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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 (2)

    "Sales Director"

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    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


  2. "Great company lacking internal audit leadership."

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity within business units, flexible schedule, about half of the travel is to desirable places. Senior management has company's best interest in mind.

    Cons

    Audit management lacks leadership capability and employee development skills. Endless fire drills, negative feedback with no suggestions on how to improve. Painfully inefficient audit planning process. Expectations for staff/senior level are inflated since management is inundated with administrative tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Seek input from all stakeholders on satisfaction with the audit group, not just the internal audit talking heads.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to upper management. You have the potential to stand out and showcase your skills. There are many different departments in one corporate building that offer many different skills/opportunities.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. There's also a lot of politics within the organization. Nothing is ever submitted on time resulting in hours past 9, multiple days in a row. Management does a poor job of managing. They don't know how to use your skill set and don't allow you to grow by listening to your suggestions.

    Advice to Management

    Less corporate drama, more independence to emoployees


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Change in management left a lot to be desired"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance was appropriate and pay was very competitive.

    Cons

    The ineptitude of IA management mixed with a co-source arrangement whose sole purpose was to increase their presence and budget left a lot to be desired in terms of opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    The senior management at Brunswick is very capable. They made tough decisions when necessary but were always upfront, honest and very approachable. Management within the audit department however was deceptive and extremely political.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Shut Downs and lots of them."

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

    I worked at Brunswick full-time

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of great people that i actually enjoyed working with.

    Cons

    -Management
    -2 shut downs per yer (2 weeks each for full timers and up to 6 weeks each for temps)

    Advice to Management

    Supervisor needs to spend more time on the ground floor so they know whats really going on.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Career Dead End"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are competitive with any industry outside of financial services

    Cons

    Training and development are alien concepts, there is an expectation of a 24/7 commitment, and the leadership is schizophrenic about what it says it values and what it rewards and encourages.

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  7. Helpful (2)

    "OKay, if you like to be micromanaged!"

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    Current Employee - Event Sales
    Current Employee - Event Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can sell something fun as opposed to something everyone needs. Every now and then you'll meet some people you really enjoy working with (clients and co-workers). You will get some good experience.

    Cons

    Senior Management tends to manage with a "Big brother is watching," type of attitude. Spending too much time worrying about little details that do not matter in the swing of things. They are constantly micromanaging by sending a constant stream of emails, mile long to-do lists, and they're always checking up on you. Half of the week is spent putting together and sending reports to them. How is one to sell when we're filling out pointless reports?

    Advice to Management

    Have a little faith and trust your employees. You hired them, so you should trust that they will do a good job. It's okay to check in and look at the big picture, but stop micromanaging. It is making many employees angry and pushing them away from the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "None"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security and good vacation

    Cons

    Low pay and Elimination of benefits

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking the benefits away!


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