BD Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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BD President & CEO Vincent A. Forlenza
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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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  1. Helpful (5)

    was a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BD full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    some really good things but overall to political.

    Cons

    too political for a person trying to do an honest job, not innovative, too concerned with cost control

    Advice to Management

    Please don't reward people who are taking out other employees for their own personal gains, sometimes disguised as "task masters"...appear they are working hard but really working hard for their own personal gain and to step on others in the process.

  2. Engaging workplace with emphasis on teamwork

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

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

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

    Pros

    exposed to extremely challenging problems
    co-workers have very diverse backgrounds and bring a lot to the table
    large company with a small company feel
    employees are treated with respect and rewarded for their efforts

    Cons

    management interested in evaluating risk but not always willing to take it

    Advice to Management

    If we want to be a leader then we must accept that others will follow the path that we pave.

  3. Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I work with a great team.

    Cons

    Can get bogged down in processes, but thats bound to happen in a big company

    Advice to Management

    Try to streamline some of the processes

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BD

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Culture, Stable, Profits, Cash Flow, Nice, Strategic, Reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Not aggressive, risk averse, not all A caliber people

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing the top 5% and let them take risks

  6. Helpful (3)

    5 star if it wasn't for the politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Holdrege, NE
    Current Employee - Engineer in Holdrege, NE

    I have been working at BD

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

    Pros

    Stable career choice, capital monies available if you can justify it, most people work hard

    Cons

    Extremely slow to change, act scared of change, politics are out of control. A good manager is key to your advancement and annual reviews

    Advice to Management

    Cut the politics, it slows everything down and frustrates people

  7. Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (1)

    You can do better than this...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Franklin Lakes, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company in a good industry.

    Cons

    Marketing, sales and sales ops groups of Medical Surgical Systems is generally managed like your average kindergarten. He who sucks up best will likely win. Ideas and strategy are non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Get new ideas and more importantly, new leadership. Listen to new ideas.

  9. If you want to make a lot of money in sales, BD is not the place for you.

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant

    I have been working at BD

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

    Pros

    BD is a leader in the industry. Easy to get in hospital.

    Cons

    Large company, difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    Move some of the people out that have been there forever and get some fresh blood in there for a new direction

  10. Helpful (1)

    A fine line between pros and cons

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

    I have been working at BD

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growing through acquisition and greater footprint in healthcare

    Cons

    Heavy workload with very high expectations

  11. Helpful (2)

    Not your normal temporary assignment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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