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Facilities Section Manager

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Former Employee - Facilities Section Manager in Humacao, PR
Former Employee - Facilities Section Manager in Humacao, PR

I worked at Bard full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Plant Manager is doing a great job in his 4 years in the position but his people are not helping.

Cons

Too much stress, and experience left the organization

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue doing the job. Light should be close.

Positive Outlook
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  1. 6 people found this helpful

    A necessary evil

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Queensbury, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Queensbury, NY

    I have been working at Bard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some great people
    They try to help in the community
    They make small, periodic efforts to show employees they are valued

    Cons

    Many decent managers, but a handful of very bad managers that ruin things for everyone else. Management isn't just about getting results, it's about effectively managing people. I don't care how great a company is, if I have a bad manager, then he or she is my reality for 40+ hours per week.
    Very limited room for advancement, and often the candidate is chosen before the position is even posted for bidding (although they swear this is not the case). I know this because I was told first-hand by someone involved in the hiring decisions.
    No longer a sense of job security due to frequent layoffs and policy changes.
    A very unfriendly and heavy handed HR department.
    Benefits are getting slimmer by the year, and they are slowly chipping away at vacation, PTO and holiday time off.
    Extremely controlling of every aspect of the work day, and a culture that seems to discourage innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be beneficial to treat all employees (not just the ones that work with a pen and PC) as human capital rather than human resources. Getting the work done is important, but allow employees to flourish and develop them to their fullest potential. This goes beyond offering tuition reimbursement and online courses only offered to management and exempt staff. If you give people a chance to show you what they are capable of, you might just be surprised once in a while. And with the turbulent and increasingly dynamic business world, it might just be the only way to keep a more sustainable business model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities for advancement if you are willing to work for it
    Wide breadth of products offers opportunities to gain experience in many areas

    Cons

    Benefits are only ok
    Tend to motivate with a stick rather than a carrot
    Seems timelines are more important than quality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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