Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Murray, KY – April 8, 2014
Pros: co-workers and fast paced work
Cons: short breaks and at times stressfull
typical day at briggs was going in and ordering parts and supplies. helping fix the machines when they went down. learned to drive a forklift. the hardest part of the job is when we had more then 2 change overs on are shift. the co-workers where great to work with.
Assembler (Former Employee), McDonough, GA – April 1, 2014
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: very hard labor
- A typical work day is very hard and strenuous - I did learn to work at a very fast pace - Management was not that great and they were very unorganized - My co-workers were very nice however - Very hard work a lot of heavy lifting
Assemblymen (Former Employee), Statesboro Ga. – March 24, 2014
!2 hour shift starting at 5:45 A.M. until 6:00m P.M. Learned different aspects of making small engines. Management was good. Coworkers were fun to work with. Hardest part of the job was preparing the parts for the next stage they were going to. Most enjoyable was the other employees
Operator (Former Employee), Murray, KY – February 13, 2014
Although my time here was brief, it was beneficial in that it was like an alternate form of Amazon. The only real difference was that you were working on a "line" workstation in my branch. It's good experience particularly in the Murray, KY area.
Business Account Manager (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WI – February 8, 2014
• Maintained P&L reports for efficient profitable tracking purposes • Created year-end and monthly forecasts of engines and monetary value • Forecasted OEM production based on actual demand and seasonal trends and adjust forecast accordingly • Maintained a 92% ratio of accuracy of forecasting • Created engine/product specifications for product line – more... reviews for new year – less
No growth opportunities and disconnected management team
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WI – January 20, 2014
Completely unprofessional work enviroment from the top high level management down to the mid level management team. Partnered along with a management team completely disconnected from what the day to day employees with the work are doing. Little to no raises year over year along with numerous pay and benefit cuts every few years. Lay offs occur on a – more... regular basis, they just do them quiet and low volume enough not to reach the media outlets. Employees are provided tools to work from home but are not provided the opportunity though management works from home on a consistant basis. No lead by example mentality and the HR department is just as big of an issue as management. HR works for the management team NOT the employee. Very unfortunate for youth looking for a career. – less
Operator (Former Employee), Poplar Bluff, MO – January 16, 2014
Cons: working with some unhappy people
Forklift driver-learned all about working in a factory. Management was good and co-workers were nice. The hardest part of my job was when they changed over to another engine and I had to scramble around to get the parts for the line. The most enjoyable was always working around different people.
Marketing Coordinator II - Engine, Service (Current Employee), Wauwatosa, WI – December 28, 2013
My typical day at work consists of working on marketing programs and projects. Assisting customers both internal and external. I also collaborate with other marketing departments on joint consumer programs. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with cross functional teams on various projects.
Operator - Final Assembly (Current Employee), Murray, KY – December 19, 2013
Pros: easy job, good pay
Cons: boring and monotonous
Jobs are easy and simple. Compensation is a good value for the work. Company offers profit share to employees. Incentives offered for second and third shifts. Advancement is fair and straightforward. Obamacare is adversely affecting part-time employees, as part-time employees are no longer able to work additional hours as they had been able to. Attendance – more... policy leaves much to be desired. Attendance policy reflects a zero tolerance perspective, and entices employees to come to work when sick. – less
Very little upward mobility. Employees are not treated fairly and their ideas are not implemented in a timely fashion
Manufacturing Technician B (Former Employee), Statesboro, GA – October 16, 2013
Day started out at 5:00am. Production line begins at 6:30. My job entailed managing up to 12 individuals. Must keep employees supplied with parts, Manage changeovers, and promote teamwork. I learned that employees will allow you to be accoutable for their actions but they will find excuses and place blame whenever confronted. The hardest part of the – more... job was dealing with my immediate supervisor. His methods od 20th century coercion and my 21st century views of employee accountability clashed. The most enjoyable part of the job was encouraging and empowering employees to aid in the company's continuous improvement practices. – less
Operator (Current Employee), Murray, KY – October 4, 2013
You won't beat the pay for the type of work you do. Generally speaking it's a stress free job. You are constantly doing something but as long as you have any kind of dexterity at all it isn't an issue.