Front-End Developer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 13 October 2017
My direct team manager and team was great. Upper management is awful and at times appears clueless to what is going on across the board. Upper management also thinks that analytics and actual data are not important, making them the non-advancing company that they are.
For being such a small office in Chicago there is absolutely no work culture and is the type of cubical job that you dread to go to. (e.g. Get up, commute to work, work, commute home, eat, sleep...Rinse and repeat.) I would steer clear of this place, there is absolutely no loyalty to their employees.
I think Brady is a good place to work at. With good culture, good compensation. The management shows respect to its employees. Open door policy. They are open to new ideas. The human resources team don't stop of thinking of ways on how to motivate and benefit their employees Although with low probability of promotion because it's an in house company, everything else is very good!
Sales (Current Employee) – Williamsville, NY – 16 September 2017
The company could thrive and be an excellent place to work, but management is focused completely wrong on how to run a company.
The sales goals are impossible. With a recent restructure, their top sales associates are not able to hit their goals, yet their worst sales reps are hitting everything. It's become a matter of luck, not of skill, to hitting your goals and ultimately making your commission checks.
Management is non-existent and only has their best interest in mind, not the interest of their teams or employees.
Benefits are decent, but the atmosphere is a morgue when you walk in. I have never entered a sales building and felt such negativity without speaking to anyone before.
Advancement is minimal. Co-workers are decent, so that's a plus, but everyone is leaving. Turn over rate is insanely high. Micromanagement is the new way to motivate your teams, if you are doing things to make upper management happy.
In short, find something else and use Brady as a last resort.
International Business Development Manager (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – 13 September 2017
Brady globally sells high quality identification and safety products. They approach the market aggressively and professionally. So this is a good company for excellent work experience. Just don't expect to work there for your entire career. They change directions often which includes frequent personnel changes.
Brady restuctures often so plan on moving on within a few years
Account Territory Manager (Former Employee) – Williamsville, NY – 24 August 2017
I was one of maybe 3 Representatives that were hitting their Sales Goals after a restructure in November and I was laid off in June...Not happy.Found out they are hiring Assistants to Sales Reps.This tells me that once trained these Assistants will take other Sales Reps jobs for less money.
Distribution Team Leader (Former Employee) – Williamsville, NY – 24 July 2017
Started out ok then reality set in supervisors managers and several talented people left within 8 months of my being hired. No one showed up for interviews and those few who did left within first couple weeks. Initially had a good crew but current supervisor threw everyone under the bus to obtain managers job. To sum it up sheep being led by fools who are under 30 years old. Their parents obviously spared the rod and spoiled the child. I miss the few good workers but overall not a very good place to work. Glad I left when I did almost made it a year but could not tolerate much more spineless backstabbing mid management
Spineless kids in management roles cause their friends of the plant supervisor
Production Manager (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – 21 July 2017
Long days, good pay and benefits, lots of changes not well done. Need good managers to take over Louisville plant. Brady overall is a good company, but the move from New Jersey to Louisville, with uncommitted managers was one failure after another.