Briggs & Stratton
3.0 of 5 44 reviews
www.briggsandstratton.com Wauwatosa, WI 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 22, 2014

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Briggs & Stratton Chairman, President, and CEO Todd J. Teske

Todd J. Teske

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Nap time!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat experience for candidates new to corporate America. Co-workers could take naps at their desks!

ConsThe old guard is deeply entrenched. If you have ideas keep them to yourself. Nobody wants to hear them. Typical engineering hierarchy. Managers recognize the engineers and completely ignore the support staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent and listen better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I have been working at Briggs & Stratton for more than 10 years

ProsBriggs has a good work/life balance

ConsNot a lot of room for advancement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Briggs & Stratton full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLaid back work environment and people

ConsHealth costs and coverage, minimal advancement opportunity, continue to support business segments that lose money and drive no profitability

Advice to Senior Managementthe company is not really going anywhere. Market share is falling. Excuses for not hitting targets don't seem to be affecting other companies in the industry.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not the most demanding place

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Wauwatosa, WI

I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time for more than 3 years

ProsRelaxed, friendly people. Not an overly stressful environment. Plenty of time off for shutdown. You can easily achieve a good work/life balance.

ConsThey don't seem to have a solid business plan. No real investment in infrastructure. Focused on cutting costs and being the low cost provider. Business continues to decline.

Advice to Senior ManagementBuild a better dealer network. Focus on providing better quality and innovation rather than on squeezing every dime out of every process.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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If you want real experience as an engineering intern, this is the company to go to

Manufacturing Intern (Current Employee)
Statesboro, GA

I have been working at Briggs & Stratton as an intern for less than a year

ProsMeaningful work, networking, exposure to all sides of technical projects. They will give you real projects to design, contact vendors for parts, attend meetings, present proposals, and many other things. They'll teach you how to be an engineer. The hours are very flexible around your school schedule. Awesome experience

ConsLower pay than other internships, but its still decent. I've heard the engineer salary here is low

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing at this point

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I learned a lot, but didn't love the overall culture and lack of organization.

Marketing (Current Employee)
Wauwatosa, WI

I have been working at Briggs & Stratton part-time for less than a year

ProsCompetitive pay and benefits; generous holiday time off.

ConsLack of organization and communication between upper management and in between business platforms.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My experience at Briggs & Stratton I would have to say was not good due to being stalked,harassed and discriminated.

DC Warehouse Worker (Former Employee)
Menomonee Falls, WI

I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time for more than 3 years

Prosvariety of jobs and responsibilities.

ConsI would have to say the treatment of classification of workers in a negative sense. Management constantly "observes" employees even though the employee produces at required level.

Advice to Senior Managementtreat all people fair,give all people the same opportunities e.g. retraining on jobs without threatening workers for asking for help or questions in doing a job.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good employer

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood management; Great environment, Good opportunities for progress

ConsPay structure; organizational set up encourages internal competition between business units

Advice to Senior ManagementRetain experienced and good workers and promote from within.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time

ProsNew and innovative products are being developed that surpass the competition.

ConsBeing such a large company, you can become just a number.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Top Management Struggles With Internal Change

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I worked at Briggs & Stratton as an intern for more than a year

Pros- Great team, positive environment, excellent benefits

Cons- Struggles with change, product success dependent on environment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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