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BD Franklin Lakes Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Interview"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people. Helpful and understanding

    Cons

    Hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    mentor programs


  2. "Clearly and strictly contract"

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    Former Contractor - Account Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Contractor - Account Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BD as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice cafeteria and building and there is also a parking garage. Close to major highways, good location.

    Cons

    Contractors treated with disrespect and rudeness. Your talents from any of your prior experience are not considered at this table. Millenials and pre-retirees rule.


  3. "System Test Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Systems Test Engineer in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Contractor - Systems Test Engineer in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I worked at BD as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best company to work

    Cons

    No cons to work for this company

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  4. "Not a place for an IT Career"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Facilities
    Competitive Salaries and Benefits

    Cons

    IT Mgmt cant make a decision out of fear
    Mgmt has favorites that can do no wrong, and go to great lengths to protect them
    The old BD Culture has given way to Wall Street Mentality
    Outsourcing has destroyed IT

    Advice to Management

    Get fresh IT mgmt. The old GE crew is becoming irrelevant.


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    mission, culture; great place to work

    Cons

    heavily matrixed; consensus environment makes for slow decision making


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not the face it presents to the world. Caution"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Marketing Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Contractor - Senior Marketing Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BD as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perks, great cafeteria, Starbucks and Wi-Fi and trucked in patio furniture for the scientific and corporate facing teams to enjoy all day. A very entitled environment if you join the right team. If..

    Cons

    Don't do it. I left on good terms so this is not a vindictive review but scary and true. I debated on telling this story. You will never get hired but worked to the bone and made to feel terrible. Honeymoon facade over after week one. As a contractor, they treat you very warmly and then after the introductions on day one, they drive you into the dirt. I've been a contractor at other competitors and never been so degraded. I have been given notice of five minutes to 15 minutes high end, to leave for the day just after they give you something you have to deliver to a client and they sat on it all day, I have researched the handle time...so it is valid. My first week, I was yelled at in front of 10 people and told that they were 'sick of me and my team'. The management team has made it clear that they have retention issues and they don't know why. They also go on to mention that they know they do not compete in technology and education. Their processes are very antiquated and they rely on their years of history to carry their reputation. They spend great amounts of money on thought leadership and engaging political leaders but have the worst ethics internally. They are packed with staff that are lifers from a long time ago but mostly otherwise staffed by contract workers it seems almost 80% without onboarding them properly . The regular associates are very difficult to the contractors and make jokes at their expense and even have held work up from me so I delivered late. Clients ask how long you are planning on being in the company because they know their projects will get lost in the shuffle when you depart. Now mind you, many clients were nice in other locations, but that is not typical in Franklin Lakes. Even other teams in other locations can't fathom the disrespect they have experienced working with my teams.

    Advice to Management

    Stop running the team with fear and you will get innovative ideas and contributions. Look deeper and treat people like people instead of just paper pushers and numbers. Your lack of associate education, empowerment and support is seriously a huge problem.


  7. "finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    addressing the most pressing unmet healthcare needs around the world

    Cons

    competitive culture, ability to challenge status quo


  8. Helpful (1)

    "BD"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Genuine, caring environment
    - Individual contributions are valued

    Cons

    - Currently going through company acquisition


  9. "Great Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful products, some of the lower management is really great.

    Cons

    Some internal politics can be frustrating, the company can be really slow to change,


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Working for BD"

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    Former Employee - WW Manufacturing Integrator in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - WW Manufacturing Integrator in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at BD for 40 years and had the opportunity to advance my entire career. It is a great company and one that treats it's employees fair. Would recommend to anyone interested in the medical device industry.

    Cons

    Like most companies, BD has started out sourcing functions which it considers lack value to it's common cores. A big mistake.

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows, keep focus on the human resource aspect.


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