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Software: Good people, bad management

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

- Very smart colleagues
- Good workl/life balance
- Pay is reasonable
- Good benefits
- 401k match *and* pension

Cons

- FDA regulated, so very bureaucratic
- Decisions take a long time to be made and then aren't communicated clearly
- Management won't examine the underlying causes of poor departmental performance.
- Management rewards optimism over competence.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do the right thing instead of hanging banners that say "We do the right thing".

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great place to work with fun people and excellent opportunities!

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

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

    Pros

    The people are motivated. Most of the people have a skill set. Everybody is working towards a similar goal. Upper management listens to ideas even if they suck. Employees are always trying to improve safety.

    Cons

    Basic corporate issues; low budget, IT outsourced to India, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good only if you work at one of company main sites

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    1. Great salary and benefits
    2. Good People

    Cons

    1. Golden handcuffs
    2. PAPERWORK!!
    3. No opportunities for advancement.
    4. They buy innovation, but all innovation killed once acquisition complete.
    5. Not very diverse

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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