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Brose Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company with work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Brose have very good benefits, for some great job for long term once you are hired in (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • The workload is too much to have a good work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Short Breaks, Low Pay, Long Hours, (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Project Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brose full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment that allows personal growth and development of new skills

    Cons

    Global hierarchy is still favorable to European culture. Lack of newer amenities or perks

    Advice to Management

    Keep open communication with your management and colleagues.


  2. "Adm."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brose full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brose has so many perks, first of all great people to work with. As some colleagues move on to bigger and better opportunities, I see them asking to come back after a few months. Brose tries very hard to keep our group busy with activities, events and sports....many perks here and great benefits too.

    Cons

    It's a very busy work environment with rapid growth, it's both good and bad.....I miss the smaller company it was.

  3. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is full of driven, hardworking, and talented people.

    Cons

    The automotive industry can be very crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the people on the shop floor.


  4. "Good but with room for improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, clean workplace, good vacation and time off policy, home office policy, raises, benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of training, lack of organization on HR (cancelled training sessions because they forgot to book a trainer, no follow up from HR once you're hired, HR takes forever to reply emails)

    Alarmingly understaffed, many projects and customers and not enough people to cover them, people are highly stressed while trying to keep up with the workload.

    Workload distribution, if you're good, be ready to keep up with others lack of capabilities or knowledge, management will expect you to keep up with that plan instead of fixing it or training the rest of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people, improve HR (recruitment, employee follow up, general questions, etc), reassessment is required for team members workload and also compare teams staff and redistribute the current resources.


  5. "Brose is changing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brose full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Financially stable, generally good product

    Cons

    North America lacks leadership. Severely understaffed on the project teams.

    Advice to Management

    Staff appropriately.


  6. "Challenging, fair organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, vacation, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Open office concept can be distracting


  7. "Excellent Business Growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Quality in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very structured and professional company. Privately owned.

    Cons

    Some people may not prefer the structure.

  8. "Not what it seems!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good structure..maybe too structured.Privately owned.Growing in many areas.Benefits are good to have.Good clean building and facilities.

    Cons

    Very overloaded and long hours..no work life balance.
    Feel like they are not very open to employees.
    Generally the atmosphere is good but its political to the extent of being unprofessional.Good growth if your German.
    Certain areas of management need complete overhaul as it feels like they don't care about the employees working for them.
    There is favoritism visible,maybe that's why the turn over rate is getting high.People are not very happy.
    Competitors pay a lot more.

    Advice to Management

    see cons and try to make changes


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Former Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brose full-time

    Pros

    Good building.Decent benefits.Colleagues are friendly.Company is growing slowly and steadily.

    Cons

    A lot promised but promises not kept.Evaluations are not taken seriously.Managers needs to be more flexible and understanding.Flexible timings is a joke.People are overloaded and there is not much support.It becomes a blame game in such a scenario.Compensation is below market rate compared to other suppliers in and around the area.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who work hard and reward them.Recognise talent and work hard and be flexible to retain them.


  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Drive Train Actuator Design Engineer/Manager in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Drive Train Actuator Design Engineer/Manager in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Very organized and set up for success.

    Cons

    Sometimes overlook who really matter


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