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Updated February 2, 2015
Updated February 2, 2015
63 Reviews
2.0
63 Reviews
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BD President & CEO Vincent A. Forlenza
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Pros
  • Appreciate company core values, nice benefits and work-life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • have good benefits has monthy incentives for wmployes to help better your heath (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance leaves something to be desired, but it depends on your position (in 7 reviews)

  • Decision-making is sometimes a slow and circular process (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    BioSciences is not doing well other division are

    Cons

    Use to be a good company now they care about profits and not about customers or employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn your product

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't go

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Towson, MD

    I have been working at BD full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to work and come late.

    Cons

    Just bad, no opportunity to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sumter, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sumter, SC

    I worked at BD

    Pros

    Nice people, good product, compensation is reasonable and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    No support from upper management, work-life balance does not exist, lack of training on the "BD"-way of doing things and too many acronyms used, it makes it difficult to a new employee to understand the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide new employees with orientations and training; you will get more from an employee if they know what you are asking for. Management should talk to their employees, there is a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills that are overlooked. Treat employees with the respect they deserve. Follow the company values that are preached!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    If molasses paced, slow-to-react-to-change companies are your thing...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BD as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Work-life balance
    - Mature processes in place (they are FDA regulated, afterall)
    - Good compensation

    Cons

    - The overwhelming amount of processes that exist can make it seem like the company is weighed down and cannot act nimbly.
    - The company culture is strange and somewhat unfriendly.
    - If you're looking for a young, hip, and refreshing startup vibe, this the COMPLETE POLAR OPPOSITE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Management and HR are old boys club

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    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Sandy, UT

    I worked at BD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medical device company with research and development department working hard to improve old products to beat the market and competitors with the quality and less expensive product.

    Cons

    HR and Management are old boys club,
    if someone (Lab analyst or Scientist) disagree with their Performance evaluation rating, or raise their voice for some issues, will talk to HR, under the impression like HR will do something about it, instead HR will push that person further down the floor. Old boys club (HR and Managers) will misuse their power and will give Performance Improvement plan to that person. Weekly meetings with old boys club (HR and two managers) infront of peers and colleague watched you going to that meeting, manipulated that person to the point that either he or she will resign or will be fired. Ethic online is completely waste of time.
    BD Medical in Sandy Utah are losing dedicated employees, while some bumps (lazy and manager loving) are celebrating their tenure with BD Medical Sandy, Utah

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be rotated and HR should be rotated to other BD sites or their jobs should be rotated to different department at least to avoid the chance of getting friends or buddies. They should be more busy so that no free time to chat or instant message. Politic topic should completely be prohibited. Managers performance should be evaluated privately by each of the employee working under that manager. There should be better confidential line at the corporate level which handle all complain from all other BD sites privately and smoothly.
    Trust me where there will be Justice, BD Medical will be on the top list of the great companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Back stabbing company culture.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at BD full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay in line with market. Does not support work life balance. Good old boy network.

    Cons

    10 years behind in technology systems. Poor/ department company culture. People are not forward thinking and have disjointed processes for quality and problem solving. Blame game is big with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has not keep up with the times. Behind in product offering/ people resources/ need more focus on your customers needs..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fitness center, bank, nice Cafeteria, still some very nice people who work there.

    Cons

    Company culture has plummeted since Hank Becton passed away. Used to be people stayed for 20-30 years. Now there is little to no respect for people who have been loyal. They feel people from the outside know more so they actively recruit from outside instead to promoting from within. BD was always a great manufacturing company. They produced high quality products at a competitive price. Now they want to be a great marketing company so they feel need to bring in talent from outside company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to your core strengths and go back to being the "family" company that BD was for the first 100 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Started out great then went downhill due to management turnover and poor decision making.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Peers good people, supportive, and helpful. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Inept to incompetent engineering management; some of the worst I've ever experienced. Culture changing for the worse thanks to the same. Talks a lot about technology and innovation but a failure at both.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers need to be fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with multiple locations, was able to receive some good experience in a few limited areas. The people at my main facility were wonderful.

    Cons

    Transformation limited new opportunities and challenges; my manager and his/her manager was more interested in self-preservation than doing the right thing. My manager could be judgmental even though he/she was not aware of the correct process. Still a good old boys club - a notch in the belt and making the numbers work has priority over truly analyzing the business situation and determining the true value add. Company grows by acquisition, but they do a very poor job of assimilating companies into BD and are very inconsistent acquisition to acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new blood in the upper levels who are true to the stated values of the company; need to care about all employees, not just those at the top, put an end to so much CYA, get rid of the mediocre talent. Walk the talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Production Operator III

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at BD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, overtime, good pay, 401k package is good, 3 week vacation when you first start

    Cons

    Horrible petty management, insecure team leaders, long strenuous work with no reward no matter how well you do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you work in the Liquid Media department may god have mercy on your soul. The team leader and supervisor are petty insecure women who feed off of misery and unless you're sleeping with them you're never going to move up or get time off if you request it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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