Barco Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
38 Reviews
3.3
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Worked for Barco for over 10 years, company is great to explore different culture.

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    Former Employee - Engineer Technician  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Engineer Technician in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at Barco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Experienced lots of cross functional activities from manufacturing to research and design

    Cons

    Had no opportunity to grow professionally

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Do as I say, not as I do

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    Current Employee - Technical Support  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Barco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated people. Good products.Good benefits and vacation policy. If a problem develops everybody strives to get it fixed. Occasional trips to Europe.

    Cons

    Uber politics. There seems to be a standard where the US operations are held accountable, but European operations are not. No cohesive strategies between divisions. The motto of the Belgians is the title of this review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not applicable, they are not going to change any way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barco

    Pros

    Good environment to work and good technology

    Cons

    manager are not approachable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more friendly

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    High-tech Giant in Belgium making a name worldwide.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Barco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Barco never rests on its laurels, it seeks to find new products to introduce into the market through either acquisition or R&D.

    Cons

    Barco fails to reward the loyalty of its good employees and does not hold accountable it's poor employees. You have too many employees there just collecting a check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of those employees that add value to Barco and terminate those that do not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Trying hard, but not always succeeding.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Barco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting to work for a European headquartered company. Benefits are pretty good. The overall workplace is fairly nice, depending on which business unit for which you work. The CEO is smart and has really turned the company around. His policies make sense for the most part.

    Cons

    Headquarters can sometimes insert a heavy hand. Local management is hit-or-miss and the company has more to do to remove the silos among the different business units so that the customers are not affected.

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    There is little or no pathway for career growth. They give lip service to work-life balance but there is little actually done to assist with this, at least in North America.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good people, ineffective upper management!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Barco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fairly stable (for now), relaxed environment. Work can be interesting, most people are nice. Work life balance is good and their very flexible. It's really not a bad place to work, all in all.

    Cons

    Meaningless review system, no career path, forget about promotions, very draconian guidelines for moving to the next level, even if your manager ever talked about them (which they don't). The raises are poor, barely more than inflation. Seems to have lots and lots of layers of ineffective management. Senior management never replaces anyone when they leave, do more with less mentality. I guess they fear having to layoff, which is understandable, but that is what contractors are for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the difference between cultures in regard to what your employees expectations are, and you'll be more competitive. The world is not Europe. Don't just insert a warm body into a role, when someone quits. People can't perform 5 different jobs and still be effective.

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

    Great employees, but upper management was somewhat difficult to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Barco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I've ever worked with! The company culture is friendly and there is a lot that you learn working here.

    Cons

    Dealing with upper management was always a challenge. Instead of hiring more employees, management continues to put on more jobs to their existing employees, making it difficult for employees to do their actual job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barco

    Pros

    Friendly people. good learning experience

    Cons

    location is not ideal. it is not situated close to downtown

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Barco is an excellent company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Barco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great salary, good benefits, easy-going people, smart people, focus on doing the right thing first time, supportive, good work-life balance, plus I get to travel to Belgium! The company does a lot to help employees be better at the job. The company also is a recognized leader in the industry adding to the feeling of pride for working there.

    Cons

    Communication could be better but it is largely due to cultural differences between Belgians and Americans and management is working to improve the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to embrace cultural differences

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Barco Inc; A Good and fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Finance Department  in  Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Finance Department in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at Barco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Company; Fun place to work depending upon the business line

    Cons

    Do not pay very well;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees at market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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