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"Good Job"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Customer Sales Specialist
Current Employee - Customer Sales Specialist
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Schedule Flexibility, Good Base Pay, Car/Phone Allowance, Commission, and Incentive trips and bonuses...Good sales team support

Cons

Too much red tape to truly take care of customer's needs...Limited Income potential in comparison to the number of hours worked. In order to make a considerably more income you would have to work 48 hours a day (I know there is 24 hours in a day). Basically you only have so much time in a day, so many customers to see during the week/month/year that leads to commission above your base pay that is not equivalent to the hours worked.

Advice to Management

Be creattive and allow sales reps compare pricing to the local area and market. To be competitive you have to adjust profit margins, however there are instances where you can achieve greater profit margins if given the flexibility. It takes too much time and delay to get simple requests accomplished.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes Group

  1. "No growth, lack of strategic direction, no communication, outdated business model"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnes Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Relaxed business hours - field reps are home-based

    Cons

    Managers do not respect employees and manage with fear and intimidation
    Value-proposition is out-dated and does not meet current customer needs/desires
    Lots of turn-over as company chases unachievable metrics
    Poor recognition program --- favoritism is rampart
    No growth for past decade as company tries to find identity and name recognition
    Management is out of touch with day-to-day obstacles and field sales operations

    Advice to Management

    Tons of opportunity to improve, if you would just listen to the people who drive your business day-to-day. Continued turnover will drive an increase in account losses. Customers buy from their reps, not the company and these reps need to be heard and given support versus being managed out the door. Stop losing corporate accounts, and start generating some corporate wins. The lost business cannot be made-up from field level activities alone.


  2. "Not a bad experience but not a great one either."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning opportunities, provided unlimited resources for learning. Excellent training in person and online.

    Cons

    Immediate supervisor were not trained on fasteners.When doing a sales call they knew nothing about the product a HUGE HINDERANCE. Compensation plan was much lower than presented during interview process.

    Advice to Management

    Better product for frontline managers and realistic quotas for the salesforce.

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