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Brunswick Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Competitive benefits package, over-performing company, great work-life balance, great people (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits and a great office working environment (in 4 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. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Brunswick full-time

    Pros

    Ok pay, and benefits. Very few smart people but the ones that are, they are not valued

    Cons

    This is a very blatantly ageist, racist company. The management in most departments are filled with under qualified, cocky millennials that have been granted a chance because of either who they know or who they have sucked up to.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  2. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Minion in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Minion in Fond du Lac, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to get employment with very little understanding

    Cons

    Employment advancement is poor unless related to or a part of the yes sir circle.

    Advice to Management

    Abandone the edipis complex and realize that your managers have no idea what they are doing and are not willing to communicate value added principles, but would rather rely on the flavor of the moment to get through the shift.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Ineffective (and invisible) senior management."

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

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

    Pros

    Fairly competitive salaries (but bonuses are at the discretion of managers and can be allotted unfairly).

    Cons

    Employees are set up to fail due to the constantly increasing job duties and projects. Not to mention constant meetings where nothing is accomplished except for the decision to have another meeting. No guidance provided. Managers are ambivalent. Long-term employees are treated differently than others and are not held accountable or disciplined as others are. This was the most negative environment in which I've ever worked. So glad to be gone.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention and provide input to employees.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Run for the hills"

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    Current Employee - Accounting in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Accounting in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of long term employees.

    Cons

    Management sucks. Hardly ever see or hear from those making the decisions. Performance reviews are few, far between, and a joke. The long term employees (mostly useless) are not accountable for poor performance and "new" employees are there to pick up the slack.

    Advice to Management

    No advice other than 98% of management sucks.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Inconsistent and deleterious management style, including senior management."

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    Former Employee - Corporate in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly competitive pay and some employees are very dedicated (and long term).

    Cons

    During my entire 9 year tenure at Brunswick, I was consistently amazed and aghast at the incompetence of the entire Human Resources "team." The failure to take appropriate disciplinary action for clear violation of policy was/is egregiously random. The "Ethics Program" is ineffective and a joke among employees. Also, management, including (and especially) senior management, are very egocentric and fail to foster a positive environment for employees (there is no departmental cohesion). My last six months there, I literally only spoke with both my manager and my senior manager once (my manager spent more time on shopping websites and emailing friends than actual work). It is common knowledge that several senior managers are just biding time until retirement to cash in millions in stock.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved and create a positive departmental dynamic. Make employees accountable for violation of policy, including failure of acceptable performance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A shell of its former self"

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    Former Employee - Director in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Director in Fond du Lac, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyable product lines with well known names.

    Cons

    Lack of consistent direction from senior management

    Advice to Management

    Determine what the future holds for the company. What are the competencies and how to leverage them to make the company relevant in the 21st century. Can you be a viable entity long term


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Exec review"

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

    I worked at Brunswick full-time

    Pros

    Working with a broad range of clients on different issues

    Cons

    Elitest, hierarchical and there is an expectation that you will dedicate your whole life to the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Invite people from different backgrounds to work for the company, and appreciate their presence.


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