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  1.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer

    Pros

    There are opportunities for advancement if you are willing to work for it
    Wide breadth of products offers opportunities to gain experience in many areas

    Cons

    Benefits are only ok
    Tend to motivate with a stick rather than a carrot
    Seems timelines are more important than quality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    ENLIGHTENING

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

    Pros

    Bard has some great people to work with. Very eager to help you learn when you don't understand something and there is definitely room for growth within Bard if you willing to work hard. The directors and below are great, the same can't be said for higher management.

    Cons

    By in large Human Resources is severely lacking. They are not there to help and only slow progression. When asked for help or a favor do not expect anything. Other Bard facilities, including corporate, have many basic amenities such work out facility and cafeteria; however Bard Peripheral Vascular has nothing of the sort.

    Work/ life balance is poor. In order to achieve carrer opportunities work will supersede life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better work/ life balance as every program seems to be running extremely lean. Need makeover of human resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New Providence, Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Providence, Union, NJ

    Pros

    Good benefits, overall nice atmosphere to work, good work life balance but it depends on a group

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for growth and development

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Great Place To Work While In College...But Don't Make it a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Team Member I  in  Glens Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Team Member I in Glens Falls, NY

    Pros

    I'm a college student, and I appreciate Bard's endless overtime and the ease of requesting personal time off. They're more than willing to transition me to another shift, shuffle my hours, and even bring me to part-time status if necessary in order to accomodate my school schedule each semester.
    I've never met a group of Intermediate Managers who are so committed to seeing me succeed in my college career.

    Cons

    Team Members with senority (those with more than 5 years of experience) usually become thugs and bullies...and it's left unchecked by management. The word "Drama" no doubt found it's roots on the Manufacturing floor at C.R. Bard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm not in that racket...I'd like to keep my job!

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    ok

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

    Pros

    people are friendly and nice

    Cons

    pay is stingy and low

  7.  

    motivating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mfg Eng  in  Reynosa, Tamaulipas (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Mfg Eng in Reynosa, Tamaulipas (Mexico)

    Pros

    be part of the international excellent team work

    Cons

    don't have a development plan for the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    is important stimulation and development of employees, we are all on the same team, so it is necessary to rowing in the same side

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Positive work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    Pros

    Excellent company, great place to learn skills, pay average, lots of favoritism, glad that I worked there and was able to take my skills and knowledge elsewhere.

    Cons

    Favoritism rules, only cost of living increases for above average performance. Communication of corporate goals and objectives is not always sucessful here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth- it looks like there's more than enough to go around!!! Your employees have contributed to your financial prosperity - recognize them!!!

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Operations driven company. Too much central control

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D
    Former Employee - R&D

    Pros

    - Financially strong
    - Good benefits
    - Ethical business practices
    - Decent pay
    - Good work enviroment

    Cons

    - Poor cohesion between Divisions & Operations - neither group seems to understand the other.
    - Excess corporate interference with division operations
    - Too much focus on "scientific management" deters entrepreneurial culture

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Results driven medical company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Professional and very corporate driven.

    Cons

    Aggressive management, time off is a weakness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interesting.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Miss the old days

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

    Pros

    Agressive
    Competitive salary
    Good oppourtunity is you like Mexico or PR

    Cons

    No investment in the USA
    All about profit
    understaffed
    overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about going back to respecting employees and not drivng folks until they quit. You can't always drive your rev number by having hiring freezes and no spending guidance.

    No opinion of CEO

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