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Updated Jun 28, 2014
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BD President & CEO Vincent A. Forlenza

Vincent A. Forlenza

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Company to work for

    Quality Control Assistant (Former Employee)
    Sparks Glencoe, MD

    ProsI worked there as a temporary employee, but the people I worked with were awesome. They took me to lunch multiple times. It's really a friendly and welcoming environment. There are a lot of opportunities for growth within the company.

    ConsI wasn't there long enough to have any problems with the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employee and customer-focused company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany good opportunities for growth within the company. Big and necessary changes made in the past 3-5 years that allow the company to remain highly-competitive in the market and to potential recruits.

    ConsStill many people who believe the company owes them something because they have not worked in other industries or for other companies and seen how businesses have been forced to adapt in the last decade. If a company isn't evolving, they are falling behind.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInvest in their people
    Provides sales force with unlimited resources
    Great products

    ConsCan be stressful, but in a good way

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Summer Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood hours, appropriate level of personal responsibility, interesting projects. Friendly work environment. The cafeteria is quite nice, and the building is well located.

    ConsRecent restructuring led to some initial confusion. The intern program is growing, so these problems are probably temporary. Meeting more of the other interns/group training would have been niec

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    Great place to gain experience and build a career!

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsFantastic people who are more interested in accomplishing organizational goals and helping others rather than purely pursuing their own self-interest. Reasonable work-load expectations, and the ability to truly grow at your own pace.

    ConsDecision-making is sometimes a slow and circular process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFormal training and development is lacking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Family focused company.

    IT Manager (Former Employee)
    Franklin Lakes, NJ

    ProsGreat compensataion, vacation and ethical company.

    ConsHard to be promoted. Limited mobility options.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more "Zig Zag" opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I loved to work for BD. The San Jose campus was a bit old and outdated, but the people are very nice.

    Summer Associate (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsVery good management with reasonable goals.

    ConsThe employees were all a bit on the older side. A lot of them were looking to retire soon and had been working at BD for 20+ years... Which made working as an intern a bit weird.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more young people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Franklin Lakes, NJ

    ProsPeople, advancement opportunities, diversity, hours, campus environment, attentive management, work/life balance, company perks.

    ConsFrom my experience, none that I can think of.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, value-driven, does the right thing.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsMake a difference, shape the healthcare ecosystem, support emerging countries in developing their healthcare systems, and make a difference to society.

    ConsCan be consensus-driven and slow at making decisions at times. It can have a very short-term horizon at times, and can be conservative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBecome less conservative, take more risks, and refocus your m&a activities in order to capitalise on emerging markets,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    R&D Engineer (Former Employee)
    Columbus, NE

    ProsIncredible nice people! very laid back. worked as many hours as I wanted.
    they got mad if you dressed up. people make jokes all day long. everyone is very polite and helpful. if you have a question, even the most important people will give you the time of day. If you ask for my projects they let you dabble in a bit of everything.

    Consthe pay was awful for what the average is.
    Took a long time to get some things done.
    Lots of paperwork that has to be filled out.
    didn't get much company merchandise.
    No housing help.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.
    Pay your interns better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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