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Bard Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
36 Reviews
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36 Reviews
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  1. 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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall positive

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 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

  6.  

    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 an 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
  7.  

    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 an 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
  8.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at Bard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. The cafeteria is subsidized. Bosses are approachable. The work is also very interesting. I really enjoyed working there

    Cons

    HQ location not ideal for recruiting young people who want to live in NYC. No other cons really to speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Murray Hill, NJ

    I worked at Bard as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great experience. Positive work atmosphere. It is not just a place for jobs, but careers. Forward looking international company with little to no politics. Can't ask for much more!

    Cons

    Not many downsides to working at Bard. Pretty inviting environment. Would recommend to anyone looking for a job in the tri state area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is friendly and motivating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Facilities Section Manager

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    Former Employee - Facilities Section Manager in Humacao, PR
    Former Employee - Facilities Section Manager in Humacao, PR

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

    Pros

    Plant Manager is doing a great job in his 4 years in the position but his people are not helping.

    Cons

    Too much stress, and experience left the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing the job. Light should be close.

    Positive Outlook
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    A necessary evil

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Queensbury, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Queensbury, NY

    I have been working at Bard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some great people
    They try to help in the community
    They make small, periodic efforts to show employees they are valued

    Cons

    Many decent managers, but a handful of very bad managers that ruin things for everyone else. Management isn't just about getting results, it's about effectively managing people. I don't care how great a company is, if I have a bad manager, then he or she is my reality for 40+ hours per week.
    Very limited room for advancement, and often the candidate is chosen before the position is even posted for bidding (although they swear this is not the case). I know this because I was told first-hand by someone involved in the hiring decisions.
    No longer a sense of job security due to frequent layoffs and policy changes.
    A very unfriendly and heavy handed HR department.
    Benefits are getting slimmer by the year, and they are slowly chipping away at vacation, PTO and holiday time off.
    Extremely controlling of every aspect of the work day, and a culture that seems to discourage innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be beneficial to treat all employees (not just the ones that work with a pen and PC) as human capital rather than human resources. Getting the work done is important, but allow employees to flourish and develop them to their fullest potential. This goes beyond offering tuition reimbursement and online courses only offered to management and exempt staff. If you give people a chance to show you what they are capable of, you might just be surprised once in a while. And with the turbulent and increasingly dynamic business world, it might just be the only way to keep a more sustainable business model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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