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Barnes Group Reviews

Updated May 14, 2017
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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. "barnes group"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Management Heavy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Specialist in Hoover, AL
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Specialist in Hoover, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barnes Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part, very little pressure.

    Cons

    Management-heavy. Lack of concise directives.

    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs.

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in East Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    On the move growing all the time

    Cons

    long hrs do to growth!

    Advice to Management

    I have none !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! !


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Barnes Group Too Big For Its Own Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barnes Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Barnes Group is a large, multinational corporation that is financially stable, well established in the marketplace and offers good benefits.

    Cons

    Barnes Group sold the division that I worked for and divested holdings to concentrate on the more solid parts of the corporation. The corporate management was disconnected from local field management and field representatives.

    Advice to Management

    Management would benefit from having an open door policy and from taking into account what could be communicated to them by those in the field.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Barnes Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop solutions with minimum management intervention. Individual software development style allowed allowing for perhaps more efficient code development process

    Cons

    Too many managers dictating priorities during test solution qualification process resulting in many lost hours doing the same tasks over.

    Advice to Management

    Have technical personnel reporting to technical management and focus more on the end result as opposed to making you time lines.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well, some smart people

    Cons

    Very political, disappointed in integrity


  7. "good experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Leadership in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot about aerospace manufacturing and Barnes pays 100% for college

    Cons

    no opportunities for career growth

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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).


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Associated Spring Raymond: Awful Mananagement until recently."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumee, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great group of people, including senior management, very capable, and who always delivered. These people are now gone.

    Cons

    Associated Spring Raymond's last President, now let go, instilled a culture of fear in the organization. Very belligerent, sometimes threatening and often unprofessional even in public, he caused, or forced many of his employees to leave. Morale was at an all-time low. His recent departure will definitely change this company for the best.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a real leader, with the values that have made Barnes Group successful over the last 160 years.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "rape from the top down"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - General Manager in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some solid, long term businesses like aerospace are good businesses.

    Cons

    The other businesses are old, low tech and dying. Top management gets lavish stock options, like the former CEO, Greg Milzcik, cashing out after 10 years with $18 million in options, while the little guys suffer on average wages.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the overall business and not just to your pay plan


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