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Great company to work

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Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Franklin Lakes, NJ
Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Franklin Lakes, NJ

I worked at BD full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Market Share and backlog orders.Also, manufacturing in house- rare to find for US company

Cons

Leadership split on key issues- only take issue on hand- if they can win, otherwise employee has to handle tough issues

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take issues on hand- that you loose, but right for the group and employee

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Sleepless & Clueless i NJ

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

    I have been working at BD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very nice campus. Free parking. Good food served in the cafe. Nice workout gym. Superb on-site holiday party.

    Cons

    Leaders have been there so painfully long, they have little clue to what the outside world and industry really does and could care less. They want to remain in their Ben Franklin state of environment. And, some of the leaders have been there as long as Ben Franklin and likely are related. Their idea of creativity is putting cream into their coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire, retire, retire. You are old, ancient, lack any imagination and do not care to hear about new ideas. You shake your had yes like bobble-head dolls and do absolutely nothing. CEO and first two levels are perfect examples. Jurassic Park at its finest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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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