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Great Atmosphere, culture, and organization

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Analyst  in  Franklin Lakes, NJ
Former Employee - Analyst in Franklin Lakes, NJ

Pros

Great Atmosphere, culture, and organization

Excellent People that are intriguing and intellectual. Excellent work/life balance

Cons

Below average salaries.

Limited advancement. Vertical structure with very little freedom. Very "corporate" in the sense of control over employees with little decision making abilities. Most go through corporate ranks for everything.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company in the middle of multiple organizational transformations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    Pros

    Actively focused on the future and transforming itself to be a leader in the life sciences industry. Tranformations are underway in multiple functions to posture itself for the next 10 years of growth which provides many opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    Tends to plan more initiatives than can be accomplished with the available resources which causes priority conflicts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the critical few strategic initiatives which are required to build the solid foundation for future growth and avoid overloading the organization with conflicting priorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    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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