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Barnes Group Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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  • 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. "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


  5. "Maint supervisor"

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work for worked at Barnes for over 17 years if you work hard you can advance in this company. The saline plant closed and I wasn't able to relocate because of my family

    Cons

    The plant closedcompany to work for worked at Barnes for over 17 years if you work hard you can advance in this company. The saline plant closed and I wasn't able to relocate because of my fa

    Advice to Management

    company to work for worked at Barnes for over 17 years if you work hard you can advance in this company. The saline plant closed and I wasn't able to relocate because of my fa


  6. "Working at a division in Brecksville - small company, progressive thinking, continually innovating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brecksville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brecksville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Parent company sets tone from top. Very caring. Opportunities exist at other divisions: Aerospace, Industrial, Corporate in CT. Employees are held in high regard. Good 401K and very good retirement for those who have been here awhile.

    Cons

    As with a company, there will be politics. However, Corporate does play a heavy hand if needed. Use the 800 line if needed. Employees need to have a clear understanding of how to increase their value and their compensation. Don't trust speaking with those in authority - it comes back to bite you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever forgot the Team philosophy. HR should be driving the culture (needs work).


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, sweet people, nice place to pork."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is a good place to work, all the people around very seet

    Cons

    you will always suffer from the mangement.

  8. "Great place to work, love the people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, small company feel even though it is part of Barnes Group, Inc. Many opportunites to grow career, provide training, great group of people.

    Cons

    Wish not to disclose in order to remain anonymous...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Too bad they sold BDNA to MSC :("

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very employee friendly company almost to a fault. Very little if any micro-managing . Empowered all its employees to think outside the box

    Cons

    Very liberal attendance policy handcuffed management at times. Company slow at times making decisions in all areas of the company.

    Advice to Management

    None- Senior management made some very hard well thought out decisions that were necessary during the recession. Was a good run while it lasted . Thank you


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Customer Sales Specialist in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Specialist in Hattiesburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work your own schedule, decent pay, some established accounts, great benefit package, FANTASTIC upper management (Regional Vice President) that cares about employees well being.

    Cons

    Territories are too spread out in some states, poor website design, a lot of time spent putting up orders, the pros outweigh the cons though

    Advice to Management

    It seems that management is getting younger, which in my case, is good because my new mgr (who is 29) is energized and willing to help with the hands on activities, such as taking out old bins/drawers and putting in new ones, etc.


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