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Barko Hydraulics Reviews

Updated May 3, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Nice Little Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Superior Village, WI
    Recommends

    I worked at Barko Hydraulics for less than a year

    Pros

    Really friendly colleagues with a small engineering department. Will get a chance to learn alot of to do

    Cons

    Not any I can think off, They are really trying hard to survive in the market

    Barko Hydraulics2016-07-05
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    "Clueless Management."

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Superior, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barko Hydraulics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy going work atmoisphere Easy going atmosphere. Great work hours. Over-time all the time.

    Cons

    Mismanaged. Parts shortages. Lack of communication. Deceitful answers from upper management. Puppet Union.

    Advice to Management

    Be truthful. Communicate. Positive attitudes. Choose kindness.

    Barko Hydraulics2019-05-03
  3. "Subpar for what they are"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Superior, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barko Hydraulics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    8 hour days off at 2 pm every day. It’s a job that pays some what more than the area which isn’t saying much.

    Cons

    The union is terrible with no growth. The contract has been the exact same for the past 10 years they pay 2$ above target now. Management is terrible with no transparency or logic behind anything they do which in turn creates a ton of rumors around the plant many of which consist of lay offs or the company leaving all together out of state. Just to name a few. They claim to be a family oriented company but they...

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    Advice to Management

    Sell the company and give people severance packages.

    Barko Hydraulics2019-04-12
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Plant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Superior, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Barko Hydraulics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great deal of potential and location.

    Cons

    Led by a bunch of stupid people. Union shop that forces you to hang onto the worse performing people. Management throughout has no clue.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and go back to school

    Barko Hydraulics2015-12-01
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Field Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Barko Hydraulics

    Pros

    The forestry equipment industry and the people or co - workers that I worked at Barko were dedicated knowledgeable employees.

    Cons

    Poor communications and direction from top management. The company needs to have a complete line of equipment and should acquire or be sold for future stability and growth.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to grow and expand to other product lines so you have the income and cash flow to invest back into the company. The communications from top management needs to be improved.

    Barko Hydraulics2010-10-08
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