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Brunswick Reviews

Updated July 12, 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. Featured Review

    "The People Behind Life's Passions"

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    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. "Good work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covina, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covina, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay family based company

    Cons

    Long hours hard hours hard work

    Advice to Management

    be prepard for anything

  3. "I have had the freedom to do what I do best"

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

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

    Pros

    While I don't really have enough to challenge me, I have had the opportunity to take on new projects and better utilize my skills

    Cons

    Could have used a little more training on some of the processes from the start and I could handle significantly more challenging work


  4. "They are a top notch employee centric company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They have many resources available

    Cons

    Still many silos exist within the company


  5. Helpful (1)

    "High Integrity Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brunswick full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brunswick is led by high integrity individuals. There is a commitment to the people of the company as well as doing the right thing even when it's hard.

    Cons

    The marine industry can be very cyclical which can cause significant swings in the business climate. There is a real focus on controlling costs which can sometimes lead to too few people to handle all of the work.


  6. "Tough industry"

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

    Pros

    The company is well positioned in an interesting industry with fun products. It is better equipped to handle downturns than many of its competitors.

    Cons

    The company performance is highly subject to economic cycles. This makes a career there unpredictable at best.

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus on consolidation of facilities and functions to lower costs. Management should align with the best dealers in each market to drive higher revenue.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, good leadership, fun products

    Cons

    Publicly traded, over reliance on young, inexperienced MBAs, frequent management changes

    Advice to Management

    Bring in people who know the boat business and have a passion for it. Almost all senior managers are there because its a job. Allow others to get promoted, even without an MBA

  8. "Great company"

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    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.


  9. "Working for Brunswick"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brunswick has provided an amazing work environment, with it's stability and welcoming presence. Everyone is friendly and works within and with other teams to achieve the goals of the company. If you want to grow your career this is the place to do it. The benefits are definitely a plus, the work environment is a positive. You will continue to grow your skills and career within Brunswick, especially with their tuition assistance.

    Cons

    The work environment can become very busy towards certain parts of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on your employees career growth, they want to succeed with the company.


  10. "Sr. Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Company, good leadership, team work

    Cons

    Management and upper management relation


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