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Brunswick Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and a great office working environment (in 4 reviews)

  • Worked with a lot of great people that i actually enjoyed working with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management very political and if you are not the in-crowd, you have little chance hope of advancing (in 4 reviews)

  • Management and upper management relation (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "The People Behind Life's Passions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brunswick full-time

    Pros

    Working at Brunswick Corporation is a breath of fresh air. The people working here are truly passionate about our 50+ brands and products. Our products are made to bring joy to peoples lives. Brunswick has generous vacation time and the list of perks are endless. Who doesn't love "Summer Fridays?" to enjoy time with Brunswick products and family. Or a great 401K match, stock option, tuition reimbursement and not to mention the health insurance is truly wonderful. At Brunswick, you are working for a company that truly cares about your career development and passions. The atmosphere is surrounded by numerous people who have been with the company for 10+ years and worked different career paths at the various divisions. Brunswick cares about their employees and is one of the best companies you can work for!

    Cons

    Depending on your department their will be some growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Employees are truly happy to be employed at Brunswick because of the strong reputation the company has.


  2. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brunswick full-time

    Pros

    -compensation is highly competitive
    -benefits are pretty good and highly rated
    -401k the company is generous
    -product discounts
    -opportunity to travel if you're into that

    Cons

    -many acquisitions can often be overwhelming at times

    Advice to Management

    Create an inviting culture filled with leaders who listen


  3. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people within the organization are pretty easy going and don't mind assisting others. The executive team has transitioned to a younger staff and more relatable. They are working hard to change the image of Brunswick to attack and retain talented people. It's encouraging to see more women being promoted to the executive level.

    Cons

    The divisions within Brunswick are segregated units. They do not collaborate/share knowledge nor resources. Time and money could be saved if there was more collaboration. Brunwick could also work harder at diversifying. There seem to be certain departments which are very good at promoting individuals on their team and other departments do not.


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  5. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Fond du Lac, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Fond du Lac, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work envionment and people

    Cons

    Weather is harsh in winter


  6. "Sales Operations, Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Innovative and growing business that has a focus on the business that are profitable

    Cons

    Company growth is moving faster then the infrastructure of the company


  7. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Consultant in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Strategic Consultant in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brunswick full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and a great office working environment. A good positive culture exists among the workers for this diverse company.

    Cons

    The market sector susceptible to market fluctuations impacting job stability/security. Downturns in the economy are felt more quickly in this manufacturing company than in most industries.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to pursue the of perfection on your products and seek to find ways to make the employment opportunity more concrete for employees and potential employees.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Could be the best place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people. Excellent product. Very high Safety and Quality standards.

    Cons

    Upper management (Brunswick not plants) has lost touch with hourly employees and expectations. Very little of the profit trickling down to the minions. Pushing workforce beyond capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workforce, you are driving them away. Promotions coming from the outside, no path to excel from inside. Such a shame.


  9. "BC Corp"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to senior management during period of growth

    Cons

    Intense cost-cutting management approach and heavy workloads


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Bern, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Bern, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits - wide market penetration

    Cons

    Distressed industry - old boy network

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on maintaining talent


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Canton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Brunswick (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people at center level

    Cons

    management is out of tune with what truly happens day to day


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