Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Briggs & Stratton Corporation Employee Reviews

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Decent environment, many oppurtunities to advance and learn.
Production/Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Wauwatosa, WI4 February 2017
I was granted the opportunity to be hired permanently at Briggs & Stratton, after first working there nine months through Adecco Employment Agency. During a typical work day I was part of a crew that built high powered tractors, lawnmowers, and pressure washers depending on the order. I learned a lot about teamwork, the environment was mostly friendly, and the hardest part of the job was working with some,who didn't value quality product as most did. The best part of that job was working with a great team and shipping out quality units.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Long Hiring Process
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This was a career, not just a job
Workers' Compensation Specialist/Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Rolla, MO11 December 2016
I loved my role as Worker's Compensation Specialist and did it for 13 years until the plant moved out of the country and we lost our jobs. My manager was excellent, I loved my co-workers and considers them friends also. Very good place to work I would have retired from there had they not moved the plant.
Pros
Salary, benefits, lots of free training and education
Cons
Moving the plant out of the country
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Overall a great place
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  United States29 November 2016
Company that has changed its identity internally and is trying externally.

New management is creating new ideas but have to change the internal mindsets.

People are working to keep this company customer focused.

The people make this job fun!

The hardest part is learning the ideas of new people who are not used to the atmosphere.
Pros
Benefits and people
Cons
Manufacturer, not a marketer of products.
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Excellent place to work
Senior Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WI6 January 2017
Always inclusive and supportive of new ideas. They have a plan and they will work to execute it. They have a process that will grow with the business and will eliminate the unnecessary red tape. Consistency is their key.
Pros
always forward thinking
Cons
can be a bit bottom line centric
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Productive and good environment
Operator (Former Employee) –  Poplar Bluff, MO12 December 2016
I clocked in and had a few minutes to get adjusted, then walked into the factory to start in on my first rotation. Easy and simple jobs to do as well.
Pros
Lunch breaks, fast paced and loud so you can't really talk to people.
Cons
People always want to talk while working and cannot listen to music.
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high production line required which I met on a regular basis. Good pay and hours. Worked with very knowledgable people that I could learn new tasks.
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) –  Munnsville, NY4 December 2016
very high quality long lasting lawn mowers in the market today .Ferris
lawn mowers have the highest resale rate ever.Made with American
made mateirals
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Good pay and benefits but will layoff with short notice(3months)
Maintenance Repairman, Assembler, Forklift driver, (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WI10 January 2017
I think it was a great place to work, it was just the poor communication between management and workers as well as the customers.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Short breaks and poor management
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Very friendly environment. Polite management and staff
Operator (Former Employee) –  Murray, KY19 November 2016
Great place to work. Very fast paced. Great work environment. Staff is very polite and helpful. Once you get used to operating the machines it goes by so fast but you feel like you can achieve anything.
Pros
Fast paced, fun
Cons
Could've had higher pay
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you assemble engines in a factory setting and stay very busy.
Temp Staff (Former Employee) –  Poplar Bluff, MO15 August 2016
a typical work day consists of putting parts on engines on the main floor if that's were you work, or assembling parts that will inevitably be en-staled on the engine. hardest part of the job is its an assembly line until break its constant work, and the most enjoyable part of the job is having that constant supply of work to keep you busy.
Pros
Not very strenuous labor
Cons
some jobs are fast passed
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Leading their industry in innovation
Product Engineer (Former Employee) –  Poplar Bluff, MO25 January 2017
Good place to work if you're at the corporate level. However, be ready routine cuts to reduce labor costs. Corporate is unstable at best. There a big disconnect between corp and regional plants.
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Typical Work Area
Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) –  Statesboro, GA14 February 2017
Good proffessional Business being ran. Work culture is great. Working the assembly line sending lawn motor parts through machines back to back.meeting production goals
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
short breaks
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Briggs is a progressive and ever changing Corporation
Purchase Planner (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WI23 August 2016
The people that work for Briggs are the main glue that holds the company together. These individuals are what keep it going through there dedication. The company is always cutting costs and if you as an employee are not the top of the heap then you will be cut. This makes Briggs staff the best.
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Okay place to work. Scheduling could be changed to make it easier
Die Cast Operator (Current Employee) –  Statesboro, GA27 July 2016
Work environment is extremely hot and noisy, with long twelve hour shifts. Days off are nice, but you are so tired you basically need them to rest for the next series of scheduled days. Benefits are decent, however unless you are mechanically inclined there is very little chance for advancement.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Long hours, little chance for advancement
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Enjoyed the work but way too much drama
Welder (Former Employee) –  Munnsville, NY7 December 2016
Rely liked the work and the work pace but too much rivalry between staff crippled the morale of the workshop. I wouldn't recommend working long term.
Pros
job supplyed most of the gear needed
Cons
management
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Productive and fun place to work.
Mechanical Designer (Former Employee) –  Product Designer16 January 2017
Great place to work. Friendly people and atmosphere. There is a large variety of projects to work on. Get to know many product lines to work with, and different design software.
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Pays very well, management is lacking
Assembly operator (Current Employee) –  Murray, KY12 July 2016
This was a great job as a college student. An assembly operator is paid roughly $14 an hour, bonuses are very nice.


The job is extremely monotonous and isn't for everyone. Management fails to discipline workers who aren't doing their part. Management sometime fails to utilize workers in an efficient way. (Ex: Not cross-training workers)
Pros
easy work, pays well, easy to balance life with job
Cons
management lacks ability to utilize workers, loud environment, very monotonous
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Good Learning Experience
SAP Senior Associate Consultant (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WI14 November 2016
It is a great feeling working with Briggs & Stratton Corporation. The work environment is amazing.

Great place to work at which would provide platform to implement innovative ideas.
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Temp never hires
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Statesboro, GA17 January 2017
the job is okay, but it is hard to get on with the company. The work is not steady, one week its 40hrs and next week it might be 10hrs
Pros
relaxing, simple work
Cons
short breaks, hard to get out of temp
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Productive fun place to work
Pro Staff (Former Employee) –  Poplar Bluff, MO22 December 2016
I loved working there you stood on the line putting lawn mower engine's together i really liked all management tge was very nice would joke around loved there wish i could go back
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Very productive place
Human Resource Management Intern (Former Employee) –  Auburn, AL9 August 2016
Everyone is very task oriented, however they are very nice to be around. Some employees tend to not pay attention to anything other than their specific area, I feel that if they worked with other departments within the company they could improve some things.
Pros
nice place to work
Cons
no cons
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3.9
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