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Bard Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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  • There is no work life balance and they are treating seniority staff very poorly (in 4 reviews)

  • Pay isn't great, upper management is very disconnected from employees, no or few Telecommuting options (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Bard...for now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work w/good benefits.

    Cons

    Being acquired by BD so in flux at the moment.


  2. "Good entry level place to work"

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    Former Employee - Team Member I in Queensbury, NY
    Former Employee - Team Member I in Queensbury, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work expectations are clear. People are friendly. Decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Frequent mandatory overtime. Repetitive work can be health hazard (carpal tunnel syndrome).

  3. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Independence, products, brand name, research

    Cons

    Micromanagement, ethics, poor oversight, ethics

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Things Have Changed Drastically"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Products. This was once a great place with solid, hard working, caring employees. Some are still around but it's getting thin.

    Cons

    Continued reduction in earning potential. Adding headcount without increasing commission budget. Management seems to have no value for tenured reps who develop territories or good young talent that take over saturated territories.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people for what they sell or you will get what you pay for.


  5. "It's Always been BA(R)D"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Warwick, RI
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Warwick, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing....but at least now there is hope.

    Cons

    Management is awful. Nasty people. Nasty politics. What's the word I'm looking for???? Oh Yeah....NASTY!

    Advice to Management

    Quit before BD fires you.


  6. "Great company overall"

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

    I worked at Bard part-time

    Pros

    Room for growth. Great people. Great pay. Management listens to their employees

    Cons

    Hours can get crazy, especially during end of the month

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Full time employe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and some very loyal folks.

    Cons

    So, so old fashioned, so behind the times. As far as IT goes and just the general thinking/actions of the "management & HR" of Bard, so, so 1980s if not 1970s.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE the new BD management, give everyone standard 3 weeks vacation, update HR, they are so backwards. There is a real sense of family at Bard but only for those who have been there for over 10 years. Work/Life balance is non-existent for those who are under the level of manager. Super stingy benefits, super Scrooge company unless you are lucky enough to have someone in your corner who is in a department who has clout, if not you are stuc.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive Work/Life Balance
    Leading Company in the Medical Industry
    Great Leadership Team
    Top Notch Company Culture
    Open Door Policy with Supervisors
    Resourceful Coworkers Always Willing to Help

    Cons

    Current Systems Not the Most Up to Date

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing in terms of having a listening ear, providing opportunities for your direct reports, providing guidance and effectively communicating strategy.


  9. "Interesting times ahead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murray Hill, NJ
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    many long tenured employees with a strong sense of loyalty

    Cons

    Very difficult corporate culture that detracts from the ability to close the gap between the top tiers in the industry. Possibly one of the many reasons for the sale to BD

    Advice to Management

    Go outside of your four walls for best practice solutions


  10. "Field Inventory Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (Time off, Medical, etc.)

    Cons

    Limited room to grow within departments

    Advice to Management

    Increase tuition assistance


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