B. Braun Medical

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B. Braun Medical Reviews in Irvine, CA

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
52 Reviews
2.7
52 Reviews
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B. Braun Medical Chairman and CEO Caroll H. Neubauer
Caroll H. Neubauer
29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relaxed environment, very informal (most of times), good work-life balance specially if you going to school (part time) like me (in 4 reviews)

  • A few nice people, but, micromanagement of staff kills any positive culture (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • low career growth, lower salary compared to equivalent firms, no sense of pride (in 2 reviews)

  • Upper level VP's and above are out of touch and therefore any business plan makes sense as long as you can justify numbers (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at B. Braun Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits. A few nice people, but, micromanagement of staff kills any positive culture.

    Cons

    Not very progressive; lack of advancement options. Culture is lacking. Retention is probably due to poor job market. Good place to learn and gain experience, then move on. Very old school management, especially in HR, resistant to change. Too much micro managing going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better management that knows how to develop and retain talent. Walk the walk, don't just try to talk the talk. Managers are more concerned with timing lunches and breaks than anything else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience most of the time I was there except the last 2 years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at B. Braun Medical full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good place to work if you are starting out or want to get experience in the medical industry then move to another company in 2 to 3 years to make more money, Opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Poor Advancements potential-tend to promote from the out side; Pay- lower than industry average; Treatment of people and Security- demoted at least 7 managers in the last 3 years, they give poor reviews out of no where

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changes don't seem tied to an overall strategy. Don't change something for the sake of changing. Help your people understand how changes fit in an overall strategy to improve the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Micro managed to death

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Quality in Irvine, CA

    I worked at B. Braun Medical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lower level people are hard working and need their jobs

    Cons

    Senior leaders have no clue what is going on. They only care about their numbers, with no respect for quality or for patient safety. Preach cultural change but have no interactions with line staff.
    Cheap, too cheap to fix machines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire anyone who has been there too long. Dinosaurs are killing the company. Keep the COO out of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Knee-jerk changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at B. Braun Medical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good, knowledgeable people
    Neat projects

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management that overreacts and makes changes on a whim without fully understanding the consequences. Preach to do the right thing first time around, and practice pharmaceutical elegance, yet hardly see that enforced or is conveniently forgotten when the pressure is on. You spend more time watching your back then focusing on getting tasks completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop working your people to death. Appreciate their input and contributions. Reward the star performers rather than treat them like garbage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    No future in this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at B. Braun Medical full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Other than management, people are nice.

    Cons

    Incompetent supervisors and managers are running the show.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at B. Braun Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Offer good benefit package and stable company.

    Cons

    Stressful enviroment. It also depends on what type of work and department you are in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire good qualified with technical knowledge skill employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    N/A

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at B. Braun Medical

    Pros

    Hi volume production. Good place to learn

    Cons

    24 hours, seven days on call

    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Place to learn fundamental manufacturing process

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at B. Braun Medical

    Pros

    flexible work hours
    family like pocket of co-workers

    Cons

    slow to change against changing environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt to the new and changing environment (Old working process is Good but New/Improved process is better)

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Place to Work but watch for layoffs due to manufacturing automation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at B. Braun Medical

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Most People are Friendly with good attitudes
    Management is approachable
    Private Company owned by Germany Family
    Good Industry

    Cons

    Weak Management / Decision Making
    No Career Path / Advancement
    Resistant to change
    Headcount to be reduced due to forthcoming manufacturing automation
    Layoffs have started in some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your employees. Develop a career advancement plan. Be realistic about what can be accomplished with limited resources.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good, Relaxed place to work ...but that comes at cost of ok Salary and Career Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at B. Braun Medical

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, very informal (most of times), good work-life balance specially if you going to school (part time) like me. very good people to work with. sometime works get crazy, as we are in production but mostly not bad at all.

    Cons

    low career growth, lower salary compared to equivalent firms, no sense of pride

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look through in your organization as who wants to grow, select a strategy and stick to it rather than changing it all the time. work for employees and they will work for you !!!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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