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Kurt Sauernheimer
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  1. "Great place"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Brose

      Pros

      welcoming family, high efficiency, happiness

      Cons

      people are busy and on the clock

      Brose2016-11-07
    • "Decent place to work"

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      Current Employee - Quality Engineer in London, ON
      Recommends

      I have been working at Brose full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      * Great environment to learn especially for young talent * Advancement in career is possible if hardworking enough * Decent benefits and perks

      Cons

      * Long hours in the QE role. Other positions have fairly decent work hours. * High turnover of salaried employees

      Advice to Management

      Employee retention should be one of the top priorities

      Brose2019-01-16
    • "Excellent company - confused hiring practices"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Brose

      Pros

      - benefits - pay structure - great learning opportunities

      Cons

      - not flexible - discontent between flow staff and office - lack of training and safety procedure

      Advice to Management

      communicate

      Brose2018-04-05
    • "Brose"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Brose full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Supportive, Positive environment, Updated technology

      Cons

      Almost 6 days a week of work

      Brose2017-11-29
    • Helpful (2)

      "Permanently Temping | London, Ontario - Plant 2"

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      Former Employee - Assembly Line Team Member in London, ON
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Brose for more than a year

      Pros

      Despite my low rating, it was actually a great place to work. The supervisors are all about numbers, which is to be expected, but they're really good guys. The facility is kept tidy, the break room is nice, and the work is not difficult.

      Cons

      According to some of the guys that had been there awhile, the factory hasn't hired temps onto full-time positions since a couple years ago. If you temp there, I recommend looking around for something better because despite what they tell you, and however hard you work, you will more than likely not advance to a higher paying full-time position with benefits. I'm not 100% sure as to why I was let go but I did hear from...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop using Temp Agencies. They're parasites, they hire the same people that any HR staff could, and they complicate things, all while taking money from the hard-working employees that they take advantage of.

      Brose2016-07-13
    • "Brose"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Brose

      Pros

      Great Pay and good benefits

      Cons

      Long hours as you work continental

      Brose2015-08-26
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      "Brose Canada"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Brose

      Pros

      Great corporation. Good benefits. Standards oriented

      Cons

      Work-life balance non-existent. Terrible high management / leadership crisis that leads to very high turnover rate. Communication process with high management is also non-existent. Even though the corporation is very good, the problem lies in senior management of Brose Canada

      Advice to Management

      Urgently work in the work-life balance. Start breathing the company values to have some moral ground to actually lead your reports.

      Brose2015-02-27
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      "Horrific"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Brose full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Employees are mostly good people who are just trying to survive the culture to take care of their families. Compensation is generally good but that is because the turnover is so high they're trying to make it difficult for people to leave.

      Cons

      Constant fear of being fired leads to finger-pointing and conforming to the twisted ways of management to save yourself. Salaried staff are expected to work long hours without overtime compensation. Hourly staff are sent home during the week because of inept management and then forced to work weekends to make up for lost production.

      Advice to Management

      Head office management should pay closer attention to what's actually happening at this location instead of the new paint on the walls and the new grass on the lawn.

      Brose2014-10-10
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      "A rotten apple coated with syrup."

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      Former Employee - Service Technician in London, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Brose full-time

      Pros

      Nice grass and aired conditioned front lobby. Rugged uniforms that look good. Higher than minimum wage. Clean work areas compared to other factories.

      Cons

      Terrible management and organization of employee workload for which wages are not enough. Taking breaks was often infeasible due to lack of backup staff and frequent machine errors. Machines were rarely permanently fixed which caused massive amounts of downtime and frantic work experience of having to run back and forth to attend to ball bearing jams, pallets getting flung off track, etc. Increasing amounts of paperwork,...

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      Advice to Management

      Lower management was usually decent, consisting of some people who actually cared about worker well-being and would often take over for employees while they went for their breaks. To higher management though: stop trying to impress the German execs, stop staring down workers from your second floor air-conditioned offices, and figure out how to make your machines run more reliably (don't be afraid to call the original...

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      Brose2014-06-26
    • "Good international company to work for."

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      Current Employee - Quality Inspector in London, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Brose part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      They don't have all their eggs in one basket.Although they are mainly producers of automotive parts they provide parts for many different car manufacturers.

      Cons

      They do hire directly for many positions but most are filled from temporary positions.Turnover for temporary workers is still too high.

      Advice to Management

      Add a few more workers to the logistics department to better keep inventory organized.

      Brose2012-11-07
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