Briggs and Stratton
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opc

Newbern, TN

#1 Sep 3, 2011
Is it a good place to work or a drama magnent like all the other factories around here? My son said they are hiring, but I don't want to go back to a World Color atmosphere.
nope

United States

#2 Sep 3, 2011
anywhere around here is bound to be full of drama.
its something in the water. the people are a.s.s.holes
and dont know anything about this supposed "southern hospitality"....

and let me get this straight, your son told you that a place is hiring? shouldnt you be finding a place to work on your own? thats really responsible... and life isnt about what you wanna do if youre not in a position to do so. go cry in a corner and think about what youve said. then take your butt to Briggs and Stratton and apply.

mind your own dang business and drama wont bother you, unless you let it.
opc

Newbern, TN

#3 Sep 3, 2011
Well, if I would have known that pricks like you would respond to a simple question I would not have asked. I did mind my own business at World Color, but was still pulled into the drama from co-workers. As for looking for my own job, I am a 53 year old woman and I am not particularly LOOKING for a job, but I do like to stay busy so when he mentioned that they were hiring I took it into consideration. How about you go cry in a corner about not getting any hospitality and everyone being an asshole. Maybe if you were not such an asshole yourself, people would show you some respect. Have a nice day sir/madam.
guest

Newbern, TN

#4 Sep 3, 2011
Briggs is a great place to work. Ive been there for 4 years. No more drama than any other work place.
iknow

Beech Bluff, TN

#5 Sep 3, 2011
briggs is not a good place to work. really on line 3 the woman thinks she is gods gift to all men.... i mean i worked there and its just like world color.. its bad
errr

Sioux City, IA

#6 Sep 3, 2011
nope wrote:
anywhere around here is bound to be full of drama.
its something in the water. the people are a.s.s.holes
and dont know anything about this supposed "southern hospitality"....
and let me get this straight, your son told you that a place is hiring? shouldnt you be finding a place to work on your own? thats really responsible... and life isnt about what you wanna do if youre not in a position to do so. go cry in a corner and think about what youve said. then take your butt to Briggs and Stratton and apply.
mind your own dang business and drama wont bother you, unless you let it.
Can't imagine why people would be an a-hole towards you...
One Year of Hell

Sioux City, IA

#7 Sep 4, 2011
I've been at Briggs for over a year. They hire your through a temp agency, but they keep you as a temp worker forever. There are barely any full time jobs. When there are, they go to the temp workers who have seniority. If you can realistically put up with being paid $8.50 an hour for three years, you might have a chance at a full-time position. There are workers who have been working for almost four years as a temp. Guess what, that also means they can lay you off whenever they feel like it. They do lay-offs twice a year, usually in the fall and spring.

The bosses try to create an air of mystery about everything to keep the workers questioning every move. There are loads of affairs happening between the bosses and the workers. Those workers never seem to get laid off.

Oh yeah, they work you like mad and expect the world from you. At Briggs, you have no rights. You are a slave on the bottom rungs of the ladder.

DO NOT WORK HERE.
guest

Troy, TN

#8 Sep 4, 2011
I've been at Briggs for over a year. They hire your through a temp agency, but they keep you as a temp worker forever. There are barely any full time jobs. When there are, they go to the temp workers who have seniority. If you can realistically put up with being paid $8.50 an hour for three years, you might have a chance at a full-time position. There are workers who have been working for almost four years as a temp. Guess what, that also means they can lay you off whenever they feel like it. They do lay-offs twice a year, usually in the fall and spring.
The bosses try to create an air of mystery about everything to keep the workers questioning every move. There are loads of affairs happening between the bosses and the workers. Those workers never seem to get laid off.
Oh yeah, they work you like mad and expect the world from you. At Briggs, you have no rights. You are a slave on the bottom rungs of the ladder.
DO NOT WORK HERE.
Well no one makes you work there you can quit at your free will. So if u dont need a job then just leave and give someone else a chance to get a job that will be grateful that they get paid 8.50 an hour instead of nothing!!!!!!
guest

Jackson, TN

#10 Sep 5, 2011
Whos thet cute chick in paint dept.Blonde hair.
guest

Martin, TN

#11 Sep 6, 2011
Most likely the only reason you dont like any of the boss's names you put on here is probably because you had run ins with them and they put your ass in your place! And you must be a moron because you worked there to. How nice to call yourself names. I dont understand why people talk shit about briggs whenever no one made a person work there. if they didnt/dont like it QUIT!!!
guest

Jackson, TN

#12 Sep 7, 2011
i have worked there for 3.5 yrs got hired on full time w/in a year of being w./ the temp service. you have to bid on jobs if you want to even attempt to get full time. people expect things to just fall in their lap and thats not how it works.
GUEST

Hazel, KY

#13 Sep 7, 2011
guest wrote:
I worked there for a long time and ill tell you this much mc donalds is a better place to work than briggs and stratton it hires morons like ken smith woody woodard and brent fielder the only 1/2 assed decient department to work in is weld/press the pay is between 8.50 and 9.50 an hr given the choices i would rather lick the floors at sun chemicals that to work at briggs
If you think McDonalds is a better fit for you, then good for you. I am sure there are plenty of opportunities for you to move up the corporate ladder there. The three individuals you listed above and many more that work day in and day out to make Briggs successful are probably the same ones that most likely had to pick up the slack while you worked there. Probably became a better place to work once you left the company. As far as the Sun Company is concerned, if you want to clean floors, I am sure they have mops there, go for it. Before you cast stones, remember friend, walk a mile in thier shoes before judgement is passed. It is a lot easier to be a follower than a leader!!!!!

Since: Sep 11

Murray, KY

#14 Sep 15, 2011
OK, here's my experience at Briggs for what it's worth: I worked in Murray on the part time line for 4 years, usually about 8-9 months a year, laid off in the summer. It was my 2nd job, just to make extra cash, sure beat the shit out of Macdonalds or Walmart! Anyway, I was told by more than one person that when you "top off", reach the highest wage, they find some way to get rid of you, usually after 3 years or more. I guess I was lucky to last 4 years! For 4 years I was never absent, never late, did my quoata IF the parts I had were good. I was NEVER rotated, funny that a plant with a college in the same town that offers a degree in OSHA knows shit about ergonomics! I used to watch the set up "workers" sleep while I worked my ass off! Anyway, finally, they got me on a technicality- I was a bit late one day, there was no parking close by, left my car running while I punched in, parked my car, and was at my machine about 2 minutes late. I was called upstairs a few minutes later and fired on the spot for "falsification of time records!" FUCK ME! Just like that, found out how much I was worth for them! So, my advice to Briggs workers: do what you have to, no more, get your money, and go home; don't expect anyything else from them! WTF, it was just a 2nd job anyway, and I have a much better 2nd job now, so I care shit right now, but if I met the fuckhead responsible for developing that a (and they will never tell you who it is- cowards!)I'd still slap the bastard up the side of his fucking head!

There is definitely a 2 -rule system there...for outsiders, they follow the rulebook strictly, if you screw up, you're fired...but for insiders you can do what you want and get away with it; one of the higher up foremen fucked a worker and got her pregnant, they shipped her out, but he's still theee,and even got promoted to day shift! Figure that out!
guest2

United States

#15 Sep 15, 2011
Bad place to work. Treat employees lie shit.Pam woman over temporary service is a bitch.They have a big turnover.New people in everyday.The big wig over it needs grow some balls get rid of the asses want to be lead persons.It takes money doing all those background checks and drug test.If they would treat people better they would keep them save money.I will never step foot back in there.
lookin

United States

#16 Oct 12, 2011
Who is the cute red head in receiving? Impressive!!
live love laugh

Sioux City, IA

#17 Oct 13, 2011
lookin wrote:
Who is the cute red head in receiving? Impressive!!
Yes.....she is impressive and smart also......lol. As for Briggs, it's like any other factory that is the north/south and east (the west is always been different....lol). Either listen to the drama or ignore it. And yes, you can get hired on but you must apply to the jobs. It also helps to have previous experience.....most people seem to be just happy screwing in a screw....and no offense....but just about anybody can do that. That's why those people get laid off.

Have a nice day idiots
DOIKNOWyou

Sioux City, IA

#18 Oct 13, 2011
live love laugh wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes.....she is impressive and smart also......lol. As for Briggs, it's like any other factory that is the north/south and east (the west is always been different....lol). Either listen to the drama or ignore it. And yes, you can get hired on but you must apply to the jobs. It also helps to have previous experience.....most people seem to be just happy screwing in a screw....and no offense....but just about anybody can do that. That's why those people get laid off.
Have a nice day idiots
A screw was a screw, crack is what you were doing when your were cracking jokes.. I misss back when;
live love laugh

Sioux City, IA

#19 Oct 14, 2011
DOIKNOWyou wrote:
<quoted text> A screw was a screw, crack is what you were doing when your were cracking jokes.. I misss back when;
Crack is a poor IDIOT persons drug.....meth also. Don't do either. Again, if all you want to bring to any companies table is "I can screw in a screw", go back to ur crack/meth and OD on it. What companies are looking for now is exceptional talent and you "ain't it". I know you think the "man" is taking advantage of you, but, YOU are the one taking advantage of the "man". You're on food stamps, "crazy" pay and government housing. YOU are the wart on man kinds azz and need to be removed.

Have a nice day IDIOTS
friend

Union City, TN

#20 Oct 17, 2011
yes pam let one take off this weekend and we had to work
friend

Union City, TN

#21 Oct 17, 2011
the girls out here easy to lay

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