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Briggs Auto Group Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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  1. "Love this place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Car Salesman in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Car Salesman in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Briggs Auto Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Self directed sales - you build your customer base in sales
    you get what you put into it
    potential for great money
    very professional, and established business
    they understand the long work weeks and work with you on getting some time off if you need it
    Great management staff
    work is a good fun place to be

    Cons

    Long hours 60-70 hours a week
    lots of pressure at the end of the month
    pay is always up in the air since its commission

    Advice to Management

    Hold managers accountable for their issues, don't let them get pushed to the sales reps.


  2. "Nope."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Manhattan, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Briggs Auto Group full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers
    Large customer base
    Large inventory

    Cons

    Don't care about salesmen
    Long hours
    Stolen Sales
    The commission isn't as great as they say

    Advice to Management

    Give the sales to the proper salesmen


  3. "Internet Sales Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internet Sales Representative in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Internet Sales Representative in Lawrence, KS
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Briggs Auto Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent co-workers, some managers are easy to work for and care how you do.

    Cons

    Micro managed, never appreciated people who account for over 40% of auto sales.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Car Salesman in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Car Salesman in Lawrence, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Briggs Auto Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The fellow employees were great.

    Cons

    I went through 12 managers in 6 months of employment. The owner refuses to let any of the management do their jobs and within a few weeks they quit. They also make promises they don't keep I was promised reimbursement for having to pay for training never was, I was promised 40000 a year based on "competitve" commission rates, it was quite amazing how they would find ways to lower your margin to lower your commission. There is a ton of other things as well. Steer clear of the Lawrence location. I've heard Manhattan and Topeka are way better but I have no first hand experience with those stores.

    Advice to Management

    Quit micromanaging your Store managers and let them do what they do. Most of them were HIGHLY successful at other dealerships only to be run out of town at Briggs.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to join up with and work for!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Finance in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Briggs Auto Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent salary opportunites for hard workers, top of the line training plans including on site trainers, bonuses, trips, and awards are available as well. The owner truly cares about his staff as well as 100% customer satisfaction!

    Cons

    Longer work week hours than your typical 40 hour a week job however you are compensated accordingly. Briggs' offers full benefits as well as adequate time off to help offset the extra 10-15 hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management does a great job at recognizing the strengths in their employees and motivators as it is very imortant to incent accodingly.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Sales in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Briggs Auto Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work at if you are willing to work hard, put in some hours and sell a lot of cars. If you are bright and willing to work hard they are more than willing to promote you or try to put you in other positions that fit your skills.

    Cons

    You do work long hours but if you put those hours towards contacting customers and promoting your business the hours more than pay off in the end.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your employees to express their own personalities in their own way, having a unique look is good for a uniform but facial hair should be optional.


  8. "Not a place that cares about their employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Briggs Auto Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large customer base.
    Non-management co-workers are mostly good people, and are good to work with.

    Cons

    You will work long, hard hours for not a lot of money.
    Management and owners do not care about employees, only money.
    You are expendable, and you're treated that way.
    Turnover rate is high, and you will see many new faces every week.
    Unorganized in most branches of the company.
    Employee morale is dismal, and most people will find it hard to make a career with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the people who make you money. They have families and lives outside of work. If as much energy is put into taking care of your employees and their families, as sponsoring every activity and event in the area, the workplace would be a more positive place, and business would reflect that.


  9. "Great place to make some money."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Sales in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make a better than average paycheck. The General Manager in Manhattan is an outstanding individual, the highest caliber dealership manager you will find anywhere. Manhattan is a great 'small' town to live and work in.

    Cons

    Arrogant and unintelligent middle-management. Working 60+ hours per week, not to mention being expected to work your days off. (if you don't and are lagging behind, you are likely to be fired). In order to effectively coach sales people, the sales managers should probably have proven their sales experience themselves. As opposed to managers who historically couldn't sell cars to begin with.

    Advice to Management

    In order to effectively coach sales people, the sales managers should probably have proven their sales experience themselves. As opposed to managers who historically couldn't sell cars to begin with.


  10. "Great place to work for lower than average pay."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are a large group in a great location. They have excellent sales support, a business development, and a proven business model

    Cons

    You can get lost in the croud and end up being just another underpaid manager

    Advice to Management

    Pay up. Hand out more slices of the pie. Other dealers pay far more for mid management


  11. "Good if you can handle the pressure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Briggs Auto Group full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding if you can suceed

    Cons

    Long hours, and high pressure sales


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