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Brother Industries Reviews

Updated February 11, 2017
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Toshikazu Koike
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Pros
  • Good benefits and work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Brother has great benefits and is a great company (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • There are constantly new hires in upper management positions but there aren't enough workers to do the actual work (in 12 reviews)

  • They pacify employees with meetings and do absolutely nothing to improve the environment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Department closed and responsibilities moved to Japan."

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    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Bartlett, TN
    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Bartlett, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with and company treated all affected by layoffs with kindness and respect. I would work there again given the chance.

    Cons

    Being a Japanese owned company the business culture is very different from what I have been involved with before. Decisions made in secret.


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brother Industries full-time

    Pros

    Name recognition. Stability of large company. Competetive benefits.

    Cons

    Technical support was thin. Products are inexpensively manufactured.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the quality and durability of the equipment.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don't plan on staying long"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really nice benefits. 10 paid holidays.

    Cons

    Pay average or below. Good workers saddled with even MORE work to make up for employees that don't perform (instead of weeding out non-performers). Don't buy into the corporate ideals spouted. They don't follow through with that stuff. Lots of stressed out managers.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Export Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Export Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Export Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brother Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, ethical company, strives to imrpove

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunities, outdated systems, aging workforce

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, room for growth, had a boss who respected my intelligence and ideas

    Cons

    20% if the people do 80% of the work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee surveys.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Accountant in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice modern offices, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    No vision, too many management levels

    Advice to Management

    Trust people more


  8. "Good company overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brother Industries (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good benefits. Great working relationships.

    Cons

    Not many cons. There is change in the HR organization (now Talent Management) that will be affecting how performance, benefits and bonuses are awarded.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great company. Sr. Management needs help."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Brother Industries (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brother has great benefits and is a great company.

    Cons

    Sr. Management needs to understand the business. Too many upper management positions filled from the outside. They do not understand the business and created too many layers between themselves and those who do the real work.

    Culture changed recently. Instead of the family environment nurtured throughout the years, now they only want millennials. They no longer care about employee dedication, just new blood.

    No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the business before making decisions and jumping to conclusions.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Demoralizing with a Smile"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The majority of the people are great to work with (those not in executive roles) and the pay is above average

    Cons

    Leadership encourages you to be empowered and take calculated risks to improve the future of the company. If the results are not "exactly" as desired, you can literally expect punitive and demoralizing action with a smile. They quickly and publicly remind you who is really in charge and strip you of your dignity while acting like it is no big deal.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, treat people with respect and trust the employees beyond Board Members and a select few pats from Japan.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Welcome to the land of no rules and corporate crap."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Get in and then get out so you can see how awful people can be in the corporate world.

    Cons

    Everyone that has a manager title is a piece of glorified crap.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making rules just to go and bend them for management. Stop making people feel inferior.



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