Briggs & Stratton

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Helpful (2)

So glad to be out of there

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

I worked at Briggs & Stratton

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

I learned a lot while working there based purely on finding things out myself. Most of the people are nice to work with. Was a great starting place.

Cons

With such a large organization there's a lot of passing the buck. Projects that should take a few weeks take months to get anywhere because you are constantly being put off because someone else is being put off. There are a lot of current employees who are a pain to work with and if you have a job like I did where you must communicate with other departments (which i'm sure is the majority) you literally suck it up. Management is not really into advancing your knowledge or creating ways to better yourself if it means having to put money in it. i've also known a lot of contract workers who are treated like second class citizen when it come to benefits, time off, and perks regular employees receive.

Advice to Management

It would be great to work with people who don't condone backstabbing, negative office politics, and gossiping. There are a ton of dirty tricks people use to get ahead at this company. Promotions and jobs should be based on work performance, not how many people you flirt with and gossip to.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "You can be just like good old Dad."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Wauwatosa, WI

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive salary.

    Cons

    If you are not a relative in one of the families that dominate the company, forget career advancement. They say they are public, but it is a private fiefdom. Check out the President. His father was a President of Briggs also. He is not there because of ability. He had a gold spoon in his mouth since he was a baby. His education was done on company time with the company paying for it. Other employees just do not have the same opportunities. He has bullied the company's factory employees and likes to act tough. In reality, it is very easy to be tough, when you always had an unfair advantage over people who really never had a rich father.

    Advice to Management

    Earn your job.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Think twice about B&S

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

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. There are no growth opportunities for young people, or anyone for that matter.

    Cons

    The company is going under.

    Advice to Management

    They need to do something different

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