Bard Medical

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Bard Medical Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Humacao, PR
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Humacao, PR

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefit package. Well diversified company with opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    Agreesive project timelines based on not achievable goals. Poor work/family balance which means that employees need to spend many hours daily and during weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve the work/family balance to reduce turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad company to work for...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Professional
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Professional

    I have been working at Bard Medical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Above average pay, culture of longevity, flexible work hours, long-founded company doing good work in the medical industry.

    Cons

    Company is too "silo-ed" and compartmentalized. Before they bought the company I was working for, I got to work on many different project and my suggestions were listened to. Now, I am not allowed to be involved with anything outside of getting a ticket and working it. No opportunity to be innovative. I don't think it is the intention, but there is no encouragement for innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You purchase fast growing companies, then saddle them with "the Bard way" and all of a sudden they aren't growing so much. Figure out why a purchased company is growing so fast and and take steps not to hinder the growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    BMD Covington: A poor reputation that has been well earned

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Covington, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Covington, GA

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

    Pros

    There are some very talented people who do good work at Bard Medical Division.

    Cons

    Bard medical is a very political, toxic environment and has underperformed for a number of years. Current leadership is actively disengaged and employees are leaving in droves. Full time R&D engineer positions are filled with college interns due to the volume of openings / departures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shut this location down as Divisional HQ or clean house.
    Read the exit interviews and look for the common thread. There are plenty to read.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Boys Club and Risk Adverse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA

    I have been working at Bard Medical full-time

    Pros

    Steady eddie stock price gains if you have options. Compensation is decent for Georgia.

    Cons

    Continue to call on the same men for leadership positions despite underperformance. Leadership would rather not change and protect their turf than rock the boat. Women find it very difficult to gain promotions as they are not in the club. People in general find 10 reasons to say no before one can even open their mouth and say have you considered ....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring new talent in and stop relying on the same people who consistently underperform. Be open to change and thinking out of the box even if it is not the way it has always been done. Put women in leadership positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Moncks Corner, SC facility-Ok place to work, but difficulties of job tend to outweigh benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Moncks Corner, SC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Moncks Corner, SC

    I worked at Bard Medical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    For most part, good, dedicated people through out plant. Good benefits, and fair compensation for area. Work stress level is moderate. Management encourages career advancement activities. Some training provided and tuition reimbursement program in place. For professional staff, work environment can be varied, not doing same thing every day. Living near Charleston is good, with plenty of outdoor activities and things to do. Depending on where you live, beach not too far. Good place to raise family.

    Cons

    Tend to overload competent people with too much work, while allowing underperforming people to skate by. Management tends to be reactive than proactive, moving from one crisis to the next. Offshoring large amount of production volume to sister plant overseas. Plenty of opportunity to improve process, but due to declining volumes, to it being a mature product (made the same way for many decades), and to it being an FDA regulated facility, management hesitant to make the needed investment. In the Moncks Corner, SC plant, only two of nine senior managers from five years ago are still in place. The other seven, including the plant manager, have experienced multiple personnel changes. This high turn over in senior management leads to lack of clear, consistent vision and direction for future of plant. Too many procedures and protocols. Not uncommon to have a project for which actual work took a couple of days to complete, but paperwork and required approvals took several weeks. Quality department tends to be uncompromising, even about subjective items. Personal preference of some in quality department treated same as law. Low morale in work staff. Work tends to not be very exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of investment, offshoring of production volume, quality issues, and lack of management direction lends many on staff to question management's dedication to plant and whether it will still be in existence in 5 years. This contributes to low morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It is a great company to work for and solid training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great experience selling quality medical products

    Cons

    Management needs to be more communicative with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate more with team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QE Tech, Receiving Clerk in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - QE Tech, Receiving Clerk in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Bard Medical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great company to work for, Great opportunities for advancement, Great training, Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    none to think at this time. I enjoyed every year I worked for Bard, if there were any they were insignificant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great opportunities for employees. Thanks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Covington, GA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Covington, GA

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

    Pros

    The office environment is very laid back. very flexible work schedule, good benefits. no long working hours. no weekend at work type of loads.

    Cons

    advancement is not attainable easily. a little bit disorganized. not a specific outline of job requirements. not a lot of cons really.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    wondrfull company an great atmosphere.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Chmist in Moncks Corner, SC
    Current Employee - QA Chmist in Moncks Corner, SC

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

    Pros

    Dynamic team-oriented work enviroment. Fast paced laboratory environment where there is always someting to do. Management has a hands off approach to te opeations of the laboatory unless there is an issue concerning documentation or protocol. Thi nables mtivated persons to improve the functionaity of the laboratory provided the "improvements" can be validated and are not in violation of any document control functions.

    Cons

    there really are no con's, no con's, no con's, no con's...except the long work hours, work hours, work hours.... Now that's how we get a 20 word minimum done. Fo-sho!

    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Results

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Bard Medical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Produce or be gone, don't worry about ethics or morals

    Cons

    Products are pretty much a comodity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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