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Barnes Group President, CEO, and Director; Acting President, Barnes Aerospace Gregory F. Milzcik
Gregory F. Milzcik
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  1.  

    Tight corporate structure which is hard to negotiate

    Current Employee - Inventory Control
    Current Employee - Inventory Control

    Pros

    Great benefits at all levels.

    Cons

    Very little empowerment to those in the lower ranks.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not The Best Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist  in  Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist in Bristol, CT

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are good. As long as you're not in a management or leadership role the work/life balance is good.

    Cons

    Senior leadership are arrogant, ultra-conservative and very stuffy. They set high goals but don't take the time to implement them properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    CSS

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Champaign, IL

    Pros

    Not a hard job, make you own schedule

    Cons

    What ever you sell its never enough. Budgets are almost unatanable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to more of the employees and make budgets an incentive to make more money and keep employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    O.K. Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Small enough to make a difference

    Cons

    Politics and Finger pointing can be high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the finger pointing and increase problem solving among ranks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Specialist  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Specialist in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Good Company, I was put into a very bad situation.

    Cons

    Should never put a new rep into a scratch territory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have defined territories for reps

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I have made a good living over the years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Company uses to its advantage self motivated sales people by offering commission dollars and freedom of work schedule.

    Cons

    commission rate (compared to the price level structure) has been raided by senior mgt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review commission rates and purge sales force of people who are not suited for this job. Stop milking commissions from the 5 decimal place pricing structure. Stop copy catting the Fastenal way of treating employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a bad experience but not a great one either.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    Pros

    Excellent learning opportunities, provided unlimited resources for learning. Excellent training in person and online.

    Cons

    Immediate supervisor were not trained on fasteners.When doing a sales call they knew nothing about the product a HUGE HINDERANCE. Compensation plan was much lower than presented during interview process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better product for frontline managers and realistic quotas for the salesforce.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Ok. Treated respectfully and good comp. so much opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good job managing the financials,Small company atmosphere. Flexibility. Generally respectful. They r trying.

    Cons

    Communication top down needs to be enhanced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on skills, capabilities and accomplishment at management levels ... Please stop churning the old blood who have been around forever, have their favorites, and only know what they know based on years at Barnes. It's a big world out there with so many top notch execs out there who will come in and make the tough decisions and move Barnes through the step changes they need to make to be truly great!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many changes over a short amount of time. Company rewards managers with bad behavior.

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

    Pros

    Location, access to leadership. fun activities.

    Cons

    Employees are not always treated with respect by managers.
    Managers get away with bad behavior and are rewarded.
    Managers not held to the same standard as employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the bad apples.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK I guess

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

    Pros

    Felixble Schedule, seeing clients and helping them out, lots of autonomy if you are hitting your goals, industrial dress code. I actually liked the job and was successful at it.

    Cons

    Constant Price increases, commission rates based on jacking prices up on the customers, pay is pretty bad, management is the worst of any company I've ever worked for, trying to fit all customers into "VMI" even though alot of companies do not want this (lose alot of sales b/c of this), bad reputation in the market b/c of shady reps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some managers with experience. Fastenal has crazy turnover so I'm sure you could find some there. Promoting from with in would help too. Also to Senior Management, get off your computers/conference calls and get in the field. Don't just come see us when we have "big meetings", but ride with us on a regular day. Had 2 of these with my manager in 2 years with the company. 1/2 the time I couldn't get anyone on the phone. One last thing is if you're promoting "sales growth" you need to let out to pasture these old man reps. These guys have been doing this for 20-30-40 years, you actually think they're going to make a cold call or drum up new business?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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