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Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
41 Reviews
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    Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Good people.

    Cons

    Some of the quality, documentation and corporate policies/processes of the particular division decreased productivity. Too many meetings at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote and execute streamlining the new product development process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    lots of learning, been around for 20 years, used to be privately owned and owners still work there.

    Cons

    management needs to be re-evaluated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lots of changes need to be done in management and leadership. Not very professional

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Drama

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    Current Employee - Webmaster in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Webmaster in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Bard

    Pros

    people there are some good people

    Cons

    company is all about the higher ups and care nothing about anyone else

    They live for drama

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    eventually you will realize that the people make the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    1 year experience with Bard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bard full-time

    Pros

    The people were very helpful

    Cons

    Politics became an issue / certain individuals were favored

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make "playing the game" less a part of company culture

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

    Great job, but worked with very rude and unprofessional people!

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    Current Employee - Quality Control in Queensbury, NY
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Queensbury, NY

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

    Pros

    Good, livable pay rate, potential to change positions internally. Very spirited in giving company employees a company event to enjoy from time to time.

    Cons

    Very cutthroat-like mentality among fellow workers. Made work uncomfortable occasionally.

    Training was insufficient and passive. I always had to ask questions because instructions were limited. I was relieved of my position due to errors I didn't know I was making! I thought my process was correct, and all of my paperwork was approved throughout my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a proper training program for ALL departments. Because I lacked training I was relieved of my position for things I was not aware I was doing wrong. I lost a good job because I wasn't formally trained. Also, discipline your staff and temps equally.

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

    Ok company.

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    People, young engineers.. Not afraid to hire people right out of college. Nice location.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get promoted, bard is pretty cheap.. They try to save as much money as they can, so they will not encourage employee team building activities.. They will pile on extra responsabilities on you without increasing your pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money on your employees.. To encourage them instead of discouraging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall positive

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Above average pay, decent benefits

    Cons

    Old-fashioned, rigid work hours, not flexible

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good environment, poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bard

    Pros

    Good first experience at a medical company

    Cons

    management doesn´t encourage growth, development or proactive thinking

  10.  

    Corporate not the best place / Figuring out strategy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ

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

    Pros

    The people are overall very friendly and easy to work with. It's a very nice suburban environment. The company is also growing.

    Cons

    Divisions are run very seperately. There's not always a clear definition for how HQs fits into the division or helps them. Growing parts of the company can experience frequent changes in strategy which can result in groups growing or disappearing very frequently.

    There is also a sort of global HR structure that develops people and helps them to grow. You really have to be able to defend yourself and your career to get where you want to be, more than at other companies I've seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid-level management and higher does not seem very collaborative and certainly does not have each other back. The defensive politics can be a bit overwhelming at times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great salary! Working in corporate environment is better in terms of salary and exposure.

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst Planning Analyst II in Guaynabo, PR
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst Planning Analyst II in Guaynabo, PR

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

    Pros

    Salaries are great, eventhough increases and bonuses aren't

    Cons

    The culture is one of being disrespectful to their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the mentality of diminishing people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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