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Updated July 23, 2015
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BD President & CEO Vincent A. Forlenza
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Pros
  • Preserves work-life balance over all (in 41 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Operations, training, compensation, work-life balance were very negatives (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great Place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I worked at BD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment for all kinds of background and the work life balance is optimal depending on your job.

    Cons

    Major industry and business transition, the business is redefining itself which makes things complicated, but lots of reward & recognition

    Advice to Management

    Keep maintaining the work life balance that has been so meaningful to all the employees of the company . It makes work worthwhile .


  2. Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, good work environment

    Cons

    Too lean, try to save money by having less people


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, Good Benefits, good opportunities. certain jobs get to travel often; security in role and company

    Cons

    shared service center are micro-managed. older ways of working and culture.

    Advice to Management

    allow more of the corporate culture to spread to other site. allow more flexibility with hours and work from home for jobs that allow it.


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  5. Senior Contracts Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at BD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Dynamic job with opportunity to explore many functional areas.

    Cons

    The technology in terms of business operations is old.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the change.


  6. Sr. Quality Inspector

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Inspector in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Inspector in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I worked at BD (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and for.

    Cons

    Not enough work at this time.

    Advice to Management

    You have great people working for you.


  7. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I worked at BD

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment Good pay Collegial atmosphere Great volunteer associate engagement programs

    Cons

    Upper management seemed a little clueless Departments operate in silos

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on career progression/upward mobility Great job with the volunteer programs


  8. Helpful (2)

    Not your normal temporary assignment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The attorney's I worked for were professional and fair. They gave me the opportunity to learn procedures that I did not know. They were like managers of yore, they didn't mind teaching me.

    Cons

    The permanent employee returned . Also, our of 3,000 employees in the San Jose office there were less than five African Americans

    Advice to Management

    Remember that diversity includes people of color not just Filipinos and Mexicans.


  9. Great company, lots of room to improve your career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong focus on developing people, hard work is recognized and they like to promote from within.

    Cons

    New product development can be reactive rather than proactive which sometimes results in losing market share to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep recognizing talent and supporting continuous education.


  10. Great boss, good work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Group is filled with good people who help eachother. Boss gives me exactly what I need to be productive and effective. Benefits are pretty good. The work is interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The IT procedures are really a pain. It makes it difficult to get anything done. The IT personnel are great, but they're hamstrung by policy making it hard to solve problems.


  11. BD believes its purpose to advance healthcare for all people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Purpose driven company with strong values. Company has become much more innovative and comfortable with risk last few years. It is making major investments in new markets and technologies. Global growth presents good opportunities for people who work there and like the rapid pace environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like there is to much to do for the resources we have. The good news is that we really like what we do but we can feel stretched.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the investments. Keep focus on performance and moving out people who are parked in their jobs for long time.



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