BD Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
382 Reviews
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382 Reviews
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Pros
  • Appreciate company core values, nice benefits and work-life balance (in 38 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.  

    BD believes its purpose to advance healthcare for all people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic Summer Internship in IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I worked at BD as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus - great cafeteria, great gym, dry cleaning on premise
    Friendly people
    Summer Hours - leave early Friday or come in late Monday
    ITLP program (Information Technology Leadership Program) is extremely well organized

    Cons

    Outdated project approval process - being updated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue offering opportunities for ITLPs to travel to other locations. It is a big 'plus' for the program.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for

    Former Employee - Quality Control Assistant in Sparks Glencoe, MD
    Former Employee - Quality Control Assistant in Sparks Glencoe, MD

    I worked at BD as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Employee and customer-focused company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Many 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.

    Cons

    Still 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.

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  6.  

    Summer Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BD

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Recent 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

  7.  

    Great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can be stressful, but in a good way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to gain experience and build a career!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic 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.

    Cons

    Decision-making is sometimes a slow and circular process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formal training and development is lacking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Family focused company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great compensataion, vacation and ethical company.

    Cons

    Hard to be promoted. Limited mobility options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more "Zig Zag" opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BD as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good management with reasonable goals.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire more young people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    From my experience, none that I can think of.

    Recommends
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