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2.8 45 reviews

29% Approve of the CEO

Barnes Group President, CEO, and Director; Acting President, Barnes Aerospace Gregory F. Milzcik

Gregory F. Milzcik

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46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Sales

    Sales (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsThe people were farily friendly across the board. The interview process was very nice and fairly quick without much delay. The product line was ok, however, when you needed something outside the catalog there were many delays and phone calls.

    ConsWhen the new President was hired (the axe man) he had no emotional ties and didn't really care about the people. I would question his true character, however, his motives were clear...$$. Reduce salaries and try to convince everyone in the organization that the new pay structure would allow you to make more money!! Unfortunately, middle management had to deliver the news and even they didn't believe it (that was my opinion). Leadership was therefore very questionable and certainly they convinced the "share holders" this was the way to go. All promotions were shut down. Not sure how the organization is structured today.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead with character. Understand that flexibility is key in the field and provide middle management with the ability to make decisions if it makes sense. Soften your hard lines to gray. Understand that retention of your client base is of extreme importance and it takes more time then you allow to obtain new clients. It's a difficult economy and perhaps top leadership needs to have their salaries reduced. Treat your employees like they really matter and retention won't be a problem. Pay them well, real talent is hard to find even in this economy! Good luck.

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    It is a job!!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bronx, NY

    ProsSalary, Benefits, work at home

    ConsManagement, no communication between management and employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave us alone out in the field

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Perpetual Change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsFinally a growing company again
    Deep pocket diversified economic stability
    Continuous improvement philosophy
    Aggressive compensation
    Accelerated training programs
    Guided by highly ethical moral compass

    ConsThe perpetual change here can be a downer. Innovators are not given the appropriate platform to contribute. Too much outsourcing and external consulting has left the true subject-matter experts to feel a bit slighted by the 3rd party and their own company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would like to see mid-level manager held accountable for poor performance. Bigger investments need made in the human infrastructure of the organization in addition to systems and off-the shelf solutions.

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    Don't trust Greg.

    Manager (Current Employee) Bristol, CT

    ProsGood bonuses and flexible work times, summer hours are great. The food used to be good, but they got rid of that benefit. The parking lot is small so even if it raining, you don't get too wet.

    ConsThe CEO has an agenda and no people skills. Most of the senior management hate each other and go to great pains to stick it to one of their peers subordinates. The office environment is pins and needles all the time. Greg likes to walk around and think all the time, but people view it as his inability to connect with anyone as his greatess problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWatch your back because Greg is not trustworthy. He is smart, but the best leaders need more than horsepower to be successful.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    It was a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome great people worked there. Good place to earn commission based income. Great products to sell. Good sales support ,some products are in demand.

    Constoo many managers. Too any salespeople in small territories fighting for the same piece of the pie.

    Advice to Senior Managementcut the size of managers

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    Awful

    Business Development Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsExperience in the MRO industry

    ConsTerrible management and communication with employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your act together

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too many people just hanging on until the economy improves

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey have decent benefits, but make it hard to find information if you are not at a HQ location. Look

    ConsLook somewhere else if you want to be treated fairly. External communication is horrible. I do't want to hear what you feel I need to know. I'd like the truth. Upper management never takes a hit for poor decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook within yourselves. Don't let people go because you make poor decisions, constantly. Listen to your people. Pay here is marginal, at best.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Management Lack Of Knowledge

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility, universal product, brand recognition.

    ConsIn constant change; I don't recognize the company I interviewed with. Mid-level management lacks knowledge or motivation to support their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-vamp mid level management, create REAL checks and balances. Create open door policy that allows employees to receive support, receive real-time responses if they cannot receive it from their immediate manager. Open door policy would allow growth instead of being tagged as trouble maker.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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