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Barnes Group Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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Barnes Group President and CEO Patrick J. Dempsey
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Pros
  • Barnes Group is a large, multinational corporation that is financially stable, well established in the marketplace and offers good benefits (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of turn-over as company chases unachievable metrics (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time

    Pros

    Great company that gives you the opportunity to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Shortage of help for departments which means you will likely have tons of projects.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.


  2. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time

    Pros

    Good team spirit. Great opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Long hours. Poor work life balance

  3. "Quality"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, employee lunches, clean

    Cons

    Work distributed unevenly. Not enough support personnel

    Advice to Management

    More on the spot recognition for employee


  4. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Oakland, CA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You are your own boss most of the time. You can have great customers and it can be rewarding work

    Cons

    Most people do not make enough money. You do not get a lot of support. MCS has not helped them.

    Advice to Management

    Put more support together for the employees.


  5. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn something new everyday very interesting

    Cons

    too much work load and distance per person too much windshield time

    Advice to Management

    More advancement


  6. "Outside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Barnes Group full-time

    Pros

    Independent. Work from home type job with good flexibility

    Cons

    Expensive...hard to compete with competitors that promise the same service.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with pricing...hard to compete with other companies like Grainger that do the same thing. An extra employee in the work place does not sell anymore with the advancement of the internet ordering


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Brecksville Ohio"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brecksville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brecksville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company Car , good health bennefits

    Cons

    salary below market , bonus structure convoluted and constantly changing , unachievable and unrewarding , management top heavy , lack of direction , focus and accountability , products and marketing sub par , competition leads severely

    Advice to Management

    time to get rid of top managers

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Started out great... got worse from there"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Laurel, MT
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Laurel, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barnes Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training program. Selling a product that was high margin and easy to peddle.

    Cons

    Company quit paying travel expenses.


  9. "Bad timing"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnes Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, customers were awesome

    Cons

    Started out great, company was purchased and I lost my major accounts. Little help from management


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive wages with job market.

    Cons

    Too political, advance on base of favoritism. Some workers never been recognized for their hard work. Managers cover up their mistake, lack of transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Need to build up trust to employees.


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