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""You can be just like good old Dad.""

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Wauwatosa, WI
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Wauwatosa, WI
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good benefits and competitive salary.

Cons

If you are not a relative in one of the families that dominate the company, forget career advancement. They say they are public, but it is a private fiefdom. Check out the President. His father was a President of Briggs also. He is not there because of ability. He had a gold spoon in his mouth since he was a baby. His education was done on company time with the company paying for it. Other employees just do not have the same opportunities. He has bullied the company's factory employees and likes to act tough. In reality, it is very easy to be tough, when you always had an unfair advantage over people who really never had a rich father.

Advice to Management

Earn your job.

Other Employee Reviews for Briggs & Stratton

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Think twice about B&S"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. There are no growth opportunities for young people, or anyone for that matter.

    Cons

    The company is going under.

    Advice to Management

    They need to do something different


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good-old boys do not find fresh talent."

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Wauwatosa, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is the leader in its industry and has excellent benefits. Working for the leader means in purchasing I can get the best prices, because I have the volume to negotiate better pricing.

    Cons

    Briggs is really run by a family. The CEO's father was the CEO also. It is difficult if you are not in one of the families in this oligAfter a while, you stop trying, because it is impossible for you to advance if you are not related to some one in the oligarchyarchical company. Also, the personnel department has too much authority and interferes with the departments in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people who work to rise in the company instead of moving relatives up..

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