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Briggs & Stratton Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. "It's ok."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Briggs & Stratton full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room to learn and grow.
    Try to get into a group which is significantly younger than your career

    Cons

    Lack of trust and a bit of friction between the assemblers and management.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get to know the needs of the floor workers to get better output from them.
    A happy worker is a productive worker.


  2. "Area Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time

    Pros

    Great people, structured processes, work-life balance and teamwork.

    Cons

    As with any larger organization, lack of communication throughout corporate teams.


  3. "Professional Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Poplar Bluff, MO
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Poplar Bluff, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great structure, Family oriented, Lots of training offered, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    OT can be continuous but for some that is a good thing


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Decline of a once great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provides a nice Tuition reimbursement program and offers decent competitive pay

    Cons

    Definite "silos" in upper management - the very thing they preach to be trying to eliminate. If you have a "friend" on the inside, you are fast tracked to the top of the heap. The blame game runs rampant and the best hard-working employees are alienated and made to feel insignificant. While we were told there was an "open door" policy, as soon as you voice a concern, the reply is always "hey, you are replaceable". Nice.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back from the almighty dollar and put a little more focus on work life of the average employee (union AND salary). To eliminate benefits due to "financial reasons" and then produce an annual report showing CEOs still receiving multi-MILLION dollar bonuses is a slap in the face. I know, you hope we don't read it, but we do....


  6. "Material Handler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Murray, KY
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Murray, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy work. Decent pay for unskilled work in small town.
    Semi annual profit sharing check usually got you an extra $1 or $2 average for every hour worked. They may have done away with this.

    Cons

    Need better vacation policy. Dont make employees use it during shutdowns which should be for unemployment.
    Good old boy network inside.
    Not much room for advancement in there. Kenlake is the better option for Murray.
    Need to restructure pay scales.


  7. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented team and great focus on innovation

    Cons

    Challenging timelines, can be complex.


  8. "HI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and great 401K

    Cons

    Not the best industry to be in


  9. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Operator in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - QA Operator in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay. Insurance. Bonuses. Vacation. Perfect attendance reward.

    Cons

    Lack of communication to employees.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "quality union"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Wauwatosa, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a job. There are some very nice, hard working people on the assembly lines in the product plant.

    Cons

    No procedures, not ISO certified, new to the job and some people are very click and critical of everything you do to the point of harassment. 6am to 2:30 pm with a 10 minute break and 30 minute lunch - very fast paced with no quality review on the line. Some of the nasty people watch you constantly and pick at you... it is hard to stay away from them but they are mainly in the shop floor office.

    Advice to Management

    Wow. What a mess. No segregation of non-conforming material.fork trucks wizz through the aisles like a freeway although they are good drivers, scary. Incoming stock is placed wherever so almost impossible to find.lots of lost time looking for parts for the line or to inspect. Start with a nonconforming segregation area. Any steps to place stock in designated areas is better than ignoring the stock issue, there is no FIFO. Plus 1 week vacation an no ability to be sick is crazy.


  11. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Briggs & Stratton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employees and relaxed environment

    Cons

    Silos leading to lack of communication.



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