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B. Braun Melsungen Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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  1. "Solid Company to Work For"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Clinical Educator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Clinical Educator in Phoenix, AZ
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B. Braun Melsungen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall I think this is a good company to work for. I think they offer a lot of perks and incentives and treat their employees with care. They are also doing well right now and are growing.

    Cons

    This is a very conservative company, so they are really slow to make changes/improvements and are not always the most efficient.


  2. "It is a great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B. Braun Melsungen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Gym reimbursement, 10-15 days vacation and 6days sick. They vacation days grow the longer you are with company. Cheap cafeteria.

    Cons

    Salary rules suck. Benefits are great but you have to pay bills. There is a profit share. Very, very strict about requirements on education, if you don't have bachelors they will not allow you to be a manager or rep regardless of your experience and skills.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your good employees, if you start seeing people leaving maybe it is time to look at yourselves.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Qc associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at B. Braun Melsungen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability, friendly, and you can move around within company

    Cons

    Rule and violations are strictly enforced

    Advice to Management

    Show more rewards for employees as they put a lot of works into it but get back very little


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Reality"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Control Lead Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Process Control Lead Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B. Braun Melsungen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth once you're in, as long as you know how to smile and interact with people properly. 3-4-4-3 schedule, depending on your department.

    Cons

    Numbers, Numbers, Numbers. 24/7 facility.

    Advice to Management

    Listen.


  5. "Business Unit Manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Unit Manager in Brazil, IN
    Current Employee - Business Unit Manager in Brazil, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B. Braun Melsungen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company with little turnover, safely to work in the long run

    Cons

    Don´t have no career plan
    Lower sales force
    conservative culture

    Advice to Management

    Company dedicated to the knowledge on the product


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Senior Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at B. Braun Melsungen full-time

    Pros

    Challenging Manufacturing 24 /7 operation, overall friendly atmosphere, overall dedicated employees specially in manufacturing area, good compensation and benefit, some opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Very old technology in manufacturing , yet wanted to stay competitive globally in state of the art 21 century technology
    last 4 years the company culture struggling due to implementation of lean culture, No SMART vision. Turnover and layoff were high, majority of talented dedicated professional from Engineering, manufacturing, and Quality department left or were let go.
    FDA visit and its observations in 2013 was a big factor in company loosing its peaceful environment.

    Advice to Management

    COO of the company should have listened to senior management, not just hear want to hear.Senior managers should be honest to CEO and COO of the company and Board of and do not overpromise the impossible.
    Lean is a journey and not the destination and there is no shortcut in it.


  7. "Great internship experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, polite and caring managers and executives

    Cons

    Interned for a month, so no real bad experiences

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Validation specialist"

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    Former Employee - Computer Validation Specialist in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Computer Validation Specialist in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at B. Braun Melsungen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Long time medical device manufacturer

    Cons

    Not willing to listen to outside Ideas for improvement to processes

    Advice to Management

    Open idea forum for employees and share with all management, make change to stay up with the industry and regulatory changes.


  9. "Good Career company"

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    Former Employee - Research and Development in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Research and Development in Irvine, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This prestigious company allows you to to pursue your interests while developing their own products. The pay is excellent and you feel like a team member right away. The term "welcome aboard" is used by everyone when you first join and for good reason. B. Braun manages a tight ship.

    Cons

    Its easy to get lost in the jumble of employees who work here. Depending on who your manager is you can be treated well or badly with no chances of getting transferred. Upper management makes dumb product decisions and continues implementing them even if they know its bad business.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more subordinate feedback in meetings.


  10. "Inspiring, precious work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B. Braun Melsungen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Socially valuable work, flexible work time, great environment, really-really nice co-workers, tidy and clean workplace, nice topics which inspire, peaceful workpace.

    Cons

    I really cannot say anything as cons.


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