Bruno Independent Living Aids Reviews

Updated 1 Jan 2020

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Michael R. Bruno II
8 Ratings
  1. "Management and culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Oconomowoc, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bruno Independent Living Aids full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for.. great hours & good management.

    Cons

    There are none to mention

  2. "Pretty fair"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Painter 

    I worked at Bruno Independent Living Aids full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work and good scheduling

    Cons

    During summer unable to schedule weekends

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't work here, not worth it! Horrible management, HR full of lies, can't trust 80% of the people here (backstabbers)"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Oconomowoc, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bruno Independent Living Aids full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent insurance. Just don't get hurt at work or they will do everything they can to fire you and make your life miserable until that time.

    Cons

    1. Too much politics: managers and privileged employees break rules everyday without any consequences but if you have a workers comp claim against them and on your phone once, you get harassed, written up, and eventually fired when you say it's a bs writeup. 2. They try to micromanage every minute, if you have to go to the bathroom you have to ask permission or they will be coming into the bathroom asking if youre in here (if missing from your booth for a couple minutes.) Yet if your one of the privileged you can go into the bathroom for 45 minutes and read a book, yes that's right an employee brings a physical book into the bathroom and comes back out 30-45 minutes later. 3. If you have a question you must seek out incompetent supervisor and sometimes wasting more than 15-30 minutes looking for him. If you ask another employee for help you'll get questioned. If you help another employee you get written up. Its rediculuous, I've ever experienced such a workplace in my life. 4. It's like pulling teeth to get a new job order yet they blame you for not doing enough work in a day even though you're waiting/searching for 1-2 hours everyday. 4. You can't trust a thing HR tells you, they will always side with their management and it's always YOUR fault. 5. They say we'll only have to work a couple Saturdays to catch up. Next thing you know you're working 6 days a week mandatory for over 8 months with no end in sight. This place has a revolving door and no one wants to work here especially after they experience the way the management treats people and how things are being run. 7. I could go on and on with all the problems here but if all that's been said here and other reviews doesn't deter you then all I will say is good luck, you will need lots of it and also be prepared to be on your knees if you want to be one of the privileged few.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "At least it has those benefits"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bruno Independent Living Aids full-time

    Pros

    clean, safe, and climate controlled. Fairly decent people to work with. Bonuses, and good insurance

    Cons

    Inconsistent work loads, mandatory overtime, no chance for advancement, always "changing" something for an "improvement"

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  5. "Disorganized"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bruno Independent Living Aids full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are very friendly, so long as you're not too different.

    Cons

    Management is a nightmare. Very disorganized, too many employees who have been there since the beginning and think they don't have to do anything/are untouchable.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "So happy I left"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bruno Independent Living Aids full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Insurance was great. Starting pay was good, equipment was nice. Very clean shop. Not much else to say about that.

    Cons

    Taking away incentives for employees that work hard for the neverending work load is never a good moral booster. Especially when the few employees you do have left already have one foot out the door. New employees don't stick around because of the stress level in the shop and older employees get sick of the revolving door of new employees that are only allowed to be trained by a team lead that doesn't know how to properly build the product. Using fear as a motivation tactic isn't helpful. Threatening someone's job doesn't go very far when they don't want to be there anyway. And no they aren't going to work with your school schedule like they told you in your interview.

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  7. "Good stepping stone"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Oconomowoc, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bruno Independent Living Aids full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good exposure to different processes

    Cons

    NO chance at advancement inside the company

  8. "Liked job, but too much politics"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bruno Independent Living Aids full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits were good, fun company events. I learned a lot on the job and I am very grateful for that. CEO is very present within the company and respected.

    Cons

    Some managers are not supportive at all and are in it for themselves, which is affecting employee morale. This has been brought up before, but nothing has been done. No advancement opportunities. You cannot rely on anyone and HR cannot be trusted.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Down Hill"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder in Oconomowoc, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bruno Independent Living Aids full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No lay offs, pretty nice equipment, alot of nice people on the floor

    Cons

    The longer you work the less you make, favorites are played, alot of people have quit recently due to changes in management and tons of perks being given to new guys and nothing to people who have been there forever, the bathroom smells horrible, atleast half the guys are looking for new jobs, bosses laugh and talk and play on their phones in the office while you suffer, human resources lie to you, never not on mandatory overtime, if you work on 2nd kiss your entire life (including Saturdays) goodbye, crucified for being injured

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  10. "Can Be a Great Company to Work For"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bruno Independent Living Aids full-time

    Pros

    Solid company that is continuing to grow.

    Cons

    Has a few managers that are terrible. No matter how many complaints are submitted about them, nothing ever happens.

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