Barnes Group

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

    Great company, sweet people, nice place to pork.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes Group

    Pros

    It is a good place to work, all the people around very seet

    Cons

    you will always suffer from the mangement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work, love the people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes Group

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, small company feel even though it is part of Barnes Group, Inc. Many opportunites to grow career, provide training, great group of people.

    Cons

    Wish not to disclose in order to remain anonymous...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Too bad they sold BDNA to MSC :(

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Barnes Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very employee friendly company almost to a fault. Very little if any micro-managing . Empowered all its employees to think outside the box

    Cons

    Very liberal attendance policy handcuffed management at times. Company slow at times making decisions in all areas of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None- Senior management made some very hard well thought out decisions that were necessary during the recession. Was a good run while it lasted . Thank you

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Customer Sales Specialist in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Specialist in Hattiesburg, MS

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work your own schedule, decent pay, some established accounts, great benefit package, FANTASTIC upper management (Regional Vice President) that cares about employees well being.

    Cons

    Territories are too spread out in some states, poor website design, a lot of time spent putting up orders, the pros outweigh the cons though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems that management is getting younger, which in my case, is good because my new mgr (who is 29) is energized and willing to help with the hands on activities, such as taking out old bins/drawers and putting in new ones, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hang on to your seat.. its going to be bumpy

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Barnes Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for change, finally getting on board with current technology, open forums to voice your own opinion (at your risk though). Decent hours

    Cons

    Tunnel vision managers, bipolar managers, still have lots of legacy technology, favoritism, sometimes no chance to earn bonus. Employee awards seem to be given out arbitrarily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Challanging and rewarding, but very corporate in structure

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Barnes Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Executive Management and leadership. Very solid financially. Been in business over 100 years.

    Cons

    Difficult to get things done quickly. Upward mobility is very difficult to achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look inside your company for growth opportunities for your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Barnes, it's o.k.

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Barnes Group

    Pros

    Great location, good people. Lean initiatives have been hard for many to adapt to, but short term discomfort will lead to long term good. Company is small enought that people know each other on a personal level and can work well together. There is good communication between teams and departments in HQ.

    Cons

    Tough economy measns more work for everyone, burn out is high. The upper management spends to much time in meetings, and not enough time offering visible inspiring leadership. It always amazed me that people that should be there to suppport their teams, would spend entire weeks never being available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop meeting and start doing. There is not enough leadership by example.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Must hold all employees accountable

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Barnes Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, People, Customers, Lean Methodologies

    Cons

    Finger pointing and politics play a hand in not getting things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold all accountable for missing what ever target is missed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Customer service lead

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes Group

    Pros

    Good Benefits package and value

    Cons

    limited room for advancement within

  11.  

    Good Job

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    Current Employee - Customer Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Specialist

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Schedule Flexibility, Good Base Pay, Car/Phone Allowance, Commission, and Incentive trips and bonuses...Good sales team support

    Cons

    Too much red tape to truly take care of customer's needs...Limited Income potential in comparison to the number of hours worked. In order to make a considerably more income you would have to work 48 hours a day (I know there is 24 hours in a day). Basically you only have so much time in a day, so many customers to see during the week/month/year that leads to commission above your base pay that is not equivalent to the hours worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be creattive and allow sales reps compare pricing to the local area and market. To be competitive you have to adjust profit margins, however there are instances where you can achieve greater profit margins if given the flexibility. It takes too much time and delay to get simple requests accomplished.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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