Bard Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    1 year experience with Bard

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

    I have been working at Bard full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people were very helpful

    Cons

    Politics became an issue / certain individuals were favored

    Advice to Management

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


  3. Ok company.

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Overall positive

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Above average pay, decent benefits

    Cons

    Old-fashioned, rigid work hours, not flexible


  6. Helpful (1)

    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Corporate not the best place / Figuring out strategy

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Salaries are great, eventhough increases and bonuses aren't

    Cons

    The culture is one of being disrespectful to their employees

    Advice to Management

    Change the mentality of diminishing people


  9. Facilities Section Manager

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Continue doing the job. Light should be close.


  10. Helpful (6)

    A necessary evil

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    OK

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are opportunities for advancement if you are willing to work for it
    Wide breadth of products offers opportunities to gain experience in many areas

    Cons

    Benefits are only ok
    Tend to motivate with a stick rather than a carrot
    Seems timelines are more important than quality



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