Briggs & Stratton
3.0 of 5 50 reviews
www.briggsandstratton.com Wauwatosa, WI 5000+ Employees

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59% Approve of the CEO

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

Todd J. Teske

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Wonderful experience and atmosphere.

    Manufacturing Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsHours, pay, co-workers. The atmosphere of friendship between all employees is great. From the engineers to management to the operators on the floor, everyone is a pretty close group.

    ConsBig organization and like most organizations, it can be clunky at times. Sometimes things do not get accomplished as quickly as a person might like due to the huge levels of organization to go through. Also, 5S is majorly stupid and non productive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot much to share. They get the job done.

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

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    The benefits were Superberb, the environment not so much!

    Account Representative (Former Employee)
    Wauwatosa, WI

    ProsBriggs & Stratton Corporation offered a top notch benefits package when I started working there. Briggs has a strong history as one of the worlds small engine producers.

    ConsDuring my 8 year tenure Briggs dwindled it's attractive benefit package to become less competitive with some of the areas top employers. In todays changing market a lot of the "lifers" at Briggs were not ready for progressive change and ideas. This made it quite difficult for younger employees to "get ahead" , truly shine , and showcase new ideas/processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI was proud to see the direction the organization was taking with addressing culture, I'm just not sure if you were aware of the affect long-term employees would have on the incoming hires.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you like change, this is the place to be!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsLots of exciting things happening; not just an engine company anymore. As a result, there's lots of changes in how things are done.
    Flexible, friendly work environment. Flexible hours and ability to occasionally work from home for many employees. Great for work/life balance!

    ConsConservative company, so can tend to over-evaluate riskier decisions. Not bad, but can be frustrating for those that don't understand and expect a dot-com environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Prosjob security seems to be better than a lot of places

    Consno work/life balance, the more you do the more they take

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    Good Old Boy Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig company with somewhat stabile employment.

    ConsWay too many personnel discussions are based on personal friends and long term relationships. Actual qualifications mean little in promotion process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and move into 2014.

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

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    Nap time!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    Excellent company with great attention to employee relations. Invests in employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsClear expectations, good opportunities, easy to feel a sense of belonging.

    ConsThe expected reliance on availability of discretionary income. In a consistently slow economy that can be a problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the direction of leadership and innovation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    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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    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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    30 years, retired and still getting screwed.

    Manufacturing Intern (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsEarly retirement after 30 years.

    ConsPoor benefits and poor management. Treat hourly workers like your a low life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice do to unable to take advice.

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

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