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Bard Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  • Pay isn't great, upper management is very disconnected from employees, no or few Telecommuting options (in 5 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance and they are treating seniority staff very poorly (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "accounts payable processor"

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    Former Employee - Account Payable Processor in Taylorsville, UT
    Former Employee - Account Payable Processor in Taylorsville, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    dress code is business casual


  2. "Large company, diverse experience dependent on the division you work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great products, I learned a great deal that undoubtedly helped carry me further in my career

    Cons

    The division I worked for (Lutonix) had very poor leadership, resulting in very high turnover and little faith from employees that management were "doing the right thing". It was not an environment where people wanted to come to work every day.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Be leaders. Culture DOES matter. Have respect for one another and for the people that work so hard for you.


  3. "Fine place to work at"

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

    I have been working at Bard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, job security is fine.

    Cons

    Busy work, high stress, very little job training


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pay not worth the stress"

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    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Covington, GA
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Covington, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher pay than most warehouse/distribution centers.

    Cons

    Stressful work environment. Work hours fluctuate daily. Management is hard to work with. Unfair work policies and little to no chance for advancement. Hard workers are abused while there is leniency for "most liked" employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to stop micromanaging employees and be more professional.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Do You Like Working in a Feudal Environment?"

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

    I worked at Bard (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Individual contributors tend to be great people -a.k.a. - The Surfs

    Cons

    Haves and have not organization. Very elitist management. They think nothing of destroying a persons reputation or career if it benefits them or if they just feel like being mean.

    Advice to Management

    Go to church or temple. Get some moral values. Stop treating individual contributors like dirt.


  7. "R&D Engineer"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and stock plan.

    Cons

    They don't promote you when you should be. Completely undervalued!

    Advice to Management

    Promote faster to retain talent.


  8. "Senior Technician"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Lowell, MA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training and benefits. It was a great place for entry level job experience. The immediate supervisors and managers were excellent as first bosses.

    Cons

    Unable to advance due to politics of a big company. It was difficult to grow internally as internally posted jobs appeared prefilled, and the interview process seemed to be required but not true.

    Advice to Management

    Retain experienced staff members and give true opportunities for development.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Admin"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy work as Bard has not even approached the 21st century in technology. Good salary for not doing much.

    Cons

    Unequal vacation and personal time if you are not a manager. Those of us who have 30+ years and are new hires are given 2 weeks vacation and 5 personal days and new hires with a bit of college get 3 weeks and unlimited personal time.

    Advice to Management

    Bard operates in 1983 as far as technology goes, just getting Webex now (old technology now). Dress code is formal for ladies and men only men get to dress down on Fridays. HQ is not equipped for people with disabilities as far as the building goes. They operate in the 80's, old technology, old habits, old ways, this is a company where you want to END your career not start it. They have a difficult time at HQ getting young innovative people and if they do come they stay for a year until something better in a different company comes up. OLD, OLD, OLD, really old. Very charitable company but they really do beat you with it. ZERO work life balance. If you are a man and having a baby they make you take your vacation time. Not modern at all that is why the average age of the HQ employee is 45+. HR is totally out of touch and not willing to listen to any suggestions. No room for advancement, NO training available if you are an admin as their tech is 30 years old. Job skills have reversed.


  10. "Assembling product"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Glens Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Glens Falls, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool to learn the detail production of a life saving device. Not a difficult job as long as you were trained properly.

    Cons

    Poor training. A fantastic system is put in place but neglected. Not sure why. Company must lose so much money due to this inadequacy. Perhaps it was due to the particular team I was placed on. There was no supervision. The manager was quite good but unfortunately not there to constantly oversee.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to use the system of checks...i.e. The worksheet that checks off all the components as to if a new employee truly knows the steps of each procedure. A test should be given on each sequence. Do not take the word of a shift supervisor who may be extremely young and inexperienced.


  11. "Best company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zionsville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zionsville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bard (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best company in all aspects

    Cons

    Nothing to specify expect to say that they believe in work


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