BD Reviews

Updated March 27, 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. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I worked at BD

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Large company, difficult to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Too old and lagging behind

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD

    Pros

    Good product pool, not for lack of trying

    Cons

    Sub par and aging talent pool, long development, too much process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Good company. Benefits and salary could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD

    Pros

    Good work environment. Employee wellness is a top priority for this company.

    Cons

    Compensation seems low compared to other companies in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate employee compensation to make sure we remain competitive.

  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Not your normal temporary assignment

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    JFYI

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BD

    Pros

    An old company with pension

    Cons

    No chance of promotion if you are old

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    difficult leadership holds IT back

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD

    Pros

    good benefits, great company overall

    Cons

    poor IT leadership, need to cut middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the software people do what they do best. Axe middle management.

  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Bad experience

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    Current Employee - Skill I ( QUALITY CONTROL) in Franklin, WI
    Current Employee - Skill I ( QUALITY CONTROL) in Franklin, WI

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

    Pros

    Good fast money. Lots of extra hours weekly. The HR department work with you if you need days off with out punishments

    Cons

    30 minute brake for10 hour shifts, Bad leadership, They dont value their employees, poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your word. Follow rules as presented. Value your employees and they will last longer. Add another brake time. Put yourself in your employees position when trying to solve a problem.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great peers, poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some of the nicest, smartest, most helpful people I have ever worked with. We support each other while facing challenging management.

    Cons

    Management does not value employees. Saving money is more important than product quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Thank less

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    Former Employee - Buyer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Buyer in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at BD

    Pros

    Close to restaurants and stores.. free coffee clean restrooms. Fellow employees very nice but scared of being fired too much micro management.

    Cons

    No credit for coming in early and giving them 110 percent for the little pay. . Got the flu was absent 1 day and was reprimanded for being ill..really?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect each person give them credit..I was a BD employee and worked in purchasing..the managers look through you not personal at all. And the contractors you could be there one day and gone the next and these were past government employees. Their saying is "Helping people live better lives.. "

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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