Briggs & Stratton

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Good-old boys do not find fresh talent.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Wauwatosa, WI
Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Wauwatosa, WI

I have been working at Briggs & Stratton

Pros

It is the leader in its industry and has excellent benefits. Working for the leader means in purchasing I can get the best prices, because I have the volume to negotiate better pricing.

Cons

Briggs is really run by a family. The CEO's father was the CEO also. It is difficult if you are not in one of the families in this oligAfter a while, you stop trying, because it is impossible for you to advance if you are not related to some one in the oligarchyarchical company. Also, the personnel department has too much authority and interferes with the departments in the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow people who work to rise in the company instead of moving relatives up..

Doesn't Recommend
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    Great place to start a career

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    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler
    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton

    Pros

    Good communication as well as interdepartment cooperation. Good benefits, good vision for future growth. Forward thinking on cost reductions and planning ahead for economic changes.

    Cons

    needs more career progression planning for employees. Management plays favorites. departments need more training for employees. Need to look at hiring the right employees for the right jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep looking forward but learn from the past. You get what you pay for so in saying that......cheaper is not always better when sourcing components.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No Time For Fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton

    Pros

    Strong company with good people to work with.

    Cons

    Will not have much free time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to sales force, they are the ones out in the field with our customers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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