Bard Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    good products, bad people

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good company to work for.

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employee relations! Constantly having team meetings and group activities. Nice building with central location next to downtown and freeway. A growing company with a lot of potential.

    Cons

    Very loose training was not enough to give me the confidence to do what I was hired to do. Communication breakdown between departments cause trouble. No visible career path to excel or steps to take to become a permanent employee

    Advice to Management

    Do not invite temporary employees to meetings about bonuses and time off that do not apply to them - kind of offensive.


  3. Drama

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Webmaster in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Webmaster in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Bard

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

    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 Management

    eventually you will realize that the people make the business


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  5. Helpful (2)

    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    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


  7. 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.


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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.


  11. 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



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