Ariens – Why Work For Us?

Our core values aren't just sayings on the wall, they are the principles that
guide our work, relationships with colleagues and commitment to our customers.
These values have allowed us to not only grow a successful company, but have
enabled us to grow leaders. We believe that each of our team members is made to
lead, whether they work in our corporate headquarters, our manufacturing
facilities or one of our distribution businesses around the world.

Ariens Co. Core Values

  • Be Honest
  • Be Fair
  • Keep Our Commitments
  • Respect the Individual
  • Encourage Intellectual Curiosity


At Ariens Company, we're building so much more than exceptional products or
exceptional businesses – we're building leaders that will impact our brands,
impact our industry and serve our communities. Regardless of their position
within the company, we see leadership potential in every single team member. And
we're committed to helping them grow and investing in their success. We see it
as our privilege to walk alongside these future leaders as they develop the
skills they need for their work today and their goals tomorrow.


From your first day on the job at Ariens Company, we give you everything you
need to thrive. You'll begin with project-specific training and mentoring that
will thoroughly prepare you for the task at hand. Then you're ready action,
tackling exciting challenges and gaining the valuable experience you'll need to
truly impact our business and advance within our company. And speaking of
advancement, you'll find that we offer extensive opportunities to excel – both
within your current career path and in other departments and divisions. Your
innovative thinking and unique ideas matter tremendously to us, so we want to
put them to work in the job that's right for you.


Our commitment to investing in people is nothing new – it's how we've done
business for over 80 years. Our core values of honesty, fairness, commitment,
respect and intellectual curiosity define our culture and inspire our team
members. Because we know that when people feel appreciated, respected and
supported, relationships thrive and ideas come to life.


Since 1933, Generations of Ariens Company employees have cultivated a
heritage of craftsmanship that was built one product, one idea, one employee at
a time. By joining our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with trusted
brands, as well as new and innovative product lines. Without great people, we
simply wouldn't have the amazing products that we're known for.


It's an exciting time to be a part of Ariens Company. Since 1933, we've been
known for reliable products and unparalleled customer service. Today, we're
expanding our product lines, investing in new technology and increasing our
presence in a competitive industry. We're looking for innovative, curious and
driven team members that were made to lead, eager to gain hands on experience,
solve exciting challenges and see their ideas come to life. By joining our team,
you'll have the opportunity to use your unique perspective and creativity to
directly impact our business and your career in a fast-paced, high-energy

If our dynamic environment gives our team members wings, then our supportive
culture gives them roots, inspired by our five core values. We feel these values
make innovation possible. When people feel respected, appreciated and free to do
their best work, the results are incredible. And that's when people, just like
you, become leaders.

We invite you to discover who we are, what we do and the many opportunities
we have for passionate, driven people like you.

A spark flew and a legend was born. It was 1933 and their Brillion Iron Works was gone. They had worked hard over the course of 40 years to build that business – only to close it when times got tough during the Great Depression.

But Henry Ariens and his three sons were not deterred by losing the foundry just a few years earlier. They still had plenty of inventive ideas and a simple but sturdy garage in which to turn their plans into reality.

With a $1,500 loan borrowed against Henry's life insurance policy and another $1,500 raised by selling shares of stock to a family member, the four men got back to work...

Ariens Company began when Henry Ariens and his three sons – Steve, Leon and Francis –developed the first American-made rotary tiller at a time when other manufacturers were experimenting with imported tillers. It took many years of experimentation, education and perseverance before rotary tilling became accepted as a proven agricultural tool. The Ariens family conducted educational programs to teach commercial growers, nurserymen and landscapers how the new Ariens Model A Tiller, powered with an air-cooled engine, "plows as it discs as it harrows."

Many commercial tiller models followed, all aimed at improving output for vegetable growers around the country. Ariens Company introduced the more compact Model B Tiller, the Roller-Tiller, the Multi-Tiller Tractor Tiller, the Jitterbug single-row front rotary tiller and the Tillivator RC for celery growers in Florida.

Ariens Reviews

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Ariens President and CEO Daniel T. Ariens
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14 Ratings

    Friendly people with a strong desire to actually enjoy work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Brillion, WI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Brillion, WI

    I have been working at Ariens as an intern (less than an year)


    Casual atmosphere with an open door policy for every tier of management. Everyone is friendly to you if approached correctly. Significant freedom in work.


    Contradictions from a growing company and lack of cooperation between managers. Little overtime. Sometimes you struggle to find work in the off-season.

    Positive Outlook
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Ariens Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Brillion, WI
    Anonymous Employee in Brillion, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Ariens.

    Interview Details

    Internal recruiter very knowledgeable about company needs and culture and was willing to provide insight into interviewers to prepare me. Company growing and understaffed, so everyone appears very busy. Despite that, interviews were scheduled in reasonable amount of time. Met three executives, one business unit lead, four team members. All very pleasant people, easy to talk to and consistently positive about company. Most questions were to clarify my resume, except for prospective teammates, who came very prepared with thoughtful questions. HR rep asked what other positions I was looking at in other companies, which was a welcome question and allowed me to relate my goals to the position I was interviewing for at Ariens. Asked several times about willingness to work in Brillion -- appears to be hurdle for talent acquisition.

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    Average Interview

Ariens Awards & Accolades

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Entrepreneur of the Year – Midwest Regional Finalist (Dan Ariens), Enst & Young, 2008
Excellence in Business Award, Green Bay Chamber of Commerce, 2011
Most Influential People in the Green Industry (Dan Ariens), Green Media, 2011
Excellence in Manufacturing/Education Partnerships, Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance, 2012
AME Hall of Fame (Dan Ariens), Association for Manufacturing Excellence, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Brillion, WI
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1933
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Competitors John Deere, Toro Company, Honda

Built to Lead

You were made to lead. No matter which career path you are pursuing, we believe that your ideas and ambition have the potential to make you a leader at Ariens Company.

For more than 80 years, we’ve given our team members the freedom to create and contribute, providing each employee with the opportunity to truly impact our business. From our heritage of... More

Mission: Passionate People. Astounded Customers.

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