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Briggs & Stratton Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
74 Reviews
3.0
74 Reviews
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Briggs & Stratton Chairman, President, and CEO Todd J. Teske
Todd J. Teske
37 Ratings

Review Highlights

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 became obsessed with numbers and reports (in 4 reviews)

  • There is a poor management and they do not value their employees (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great opportunity to get some manufacturing experience in any discipline. I would recommend this company as a stepping stone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Intern - Intern in Wauwatosa, WI

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work atmosphere.. Some parts of the building/ offices are updated. Usually corporate benefits. (Gym/ cafeteria) tuition reimbursement (75%!!)

    Cons

    Work is rather boring. Typical corporate politics. Very silo'd departments. Sales and service dept is red headed step child.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Over 100 year old company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.
    Progressive Management procedures and fair treatment of employees.
    Strategically savvy.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic.
    Too many management layers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on corporate overhead. Too many management layers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Summer intern, great experience overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Intern in Wauwatosa, WI

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton

    Pros

    Very friendly and willing to help with any questions I had, some freedom to pursue your own projects, pay is decent

    Cons

    Everyone is older in the department I was in, not a lot of opportunity for interns to be hired so they are not necessarily passing down knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Budget to hire co-op students if they are good enough, One of my fellow co-ops was well liked by everyone, extremely knowledgeable, contributed significantly to the company, and there was no money to hire him or anyone else so the talent was lost.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good for student workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Murray, KY
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Murray, KY

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton

    Pros

    Very flexable, decent part time pay, paid holidays, pto, very good job for a student worker management very helpful

    Cons

    Human resources not very helpful, even managers don't always understand corporate rules, yearly lay off in summer, job is very boring but I would assume most factory jobs are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try prevent summer lay offs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch your back!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance. Some flexibility in work hours.

    Cons

    Culture is all about "I", "Me" and "Mine". Women are the worst for back stabbing individuals they do not like. Management needs to let go of those in upper management making poor business decisions and not the employees doing the work. It's all about the numbers and you never know if you will be the next to be let go regardless of your work and accomplishments. They have closed so many plants you wonder if they will be in business in the next five years yet upper management still gets their big bonuses. I saw so much wasted money being spent on ridiculous projects. They went into the dealer business and still don't understand how the lawn and garden dealerships work. I just hope they start treating the dealers better realizing they are the bread and butter of their products group business. My former boss did not care about anyone but saving himself. He never was supportive or encouraging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Technology Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Invests in technology, NPD, people. Good work life balance. Good benifits. Fair salary. Fun products to work on and with. Hard working and creative environment.

    Cons

    Very limited jobs that involve Interantiona travel and exposure. Most invovle China. Not very good with aquasitions. Should do more to diversify portfolio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more agressive with growth outside the US and other applications.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    a nice job for making money during college.

    Former Employee - Operator in Murray, KY
    Former Employee - Operator in Murray, KY

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    employers and co-workers were nice.

    Cons

    the work was monotonous at times.

  9.  

    It's like being paid to go to prison.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time

    Pros

    You get paid a little.

    Cons

    They treat you like prisoners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for entry level.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler/Forklift in McDonough, GA
    Current Employee - Assembler/Forklift in McDonough, GA

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton

    Pros

    The hours and overtime is good.

    Cons

    Not enough pay and the company will be changing locations in March.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Convince me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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