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"IT department is 10-15 years behind the market"

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Former Employee - IT Resource in Wauwatosa, WI
Former Employee - IT Resource in Wauwatosa, WI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Most of them are very nice people to work with. Work and life has a great balance. Newly done cafetaria in corp office is cool. Decent paid time off and good benefits.

Cons

IT leadership has no vision, some directors have not written a single line of code in their life and they proudly flaunt it so don't understand the pain of IT resource. More interested in defining startegies and keep changing them every 6-12 months and does not include business folks in discussions. IT has no respect in the eyes of business. Its like a dead dept. Tools and technolgies are way behind the market like 10-15 years, no trainning is provided to doers, its like expolore on ur on :-) sure. No business analyst in the dept. Same resource is supposed to play mulitple role like a developer, or a tester or BA or support. Its not a place for young dynamic and enthusiastic people for sure. Promotion is very easy if u r good at sugar coating but if u r hardworking and result oriented forget about it. Some of the managers are not even qualified by education for the job. (Not even bachelor degree)

Advice to Management

You keep saying putting right people in right job and I doubt anybody sees it that way. People are not being looked as human being but rather as a resource. Need to invest in technolgies and need to take care of people rather than stock price.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A struggle to grow this business and stand on their own"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary was fair
    Benefits were fair
    Some good people at the lower levels with lots of experience and committed to the cause.
    Good brand recognition
    Nice office.
    Cafeteria on site.

    Cons

    Politics - many VPs and directors that get involved in every simple business decision and often leads to the wrong decisions, no decision, or infighting at this higher level for what needs to be done. None of the lower level experienced employees will speak up to what is the right thing to do when the wrong decisions are made because they are afraid of being fired.
    No team unity / no coaching to the less experienced.
    Many working 12 - 14 hr days just to tread water.
    Culture of fear. Blamed for problems outside of your area of control.
    Many good, long term (10+ years) competent employees have recently moved on due to sheer frustration or got tired of getting beat up.
    Some employees are just toxic to the environment and no one can work with them but they are just left alone and continue to do major damage to the business and other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stand back and let the remaining experienced employees do their jobs and complete their work without everyone piling on.
    At the same time figure out a way to build team unity, take care of the toxic employees. You will be amazed what can happen.
    Stop the culture of fear, break the chains that hold the business back and let good work get done.
    Stop the kiss up / kick down culture - no respect exists.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Above Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a very comfortable place to work, longer deadlines then you would expect, it is not a stressful place to work unless you fall behind on your work - which you set the timelines for.

    Cons

    Very behind the times on technology, lower pay then the competition.

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