Briggs & Stratton Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Waisted Time!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros, plant closures every three years. The employees are just a number to upper management. They will use you for all you're worth and then throw you away.

    Cons

    Underpaid and horrible benefits, no communication and corporate employees are very rude! Be prepared to attend several daily meetings and then explain why something wasn't done. Never mind the fact they had you tied up all day, that's no excuse to them.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees, that's what makes the company.


  2. Over 100 year old company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Cut down on corporate overhead. Too many management layers.


  3. Summer intern, great experience overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Intern in Wauwatosa, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Watch your back!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. It's like being paid to go to prison.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time

    Pros

    You get paid a little.

    Cons

    They treat you like prisoners.

    Advice to Management

    Be replaced.


  7. Technology Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  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. Helpful (1)

    Good for entry level.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler/Forklift in McDonough, GA
    Current Employee - Assembler/Forklift in McDonough, GA

    Pros

    The hours and overtime is good.

    Cons

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


  10. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Convince me.


  11. Good company that tries to take care of its people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good compensation - Good training - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Lack of personal growth - Lack of company growth - Too focused on continuing business as usual

    Advice to Management

    - Look to other opportunities for revenue - Focus on bringing in better middle management that is willing to reinvent the wheel



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