work for Brady. Treat those who abuse situations on a personal level and do not make blanket changes for everyone.


  5. "Fantastic Company"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Brady has afforded me the opportunity to expand my skill set while challenging me along not the way. Brady has some excellent leaders who have been working diligently to move Brady in the right direction. I feel the future is bright.

    Cons

    While signs, tags, labels and safer products are necessary to almost every market vertical, the products are not something you dream about at night.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push the needle in the right direction. While tough decisions will certainly need to be made, remember that it is on your employee's backs that the company succeeds.


  6. "Good Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brady full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, focused on employee development, women's network

    Cons

    Constant change in leadership and direction


  7. "Brady Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The rest of the staff are all funny and fun people to work with.

    Cons

    There is one guy that is the office grinch, which is surprising since he is a project manager of sorts and for someone who has to talk to lots of different groups of people and teams everyday has the worst people skills. By far not an office favorite, everyone seems to have the same opinion. The work culture and score would've been much higher, but since no one really reports directly to him that is a plus as I would've quit by now.


  9. "OTR DRIVERgra"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Grand Junction, CO
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Grand Junction, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GREAT equipmt great loads AWESOME IL DISPATCH great longevity and safety bonus all round good co to work for.

    Cons

    be out 6 weeks

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate and understand how busy you are with as many drivers as you have, I just want you to remember that on the other side of the phone is a live human being. It really doesn't take much to show respect .


  10. "Decent place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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