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Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Respect work life balance for exempt employees (in 87 reviews)

  • good benefits and great environment (in 76 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of work life balance for the finance side (in 28 reviews)

  • Decision making slow and flat organisation (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Global Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks Glencoe, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks Glencoe, MD

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity within the organizatoin

    Cons

    No accountability, items that appeared to have worked as a short term solution to not solve long term issues.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategy Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Strategy Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work schedule is flexible

    Cons

    The culture makes integration hard.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Director, Business Process Excellence"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Business Procesx in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Business Procesx in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BD is excellent company with an excellent reputation.

    Cons

    Leader over group has no experience, inability to manage people, lacks strategy and overall leadership ability. Increasing attrition rates due to lack of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Replace leadership


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Product Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - New Product Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic culture, leadership is sensitive to market changes, good manufactuing practices with excellent products in the market, people care for their job and company's competiveness and quality of the products. New image more in tune with the needs of the customer. Allows internal movement. Strong internal training programs. Opportunities to work across busines units, colleagues tend to be very cooperative and engaging.

    Cons

    Responds slow to market changes. There have been annual layoffs prior to the end of the fiscal year since I joined. Management is a mix bag, some are very good, there are also not very good managers. The culture has became very burocratic expanding the lenght of time that takes to get things done, so early planning is a good practice to handle the current duration. Processes are necessary but excessive procedures also has reduced flexibility to adapt faster to changes. It can get very hard to be promoted. Some functions are extremely lean for the workload, and/or associates do not have enough experience to respond prompty to the demands of their role.

    Advice to Management

    To seek for work-life balance of the current employees. Revisit the product life cycle and practices to obsolete old products


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and great products.

    Cons

    Poor management. Very cliqueish which rules the way they manage. Does not care about the customers, only the numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop at looking at the numbers and take care of your customers


  7. "Point Of Care Sales Specialist."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Low pay and weak commission structure

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  8. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, good leadership, inclusive culture, international opportunities.

    Cons

    Lower salaries than competitor's in the same geographic area.

    Advice to Management

    Harmonize salaries between emloyees with many years of service and new employees. Inexperienced external hires make way more than loyal, experienced employees.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    N/A -- many transformational processes may have better long term effect on the growth of the company and profit maxima ion for shareholders.

    Cons

    N/A - Job stability not guaranteed due to massive 3rd party sell-out especially for IT. Causing employees transfers to these 3rd party companies while other employees are being let go. Many transformational processes which are not good for smooth operations.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Very spirited environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Given many choices with when to start and end your day

    Cons

    Work atmosphere is to relaxed to get anything done

    Advice to Management

    Team building is good and all but when it hinders the work you were hired to perform, it might be time for a check of the system.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Good ethical company with good benefits. Good people to work with. The products are old but still relevant to keeping people healthy.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be difficult to achieve. Regular reorganization. Unnecessary paperwork. Bureaucracy can be frustrating. Very slow to change. The products are still good but their quality has declined and back-orders are more common.


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