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Brother Industries Reviews

Updated April 19, 2018
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Toshikazu Koike
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Pros
  • Great people, good benefits an flexible schedule (in 14 reviews)

  • Great people, ethical company, strives to imrpove (in 6 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)

  • Senior Management let's you make decisions as long as it fits with their way of thinking only (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company overall"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "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


  5. "My experience"

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    Current Employee - NOC Analyst
    Current Employee - NOC Analyst
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Exceptional working environment. They provide one month of training to give you a clear understanding of your job description, before you fully resume.

    Cons

    There is a slim chance for growth.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lost touch"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brother Industries full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were great. Prior managament had it right.

    Cons

    Current managment, lets just say the old saying "those that can't sell go into management". Titles should be earned and loyalty rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Mr. Koike should take more notice of what is beiong done to the great company he worked so hard to build in The Americas


  7. "Well Taken Care Of"

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

    I worked at Brother Industries full-time

    Pros

    Brother supplies their employees with choices with benefits and they are very good with being competitive in their salaries. They take care of their employees and they value your opinion for the most part.

    Cons

    If you don't have a degree you won't even be considered for employment...EVEN if you are more than qualified for the position withYEARS and YEARS of experience...like having a degree matters more than experience! Also you need to speak with your people to see who is being quite because they are afraid to speak the truth...because they know there manager will cause there work life hell.

    Advice to Management

    You need to consider ALL applicants regardless of not having a degree. Also, some of your managers need to be replaced, just because they have been there more than 10 years doesn't give them automatica rights to be management.

  8. "Very Corporate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a well Oiled machine.

    Cons

    So many layers and difficult to accomplish change.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brother Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and average pay.

    Cons

    Too many newbies that don't know what they are doing. Too many people want to be the boss. Managers have no clue what their subordinates do, but will quick to belittle and demoralize your dignity when a mistake is made. Small mistakes are unacceptable, but making a $5 million mistake on the financials is just fine.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real managers. Not the fresh out of college and I have no clue what I should be doing and get rid of the promoted ones (they have no management experience).


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not the company they once were"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brother Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great products. They once welcomed their people as if they had a job for life. Sadly their priorities have shifted.

    Cons

    Management lost touch with the fact that we were in the service business. Inclusion and reward became bully and threaten

    Advice to Management

    Remember your biggest asset is your people and the people will remember to do their best for you. Recognize the bully's and get back to real business.


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