Bard
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Bard Chairman and CEO Timothy M. Ring

Timothy M. Ring

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A necessary evil

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Queensbury, NY

I have been working at Bard full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSome great people
They try to help in the community
They make small, periodic efforts to show employees they are valued

ConsMany decent managers, but a handful of very bad managers that ruin things for everyone else. Management isn't just about getting results, it's about effectively managing people. I don't care how great a company is, if I have a bad manager, then he or she is my reality for 40+ hours per week.
Very limited room for advancement, and often the candidate is chosen before the position is even posted for bidding (although they swear this is not the case). I know this because I was told first-hand by someone involved in the hiring decisions.
No longer a sense of job security due to frequent layoffs and policy changes.
A very unfriendly and heavy handed HR department.
Benefits are getting slimmer by the year, and they are slowly chipping away at vacation, PTO and holiday time off.
Extremely controlling of every aspect of the work day, and a culture that seems to discourage innovation.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think it would be beneficial to treat all employees (not just the ones that work with a pen and PC) as human capital rather than human resources. Getting the work done is important, but allow employees to flourish and develop them to their fullest potential. This goes beyond offering tuition reimbursement and online courses only offered to management and exempt staff. If you give people a chance to show you what they are capable of, you might just be surprised once in a while. And with the turbulent and increasingly dynamic business world, it might just be the only way to keep a more sustainable business model.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bard is okays long as you aren't in finance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Covington, GA

I have been working at Bard

ProsBard is really doing some amazing things for patients and healthcare professionals and it is a pleasure working somewhere where the first line of the mission statement is "patient" and not profit.

ConsIf you are in the finance arena, things work differently at Bard; being very good at your job is not necessarily the road to promotion, but politics- who likes you versus who doesn't even when the job is performed well. The biggest con to the company is that information is a secret and management does not share it

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your non executive employees better and let people know what is going on within the organization so people can do their jobs

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Time to rethink our direction!

Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Covington, GA

I worked at Bard

ProsWell established, a large company thats been around 100 years. Products are needed in the industry, and they have a great deal of representation out there for them.

ConsThe company doesn't invest enough into R&D to develop new products for the market. When they do they so severely overcharge for them that the customers are turned off by the steep price structure. This makes it significantly harder for the sales professionals and leads to higher than average turnover.

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage divisions to work together and cross pollinate contacts. Invest in new products to bring to market and pay your sales people for doing a good job. (set one comp plan for all sales teams so that there aren't animosities by the lower paid ones for doing as good of a job, or even better in many cases, but earning less than their counterparts.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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They don't value their people"

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bard

ProsGood medical insurance
Been around for long time

ConsMake false promises
Too much turnover
management expects a lot but doesn't take any responsibility
Some manager are micromanagers
No new products yet expect growth
Have not kept up with competitive landscape

Advice to Senior ManagementShow people that you care about them and they will work harder for you. Two weeks of vacation is a joke,industry standard is threee weeks. Allow people to really manage their own territories.

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Sales at Bard

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bard

ProsThere are very few real strong reasons to work at Bard compared to other companies within the medical device field. The most positive is that they do have a solid portfolio of products. In fact, some of them are the best in the industry. But, it's not just having strong products that make working at a company worthwhile.

ConsThe upper management team is dillusional about a number of things including quota, marketplace, motivation and economics.

Advice to Senior ManagementNegative motivation will result in short term gain, at best. But, it leaves long term anymosity.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good products but not competitive

Territory Manager (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I worked at Bard

ProsStrong products. Well received by doctors.

ConsVery inefficiently run company. Poor or no information systems. Not well suited for competitive nature of medical device sales. Need to improve competitive nature of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake territory managers more efficient. Free them up to increase time to sell.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Some good people.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bard

ProsThe hard working employees give it a family-feel workplace.

ConsLack of communication has become a problem.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your employees, not just certain ones. Keep the lines of communication open and be honest, whether the news is good or bad.

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