BD Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Disappointing experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sumter, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sumter, SC

    I worked at BD

    Pros

    Nice people, good product, compensation is reasonable and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    No support from upper management, work-life balance does not exist, lack of training on the "BD"-way of doing things and too many acronyms used, it makes it difficult to a new employee to understand the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide new employees with orientations and training; you will get more from an employee if they know what you are asking for. Management should talk to their employees, there is a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills that are overlooked. Treat employees with the respect they deserve. Follow the company values that are preached!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't go

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Towson, MD

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work and come late.

    Cons

    Just bad, no opportunity to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BD

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities at HRSSC.

    Cons

    Resources stretched thin and poor work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Not Terrible, Not Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BD

    Pros

    Job felt stable; company has been around a long time. Lots of policies and processes in place for those who like that type of thing. Worked with some great people.

    Cons

    Felt like a behemoth of a company in which it was hard to accomplish any kind of meaningful change. Trying to make changes is like trying to turn the Titanic.

  6. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Sumter, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Sumter, SC

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and bonuses. People are easy to work with and are motivated. Laid back office culture. Plenty of room for personal growth. BD offers several different educational programs and opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    You need to push for learning opportunities and growth. You have to work long hours if you want to show upper management that you are an outstanding employee. To much of a cost driven company, need to focus more on quality and innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to develop your star employees. Ask them their goals and act upon them. Lower cost will come with safety, quality, and innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I loved working for this company. It was very family oriented and we all did the right thing. I learned so much here that I was able to bring to my current employer in order to make a difference.

    Cons

    Towards the end of my time at BD the company became more IT focused and it changed the culture negatively.

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

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

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    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

    Nice people but behind in technology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, a real team environment where everyone pitches in to get the job done.
    Salary is competitive
    Manager encouraged learning new technology to improve the group's efficiency

    Cons

    It takes too long to get products released.
    Upper management does not believe in investing in new technology and efficiency.
    Quality is too often sacrificed in order to meet deadlines and the people that suffer are the customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 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
  11. Great company, lots of room to improve your career.

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    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

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