Briggs Auto Group

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Briggs Auto Group Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
8 Reviews
2.5
8 Reviews
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Russell Briggs
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  1.  

    Great company to join up with and work for!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Finance in Manhattan, KS

    I have been working at Briggs Auto Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent salary opportunites for hard workers, top of the line training plans including on site trainers, bonuses, trips, and awards are available as well. The owner truly cares about his staff as well as 100% customer satisfaction!

    Cons

    Longer work week hours than your typical 40 hour a week job however you are compensated accordingly. Briggs' offers full benefits as well as adequate time off to help offset the extra 10-15 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management does a great job at recognizing the strengths in their employees and motivators as it is very imortant to incent accodingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Sales in Manhattan, KS

    I have been working at Briggs Auto Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work at if you are willing to work hard, put in some hours and sell a lot of cars. If you are bright and willing to work hard they are more than willing to promote you or try to put you in other positions that fit your skills.

    Cons

    You do work long hours but if you put those hours towards contacting customers and promoting your business the hours more than pay off in the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your employees to express their own personalities in their own way, having a unique look is good for a uniform but facial hair should be optional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Little training. Management constantly berates employees regardless of production. They will find any way to not pay you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Briggs Auto Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sometimes decent money. Established name in region

    Cons

    Tons of hours with little pay except in summer months. Management constantly talks down to salespeople. The company offers no tools to help you develop a book of business. Sales opportunities are hit and miss because of lax marketing focus. Management will promise advancement opportunities while never following through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect since they are how you get a paycheck. Don't offer advancement opportunities to employees with no intention of following through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It *is* a car dealership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shop
    Former Employee - Shop

    I worked at Briggs Auto Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I needed a job, and they were to provide specific training and a distinct path for advancement, which they did not follow through with. And yes, that is a positive comment.

    Cons

    Once I was hired, they failed to follow through with their pre-hire promises. While working there, I witnessed stereotypical abuses associated with an auto repair shop and sales tactics, including but not limited to making unnecessary repairs, inadequate diagnostics resulting in necessitating further repairs, uncalled for upsale of services, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop ripping off customers. Treat employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a place that cares about their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS

    I worked at Briggs Auto Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large customer base.
    Non-management co-workers are mostly good people, and are good to work with.

    Cons

    You will work long, hard hours for not a lot of money.
    Management and owners do not care about employees, only money.
    You are expendable, and you're treated that way.
    Turnover rate is high, and you will see many new faces every week.
    Unorganized in most branches of the company.
    Employee morale is dismal, and most people will find it hard to make a career with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the people who make you money. They have families and lives outside of work. If as much energy is put into taking care of your employees and their families, as sponsoring every activity and event in the area, the workplace would be a more positive place, and business would reflect that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to make some money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Sales in Manhattan, KS

    I worked at Briggs Auto Group

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make a better than average paycheck. The General Manager in Manhattan is an outstanding individual, the highest caliber dealership manager you will find anywhere. Manhattan is a great 'small' town to live and work in.

    Cons

    Arrogant and unintelligent middle-management. Working 60+ hours per week, not to mention being expected to work your days off. (if you don't and are lagging behind, you are likely to be fired). In order to effectively coach sales people, the sales managers should probably have proven their sales experience themselves. As opposed to managers who historically couldn't sell cars to begin with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to effectively coach sales people, the sales managers should probably have proven their sales experience themselves. As opposed to managers who historically couldn't sell cars to begin with.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great place to work for lower than average pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Manhattan, KS

    I worked at Briggs Auto Group

    Pros

    They are a large group in a great location. They have excellent sales support, a business development, and a proven business model

    Cons

    You can get lost in the croud and end up being just another underpaid manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay up. Hand out more slices of the pie. Other dealers pay far more for mid management

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not a good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nissan Salesperson
    Current Employee - Nissan Salesperson

    I have been working at Briggs Auto Group

    Pros

    If you are a good sales person you can make alot of money. very few people in the organization reach the goal of what they desire.

    Cons

    gm is very quick to fire you if you are not making him the amount of money desired. he will not personally fire you, but will designate to another manager. if you happen to be a disabled veteran, do not work there, the gm will fire you for that reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    russ briggs needs a new gm who is not so money hungry to give newer sales people the time to get the clientel desired by the organization. management at the nissan store is ridiculous. the manager can not lead his team efficiently. there should be an actual training program rather than the two people that do what they call training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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