BD Reviews

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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    BD= Big Disappointment/Bad Dream/ and the list goes on

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits ok

    Cons

    This company has no continuity or consistency when it comes to the customer. Customers never know if someone new is going to walk through their doors. Territories are always changing. Company does not listen or ask as to whats working or not working in the field. I don't know many happy folks here, and several have little or no job satisfaction. Several ready to jump ship. Unattainable expectations for those in the field. Management never wants to assume any accountability or responsibility, always pointing the finger on someone else..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the folks on the front line who know whats working and not working, and make change accordingly..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Very bad management at BD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at BD

    Pros

    Benefits are OK, The compensation level is adequate

    Cons

    -The communication inside the company is joke!!
    -The management at all levels are liars
    -I heard about better things in the US but in Canada is just a joke .Nobody care about anything. They are very cheap on the new technology and etc
    -Every other day you can hear that people are leaving this company
    -This company does a great stuff in the US but in Canada is very disorganized, and unprofessional people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the local management in Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    BD = BAD DREAM

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

    I worked at BD full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are okay. San Antonio office is located around good places to eat for lunch.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional environment. Company does not practice what it preaches...doesn't follow core values. In fact does not have values. There is no teamwork only dog eat dog mentality. Employees at San Antonio office are so unprofessional with their office drama. Company treats contractors with little respect. There is a great deal of politics involved and to succeed in this company you need to brown nose the managers. It's a high school environment in an office setting. There is no work-life balance and managers do not care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to stop the cronyism and reinvent yourself to be better leaders by having leadership seminars for your managers. Also, there needs to be some accountability of the managers instead of blaming their subordinates. Teams are as good as their weakest link and it is the job of managers to strengthen that weakest link.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Full of BS, Politics - highly non-technical "technical" leaders

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Franklin Lakes, NJ

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

    Pros

    Only pro I can think of is a good work-life balance - most folks dont show up to work until 10AM or later and most folks leave at 4.30PM.

    Cons

    There is no value for technical folks. Use of worst practices especially when it comes to product design.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get rid of folks in management (many directors and senior managers) who are just "coffee drinker" managers. They just sit around and do politics and drive people without any clue of what they are doing. Their aim is to get credit and move up in the ladder at the cost of the hard work of others (especially technical folks). This is 100% true with BD Medical Medical Surgical Systems. Even corporate shared services such as corporate CAE is full of BS and hand waving without any technical substance. People are so politically connected and it is almost impossible to do the right thing against these useless people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    You can not make your career in BD

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I worked at BD full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big facility in FLAKS
    Gym at work

    Cons

    Hire and fire policy.
    No clear vision of senior management
    Worst HR policies
    No work life balance
    No path to move your career up
    New CIO sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear vision before hiring and employee. Try to remove the beurocracy Have a clear direction and define the roles and responsibilities. Also, Pl define the scope of work for your employees.
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Awful

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Franklin Lakes, NJ

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

    Pros

    Decent amount of vacation days/sick days

    Cons

    Awful management that doesn't care about your individual needs. Instead of work-life balance, BD believes in work-work balance. Compensation is bad. A lot of politics and favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and go back to what made you.

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

    Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I worked at BD

    Pros

    Seen the light that R&D management was useless before it was too late

    Cons

    Incompetent leadership and HR is even worst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Throw the bums out

    Doesn't Recommend

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