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Barnes Group Reviews

Updated January 23, 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
  • upper management and to corporate of a dress code i (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  7. "Materials Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Material Coordinator in East Granby, CT
    Current Employee - Material Coordinator in East Granby, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits and pay scale

    Cons

    high stress position, no support from management


  8. "Branch Sales manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of customers, Great quality products, training, and support form corporate. Good solid company with higher earning potential.

    Cons

    Little advancement opportunities


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Too much top heavy decisions being made but love my coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Accountant in West Chester, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    At the divisional level, everyone is great to work with.

    Cons

    Lower pay was made up by bonus but now bonus metric is unachievable. Corporate sets unrealistic goals and is out of touch with the people that actually make the company run. Everyone at division level is great to work with (we all have quirks). HR has their hands tied. No sales force to strengthen market share.

    Advice to Management

    Dear Executives: Remember where you started from. Quit giving out forecasts you can't meet. Put your ear to the ground and listen to the real people. Stop hiring yes men that tell you what you want to hear. Get a real sales force. A force that will go out in the market and compete for the divisions. There is so much potential in the divisions for so much other work. Pay your people what other aerospace places pay and you might attract and keep good people.


  10. "barnes group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hampton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hampton, CT

    I worked at Barnes Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great providing work life balance

    Cons

    upper management and to corporate of a dress code i.e. suit and ties daily


  11. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smaller company with attention to employees.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for growth outside of operations.



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