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Updated June 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, great people, executive leadership is driven and motivating (in 5 reviews)

  • Fast paced, a lot you can learn (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No one speaks the truth at meetings for fear of being the next casualty (in 6 reviews)

  • It got bad when sold again to Waterstreet (private equity firm) back in 2012 (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Best company I worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Breg full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers who work together as One Team
    Long tenured employees
    Good benefits and pay (including employee recognition programs)
    Autonomy in projects and position in the company
    Ability to provide feedback to all levels of the organization even the CEO who takes a proactive approach to visiting sites asking for feedback from employees

    Cons

    Constant change but with the merger of two companies that should be expected. However, the management team does a great job communicating the changes to ensure that the employees are aligned.

    Advice to Management

    Keep reinforcing communication and knowledge sharing across all sites and departments.

    Breg Response

    Nov 1, 2016 – Director of Corporate Marketing & Branding

    Thank you for your post! It is a great reminder of the importance of giving employees the chance to provide feedback to the highest level of the organization. There is no substitute for face-to-face ... More


  2. "Recognition Goes A Long Way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's not a secret when my manager is pleased with the job I'm doing. I'm so grateful to be in a place where I'm appreciated and recognized. Both my manager and the department head are very open and honest with their assessments and it allows for a focused path towards improvement. They so genuinely care about their employees that it makes it really easy to deal with the difficult days.

    Cons

    We've been short staffed for quite a while, but we just hired 3 new people today. The managers are always looking for improvement and I sometimes wonder if we're ever going to be in a position of doing well enough.

    Advice to Management

    Considering how many departments Customer Care interacts with, some cross training on these other departments responsibilities would be really helpful.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Credit & Collections"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit & Collection Specialist in Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Credit & Collection Specialist in Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture believe are great, but the supervisor doesn't have the people skills. Always finds mistakes and put you down of your mistakes.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. Lots of drama. Lack of communication. Doesn't care of your feedback to better the department. Your are only a number not a person with feelings.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees of their feedback to better the department and work environment or they will eventually quit and be an asset to another company. They want to part of the wheel.

    Breg Response

    Feb 24, 2017 – Director of Corporate Marketing & Branding

    In October 2016, we made an investment in employee development with a management tool called Situational Leadership II. The purpose of this training program, among other things, was to help ... More


  4. "Amazing Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Picker in Plainfield, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone here is friendly and sees each other as equals. Everyone laughs with each other. Some may not speak English, however you can always get some one to help you translate. Breg Plainfield, IN has a beautiful facility.

    Cons

    Orders usually run out too early. The facility is a bit too dusty and does cause some allergies.


  5. "Great Company with Amazing Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for professional and personal growth
    I've been promoted 2x in the 5 years I've been with Breg
    Breg has a terrific "One Team" spirit
    The ability to provide feedback in an open accepting environment
    Executive team is very open and transparent

    If you're willing to work hard, be accountable for your actions and embrace the culture you will have plenty of opportunity for success at Breg!

    Cons

    There is not a lot of hand holding at Breg. Employees are accountable for their own success.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Everyone is replaceable."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Breg (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO for salary employees.
    Annual bonus
    Co workers

    Cons

    Growing too fast... Resulting in a lot of mistakes, people losing their jobs, over budget months before end of fiscal year. No one is happy. No loyalty. Extravagant spending. No system of checks and balances. Promotions given to people who are very undeserving. Lack of professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    This company was great five years ago. Everyone loved working there. However the merger changed the company dynamics. People are leaving for other companies or they are getting fired. Was one of San Diego's best places to work according to employee surveys submitted to the SD business journal, but did not make the list this year. Health benefits cost has also increased substantially.

    Breg Response

    Nov 1, 2016 – Director of Corporate Marketing & Branding

    Breg has been growing fast, that is true. However, it’s a good thing for our company and our employees. We’re working hard to stay ahead of changes in health care in order to help our customers ... More


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to learn. Tough place to work at."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Breg full-time

    Pros

    You will run into many scenarios and issues as things are always moving fast. This will allow you to build the experience you need for your career.

    Cons

    There is truth in these reviews. The company is very focused on speed and running lean. Culture management has its good and bad. A-Players are jumping ship.

    Advice to Management

    You can only run your team lean for so long.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "IT DEPT Specialist (for anonymity specifics aren't listed)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home, close to home also, in Carlsbad

    Cons

    Worst place I've ever worked, and that says a lot.
    No communication for weeks from boss to even respond to an email
    Deadlines but NOT told of them
    Unsteady work (was told some weeks more than others) but over 30 days with no hours or updates.
    Waited months on approvals

    Advice to Management

    Learning to communicate better is a must, stay out of conversations you're not needed in, and manage not micro-manage.
    Grow up, you're acting like a spoiled millennial
    You shouldn't need a scapegoat, own up to your mistakes
    Make your deadlines clear as to 🎂🎂⚡️


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Terrible company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros in working for this company

    Cons

    Worst place ever to work. Management will lie and cheat you. HR is the worst. Does not care about employee safety or health. Safety violations very common.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Looking to the future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mold Maker in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Mold Maker in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in the Grand Prairie plant and am amazed at the willingness of management to listen to the issues and ideas of the work force. It's a great place to learn and contribute even if the contribution is about something that needs to be fixed. Employees opinions matter to this company.

    Cons

    Sometimes things are a little less organized than they could be but all in all things get done

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the direction you are going in and let the bad apples fall from the tree. Keep the appreciation of the fact that people have lives outside of work.


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