Briggs & Stratton Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
55 Reviews

3.0
55 Reviews
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Briggs & Stratton Chairman, President, and CEO Todd J. Teske
Todd J. Teske
32 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can easily achieve a good work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits package, profit sharing (if it was a good year) (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Very behind the times on technology, lower pay then the competition (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good management; Great environment, Good opportunities for progress

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain experienced and good workers and promote from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Management Struggles With Internal Change

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

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Getting better

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

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

    Pros

    Company is definitely moving in the right direction
    Leadership is promoting a much-needed culture change

    Cons

    Pockets of poor management remain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Underqualified Middle Management

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to start your career - Briggs & Stratton employs many co-ops and interns.
    The on-site health clinic and fitness center.
    The extra week of vacation from plant shutdown around christmas.

    Cons

    Below average salary with average benefits.
    Projects often lack visibility to the rest of the company.
    Inexperienced/Underqualified Middle Management.
    Company as a whole moves incredibly slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and keep your employees challenged and compensated for their efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    No opportunity for advancement but a good place to learn.

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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 as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours.
    Nice people.
    Good working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Strong lack of communication between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to boost employee moral and communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is great to start off a career, however there is not much room to grow within a short period of time

    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Competitive salary
    -Full medical, dental and vision
    -Onsite Medical Facility ($5 Co Pay)
    -Potential EVA profit sharing
    -Bonus incentive structure

    Cons

    There is not much room to grow in the company. Micro managing is a problem. There is a poor management and they do not value their employees

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't know where this place is headed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Lead  in  Newbern, TN
    Former Employee - Group Lead in Newbern, TN

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

    Pros

    Started up a new plant with all of the corporate people coming in making it all sound good.

    Cons

    Closed down several other plants during this time and then after only 4 years of operation closed the new one after losing contracts with some big names in the industry. They do not care about any of the people working for them unless you are in upper management from the Wisconsin area.

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

    Management

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    Current Employee - Technician  in  Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Technician in Statesboro, GA

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

    Pros

    They will let you work 10 plus years

    Cons

    When they lay off its a permanent layoff no coming back but you will get unemployment...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are not in with the managers here you don't stand a chance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dying brand / Dying company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Wauwatosa, WI

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria on site.
    Workout facility on site
    Week shutdown between Christmas / New year

    Cons

    Losing business / market share every year to Asian competitors.
    No real leaders in management. Way too much politics that prevent the right things from getting done.
    No room to advance unless you are one of the family members of the CEO.
    100 lbs of work to get done vs 20 lbs of employees to do the work!
    Not smart enough to realize consumers don't care about the brand anymore or to realize more and more homeowners don't do their yard work anymore - they hire a cheap landscaper to do it & no one cares about the brand. Product is a commodity today.
    Battle cry of "innovate" the product - management thinks they are making smart-phones....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just like techumsa - now out of business due to foreign competitors you will soon be gone / bought out / taken over. it's just taking longer because you had the most market-share.
    Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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