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Bard Reviews

Updated June 17, 2018
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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 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "40hrs/wk are more likely to be rewarded than those who choose to have a better work/life balance" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Misaligned metrics at upper management" (in 11 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. "Mediocre Company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bard full-time (More than 3 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.

  3. "Quality Engineer"

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

    I worked at Bard full-time (More than 3 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.


  4. "Engineer I"

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

    I have been working at Bard full-time (More than 3 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


  5. "Good group of people, n"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Bard full-time (More than 3 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 rest who stay.

    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.


  6. "Lack of Support. Buyer Beware."

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

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

    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 instead of working about themselves. By far the worst company I have been with when it comes to a "good" culture.

    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.


  7. "Engineering Intern"

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

    Pros

    Nice people, friendly environment, good work

    Cons

    Can get lonely, okay pay, location

  8. "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at Bard full-time (Less 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.


  9. "Great people, burnt out leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Queensbury, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Queensbury, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Employees a lot of people in the north country
    + Many of the people that work there are great and caring

    Cons

    + Leaders are overworked and stressed out

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your first level leaders and give them support


  10. "Senior Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to gain engineering experience

    Cons

    company/upper management was not progressive in keeping up with the latest trends in the industry


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