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BD Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
400 Reviews
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400 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, lots of room to improve your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep recognizing talent and supporting continuous education.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for but very limited opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance.
    Good benefits.
    Big company, very stable, good job security.

    Cons

    Very slow moving, a lot of red tape
    Limited growth - Mgmt will basically chose your future or pigeon hole you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    BD is an innovative company looking towards the future of health care

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The work is fun and interesting. The management and other FSEs are great to work with and are always willing to assist if needed. The compensation and benefits are really good.

    Cons

    The job requires a lot of kneeling, and lifting of large parts. The amount of travel can be a bit much at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great boss, good work

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

    I have been working at BD full-time

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Back stabbing company culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at BD full-time (less than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some things are done well, others not so much

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits package was pretty generous. Besides the basics (medical, dental, etc.) tuition reimbursement, adoption help and pet insurance was available.

    Cons

    My company was purchased by BD, and the transition did not go well. We were dying on the vine without a clear vision of how our division was going to fit into our new parent.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love my Boss and work group

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

    I have been working at BD as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    My dept. leadership is fantastic. Fellow employees are welcoming and helpfull. Great team to work with.

    Cons

    Keep temp employees for long periods of time with no job security.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    You are working with good people there.

    Cons

    Very risk averse and bureaucratic.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good manufacturing engineering internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineering Intern in Columbus, NE
    Former Employee - Project Engineering Intern in Columbus, NE

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

    Pros

    Mix of young and older engineers
    Friendly employees
    Cafeteria was nice
    Good company values
    Had the opportunity to work overtime but it was not required or expected
    As an intern I got plenty of chances to present my work to management. Good practice with giving and preparing presentations. I got to work on several projects.

    Cons

    Very specific area of work
    Most of your job is trying to improve the same processes
    As an intern we were on the hourly clock (tardies, not much flexibility in hours)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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