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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ

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

Pros

Nice campus, decent benefits, competitive pay, socially conscious company

Cons

-Still trying to push a false image of a company with worklife balance, when that ended about 10 years ago
-Responding to passive aggresive emails is 85% of your job. It is a companywide obsession. The rest of the time is weeding through archaic computer systems and file cabinets and attending unproductive meetings.
-A culture that is focused on "knowledge is power". This place should have a special episode of Hoarders dedicated to it. You find out people are stashing valuable historical data on their hard drives so that they will always be the "go to person", while moaning how overworked they are and they so desperately want help.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sadly, this is not the place for mid-level career professionals to hang their hats. While management is aware they need to leap into the 21st century and bring in saavy professionals to transform the company, they are unable to retain these people due to the "lifers" that chase them out. Management is too busy managing up, so there is little support (or protection) for new hires to act as the change agents that they swear up and down they want to have. So new hires either assimilate and lose the skills that got them the job in the first place or they simply leave after a year. Out in the open market, when someone sees a one year stay at BD on a resume, there is always a "say no more" wave.

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

    Okay Place to Work, But Nothing to Brag About

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Most employees are nice to work with. Weight room available (extra fee), cafeteria with fairly decent food (subsidized, average cost about $6.50 per meal w/o drink), no smoking on premises.

    Cons

    One of the company values is "doing what is right," but of course it doesn't necessarily apply if it means slowing down production, or when it comes to standing up against internal politics. The decor in the original building (there are three total) is extremely outdated and there hasn't been much effort to modernize it, just occasional replacement of old stuff with the same style. Interior of original building can get quite noisy at times, depending on where you sit. All the money went into design of the two newer buildings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update the original building. Decor is so old it's embarrassing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard to say after a huge round of layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at BD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people at the worker level, though many were let go last week.

    Cons

    Senior management from Franklin Lakes, Senior management from San Jose

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We know what you are trying to do with our business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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