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Updated December 12, 2017
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BD President & CEO Vincent A. Forlenza
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  1. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    overall company atmosphere is positive

    Cons

    slow to hire new employees where needed

    Advice to Management

    Management should encourage department heads to move on open positions that need to be filled.


  2. "Great company for personal growth and work quality"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great development program
    Company wide resources for training and certifications
    Great benefits (Tution reimbersment)
    Interesting work.
    They try to move people to other units if one is shuting down to avoid lay-offs.

    Cons

    After working for a consulting firm, in hind sight, they can have better comapnay wide communication infrastructure and Knowledge management.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing pretty good.

  3. "BD is a Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst (SAP Finance) in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst (SAP Finance) in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries, Good Oppurtunities for Professional and Career Growth, Strives to be one of the Best Places to Work, Always train employees to do the right things, and Intolerance for any Misbehaviour by the Associates.

    Cons

    No longer a 8-5 job and most often Overloaded with Work and quite often required to work on Weekends / Holidays. Not so easy to advance in Career in some departments due to fewer leadership positions and big pool to Compete.

    Advice to Management

    IT Management - Too much stress on documentation and compliance even in non-regulated functions which is killing the troops. Could do better job if we straighten out the priorities.


  4. "It was an excellent experience. BD is an excellent place to work."

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    Former Employee - Training Developer - IT in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Training Developer - IT in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schudule. Personal health and family comes first, and management will support you.

    Cons

    re-structuring taking jobs in IT overseas to India and China.


  5. "nice environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice working environment good opportunities

    Cons

    too bureaucratic big company style

    Advice to Management

    keep values


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent environment
    good compnsation
    good benefits
    surburban location
    beautiful building

    Cons

    management somewhat petty
    often unimportant rules are used to quench important issues


  7. "Excellent! Great place to work,really helping people live healthier lives!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Culture,Work life balance,Great HR, very respectful of employees, great attention on developing hired talent, great leadership team

    Cons

    Global transfers may not be possible, after having spent so much effort in developing talent, it is sad that global transfers are not encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Global rotations would be a great way to leverage talent you develop and enhance learning across geographies. I would also recommend making it compulsory to have an international stint to truly develop global leadership.

  8. "WONDERFUL!"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    management interest in your growth. family friendly, great location

    Cons

    very little to complain about. very staisfied


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    "Professional"

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    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and forward thinking company

    Cons

    Corporate Politics gets in the way sometimes


  10. "BD's mission statement is what it's all about at the end of the day!"

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

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

    Pros

    One of BD's most rewarding experiences with BD has been the opportunity to attend BD University classes and have the opportunity to grow within your department or organization. Growing and developing people in this changing BD world is not easy due to the current workload each associate has to contend with. I love BD and it's in my blood!

    Cons

    People, mission statement and job opportunities are what BD has bragging rights on. BD is very selective and I have noticied that personality is one of the top ingredients while interviewing.

    Advice to Management

    Due to the opening of the New Shared Services Center in San Antonio, this venture was kept on the down low (understandbly so), however if I had to put myself in senior management's shoes, I would have resigned. There were and still are so many other avenues by which BD could have cut costs.


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