Briggs & Stratton

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Awesome

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI

I worked at Briggs & Stratton

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great environment
Opportunity to growth
Excellent managers
Good offices

Cons

THey are not that innovative when it comes to Technology, they have good equipments and softwares but are not cutting edge

Advice to Management

Not really anything i can think of, they are great to work with and i enjoyed my time there a lot

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Was a good company yesterday. Today, not so much.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton

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

    Pros

    Household name, strong brands and a pretty solid product. Briggs is blessed with some excellent employees. Unfortunately, many (most) of them are not provided enough opportunity to shine.

    Cons

    Management, management, management! Morale is at the bottom of the barrel and has been there for a long time. People mope around the office like zombies waiting for the clock to strike 4PM. Not a fun place at all.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like kings and start acting like you give a dang!

  2. Helpful (1)

    If Your Company Sucks, Just Pay An Outside Agency To Get You Listed as Top 10 Places To Work...

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    Former Employee - Setup in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Setup in Wauwatosa, WI

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton

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

    Pros

    Above average pay for entry level production work. Freedom to flex your mind (you need to in order to keep the antique production equipment running).

    Cons

    HR cares only about their rules. The union local is a joke. The union has no power or money and your fate is dictated by Briggs HR. The ethical and fair HR manager was fired by Briggs for "being too soft" and was replaced by a woman in army boots type with no compassion or sympathy for working class families. The company is slow moving and constantly being undercut by foreign competition due to Briggs lack of willingness to embrace technology and the attitude that if it is made wrong, make it work anyway. Instead of holding vendors to tolerance on parts, they adjust their production methods to accommodate whatever garbage comes in the door. I give Briggs a maximum of 10 years to keep production in Milwaukee.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the current HR regime, and change Briggs and Stratton back into the family orientated company you claim to be. HR does not care how well employees perform, they only worry about how well your index number follows the (ridiculous) rules (that's right readers, you are a number at Briggs, and they care more about your number than your name). Next contract (if by some miracle you make it to another contract), don't again hire a union buster law firm to handle contract negotiations and work with the people you claim to care about.

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