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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. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place To Work While In College...But Don't Make it a Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Team Member I in Glens Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Team Member I in Glens Falls, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I'm a college student, and I appreciate Bard's endless overtime and the ease of requesting personal time off. They're more than willing to transition me to another shift, shuffle my hours, and even bring me to part-time status if necessary in order to accomodate my school schedule each semester.
    I've never met a group of Intermediate Managers who are so committed to seeing me succeed in my college career.

    Cons

    Team Members with senority (those with more than 5 years of experience) usually become thugs and bullies...and it's left unchecked by management. The word "Drama" no doubt found it's roots on the Manufacturing floor at C.R. Bard.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not in that racket...I'd like to keep my job!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Time to rethink our direction!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Covington, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well established, a large company thats been around 100 years. Products are needed in the industry, and they have a great deal of representation out there for them.

    Cons

    The company doesn't invest enough into R&D to develop new products for the market. When they do they so severely overcharge for them that the customers are turned off by the steep price structure. This makes it significantly harder for the sales professionals and leads to higher than average turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage divisions to work together and cross pollinate contacts. Invest in new products to bring to market and pay your sales people for doing a good job. (set one comp plan for all sales teams so that there aren't animosities by the lower paid ones for doing as good of a job, or even better in many cases, but earning less than their counterparts.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Miss the old days"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Agressive
    Competitive salary
    Good oppourtunity is you like Mexico or PR

    Cons

    No investment in the USA
    All about profit
    understaffed
    overworked

    Advice to Management

    How about going back to respecting employees and not drivng folks until they quit. You can't always drive your rev number by having hiring freezes and no spending guidance.


  4. "Challenging and satisfiying work. Clean Room environment not for everyone but I loked it."

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Mentor, OH
    Recommends

    Pros

    Faxt pased, exciting, challenging, satisfiying

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the product, Quality of work must be at the level of perfection at all times.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Results driven medical company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional and very corporate driven.

    Cons

    Aggressive management, time off is a weakness.

    Advice to Management

    Interesting.


  6. "Some good people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The hard working employees give it a family-feel workplace.

    Cons

    Lack of communication has become a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees, not just certain ones. Keep the lines of communication open and be honest, whether the news is good or bad.


  7. "Good products but not competitive"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong products. Well received by doctors.

    Cons

    Very inefficiently run company. Poor or no information systems. Not well suited for competitive nature of medical device sales. Need to improve competitive nature of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Make territory managers more efficient. Free them up to increase time to sell.

  8. "Sales at Bard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are very few real strong reasons to work at Bard compared to other companies within the medical device field. The most positive is that they do have a solid portfolio of products. In fact, some of them are the best in the industry. But, it's not just having strong products that make working at a company worthwhile.

    Cons

    The upper management team is dillusional about a number of things including quota, marketplace, motivation and economics.

    Advice to Management

    Negative motivation will result in short term gain, at best. But, it leaves long term anymosity.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Bard is okays long as you aren't in finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bard is really doing some amazing things for patients and healthcare professionals and it is a pleasure working somewhere where the first line of the mission statement is "patient" and not profit.

    Cons

    If you are in the finance arena, things work differently at Bard; being very good at your job is not necessarily the road to promotion, but politics- who likes you versus who doesn't even when the job is performed well. The biggest con to the company is that information is a secret and management does not share it

    Advice to Management

    Treat your non executive employees better and let people know what is going on within the organization so people can do their jobs


  10. "Operations driven company. Too much central control"

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    Former Employee - R&D
    Former Employee - R&D
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Financially strong
    - Good benefits
    - Ethical business practices
    - Decent pay
    - Good work enviroment

    Cons

    - Poor cohesion between Divisions & Operations - neither group seems to understand the other.
    - Excess corporate interference with division operations
    - Too much focus on "scientific management" deters entrepreneurial culture


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