Bard

www.crbard.com
Employer Engaged

Bard Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
43 Reviews
3.0
43 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Bard Chairman and CEO Timothy M. Ring
Timothy M. Ring
11 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    good products, bad people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    good products, good benefits, fortune 500, good stock, good dividend, a lot of divisions, horrible work life balance, horrible vacation policy,

    Cons

    long hours, no development, little training, bad managers, very few women in management, best employees leave, worst employees stay, high turnover, comp plan is not consistent, they use old technology for their sales reporting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many people don't follow the rules in upper management, put more emphasis on work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Love the experience the company provides

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Bard

    Pros

    Always something to do, everyone works hard, motivated workforce

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Staff Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Drama

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Strong finance team, not that hard to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance

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

    Pros

    Company has a lot of money. Good benefits.
    Easy to work. But company leader like contry manager is pretty frequently changed by global head.

    Cons

    No employee training compared witb other foreign invested company. Lots of over time for finance team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stable organization and long run leader

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Ok company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    1 year experience with Bard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

Work at Bard? Share Your Experiences

Bard

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.