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Updated March 24, 2017
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BD President & CEO Vincent A. Forlenza
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Pros
  • Respect work life balance for exempt employees (in 83 reviews)

  • Good benefits and great people to work with (in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of work life balance for the finance side (in 27 reviews)

  • A lot of meetings if you are a manager or higher - too much information during meeting and not enough decision making (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "GOAT"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Creedmoor, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Creedmoor, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is one of the most laid back companies I have ever worked for! They have truly been " The Greatest of all time" in my eyes, very peaceful atmosphere, as long as you commit to and do what they hire you to do

    Cons

    No onsite Human Resources at this facility

    Advice to Management

    I advanced within the one year time frame


  2. "7 year employee - progressed from entry level"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Mechanic in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Mechanic in Sandy, UT
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safe Work Environment,
    Pension
    401K Match
    Career growth available if motivated.

    Cons

    Medical/Insurance Benefits continue to decline
    Lower pay than average
    Good cores & values if actually applied to all

    Advice to Management

    One main reason I choose BD was it's insurance benefits, I was willing to take the pay cut for the added benefits. Those are no longer there so either bring them back or increase pay.


  3. "Marketing Senior Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at BD full-time

    Pros

    Great people, valuable mission, good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of management layers, difficult to move the needle with big initiatives


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  5. "Material Planner Buyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Panner Buyer in Cayey, PR
    Current Employee - Material Panner Buyer in Cayey, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and great environment

    Cons

    No developrment, needs better structure

    Advice to Management

    Develop better your associates


  6. "Good company 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

    Stability; solid management; collegial work environment

    Cons

    growing pains related to large acquisition integration


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    "BD is the good school (aka BDU)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work with many people and learn how to survive. All kinds of characters, different types and natures. You will see from completely unskilled, unprofessional, lazy (placed based on connections and kinship) to very seasoned, responsible, careful (placed based on their skills and professionalism).
    There is a lot of opportunity for growth and career development, professional advancement and salary hikes. The same time, there is a lot of chances to be stuck and thrown as unnecessary doll due to in-sourcing and outsourcing.
    Work, grow, but look around and be ready to change the company or direction or group.

    Cons

    As any other company has the similar cons.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into people and try to keep them inside.


  8. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1 week of paid vacation
    1 week of sick pay
    Great starting wages
    Easy work environment
    Friendly management
    Convenient location
    Bonuses

    Cons

    12 hour shifts. (Day/Night shifts for manufacturing)
    Tedious
    Training could be better
    Mandatory overtime (rarely happens)
    Some policies aren't enforced as they should be, ex; quantity is sometimes more stressed than quality.


  9. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BD full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work for.

    Cons

    Some language barriers, but not a big problem.


  10. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at BD full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, including a pension (rare these days) for loyal BD employees (3 years +). Interesting work

    Cons

    Poor planning of projects and deadlines which results in constant firefighting of the highest priority projects.


  11. "Ok if you aren't very ambitious or like challenges."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, not much is expected.

    Cons

    Hard to change the status quo. Most management have worked there their whole careers so kind of stuck in their ways. Big log jam in moving up, people stay a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people from outside of BD for a fresh perspective.



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