Brock Solutions Employee Reviews
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You're allowed to start anywhere from 6-8, work till you want to go home or till no one is left in the shop. This is the only thing I liked when working there was the flexibility to come in and work whatever hours you wanted in one day, as long as by the end of the week you had your hours they didn't care. The starting wage is very low and rises aren't very high. When you start you will have to buy tools out of your own pocket even before your first paycheck. Management will make promises just to keep you, in the hope to keep you working there. Nowhere to move outside of the panel shop, even though they say there is.The management only got to where they're now because of how long they've worked there. If they were working at a normally ran company this wouldn't be in management roles. There is no work/life balance at this place. Training is given to you when working, but wasn't very good and felt rushed.
Building is heated
They will make you work till your joints don't work properly anymore and yell at you to work faster constantly, even though they are sitting talking themselves. Also the management is some of the most incompetent people i have ever met in my life.
There is no opportunity for career advancement in brook, manager always care about their pay, have to be available for on call 24/7, and pay $25 per night for on call service... training for new employee is bad, everyday different guy will train.. overall such a bad place for fresher to start working, but no job security there...
Long hour, less pay
They make promises they can't keep. I was told there is opportunity to move up in the company and there wasn't. I was promised a raise after 3 and 6 months of starting. Never happened. They don't invest in their staff at all. All the tools i used i had to buy myself before i could even start. Overall not a great experience. They also don't give you much training. I had to learn 70% of the job on my own.
Brock Solutions is an amazing place to work if you love a challenge, work well in teams, and want the opportunity to wear many different hats. There is so much opportunity for growth at this company, if you are willing to work hard and are driven. Brock is a performance-based company that challenges its employees and rewards hard work. A project-based company, resourcing can be a challenge but leadership does its very best to align all employees with work that they feel is fulfilling. I love working at Brock.
Profit sharing, bonuses, great culture, fun working environment, AMAZING people
Brock Solutions' model is this: hire desperate new grads, pay them a low wage, and retain their services for 10+ years. Rinse and repeat. Unfortunately, a lot of the new grads who got hired 10 years ago are your bosses. Some positions have decent mentorship opportunities, many don't. Most of the senior employees would not be able to hold down an equivalent title at another company.
10 days onsite with 12+ hour night shifts and no extra compensation. Company has taken on more work than they can handle, so bonuses are good but there is a lot of contention trying to get senior staff to help. Great teams of people. Reviews are done by "talent managers" who may not understand your job. Company is very involved with charity. Very little work life balance. No overtime pay except for time in lieu and sometimes workload makes it difficult to catch up. Flexible hours/work from home.
Great teams of people
Long hours, pay
I loved working at Brock. My team was incredible, the employees are incredible and it's just a place you want to go everyday. BUT, the compensation is horrendously low, they have horrible medical/dental/vision, and the executive team doesn't care about corporate employees. Corporate employees get the smallest bonus' the smallest increases and do a huge amount of work. If you want to come and work like a dog on salary for 60 hours a week then this place is for you. Their performance management system is a little broken and makes it hard to understand exactly what they want from you. They play favorites so, be aware of that. If you're an engineer it's a great place to come and learn PLC's and get some experience then go make 30k more a year somewhere else.
free lunch, flexible, nice co-workers
benefits, pay, management
I have been working at Brock for a long time. There is no work/life balance at all. No appreciation from the management (except one single person that I was lucky enough to have as my boss for a few years).
Lunch and learn
Long hours, long site trips
Very flat organization, which leads to majority of time working on your own without supervision. This leads to rise of many people who are doing bare minimum with few people carrying the team. Lack of advancement opportunities, very strange decisions by management, and overall sense of doing the same thing day after day with no changes. Company has significant number of benefits: free lunches, ping pong and foosball table, profit sharing, bonuses. Company also has a significant number of donwsides: No sick time, minimal vacation time (2 weeks to start, non-negotiable). minimal (2%) raises year after year which are further undercut by reduction of bonuses as your salary reaches invisible cap. Political infighting.
The kind, professional, and respectful co-workers, corporate culture, and technological progressiveness of Brock Solutions made the company a wonderful place to work. Unfortunately the management style of the corporate management team along with inter-departmental communication gaps created some unnecessary stress and negativity in the workplace. That paired with some of the micro management practices going on within my particular department made the last few months very stressful.
Kind Staff, Fun Corporate Culture, Technologically Modern and Innovative
Long Hours, Communication Breakdowns, Micro Management
Domain is highly specialized, requires you to be a fast learner, responsible and hard-working. Not fully developed in software and often lacks proper project management and software design. Salary is average but bonuses and premiums are good. Company culture is one that demands hard-work and over-time often during project peak that does not necessarily get rewarded. Employees are mostly friendly and helpful. Excellent spring board for starting a career and teaches you plenty useful tools and skills.
Great company to work for with many interesting projects on the go. Good quality projects being created that you can feel proud of being part of. The salary was fairly average on a per year basis, but overtime was basically seen as mandatory and you could get shipped off to being 'on site' in various cities/countries at a moments notice. On site would be for ~10 days at a time where you'd be working 12h++ days with no extra compensation for this work (other than a meal/hotel stipend). A great place to start a career, but very easy to get burnt out from over time and travel.
Good community, challenging work, job you can be proud of
Forced overtime and travel
Travelling is part of this company's culture. You can expect to travel to many destinations in US or Canada because you are essentially building up IT and software infrastructure at diverse client sites. This company has a travel team that will help you out in planning your trips. You can be expected to work on IT tasks, training and/or programming depending on the knowledge you possess. The projects usually have an IT component where you need to setup servers and end user terminals. You will usually be sent to shop floor type environments where you have to wear security gear (boots, hard hat, high visibility vest). You can be expected to be asked to do something that you've never done before and learn it quickly. This company likes to hire new graduates and pairs them with a mentor to help them succeed. You will be constantly measured on your performance as it is one of the core values of this company.
Lots of travelling
Very agressive project schedules