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Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. "Mold Maker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mold Maker in Sumter, SC
    Current Employee - Mold Maker in Sumter, SC

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great place to work

    Cons

    No negative experiences with Becton Dickenson

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Low pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inspector in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Inspector in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The People are good to work with. At east most of them

    Cons

    Leadership uses the buddy system for advancement of the people.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the buddy system


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Times are changing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Sandy, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment that gives you the opportunity to progress at your own direction.

    Cons

    A constant stream of additions to upper management bloat, accompanied with cutbacks at the lower levels to meet shareholder objectives. What used to be a great place to work, has now transformed into a place everyone is looking for a way out of. Turnover and moral are both out of control. Job fairs are regularly held, and the company can't hire as fast as they are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    The recent change in plant leadership has shifted the relationship from a synchronized effort to one that seems to one based on contention and micromanagement. Didn't managing by intimidation go out in the 50's?


  4. "Principal Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work but all depends on the team. Evaluate that via the team lead.. that should give you the best idea of whether you will love the work or not.

    Cons

    All depends on the team you find yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone equal opportunities


  5. "Distrust subordinates and Play Politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Got all kinds of training. A lot of chances to learn.

    Cons

    My manager did not trust employees. My in-laws passed away and I told him I probably need a bereavement leave to accompany my wife and attend the funeral. He said you might need to prove the death. My manager liked to play politics rather than focusing on get projects done on time. He did not allow employees do things proactively, such as reaching out other team members for info and document directly. Employees can only do these through him.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work - IF you have a good manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work-at-home opportunity; very interesting work; great clients and coworkers; dedicated, intelligent people; would recommend with reservations

    Cons

    I ended up with a CareFusion hold-over as a manager, who turned out to be a bully. Work was always 'ON' - weekends, evenings, holidays, vacations. I really enjoyed working at BD in spite of all that; however, it was the bully I worked under that killed it for me. The working environment became punitive.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to why people leave; you may have bad managers slipping through the cracks. Someone with a line manager approach to professional services is not an appropriate choice to lead your customer-facing teams.


  7. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    mission, culture; great place to work

    Cons

    heavily matrixed; consensus environment makes for slow decision making


  8. "Great company, constantly busy, no advancement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Management is very hands off until a problem arises. Team members are a pleasure to work with. Always projects in the pipeline.

    Cons

    No clear direction for career advancement. Lots of talk and promises of advancing but no solid action. Management staff is very reactive when present.

    Advice to Management

    One of the greatest assets are the people who work hard. Good employees leave because of bad management.


  9. "constant changes..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a a good place to work and get experience.

    Cons

    Outsourcing became a big part of the company philosophy. It is taken away opportunities for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Outsourcing is not always the best thing to do.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of ficus and vision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, for the most part people are easy to work with. Im able to work from home at least once a week.

    Cons

    Constantly changing leadership, always changing directions and vision. Every time there is a change in leadership it's disruptive and yearly goal are reset. Has lost a lot of veterans with legacy knowledge. Everyone appears to be new and trying to figure out their roles and responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee retention and moral


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