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Brother Industries Reviews

Updated January 3, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people, good benefits an flexible schedule" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Brother has great benefits and is a great company" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are constantly new hires in upper management positions but there aren't enough workers to do the actual work" (in 14 reviews)

  • "There is also very little room for growth" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX

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

    Pros

    I got to learn a new trade while working. I made many business contacts during my time at Brothers LLC

    Cons

    The only con about this experience was not having more hours during the day so I could've learned more

    Advice to Management

    I posses great customer service, people and listening skills. I take my job serious which involves pride, integrity and gratitude.


  2. "Great work/life balance but not much room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Brother Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. Good pay and benefits. Most of the people are very friendly.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth and promotion in certain technical positions.

  3. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, promote from within

    Cons

    management, declining printing industry, salary could be better


  4. Helpful (3)

    "So-So"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Bartlett, TN
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Bartlett, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, okay pay, pretty competent and fun coworkers, and wonderful work-life balance.

    Cons

    They have a FORCED bell-curve for performance reviews. I had to tell great-performing employees that they were a "2" out of "5" which was really poor.

    HR is terrible.

    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

    There are several 'sects' of the business. Instead of having one great fluid system, there are several half-worked systems that usually break. It's pretty frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bell-curve to performance reviews. Rate people as they are and you will have a strong, committed group of employees. No hard worker is going to take being told they aren't even meeting expectations.


  5. "Toner"

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

    I worked at Brother Industries part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work can pass time by.

    Cons

    Weather can be a hassle as well as crowded areas

    Advice to Management

    I am willing to work hard and diligently


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away - would not recommend this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brother Industries full-time

    Pros

    decent salary
    encountered some nice employees

    Cons

    few breakthrough products, little opportunity for women, they seem to get rid of good employees out of the blue, HR doesn't support staff rights as they should

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to look at senior management more carefully and those who aren't doing their job correctly; this is a male-dominated organization (boys club)....I had heard warnings about this company prior to going there (should have listened to them)


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Pros have left the company!

    Cons

    The Cons are everywhere.
    I believe their products are becoming a commodity, with less loyalty and pricing power.
    I believe they are slow to innovate new categories of products
    I believe that upper management is lacking
    I hear regularly departments are cutting employees

    Advice to Management

    Management by leadership has disappeared.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Not the same company it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, benefits used to be outstanding. Not too many pros with this company any more. We used to be a family.

    Cons

    In the last few years the company has been on a mission to get rid of anybody that has more than ten years of service “eliminating their jobs” and immediately reposting their job at half the salary. New hires seem to be stereotypical, pretty and fresh out of college. Nobody buys printers anymore. It’s a dying industry. Don’t waste your time trying to make a career at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of your butt. Some management sits in their dark office all day so nobody bothers them and nobody has a clue what they do except collect a very large salary.


  9. "Balanced company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brother Industries full-time

    Pros

    Steady company, good for people seeking long-term employment

    Cons

    Pace of change is a bit slow. The company has good intentions but implementation takes longer than expected.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Get out while you are still young"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and nice benefits

    Cons

    Unwritten policy to let go older higher paid employees. They have done this for years and no one gets out alive

    Advice to Management

    Check your ego and stop micro managing