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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING

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

I have been working at BD full-time for 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
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent people, but low advancement opportunities

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I worked at BD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good location and many competent people. Will definitely learn some skills here, depending on role.

    Cons

    Low promotion opportunities, extensive layoffs, low pay (compared to market) for non senior management. With my skill set, I got a nearly $35k bump in salary immediately upon leaving BD! Very secretive about layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees fairly and be honest. The employees are adults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    rewarding, great products, career was great

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at BD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Values, sector, products, customer focus

    Cons

    a bit dull and laid back

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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