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Bard Reviews

Updated June 6, 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. "Fine place to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "R&D Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Senior Technician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager (Engineer) in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager (Engineer) in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was allowed to run my own day to day schedule
    Rather flexible hours
    Good PTO
    Good healthcare plan

    Cons

    No direction
    No true brand identity
    Senior management is disjointed
    My day to day activities really made no difference to the business. Most decisions were made behind closed doors or before I even started my work. Most of my time was spent getting info together for someone higher to present. It's a double edged sword- lack of your work nattering means that you could make mistakes in a safety net and learn but also means that your work didn't matter.


  5. "Team Member I"

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    Former Employee - Team Member I in Queensbury, NY
    Former Employee - Team Member I in Queensbury, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most everyone is friendly and easy to get along with. Everyone can pull together and help anyone out when they need it.

    Cons

    Very little communication, consistency or advancement opportunities. Busybodies and drama are considered at epidemic levels throughout the plant. Everyone knows everything about everyone else and is not shy to gossip about anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to talk to each other! So much time was wasted simply because no one was on the same page.


  6. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Covington, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bard (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    C.R.Bard offers a great health insurance and has a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Management team was not supported of employees which caused the moral to be very low.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to help boost moral


  7. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT in Murray Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - IT in Murray Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people easy to work with.

    Cons

    The management is laid back, not willing to take up new initiatives.


  8. "R&D in biosurgery"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and high energy, young staff.

    Cons

    Deadlines are ridiculous and there are not enough resources in any department.


  9. "Marketing director"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Warwick, RI
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Warwick, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bard full-time

    Pros

    Great experience managing business as franchise lead

    Cons

    Bard does not view marketing as the driver.


  10. "Busy Place, Sometimes Fun"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Glens Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Glens Falls, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    By and large, the people here are brilliant and dedicated to their careers. You'll work with kids straight out of school and people who have been with the company for 30+ years. Management is generally good at picking out and promoting talent, and there is a strong sense of community in the facility.

    Cons

    The pay is not great for similar jobs in the area, and getting proper personnel support for projects / maintenance activities is near impossible. Everyone is doing the work of 2+ people with no real end in sight. The platitudes and false optimism are getting to be abrasive, not inspiring. Senior management involvement varies widely between departments, which can lead to inconsistency or ignorance of key

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to go back on promises when provided with new information. Too many decisions were hardwired into project plans simply because no one wanted to admit that they were wrong or had assumed something that never came to fruition.


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