Barnes Group Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Maint supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice company to work for worked at Barnes for over 17 years if you work hard you can advance in this company. The saline plant closed and I wasn't able to relocate because of my family

    Cons

    The plant closedcompany to work for worked at Barnes for over 17 years if you work hard you can advance in this company. The saline plant closed and I wasn't able to relocate because of my fa

    Advice to Management

    company to work for worked at Barnes for over 17 years if you work hard you can advance in this company. The saline plant closed and I wasn't able to relocate because of my fa


  2. Engineering Review

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Barnes Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop solutions with minimum management intervention. Individual software development style allowed allowing for perhaps more efficient code development process

    Cons

    Too many managers dictating priorities during test solution qualification process resulting in many lost hours doing the same tasks over.

    Advice to Management

    Have technical personnel reporting to technical management and focus more on the end result as opposed to making you time lines.


  3. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well, some smart people

    Cons

    Very political, disappointed in integrity


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  5. good experience

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    Current Employee - Leadership in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Leadership in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    no opportunities for career growth


  6. Working at a division in Brecksville - small company, progressive thinking, continually innovating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brecksville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brecksville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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).


  7. Barnes Group

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  8. Helpful (2)

    Associated Spring Raymond: Awful Mananagement until recently.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumee, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    rape from the top down

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - General Manager in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnes Group full-time (More than a year)

    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


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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company, sweet people, nice place to pork.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.



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