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Updated February 14, 2018
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BD President & CEO Vincent A. Forlenza
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  1. Helpful (14)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My fellow co-workers who were here when we spun off from Cardinal Health to CareFusion in 2009. An awesome bunch of people to work with and we worked very hard to exceed our goals.

    Cons

    Too heavy in upper management. Only promotions we see are Directors and above. Management doesn't listen when you try to use the "open door" policy and retaliation happens no matter how much they train everyone that it's not appropriate.

    Advice to Management

    Ask associates for feedback regarding their managers. It might open your eyes to some serious management problems.


  2. "Molding process engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, good people, work with purpose.

    Cons

    Politics, bureaucracy, slow moving, your success depends on having a good manager.

  3. "Junior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Work/life balance, and location in San Antonio

    Cons

    Pay, ability to move up in the organization


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    disorganized at times, poor communication


  5. "Spec 1, Project Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Very large company with many departments. Many very good departments to work in.

    Cons

    management does not always communicate to lower employees their intentions. Constantly purchasing other companies and laying off redundant staff from both companies.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not transparent or inclusive policies"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Columbus, NE
    Current Employee - Associate in Columbus, NE

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent for this area and there is stability.

    Cons

    Policies only apply to certain people and are not transparent. Company does not care about the needs of employees and cares only about their profits not people.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great individuals but corporate management was not people oriented"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BD (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Local teams who worked extremely hard, people cared about each other which resulted in success, good work life balance

    Cons

    Matrix management system put in place without training to leadership, consistent layoff waves, issues often result in pursuing who is at fault versus where was the breakdown in the system

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people, not machines.

  8. "Great career starter that helps develop employees."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Community involvement and developmental opportunities for advancement are available and allow for self development as well. . . . .

    Cons

    Can sometimes be too political with personal agendas within the workforce. . . . . . . . . . .

    Advice to Management

    Take chances on those who might not fit your current mold. Be more diverse in the hiring and promotion opportunities.


  9. "Staff engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Pension plan along with 401k

    Cons

    No ESSP as my at of the public companies offer


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    You are very disposable.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at who is committed to your company and invest in them.


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