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Updated January 17, 2018
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  1. "As Time Goes By"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BD full-time

    Pros

    Advancing the world of health. It truly about the products and the aide they provide patients.

    Cons

    There is not a clear direction in R&D Engineering as well as a lack of information flow.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "If you're young, degreed, and right out of college, you'll get a job but don't stay long."

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    Former Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical Device company, at least you're not making weapons.

    Cons

    What once was a fantastic company - ruined by acquiring Alaris Medical and letting them steer it's future, further destroyed by being acquired by Beckton Dickenson. Well known to higher right-out-of-college engineers to replace longer term proven and established personnel in order to save money. Many were laid off just a short time before retirement. The only people surviving are political games players and lower paid personnel staying under the radar. If you want to keep your position, don't stand out, swallow your pride, agree with them (even if inside you disagree), and do whatever you're told. Adopt whatever hobby you manager follows and be sure to buy his kids' school fundraiser.

    Advice to Management

    Management only listens to higher management. The last three years has seen layoffs to satisfy the east-coast overseers to lower overhead.. If anything they should eject all the project managers... they get a superiority complex and start dictating strategies, only to blame the "team" when it fails.. despite the team protesting the strategy.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Newly Aggressive Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Manager in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Manager in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Benefits
    Great Pay
    Global Travel
    Social conscience
    Stable 120 year old company
    Growth oriented
    Cash benefit Pension
    Fiscally Conservative
    Socially liberal
    Good Management team

    Cons

    Too much travel
    Disparate business elements
    Slow moving for minor decisions
    Impersonal
    Ginormous company
    Beaurocracy heavy
    Decision by committee
    Over analysis without large data to support

    Advice to Management

    Consider divesting misaligned business segments


  4. "Great People, Poor HR & Management Structure"

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

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for career growth and experiences
    Great products to work on

    Cons

    Poor communication with management
    Bad employee retention efforts


  5. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Great team and encourage new ideas

    Cons

    did not find anything huge


  6. "Amazing workplace!"

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

    Pros

    The people, type of work, offices, and benefits were amazing!

    Cons

    None, I thoroughly enjoyed working at BD.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work!


  7. "Firmware Enineer"

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

    I worked at BD full-time

    Pros

    Med company. Love to work on new projects in R & D.

    Cons

    Slow in updating with the latest technology.

  8. "Working at BD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Very Flexible when needing time off or sick days

    Cons

    May not be compensated as well as other companies in the area


  9. "Industry Leader"

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    Current Employee - Fas
    Current Employee - Fas
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, industry-leading products, ample opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Huge organization and, at times, slow to react to changes in market. Needs to be a bit more nimble.


  10. "A nice company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BD full-time

    Pros

    this company provides unlimited sick leaves for employees.

    Cons

    I liked the company, Nothing is coming into my mind right now.


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