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Briggs & Stratton Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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Briggs & Stratton Chairman, President, and CEO Todd J. Teske
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  1. "Great Work Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, laid back enviroment

    Cons

    Communication is lacking, in need of more constructive critisim

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks with developing new product. Ask the employees what they want


  2. "Good company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton full-time

    Pros

    Good, sready and secure job. Lots of interesting things going on.

    Cons

    Some lack of communication, can be stressful at times.


  3. "Team Facilitator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, pay is about average

    Cons

    Long hours with very little thanks or appreciation


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  5. "OVERALL GOOD PLACE TO WORK"

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    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay pretty well. Laid back environment. Management is very good. The people I work with are nice. Rarely work weekends which is nice in summer.

    Cons

    No vacation for 6 years so don't plan on taking a trip unless its for 2 days. They don't tell you that when you get hired. The job gets very boring and my days are long. Very hot in summer.


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time

    Pros

    Employee morale is generally good, pay and benefits are very fair, they promote from within first and the opportunity for advancement is pretty much unlimited, employees feel like they are valued and that their hard work doesn't go unnoticed.

    Cons

    I guess the only negative would be some inevitable exposure to industrial/occupational hazards if you work in or around the production side of things. Heavy machinery, chemicals, coolant mist, forklifts/crazy forklift drivers, etc.


  7. "Technical Writer III"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer III in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Technical Writer III in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Project teams and top management

    Cons

    Problems with integration of engine and equipment

    Advice to Management

    List to the professional staff employees


  8. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Wauwatosa, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people with a willingness to listen to new ideas. Always looking for the next idea no matter where it comes from.

    Cons

    Some decisions are made purely on dollars and cents instead of the impact to community and the people that work there.

    Advice to Management

    Plan for the long haul and grow organically. Moving to the next cheaper place won't sustain you.


  9. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work independently in a position that changes often. This is great for someone like me who gets bored easily.

    Cons

    None to mention aside from health insurance deductible, but I think that applies to most companies everywhere right now.


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    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great 401k and benefits

    Cons

    Fake management that will make you feel like a number in a hurry. Pay is minimal and work/life balance is not there yet. The whispers of unhappiness is everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    No advice will be taken to heart. The worst management I've personally reported to.


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    "What's behind those doors?"

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    Current Employee - Set-up Technician/Technologist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Set-up Technician/Technologist in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay, steady hours, and all three shifts available for most positions.

    Cons

    Terrible company culture that starts at the top and works its way down. It's not the worst job I've ever had and it's also not the lowest paying job I've ever had so I am grateful to have the opportunity to work for Briggs but if another opportunity came along that had similar pay and benefits I would leave in a heart beat.

    Advice to Management

    Negative reinforcement never works as well as positive reinforcement. When employees aren't respected and treated like adults they don't care about the company and this leads to poor quality products, bad work ethic, and lost time. When you give your workers responsibility they will find a way to get things done but instead Briggs management takes away everyones freedom to think and this has shown to be damaging to the company.



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