This review is from the Products side of Briggs.
Engineer (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – 10 August 2017
Briggs owns the brand names for Simplicity, Snapper Murray and others. Working on the products side is completely different from the engine side. The engine side cares about the product that is going out the door. However, the products side does not share the same vision. They like technology but they are not willing to put the proper time to ensure that it is reliable. It is sad to have an engineer work at a company that can not promote the product that they work on. Upper management doesn't understand that it takes months to find a customer and only seconds to lose one. It is the customer that pays everyone's salary! They look at the short term gains with high short and long term risks as opposed to designs that ensure flexibility, reliability and the ability to control costs. Upper management from the products side will often make the engineers feel like they don't know what they are talking about despite them not having engineering degrees!!
They like innovation.
Are not willing to spend the time or money to ensure the innovation is reliable.