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Bard Reviews

Updated 6 September 2018
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Pros
  • "The management team also is very welcoming to a work-life balance as well as to those that have a goal in mind of where they want to take their career" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Great place to work w/good benefits" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "fab company"

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

    Pros

    good values, looks after staff

    Cons

    large company meetings abroad are unecessary


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Cheltenham, England
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Cheltenham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    6 Months paid maternity leave (UK)
    High bonus structure
    13 weeks paid sick leave (UK)
    Small enough company that you get to know everyone

    Cons

    Low pay increases
    Needs more structure with processes
    Managers/Directors need more involvement with day to day sales teams

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with your sales team

  3. "Ba rd review"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bard full-time

    Pros

    Good products.
    Good Training program

    Cons

    Products on back order
    Expected to answer emails in evenings and at weekend


  4. "Bad place to work - in customer services office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancing, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancing, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Worked alongside great colleagues who all keep each others spirits high and help each other out - where the management do not do so.

    Cons

    No support from management or team leaders within customer service, no career progression. Management and team leaders do not know what staff does so cannot understand the pressures and strains of the roles. Put to much pressure on staff and set unrealistic goals. No consistency in benefits or bonuses. Huge staff turnover, not enough training for new staff and always incredibly understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff, learn their roles and the roles of their staff so their is a wider knowledge of what everyone does. Treat staff better. Get a new customer service manager who knows the job better. Be more consistent with training.


  5. "Best job in my career until sh*t happened"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great business
    Lots to learn
    Good leaders
    Opportunity to progress
    Global presence

    Cons

    Lack of consideration of team fit
    Some managers not fit for purpose

    Advice to Management

    Have an open door policy where people can talk and trust that actions will be taken


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company"

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

    I have been working at Bard full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic leadership
    Would never hesitate to speak freely to any colleague at any level - even top management
    Opportunity to grow.
    Stable continually expanding organisation

    Cons

    Historically less formal processes and structure but this is improving as teams grow
    No share options for UK staff

    Advice to Management

    Open up Share Options to all staff globally - let all buy in to the success of the company they work for.


  7. "Where hard work and results are well rewarded"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture of developing people and promoting when possible from within.
    Generous and achievable rewards and bonus packages.
    Innovative and market leading products.

    Cons

    Internal processes can cause delays.

  8. "Great products - less focussed on support of employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Great products, and a very successful aquisition strategy that works.

    Cons

    Have moved from encouraging innovative development of employees for success of the organisation to depending on higher level product strategy for success. Whilst this is importnat they should not lose track of creative talent that delivers exceptional results in favour of the Bard organisational clone. More inclined to make decisions on perception rather than actual fact

    Advice to Management

    Be creative around people development. This will ensure better cultural stability and effort from employees


  9. "progressive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, big company, lovely office

    Cons

    clicky, face has to fit


  10. "Marketing Manager"

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

    I worked at Bard full-time

    Pros

    competitive, well paid and quick career advancement

    Cons

    no work life balance, too much internal politics


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