BD Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Awful

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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
  3. 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work for but very limited opportunities

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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    If molasses paced, slow-to-react-to-change companies are your thing...

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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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Work-life balance
    - Mature processes in place (they are FDA regulated, afterall)
    - Good compensation

    Cons

    - The overwhelming amount of processes that exist can make it seem like the company is weighed down and cannot act nimbly.
    - The company culture is strange and somewhat unfriendly.
    - If you're looking for a young, hip, and refreshing startup vibe, this the COMPLETE POLAR OPPOSITE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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.

  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Love my Boss and work group

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at BD as a contractor (more than a 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
  10. Great boss, good work

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    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
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Don't recommend if you are ambitious and want career development

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ

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

    Pros

    -Work / life balance can be good, the place clears out before 6PM and many people work from home a lot
    -Pay is about average for the industry
    -Company's mission is very meaningful

    Cons

    -Pace is VERY slow, processes are really broken for such a large company. Who knows how things will change with the Carefusion merger
    -Limited career development options, especially if you are not connected to the right senior leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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