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Bard Vascular Access

Discussion in 'CR Bard' started by Anonymous, Jun 30, 2013 at 5:15 PM.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    They stick it to you with their pricing and act like you owe it to them. Then they manipulate the GPO contracts to get sole source by giving a big rebate. Their reps will steal boxes from your storage area and then tell you that you need to re-order. My favorite was when my rep explained to me that a plant burned down and I had to order a big quantity otherwise they would be on backorder. Really?
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest



    i doubt your story, nobody is that dumb. if that is a true story you should have called HR immediately and reported that person. Bard takes ethical behavior seriously, we are trained to death on not breaking any laws. the competition continues to make claims off label which is sad for the customer and patients.
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hahaha! Ethics?! Define bards standard of ethics?

    How many sales meetings have you been to? Ethics?! We have no ethics, we do whatever it takes to grow business! Lol, ethics!
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Ethics? Why let ethics get in the way of selling! Who do they promote, do you think they have ethics? ha ha
     
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I'd rather be a toll collector, than work for the cyborgs at bard... they pump themselves up to make up for the lack of compensation, (amongst other things)... super hardcore micro managers
     
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Hi. Currently interviewing for a job in Access. Has culture, pay, or Phy buy in changed since last posts in 2014? Trying to figure out current climant of business in 2018. Who’s the biggest competition right now?
     
  7. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Ain't that the truth.
     
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I also am trying to find more current information. All these posts are old. Can you tell me who owns the market? Is it still Bard? Who is the biggest competitor? IS VA a good gig? Is this more of a commodity sell?
     
  9. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Leadership has developed a culture of micromanagement. They’re not bad people and the products are the best in the market, but they are constantly looking over their shoulders and this has trickled down to the regional business managers. Not much autonomy and freedom to do your job without being told how to do it. Just letting you know, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Hire the right people and then get out of their way. That’s what good managers do.
     
  10. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    What are these guys making nowadays?
     
  11. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Not positive, but know it is less than before. BD, who bought Bard and closed the deal Dec 2017, instituted all of their changes and new programs as of Dec 2018. I've heard from others that total comp is down with the new plans.
     
  12. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Well that is a loaded question. I know someone making 140 and another making 300. No one on this board will be making the high end.
     
  13. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    No joke, some will be lucky to make 80 grand and are working like slaves. Only a matter of time before they move on to something better. Having been with other companies where I worked literally half as hard and got paid drastically more, I can tell you - there are better options out there.
     
  14. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

     
  15. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Leadership will tell you that there’s a lot of money to be made and you aren’t working hard enough, but that’s a bunch of BS. The truth is, the company can afford to pay a low base salary and high commissions because there is a disparity between reps who knock it out of the park and then those who do not. We all know sometimes it’s about being in the right place at the right time, and not about how hard you work. When it’s all said and done, it all evens out. You may have some really great paying months followed by months of little to no commissions. I hate to say it but I think the glory days of making 300k and up are over. If you’re right out of school or ADP, you might think this job is the end all be all, but there are a lot of medical device companies out there who sell more respected product lines.