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"Overly-Aggressive Growth Goals and Going Nowhere Fast"

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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 Brady full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Nice co-workers when not being monitored by management.
- Free coffee

Cons

- No on-boarding process.
- HR functions have been off-shored. Good luck finding anyone in HR locally that's willing to respond to questions or knows what's going on.
- Corporate accounting has been off-shored.
- Company is atrophied with process management and still can't get it right.
- Company hires newly-minted MBAs to manage employees with much more experience who know the business and industry far better and should be promoted to management themselves.
- Meetings, meetings, meetings and more meetings! Then meetings to discuss the previous meetings. Try getting any real work done under those circumstances.
- If the last round of management strategy hasn't worked, it's on to the next round of "simplifications," otherwise known layoffs and reductions and cost increases in benefits.
- Hires consultants rather than trusting employees to grow the business.
- Acquires other businesses to grow the company rather than innovating. Innovation is not in Brady's DNA.
- Management far too conservative - amazingly risk-averse.
- Quality of product has diminished. The majority of manufacturing has gone off-shore with dire results.
- The beatings will continue until moral improves.

Advice to Management

Brady Corporation used to be a shining jewel in the community of Milwaukee businesses. Because of their penchant for hiring new, clueless MBAs who don't know the business, dependence on consultants and process management and their aversion to risk, it's no wonder that this publicly-held company has a stock price trend line that's as flat as the waveform on a patient's heart monitor who's recently hit room temperature.

It's time for a vast over-hauling of senior and middle managers who got the company into this mess and return it to it's once-great status. Too many excellent employees are leaving because they aren't being recognized for their contributions and the stifling corporate culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Brady

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Breaks my heart to see what's happening here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    some good people still here, culture is mostly employee friendly

    Cons

    Top management is stale -- just keep cutting corners and reshuffling the deck instead of changing things at the top. No new ideas. The really great leaders have already left or are leaving. Everyone is tired and morale remains low.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO has been here too long and has fostered a team with no diversity and no diversity of thought. Same old ideas, same old strategies that haven't been working, same old tactics of restructuring after restructuring. This used to be a truly great place, now it's just all talk of being great.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Time for a leadership change"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brady full-time

    Pros

    there's a few good people left but most have left

    Cons

    Finance and consulting firms control the company.

    Advice to Management

    If you can't make good decisions without consultants advice maybe it's time to step down.

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