Working for Brandt was tough. The supervisors are picky and rude, yet my boss didnt even know how to do his job. There was alot of grouchy customers and I found it to be a very drama full place to work
Had things happen on my personal life and Brandt let me go without a proper severance they wioll be served in court medial release to follow
Management wasn’t reasonable
Only thing good was the branch manager
Service manager tried to hang me every chance he got
Will see them in court
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Manager (Ancien employé) - Canada - 16 novembre 2019
Brandt runs like it's 1985. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. They know what they want to do and keep doing it well. Progress in policies and procedures is at turtle speed. They are very customer focussed sometimes to the detriment of the support staff. They are also understaffed and ask a lot of their employees. The positive in this is they rarely do layoffs and typically fight for quality employees. They are highly inefficient but hide it well from the outside world. It can be stressful at times, but they reward managers with trips and when times are good everyone makes lots of money. when times are bad, it's tough slugging but everyone is in it together.
If you're thinking about taking a job in the finance department at Brandt, you should reconsider. The ONLY good thing is the salary. The work hours, training, the culture are all awful and the turnover is insane. Most people burn out within 6 months from doing multiple jobs that they haven't been properly trained for. Seriously not worth it.
Brandt is a good place to work but it takes a while to gain respect and friendship from Brandt employees that have been there for a long time. There is a lot of competition between Corporate and the Branches. Brandt does have a "Thanks a Billion" rewards program where you get a gift quarterly but I believe this money would be better spent on employees wages instead of some little trinket that sits in your storage room not used. There are companies out there with way better benefits packages also.
A must place to work for real world time oriented customer work. Good stepping stone to mining but not the other way around. Great experience worked hard but was a great friendly environment. The training was exceptional getting all hands on with the latest in John Deere equipment.
I enjoyed working with the people at Brandt, I left to work for family, but have regretted that decision ever since. Brandt is built on the people's knowledge and experience that work there. Brandt encourages and sponsors education in the products they represent. And often promotes from within.
I worked in the finance department and it was not a good environment to be in.
- Tensions are high from management which are let out of staff beneath them
- so much turnover in finance, with little hiring to replace vacant positions. With a growing company, Brandt should be increasing staff, not decreasing staff. I was doing three jobs (accounting clerk, assistant controller and controller) before I quit.
-Brandt is reactive (at best) and never proactive. They only makes changes months after the fact (such as hiring)
- long hours with no compensation (easy 50+ work weeks all year long)
-little to no training and no support from management
- when you take vacation, no one is cross trained so you’ll most likely be required to work extra hours to get caught up before/after vacation. And remember, no compensation for extra hours worked.
Salary was slightly above average on paper, but way below average based on actual hours worked, stress and duties.
Probably the worst company that I have ever worked for. The foreman are terrible, if you have a different colour of skin or female, well you will be in for a rough time. No respect towards anyone who is not part of there so call “boys club”. The guys that run the shop are old school and have no idea on how to talk to or treat any of the employees with good manners. Health and safety is undoubtedly the worse! Reckless at most opportunities, and have no due care on how to get jobs or projects completed in the correct manner. Profit before people. Jobs scheduled to the minute, no time to have bathroom breaks or if there’s an issue. They will be on you for the silliest things and hold them against you when getting your yearly review. Never felt appreciated for anything even though you bust a gut to get jobs completed in a fast time, they just move your target time lower and expect you to go faster again. They don’t want you to evolve or become a smarter, ticketed employee because that will give you options and the need for a pay incase. I found and heard that they will hold you back and try to make your career with less advantages so you will be unable to go anywhere else. Management is unbelievable! They only here from yes men and when they hear an actual problem they will dismiss you and say you are negative. There’s smaller and better run companies out there. Would not attempt to work for this company as you will regret that decision.
This company is based on 1 premise only: make money. Even if the money they make comes at the expense of their employees. You need to be very careful about working OT, this company interprets the compressed work week laws to suit their own agendas. Dont expect to be paid OT if you work on a day off if you have not yet accrued 168hrs in your compressed schedule. The emphasis is on safety(at least that's the word), yet ALOT of the tooling is homemade. Most of the local management are driven purely by ego and a bonus structure that sees corners being cut, borderline fraud being commited and purchasing parts from scrapyards to repair units. Highest labor rate in the world yet one of the lowest paying employers out there. The facilities are completely ridiculous and under equipped for the scope of work we partake in here. Training is pretty much non-existent if you're not buddies with the service manager. Attitudes by those who lead are well behind the times and more closely mirror attitudes from the 70's/80's. Alot of promises made and very very few kept. Benefits are very typical and on the low end of typical, the DCP pension plan is lacking but at least there is one. Generally none of the foremen really know what's going on or dont really care, managers are gone from the office alot. Raises rarely occur.
They are a great company to work for. Unfortunately they do not have a good benefits plan or a good base salary. Commission is everything there. That is also hard to get with a bad sales manager who doesn’t support you.
Company truck, gas card, corporate expense card
Very low salary, sales manager is horrible, benefits are bad
Working at Brandt has never been dull, everything comes at you fast and you need to be adaptable to keep up. Some tasks require a lot of time, some tasks are more difficult and have you thinking outside the box. All in all great experience in a tough environment. Excellent opportunity to move up the ladder if you show the initiative to do so.
Free gifts, bonus yearly
Long hours, expectations set high for systems in place
Great place to work. Not the highest wages around. Management gives the workers on the floor a lot of support and lets you take charge of your own production if you show you care. I have enjoyed my time working for Brandt and plan to stay for a long time.
Yearly Bonuses, 8 hour shifts, great shops and tools. Rewarding work.
Wages and benefits for production welders are on the low side.