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Updated September 20, 2018
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BD President & CEO Vincent A. Forlenza
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  • "One who is willing to give up work life balance" (in 36 reviews)

  • "Political complicated decision making process that requires a lot of consensus from everybody" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "So Far So Good"

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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

    The organization I am in was recently acquired by BD. So far it has been the most transparent integration I've been associated with.
    Recent Corporate management changes indicate they are living up to their claimed goal of assessing best practices between the legacy organizations and incorporating those that position the organization for the greatest growth.

    Cons

    Too much time is spent, by too many people, in meetings. Sooner or later this will have a negative impact on our productivity.

    Advice to Management

    As the organization continues to grow, enable senior management to push more "low to moderate risk" decision making authority down to the appropriate subject matter expert levels.


  2. "Incomplete"

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    Current Employee - Technology Development Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Technology Development Manager in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is smart and capable

    Cons

    Like any big business, change is slow

  3. "BD Training and Education"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and has afforded me the ability travel domestically and internationally

    Cons

    Getting "typecast" into a particular role is fairly typical for those with to "many years within one department"


  4. "Very Pleased with their work ethic and management"

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

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

    Pros

    Understandable Management
    Accepting of input on how things can be done.

    Cons

    Inter department relations could be improved upon, but it could just be locally.


  5. "Team Member 1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Queensbury, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Queensbury, NY

    I worked at BD full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people. Pay is okay for the area.

    Cons

    A lot of mandatory over time. No work-life balance. Gets boring and gossiping is still a problem. No room for growth.


  6. "Technical Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. Helpful people.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad about this job.


  7. "It is what it is"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for area we are in

    Cons

    Changed all available benefits. Made working for the company difficult. No work life balance contrary to their claims.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Slow and steady"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, resources of a big company, diversity of internal opportunities, great industry

    Cons

    Hard to innovate, change. Depending on role, it can be hard to feel a sense of purpose and accomplishment because it’s so difficult to get things done. There are also organizational problems in parts of the company that make it challenging to know who is responsible for what, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Different businesses are at different stages of maturity; matrix doesn’t work everywhere. Also, software business is different and requires different set of success metrics, sales and marketing capabilities, etc.


  9. "Good to work for"

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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

    Enjoy the people I work with

    Cons

    Constant acquisitions cause uncertainty in place


  10. "Finance Group in Medical Device Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very international, very engaging, works on various interesting projects

    Cons

    Location is far from manhattan


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