Bard Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    very good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warwick, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warwick, RI

    I have been working at Bard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    smart people to work with and use as resources

    Cons

    dull, and can be dry at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    ENLIGHTENING

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Bard has some great people to work with. Very eager to help you learn when you don't understand something and there is definitely room for growth within Bard if you willing to work hard. The directors and below are great, the same can't be said for higher management.

    Cons

    By in large Human Resources is severely lacking. They are not there to help and only slow progression. When asked for help or a favor do not expect anything. Other Bard facilities, including corporate, have many basic amenities such work out facility and cafeteria; however Bard Peripheral Vascular has nothing of the sort.

    Work/ life balance is poor. In order to achieve carrer opportunities work will supersede life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better work/ life balance as every program seems to be running extremely lean. Need makeover of human resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company with a solid strategic vision.

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    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Murray Hill, NJ

    I worked at Bard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employees, culture, opportunities, markets served, benefits

    Cons

    Budgets, quarterly management emphasis, lack of risk taking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a little more risk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Office Bullying Place....?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humacao, PR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humacao, PR

    I have been working at Bard

    Pros

    Good people at the manufacturing floor level (i.e., operators) with a strong desire to provide ideas, be considered, appreciated and respected as human beings with a unique idiosyncrasy (puertorricans).

    Cons

    Change in "Senior" Management a couple of years ago created a chaos in the organization, dislocating every aspect of its culture. Thus, a tense, unknown, dubious work environment exists. Elitist senior management with an over-grown sense of superiority provokes continuous discomfort among professionals (i.e., engineers, buyers, QA people, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice goes to Corporate Management whom shall take a close look at the high turnover and the reasons why the company has such a bad reputation in the island. An apparent good future lies ahead but very serious changes need to happen in the "Directors" level for this future to be not only possible but an enjoyable journey for every employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics over Perfomance? Try BARD PR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humacao, PR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humacao, PR

    I worked at Bard

    Pros

    1. Good Salary

    2. Good Benefits

    3. Growing Company on the East side of the Island

    4. Management is bringing new product every time. So, you will always have something to do.

    Cons

    1. Management is Elitist and prefer politics over performance.

    2. Serious flaws on the performance review process

    3. Prefer bringing outsiders to a Supervisory role rather than promoting the in-house talent within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Stop bringing outsiders and promote in-house talent

    2. Employee Morale gets seriously affected when no promotions are given to 10+ year exp. employees.

    3. Serious Improvements should be made on the entire HR policy/department.

    4. Happy people = More production and better results. Treating employees like slaves = The high turnover that you have as of Today

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I had a good experience and a hearty workload

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Bard

    Pros

    There are a lot of intelligent people working toward solving some complex business problems

    Cons

    The culture isn't very conducive to fun, or socialising

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time, opportunity in the internship program

  8.  

    It's a very well-run company with nice and professional people but little room for career advancement for professionals.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Bard

    Pros

    Nice and friendly people; good communication between regulatory/marketing/engineering/quality folks; good growth prospects given competent management of company

    Cons

    Basically the only downside is limited career growth within the company. That's not to say you can't experience personal growth and learning, but there are limited roles within the company and not a lot of turn-over.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Providence, Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Providence, Union, NJ

    I worked at Bard

    Pros

    Good benefits, overall nice atmosphere to work, good work life balance but it depends on a group

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for growth and development

    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bard is okays long as you aren't in finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA

    I have been working at Bard

    Pros

    Bard is really doing some amazing things for patients and healthcare professionals and it is a pleasure working somewhere where the first line of the mission statement is "patient" and not profit.

    Cons

    If you are in the finance arena, things work differently at Bard; being very good at your job is not necessarily the road to promotion, but politics- who likes you versus who doesn't even when the job is performed well. The biggest con to the company is that information is a secret and management does not share it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your non executive employees better and let people know what is going on within the organization so people can do their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging and satisfiying work. Clean Room environment not for everyone but I loked it.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Mentor, OH

    I worked at Bard

    Pros

    Faxt pased, exciting, challenging, satisfiying

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the product, Quality of work must be at the level of perfection at all times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

    Recommends

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