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Barnes Group President, CEO, and Director; Acting President, Barnes Aerospace Gregory F. Milzcik
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  1.  

    Great company, sweet people, nice place to pork.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes Group

    Pros

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

    Cons

    you will always suffer from the mangement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work, love the people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnes Group

    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...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits at all levels.

    Cons

    Very little empowerment to those in the lower ranks.

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

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    Current Employee - Strategic Account Representative
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Representative

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to the Barnes Promise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not The Best Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist  in  Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist in Bristol, CT

    I worked at Barnes Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are good. As long as you're not in a management or leadership role the work/life balance is good.

    Cons

    Senior leadership are arrogant, ultra-conservative and very stuffy. They set high goals but don't take the time to implement them properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Too bad they sold BDNA to MSC :(

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Barnes Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very employee friendly company almost to a fault. Very little if any micro-managing . Empowered all its employees to think outside the box

    Cons

    Very liberal attendance policy handcuffed management at times. Company slow at times making decisions in all areas of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None- Senior management made some very hard well thought out decisions that were necessary during the recession. Was a good run while it lasted . Thank you

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales

    Former Employee - Sales  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Barnes Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people were farily friendly across the board. The interview process was very nice and fairly quick without much delay. The product line was ok, however, when you needed something outside the catalog there were many delays and phone calls.

    Cons

    When the new President was hired (the axe man) he had no emotional ties and didn't really care about the people. I would question his true character, however, his motives were clear...$$. Reduce salaries and try to convince everyone in the organization that the new pay structure would allow you to make more money!! Unfortunately, middle management had to deliver the news and even they didn't believe it (that was my opinion). Leadership was therefore very questionable and certainly they convinced the "share holders" this was the way to go. All promotions were shut down. Not sure how the organization is structured today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead with character. Understand that flexibility is key in the field and provide middle management with the ability to make decisions if it makes sense. Soften your hard lines to gray. Understand that retention of your client base is of extreme importance and it takes more time then you allow to obtain new clients. It's a difficult economy and perhaps top leadership needs to have their salaries reduced. Treat your employees like they really matter and retention won't be a problem. Pay them well, real talent is hard to find even in this economy! Good luck.

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    CSS

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Not a hard job, make you own schedule

    Cons

    What ever you sell its never enough. Budgets are almost unatanable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to more of the employees and make budgets an incentive to make more money and keep employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Customer Sales Specialist  in  Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Specialist in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Freedom to work your own schedule, decent pay, some established accounts, great benefit package, FANTASTIC upper management (Regional Vice President) that cares about employees well being.

    Cons

    Territories are too spread out in some states, poor website design, a lot of time spent putting up orders, the pros outweigh the cons though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems that management is getting younger, which in my case, is good because my new mgr (who is 29) is energized and willing to help with the hands on activities, such as taking out old bins/drawers and putting in new ones, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Hang on to your seat.. its going to be bumpy

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Barnes Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity for change, finally getting on board with current technology, open forums to voice your own opinion (at your risk though). Decent hours

    Cons

    Tunnel vision managers, bipolar managers, still have lots of legacy technology, favoritism, sometimes no chance to earn bonus. Employee awards seem to be given out arbitrarily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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