Barnes Group Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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  1. Working at a division in Brecksville - small company, progressive thinking, continually innovating

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brecksville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brecksville, OH

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Parent company sets tone from top. Very caring. Opportunities exist at other divisions: Aerospace, Industrial, Corporate in CT. Employees are held in high regard. Good 401K and very good retirement for those who have been here awhile.

    Cons

    As with a company, there will be politics. However, Corporate does play a heavy hand if needed. Use the 800 line if needed. Employees need to have a clear understanding of how to increase their value and their compensation. Don't trust speaking with those in authority - it comes back to bite you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever forgot the Team philosophy. HR should be driving the culture (needs work).


  2. good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Leadership in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learn a lot about aerospace manufacturing and Barnes pays 100% for college

    Cons

    no opportunities for career growth


  3. Barnes Group

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barnes Group

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

    Pros

    Grat company to work for had a great team in the Credit and Collections Departmentr

    Cons

    Was sold to a companu out of New York and weas closed down in August 2014


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Associated Spring Raymond: Awful Mananagement until recently.

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

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a great group of people, including senior management, very capable, and who always delivered. These people are now gone.

    Cons

    Associated Spring Raymond's last President, now let go, instilled a culture of fear in the organization. Very belligerent, sometimes threatening and often unprofessional even in public, he caused, or forced many of his employees to leave. Morale was at an all-time low. His recent departure will definitely change this company for the best.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a real leader, with the values that have made Barnes Group successful over the last 160 years.


  6. Helpful (2)

    rape from the top down

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - General Manager in Troy, MI

    I worked at Barnes Group 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

    Some solid, long term businesses like aerospace are good businesses.

    Cons

    The other businesses are old, low tech and dying. Top management gets lavish stock options, like the former CEO, Greg Milzcik, cashing out after 10 years with $18 million in options, while the little guys suffer on average wages.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the overall business and not just to your pay plan


  7. Great advancement potential, Good pay, poor team dynamics.

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

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many opportunities to advance and gain valuable experience if you are willing to relocate. Great cash bonus opportunities based on annual business performance. Always new customer or engineering developments to keep work interesting.

    Cons

    Recent growing pains have lead to poor business decisions and decreased morale. Growing pains have also caused some animosity between team members which makes project work difficult.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company, sweet people, nice place to pork.

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

    I have been working at Barnes Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is a good place to work, all the people around very seet

    Cons

    you will always suffer from the mangement.


  9. Great place to work, love the people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, small company feel even though it is part of Barnes Group, Inc. Many opportunites to grow career, provide training, great group of people.

    Cons

    Wish not to disclose in order to remain anonymous...


  10. Helpful (1)

    Tight corporate structure which is hard to negotiate

    Current Employee - Inventory Control
    Current Employee - Inventory Control

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits at all levels.

    Cons

    Very little empowerment to those in the lower ranks.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Barnes Distribution, best company I have ever worked for, sucks they sold to MSC

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Representative
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Representative

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, work hard and it pays off. NO micromanagement , great culture. company was not set for major growth which justifys the sell off. great reputation in the industry. pays salary plus commission. best people i have ever worked with. the hr team does a great job of hiring, average employee is with company forever

    Cons

    SOLD off to MSC, Money Money Money, this company did not have that focus until the MSC purchase. we were all about the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the Barnes Promise



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