Briggs & Stratton Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
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Briggs & Stratton Chairman, President, and CEO Todd J. Teske
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Pros
  • Good benefits if you work in Milwaukee - the Quad medical options are spectacular (in 6 reviews)

  • You can easily achieve a good work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management team is constantly besieged with in-fighting and back stabbing (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor benefits and poor management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Okay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Wauwatosa, WI

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Manager is nice but often given ambiguous directions and am often re-working reports/projects up to deadline.

    Cons

    HR is not great. When asked to get information about basic HR information (i.e. Is this a take it or lose it vacation company, What are the company guidelines for breaks and lunches, Is there a re-imbursement plan for non-college but work related courses), the standard response is to checi with your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Do not play favorites in your area. If you're going to let one person get re-imbursement for work related courses/certification, then you make it available to all the people in the area.


  2. Consumer Marketing Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good learning experience and exposure to traditional corporate marketing.
    Was able to get my hands involved in a few different things

    Cons

    Lack of diversity
    Not overly fun work culture
    Should work with students more than they did. Expected a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Understand more about the student and their schedules. Be more clear on requirements for working.


  3. machine operator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mayfield, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mayfield, KY

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours for college students anf good starting pay, bosses were easy to work with and I liked my coworkers

    Cons

    The job is very boring and upper management doesn't always know what is practical on the floor when they set new rules

    Advice to Management

    Try to talk with employees on the lines before making changes but overall worki mg at briggs was a very positive experience for me


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  5. Good place to work in the Milwaukee Area.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed my colleagues. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Work was not challenging. Hiring was on a freeze.


  6. Helpful (1)

    The people are great to work with, but there are uncertainties with this company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people, products, and pay are great! The opportunities for me have been great! I get along well with everyone I work with. I've always enjoyed working for Briggs & Stratton.

    Cons

    The company has shut down 8 manufacturing operations in the past decade. That might be good if they had a clear direction of where they want to take the company, but I'm not convinced yet.

    Advice to Management

    Convince me.


  7. Good company that tries to take care of its people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good compensation
    - Good training
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Lack of personal growth
    - Lack of company growth
    - Too focused on continuing business as usual

    Advice to Management

    - Look to other opportunities for revenue
    - Focus on bringing in better middle management that is willing to reinvent the wheel


  8. Helpful (1)

    It has been good just thought I would retire here but they are closing the doors.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher and Development Technician in McDonough, GA
    Current Employee - Researcher and Development Technician in McDonough, GA

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall it was a good place to work for. The benefits were good.

    Cons

    I learned alot about the products that were tested but they could have told the employees earlier what was going on.


  9. Good company to work for but still needs upper management support

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production
    Current Employee - Production

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are opportunities to advance but you got to put forth the effort to get there. You also have to have the qualifications, but sometimes there are inconsistencies in which some people who lack the qualifications have moved up. You tend to work in teams to get things accomplished. This provides a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of company.

    Cons

    There are a lot of bottlenecks that affects production. Overall, the biggest bottleneck is the lack of communication specifically from upper management which causes a lot confusion and disruption. There are a lot of fingerpointing and politics that needs to stop.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to focus on accountability and be accountable for many screwups. They do not allow the proper time for production to react to any changes. It tends to always be the last minute and ultimately there is a lot of money being wasted that directly affects the bottom line.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Solid company, but does not embrace change easily.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Auburn, AL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Auburn, AL

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees get an opportunity to learn a lot of on the job skills. Good pay for the area. Well known and respected brand. Great place to start out.

    Cons

    Company overall is risk averse at the plant level and does not easily accept new ideas. As a result, the company operates about 10 years behind the leading edge of industry. No set path for succession, and minimal developmental training. The training that is offered seems designed more to check off a box on a training checklist than to develop employee skills.

    Advice to Management

    Managers, the employees on the manufacturing floor may be from the south, but they are smarter than you think, and can tell when you are not completely honest with them. They would rather hear bad news that is straightforward than good news that is embellished.


  11. Lots of opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Male-centric, management needs to be refreshed, health care benefits are not competitive with other employers in the area

    Cons

    Lots of opportunities for process improvement if you enjoy that type of environment.



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