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Bard Access Systems Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • culture, good pay for performance, solid product bag w/breadth of line and ability to build relationships (in 6 reviews)

  • Surrounded with bright minds and great people (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Being an intern there is a fair amount of work to do, but not always a bad thing (in 2 reviews)

  • ZERO work life balance and they expect that and pride themselves on that (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Very good - could be great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bard Access Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    BAS is a successful division of a larger corporation (CR Bard is #661 on the Fortune 500 list at nearly $3.5B in revenue). Solid company, long established in the Utah area. Competes for talent against several other medical device companies. I think a lot of people suffer from two ailments when they complain about Bard Access - greener grass syndrome and wanting more reward for less work. I think if you work hard and focus on what you are doing for the company instead of complaining about what the company is not doing for you then you will succeed at BAS - though the same could be said for most companies. They have "core hours" of 9am to 3pm where the general expectation is that you are in the office (excepting lunch) during core hours and you can start as early as 6am or as late as 9am, shifting the 8-to-5 routine so suit your needs to a large degree. Compared to my parent's generation that is pretty flexible. They seem pretty accommodating with illness, family emergencies, etc.

    Cons

    Division strategies are not always well communicated. A lot of that is likely due to franchise managers and their style in communicating such information. A common complaint in the past has been inconsistency and favoritism in promotions but I think both the division and the corporation are trying to address that though their errors of the past are still present.
    For those who work hard and adhere to the requirement of working at least 40 hours/week there is some resentment towards those who take advantage of the 'core hours' flexibility provided and work less than 40 hours/week, sometimes a lot less.

    Advice to Management

    Employees taking unfair advantage of the 'flexible hours' and 'work/life balance' concepts by working less than 40 hours/week are cheating those who understand and follow the concept that a full work week consists of at least 40 hours for exempt employees. The hard workers carry the slackers and the productivity of the division is less when the whole workforce is not committed. Addressing this is an overlooked challenge at BAS.


  2. "Okay in the short run to gain experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bard Access Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, fair compensation, nice people

    Cons

    It can be a meat grinder with long hours and a heavy workload


  3. Helpful (1)

    "BAS SLC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stansbury park, Tooele, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stansbury park, Tooele, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bard Access Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great mission to help patients with proven device solutions.

    Cons

    need more flexible work opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    work flexibility should be brought up to par with market.


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  5. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, understanding supervisors, willing to work with your school schedule, independent, not too far from the University, supervisors give you a good mix between desk work and lab work, a lot of hands on experience

    Cons

    Interns are temporary workers and are usually given a limit for how long they can stay at Bard (this is so they can cycle in more talent and get more experience for more people, they mean well, but it's tough sometimes)

    Advice to Management

    More hiring opportunities for interns would be nice or a way to extend an interns time at Bard before having to leave, maybe a circulation system to allow interns to learn different areas of the industry


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr graphic designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team, good pay, good health benefits

    Cons

    Regulatory design complications for design


  7. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to start a internship. Lots of freedom and good learning atmosphere. You are listened to and people are willing to let you chime in.

    Cons

    Learning depends on boss and how much responsibility they want to delegate to you. Poor file management system, you spend half of your time looking for things on the computer

    Advice to Management

    Consider a new file management system. For a large powerful company the software in use is outdated and slow/difficult to use.


  8. "Amazing Benefits so so work environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing. The work environment changed a lot between departments.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be hard for anything to get accomplished. When someone wasn't doing their job well nothing seemed to happen.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Bard Access"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Quality Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, fairly easy going with several stimulating projects that contribute to professional growth. They have a robust intern program that ensures there will be projects that can be added to a resume.

    Cons

    Much of what you do gets weighed down by internal bureaucracy. There are 100 steps to complete before doing even the most simple tasks. It would be nice if there were better aspects of working in the facility such as a decent gym, food, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Try to streamline many of the processes that are currently in place. Much of my time as well as others time is spent trying to communicate with others in a slow attempt to meet unnecessary criteria for completing a task. Streamline collaboration and interaction.


  10. "Pretty good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bard Access Systems full-time

    Pros

    Location, good benefits, good coworkers

    Cons

    Management unrealistic - lost touch


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not impressed with the upward mobility or employee recognition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and learn about products and people from all walks of life. I was cross-trained in different areas of the company and recognized for my skills.

    Cons

    Repremanded for someone else's wrongdoing. Recognized for my skills but the people that could do something about it never noticed until I put in my notice.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize skills of your employees when they are demonstrated and reward that employee for a job well done instead of a write up for your mistake.



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