Briggs and Stratton Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Briggs & Stratton Corporation is an American Fortune 1000 manufacturer of gasoline engines with headquarters in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Owen of Stoystown, PA is a definitely dissatisfied customer. He says, "Craftsman Lawn tractor 21hp Briggs & Stratton Single cylinder Blown engine rod went through block. Terrible Engine. Only used the tractor 6 times. Bought brand new. What a disappointment. They need a recall on this garbage!"
Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker says"Used to be a great place to work but benefits have been cut and company doesn’t seem to care for employees anymore"
Former Employee - Manager says"All self inflicted destruction here. Quality - gone. Competitors ate their lunch. Customers went somewhere else. Culture - poor. The good are gone and thriving at the competitors. The bad knew how to survive but not bring success to a business. Retirement benefits - gone or soon will be. You gave so much and then what?"
Current Employee - Senior Technical Illustrator says"Unfortunate Upper management with Bankruptcy"
Current Employee - Engineering says"No Accountability especially at the CEO and Elite Management level"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Absolutely incompetent and abysmal senior management"
Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff says"CEO and his staff needs to be fired but bod won’t do it because he hand picked them. Shareholders should be outraged how ceo cost them all money. He only looked out for his own interest and those that worked for him. He is arrogant, walks with an arrogant swagger, talks down to people; throws temper tantrums, bullies people with questions, lacks EQ, doesn’t believe in a servant leadership style and ran a company into the ground"
Former Employee - Senior Manager says"Everything but work life balance, especially the senior management (C-Suite). There is no care about their employee nor integrity. Bird of director is malfunctionomg; stock price tells all."
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager says"CEO, COO, CFO have made horrible decisions that have left the company struggling to survive. Employees hold little confidence in the future direction and a lack of resources, a broken SAP system make day to day operations a struggle."
Current Employee - Engineer says"The pompous CEO cares more about his self preservation then the Company and its employees. There is clearly no plan to keep the company going, they are just they are just throwing darts at a dart board and hope something sticks."
Former Employee - Corporate Employee says"When the CEO’s approval on Glassdoor is that of a typical Presidential approval rating (BUT CUT IN HALF), you know something is terribly wrong. Accountability does not exist in the corporation. Quarter after quarter, financial goals are missed. Rather than leadership accepting their choices and actions may be the reason for some of these shortfalls, they blame external factors. Things like the weather, retail partners selling less, etc. The Company acquired many businesses over the last 10 years to become more diversified. They are now selling many of those same businesses as the corporation is now “too complicated”. These results are directly correlated to the decisions of leadership, though nobody will be held accountable. During these tough times of COVID-19, we have seen countless CEO’s of large companies like Briggs & Stratton sacrifice their salary. Briggs however, cut all employee salaries, and by a large amount. This was done well before any impact of Covid-19 could even be comprehended by the business. This was their scapegoat to cut salaries, when in reality they needed to because of the failing business due to leadership’s decision making. To say leadership is secretive, guarded and insecure would be an enormous understatement. Candidness is not something that comes easy or is appreciated in this corporation. The executors of the company are very good people. They work hard amongst broken/dated processes and unsupported systems. This creates a close bond between these workers, and is the reason people stay at Briggs & Stratton. Sadly, the ship is sinking rapidly, and they are left no choice but to jump before it’s too late."
Sales Representative (Former Employee) says"I would not recommend this company to anyone - Sr leadership and the HR leader are all hand picked so no one has any integrity - it is a puppet Sr leadership team - do as I say - low talented team with no direction just say "yes" to the leader which is why the company is being run into the ground - very glad no longer with the company - Feel bad for the employees who remain there.NoneOnly if in Finance do you succeed"
Machine Operator (Current Employee) says"Terrible environment.Hateful supervisors and upper management gets passed on Drug screens.Management act's like we're prison inmates.Known drug user for upper management.He never gets screened.Watta joke.Close this racist slave camp.NoneToo many to list."
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says"Hours were perfect 6am to 230pm. Earned vacation time and sick time.hard to get time off due to not haven enough employees to cover your possessions.."
Machine Operator (Former Employee) says"This company is a complete disaster upper level management thinks the remaining factories in the us will close in the next 2 years. We had employees that worked for 2 days before being laid off."
Material Handler (Current Employee) says"Manager is lost doesn't know his job duties and the one he does know he pushes them on the employees to do. He is slow and incompetent. Only good thing is he lacks courage to fire people.NoneNone"
Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) says"This job is very difficult. The people are are rude and ugly and they always throw people under the bus. The supervisors are out to get the operators. DO NOT WORK HERE !Weekly payBad environment all around"
ForkLift Operator (Current Employee) says"Plant is closing at end of this year. Loved my job but position will no longer be available. Learned extensive knowledge in all departments and areas of a manufacturing plantGreat job atmospherePlant is closing"
Assembler (Former Employee) says"You do NOT get a $1 raise if you are hired on. They do not hire on after 30 days. No care for workers. Don't care about finished product as long as numbers are high at the end of the day"
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says"Briggs probably could have been a good place to work for. Many people i met had been there for decades. But in my personal experience, the management cared more about quantity than quality. They were not family oriented at all. During the summer months I worked there, many times workers had heat stroke."
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) says"No amount of pay can replace time you need off if scheduled and can't be off without repercussion!!!!! I would rather be in you know where than be at this place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PeopleNo time off"
Assembler (Former Employee) says"This company only help you if your family is management you gey let go for anything and they will black list you so think before you take the job I am seriousLot of hoursNo job security"
Quality Analyst (Current Employee) says"There are no advancement opportunities internally. The company would rather hire outside of the company even if the candidate is more than qualified and has great internal references. Most managers micro-manage the employees that do their job and overlook the ones that they have formed a click with and that don't do their job. If you are looking for over time that can be achieved depending on the area you work in. (Mandatory so you don't have a choice) All of the other areas are struggling to keep the employees working. A lot of employees spend more time socializing and playing on their phone.Onsite health clinicManagement, HR and the Company itself"
Parts Clerk (Former Employee) says"Overall a lot of people do things there not supposed to and those that go above and beyond are not recognized.so if your looking for a career look elsewhere"
Powder Coater (Former Employee) says"This place only cares about it's money. They overworked us. Berely got any bonuses. For us part time trying to get full time they treated bad. Overworked us and we never got compensated."
Quality Analyst (Former Employee) says"This company use to be a great paying company now its low wages and very dirty place to work. Management is all over the place. This place is a revolving door every day there were new temps coming in because no one will stay.NoneEverything."
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) says"Worst job I ever had.The management purposely looks for things to nit pick about.My " group leader" on second shift has no social or people skills and is possibly autistic.They treat people like slaves .Everything about this place stinks..they even knowingly send out bad product... I will be contacting the BBB and NLRB for some of this...its whistleblower timeNothingEverything"
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says"I would never work there any more for the pay of work it's not worth it and how they treat you it's unfair and in caused for. They do not understand if your sick"
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says"Nepotism is rampant at this company. The most unreliable employees are rewarded even if they make mistakes. Some employees were advanced and received more pay because they were well-liked or related to the boss. HR gave privileges to select people and shunned others. Were written up for no good reason which caused you from advancing within the company. The better you work, the more work you get. It's a no-win situation. Terrible company to work for"
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says"I love working on the assembly line and the great staff at this company. I learn how to do a hundred things at one time at this job. The people here was so willing to accept you and teach you the job"
Assembler (Former Employee) says"6am-2:30pm Monday-Friday Saturday overtime work on assembly line building lawn mowers and pressure washers. the hardest part was working in the heat in the summer."
Delicious DeBlair says"There is no human interface, and no way to get to a human from the telephone, another 'Ivory Tower' megacorporation which ONCE USED TO be very personable and friendly. NOW its just another soulless, uselessl uncooperative, money grubbing ponzi sceheme like all the rest. Such a shame. [sigh]
No wonder new companies like Predator and Tillitson are growing so fast!"
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In The News
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports"Small engine maker Briggs & Stratton faces possible bankruptcy, may be forced to sell off business units"