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Bard CEO Timothy M. Ring
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Pros
  • "The management team also is very welcoming to a work-life balance as well as to those that have a goal in mind of where they want to take their career(in 24 reviews)

  • "Great place to work w/good benefits(in 38 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Clinical Manager"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Manager 

    I worked at Bard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good environment to be in

    Cons

    travel was very extensive and changed frequently

  2. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bard

    Pros

    Nice people, friendly environment, good work

    Cons

    Can get lonely, okay pay, location

  3. "Territory Manager - Endourology"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bard full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good reputation with urologists.

    Cons

    No room to advance. Despite what mgmt tells you, products are not differentiated in any way. Very commoditized, and doctors and hospitals all see it that way. Despite "a call to innovation", the product mix is still "not all there", and playing catch-up with the competition. There has never been any legitimate or defining clinical data. Compensation has been cut, and you get what you pay for. The Marketing Department,...

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    Advice to Management

    Make some acquisitions! Bring on some new products that will actually enhance the sales bag and give salespeople leverage with accounts. Clinical data and a departure from "me-too" products are imperative.

  4. "Team member 1"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Bard full-time

      Pros

      Nothing is good about this job

      Cons

      Everything is bad about this job

    • Helpful (1)

      "Mediocre Company"

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      Former Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Bard full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great benefits, good people, decent salary, flexible work schedule.

      Cons

      Slow pace work environment, not challenging enough for someone who enjoys learning. I don't advise joining medical industry, especially at Bard, unless you enjoy stress free and slow pace, mediocre management.

      Advice to Management

      To be more consistent with decisions, treat employees with respect and be more open and honest. Provide constructive criticism and honest conversations so employees can improve performance and develop. Management should hire people who don't lack people skills and personality, especially those at the board level.

    • "Quality Engineer"

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        Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Delran, NJ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Bard full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Good medical and other benefits, global presence

        Cons

        A lot of hypocrisy in local management at Delran site

        Advice to Management

        Please grow your employees. I was independently managing Quality Systems at Delran site reporting to Sr. Director level at another site. However because of plant management hypocrisy I had a title of Quality Engineer only. When I quit my position was floated as a QA Manager role.

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        "Engineer I"

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        Current Employee - Engineer I in North Salt Lake, UT
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Bard full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        AMAZING people and great products. Also some of the best benefits around. Pretty average time off and you also have the ability to manage yourself and be independent.

        Cons

        It's a FDA regulated company which means there's A LOT of red taper, bureaucracy, and paperwork to be managed. Often feel like you spend more time doing paperwork documenting things than anything else. Advancement is also almost entirely based on time of service, not quality of work.

        Advice to Management

        Get with the times and move to electronic document routing

      • Helpful (1)

        "Good group of people, n"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I worked at Bard full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great smart people to work with. Interesting projects to work on. Flexible work hours if needed. Fun activities for employees

        Cons

        Upper management shows signs of favoritism when it comes to promotions (rules don't apply to all; making yourself more visible seems to get you on the fast track more than your actual accomplishments.). HR department is not very supportive but still promotes itself as such. It can be stressful at times if employees leave and timelines cannot be adjusted accordingly, based on the additional work to be picked up by the...

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        Advice to Management

        Evaluate employee departures as a whole (look for trends) and not by the individual reasons given by them at an exit interview.

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        "Lack of Support. Buyer Beware."

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        Current Employee - Quality in Tempe, AZ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Bard full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Steady Work, clean environment, nice new building.

        Cons

        Management could care less about you, you feel easily replaceable, flexibility on working from home is almost non-existent, very hostile work environment. If you like the corporate culture and don't mind when old employees stuck in their old ways talk behind your back, then this might be perfect for you. Worst "Team" environment I have ever been a part of. Basically everyone on the team just complains about everyone else...

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        Advice to Management

        Be more flexible, act like you like the people you hired and treat them well. Treat your employees good and they will do good work. Maybe offer to buy everyone lunch once in a while. Take the time to ask your employees how things are going and if they have any ideas on how to improve the business.

      • "Good Company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Providence, NJ
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Good Benefits, good work environment, cafe and gym

        Cons

        could use more vacation time and hours can be long at month end

        Advice to Management

        Now that BD acquired Bard, keep benefits, vacation and stock plan/Bonus the same. Rumor is BD will decrease these.

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