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Updated March 21, 2017
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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. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BD as a contractor

    Pros

    Good environment. Lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Too slow to adopt the change.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "BD is the good school (aka BDU)"

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    • 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.


  3. "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.


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  5. "finance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "R&D Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD as a contractor

    Pros

    People are friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    less options of Food at Cafeteria


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Working for BD"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "SAP FICO Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great and good company to work.

    Cons

    No cons for this company


  9. "Lab Technician Job"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at BD as a contractor

    Pros

    good working condition. Relaxed environment

    Cons

    No paid leave and contract position.


  10. "Total Rewards Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Total Rewards Consultant in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Contractor - Total Rewards Consultant in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and great people to work with. A good team environment where leaders care about their associates and encourage a very positive environment.

    Cons

    It seems like they take too many projects on simultaneously which sometimes results in mistakes being made. It is a tough environment.


  11. "Great Company with wonderful benefits!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech in Sparks, MD
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech in Sparks, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment! A lot of opportunities for volunteering and giving back to the community. Great benefits including company subsidized health, dental and vision and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Some departments are split up among buildings creating some logistical problems. Some problems communicating face to face with managers.

    Advice to Management

    Try to have a presence in all buildings consistently. We see our manager a lot for a couple days at a time and don't see them again for weeks.



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