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Brunswick Boat Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Great people to work with. Hard working group.

    Cons

    Leaders are in a constant state of flux.


  2. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brunswick Boat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun products, family feel, not afraid to invest in operations

    Cons

    Somewhat political, Hours could get overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    trust your employees and get rid of the silos

  3. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Coast, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Coast, FL

    I have been working at Brunswick Boat (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has good benefits

    Cons

    It places unreal expectations on employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Slowly slipping away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Once a great company!
    Still build remarkable boats!
    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Upper management (Brunswick) has lost touch. Trying to drive down cost by reducing actual build labor. Product is much more complex to build with no increase in build hours. Corporate continues to get larger which is increasing cost per unit to customer. The body (Plants) is no longer able to support the head (Corporate). Eventually will implode.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to support an over the top corporate by moving jobs to Mexico. Thin down at the corporate level. We can once again be strong...


  5. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accounting in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Accounting in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with a great product. Management is professional, but career paths are limited.

    Cons

    Boating is discretionary so it is a tough market

    Advice to Management

    Offer younger employees a career path


  6. "Solid workplace but on downward slide"

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    Former Employee - Lead Network Technician in Vonore, TN
    Former Employee - Lead Network Technician in Vonore, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, conditions, office, culture. benefits are all very solid. I enjoyed my time here and was compensated well when i was let go. Unfortunately the closure of another plant forced me out.

    Cons

    layoffs and closures are putting people out of jobs. Lets face it buying boats is a luxury item and people just are not doing it as much anymore.


  7. "Big business, small business culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to play to your strengths and great networking connections. Management really allows you to take ownership of what you work on.

    Cons

    Lack structured training and communication of career paths. Often overworked and underpaid when looking at other companies and their employees. The pace can be very seasonal. At one moment, you're overwhelmed, at the other you're not sure what to be working on.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate the big picture down to your employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Unstable, insecure? Beware"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun product. Flexible work schedule and location. Experiencing very dynamic change as dictated by the marketplace

    Cons

    Continuous layoffs and cutbacks. Every day you are looking over your shoulder for your manager and HR professional. Plant wide scheduled meetings are attended in fear of closure announcements


  9. "Not staying long term with this company"

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    Current Employee - Worker in Lebanon, MO
    Current Employee - Worker in Lebanon, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is close to home and I save on gas. I also have a job. That is about it as far as pros to list.

    Cons

    They outsource their human resources to a temporary placement company that really will hire anyone who applies. I have to work with felons and ex-cons. The atmosphere is very negative most of the time and there is no teamwork with other employees or management. There is no culture at all. They have no designated break room for the assemblers just some vending machines and a couple of microwaves. Jobs are threatened by managers and there are overlooked or neglected safety hazards in the plant.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in tools and employee culture. Focus on teamwork and stop treating employees like sub-level beings.


  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and well built product.

    Cons

    This is a cyclical business


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