Quality Inspector (Current Employee) – Cedar Falls, IA – August 10, 2017
There is nothing the same with working here. The wide range of customers and job duties keeps things fresh and exciting each day. They are willing to train you in other areas so you can be more versatile and expand your knowledge base. Very close group that interacts with each other and gets along with each other as well. Never thought with the wide range of parts and duties required by the quality group with the parts they provide all over the world.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Cedar Falls, IA – February 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.
Quality (Current Employee) – Cedar Falls, IA – December 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.
Generally great employee environment, great industry
Recuiter (Former Employee) – Cedar Falls – September 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.
Good job. No room for advancement. Poor Management
Quality Analyst (Current Employee) – Cedar Falls, IA – July 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.
Great Benefits, Awesome People, but slow to change
Account Manager/Outside Sales (Current Employee) – CA – May 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.
Great Benefits, Fun People, Relaxed environment, Amazing International Support (& Marketing Team), Opportunity for travel
Horrible training, Very slow to change, Minimal room for you to make an impact, Software systems used are very slow and extremely inefficient
Picker (Former Employee) – Cedar Falls, IA – June 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.