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Poor management
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Cedar Falls, IAFebruary 18, 2018
Gossip is rampant and mgmt seems to encourage it. HR and VP do not go by the employee manual so why have one. It is amazing what some get away with. They spend so much money on food and a special coffee maker when upper management flies in that we all wished we had a part of it on our checks.
Pros
Some travel
Cons
Back stabing
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Poor management- nothing gets down
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Canton, MAJanuary 20, 2018
Company plays favorites. Pay is super low.
They expect you to work more than 8 hours to hit your numbers.
We are not equipped with the right resources to do our job.

Management is dumb and some don't have college degrees and think they are smart.

Company culture is odd and rules are different depending on who you are.

I learned as hard as you work they don't give raises to employees, but to the executive team even if they don't make their goals.
Pros
Sometimes Snacks
Cons
everything else
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Would be a great place but pay is very low.
Quality (Current Employee) –  Cedar Falls, IADecember 19, 2017
Pay is on the lower side. The benefits are average, though pto my be above average for first couple years. Management is typically poor. Employee turn-over is very high, which you would think would give a red flag to upper management. Typically the company loses employees over low pay.

This company consists of sales, engineering, purchasing, quality, and warehouse departments. The company sells itself using words like engineering solutions, quality commitment, and smart logistics. But it's clear they couldn't less when the VP of quality is also the VP of purchasing. If anybody knows anything about ISO accreditation, also knows this is a strong conflict of interest. The VP does not care about quality parts or the quality department. There is such a high turn-over because of pay and low morale. Lack of experienced employees and lack of replacements in a timely manner in the quality department puts a large burden on the other quality employees and creates a domino effect. Most company would have replaced the VP and/or directer by now.

With that said the company would be a great place to work and call home if they would focus on keeping experienced employees and increasing pay.
Pros
Generally great employee environment, great industry
Cons
pay, low morale, bad management
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Company as a whole is decent, HR dept is not.
Recuiter (Former Employee) –  Cedar FallsSeptember 12, 2017
The HR department cycles through employees like it is going out of style. This is due to the Director of that department 100%. Managing style needs to change or they will keep cycling through employees (they wonder why they can't hang on to anyone). It is hard to promote and recruit for a company you have a hard time standing behind. The Directors team could use change in management style as well.
Pros
working in Cedar Falls, some traveling
Cons
Director of HR
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Amazing Place
Purchaser (Current Employee) –  Cedar Falls, IAAugust 10, 2017
It is a great place to work with many areas to succeed. Allows room for advancement and travel. Great work environment and allowed to meet many new people.
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Good job. No room for advancement. Poor Management
Quality Analyst (Current Employee) –  Cedar Falls, IAJuly 11, 2017
Bossard promised a lot in my interview. I have been with the company for almost 2 years and there has been zero opportunity for advancement as promised. Management provides no direction and constantly fights among themselves leaving employees stuck in the middle. Very poor training and very inconsistent application of rules and policies.
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Great Benefits, Awesome People, but slow to change
Account Manager/Outside Sales (Current Employee) –  CAMay 9, 2017
Bossard is a great and supportive company. The culture and team environment are the best I've ever seen; everyone is nice and, for the most part, helpful. The only down side of working here would be if you are looking for a fast paced environment and one where you can make an impact, this might not be the right fit.
The software systems used are slow and very outdated. To complete your job (in any of the offices) you will need to rely on several people in several different states. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, it does prevent you from being self sufficient and getting anything done "quickly". Everything takes 2 or 3 times longer than it should. However, if you are fine with working a little slower and enjoy relying on others this will be a good fit. Standards are low, but this could be due to the horrible training / onboarding system. Management (and everyone else) is aware of how bad the training is, and they say they are working on it, so this may be fixed in the next few years, but this should be understood if you want to work here.
You will also be required to complete a rather extensive course in Fasteners to learn about the product, no matter what position you are entering.
This Applies to Office Jobs Only: If you get bored easily, & want to work in a fast paced environment where you can make a difference, this might not be the place. Although you’ll be hard pressed to find a more supportive and fun group of people.
Pros
Great Benefits, Fun People, Relaxed environment, Amazing International Support (& Marketing Team), Opportunity for travel
Cons
Horrible training, Very slow to change, Minimal room for you to make an impact, Software systems used are very slow and extremely inefficient
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Typical Work Day
Purchasing Assistant/SSI (Current Employee) –  Cedar Falls, IAJune 21, 2016
Assign shipments that came through the door, Communicate with suppliers domestic/foreign, Communicate with the different warehouses through the different Bossard locations, etc.
Pros
Day hours, experience to get for a real company
Cons
Management, the environment, most things
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Relaxed workplace
Picker (Former Employee) –  Cedar Falls, IAJune 21, 2016
I come in, grab a scanner & a pick truck & then get to work picking parts. I had a great supervisor & co workers. The hardest part was all the lifting, bending & stretching I had to do. The best part was the easy going atmosphere.

Only complaint was the starting wage.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Starting wage
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Great Place!
HR Dept (Current Employee) –  Cedar FallsOctober 20, 2015
There are many opportunities and room for advancement with Bossard (both locally in Cedar Falls and Nationally). The employees are friendly, the benefits are great, and the pay is pretty decent.
Pros
Blue Zone Certified, Vacation Time, Compensation, Work/Life Balance, Clean and Friendly Environment.
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Great place to work.
Order Selector/Floater (Former Employee) –  Cedar Falls, IAJanuary 24, 2014
Typical day consisted of picking orders, dealing with software issues throughout each shift, which added excitement. Management and co-workers were great overall.
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