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Bard Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
38 Reviews
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38 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job, but worked with very rude and unprofessional people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Queensbury, NY
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Queensbury, NY

    I have been working at Bard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good, livable pay rate, potential to change positions internally. Very spirited in giving company employees a company event to enjoy from time to time.

    Cons

    Very cutthroat-like mentality among fellow workers. Made work uncomfortable occasionally.

    Training was insufficient and passive. I always had to ask questions because instructions were limited. I was relieved of my position due to errors I didn't know I was making! I thought my process was correct, and all of my paperwork was approved throughout my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a proper training program for ALL departments. Because I lacked training I was relieved of my position for things I was not aware I was doing wrong. I lost a good job because I wasn't formally trained. Also, discipline your staff and temps equally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Bard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People, young engineers.. Not afraid to hire people right out of college. Nice location.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get promoted, bard is pretty cheap.. They try to save as much money as they can, so they will not encourage employee team building activities.. They will pile on extra responsabilities on you without increasing your pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money on your employees.. To encourage them instead of discouraging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    A necessary evil

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Queensbury, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Queensbury, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Many 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Office Bullying Place....?

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humacao, PR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humacao, PR

    I have been working at Bard

    Pros

    Good people at the manufacturing floor level (i.e., operators) with a strong desire to provide ideas, be considered, appreciated and respected as human beings with a unique idiosyncrasy (puertorricans).

    Cons

    Change in "Senior" Management a couple of years ago created a chaos in the organization, dislocating every aspect of its culture. Thus, a tense, unknown, dubious work environment exists. Elitist senior management with an over-grown sense of superiority provokes continuous discomfort among professionals (i.e., engineers, buyers, QA people, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice goes to Corporate Management whom shall take a close look at the high turnover and the reasons why the company has such a bad reputation in the island. An apparent good future lies ahead but very serious changes need to happen in the "Directors" level for this future to be not only possible but an enjoyable journey for every employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bard is okays long as you aren't in finance

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA

    I have been working at Bard

    Pros

    Bard 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Time to rethink our direction!

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Covington, GA

    I worked at Bard

    Pros

    Well 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Encourage 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    They don't value their people"

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bard

    Pros

    Good medical insurance
    Been around for long time

    Cons

    Make 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 ManagementAdvice

    Show 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.

  9.  

    Sales at Bard

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bard

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Negative motivation will result in short term gain, at best. But, it leaves long term anymosity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good products but not competitive

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bard

    Pros

    Strong products. Well received by doctors.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make territory managers more efficient. Free them up to increase time to sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Some good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bard

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack of communication has become a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO

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