Bard Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
34 Reviews
3.1
34 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Bard Chairman and CEO Timothy M. Ring
Timothy M. Ring
8 Ratings

13 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Overall positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Bard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Above average pay, decent benefits

    Cons

    Old-fashioned, rigid work hours, not flexible

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good environment, poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bard

    Pros

    Good first experience at a medical company

    Cons

    management doesn´t encourage growth, development or proactive thinking

  3.  

    Corporate not the best place / Figuring out strategy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ

    I worked at Bard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are overall very friendly and easy to work with. It's a very nice suburban environment. The company is also growing.

    Cons

    Divisions are run very seperately. There's not always a clear definition for how HQs fits into the division or helps them. Growing parts of the company can experience frequent changes in strategy which can result in groups growing or disappearing very frequently.

    There is also a sort of global HR structure that develops people and helps them to grow. You really have to be able to defend yourself and your career to get where you want to be, more than at other companies I've seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid-level management and higher does not seem very collaborative and certainly does not have each other back. The defensive politics can be a bit overwhelming at times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

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

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

    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
  6.  

    ENLIGHTENING

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

    I have been working at Bard full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  7.  

    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

    I worked at Bard

    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
  8. 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

    I have been working at Bard

    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
  9.  

    ok

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

    I have been working at Bard

    Pros

    people are friendly and nice

    Cons

    pay is stingy and low

  10.  

    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)

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

    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
  11.  

    Positive work experience

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

    I worked at Bard

    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

Work at Bard? Share Your Experiences

Bard

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.