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Updated January 15, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Poor employee relations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    San Diego Location
    Nice Office Buildings

    Cons

    They are a burn and turn company! They care nothing about their employees. They outsource most of their operations to India including HR, IT and other employee critical functions. They claim to have a focus on "quality" but that is a big hypocritical statement, there is nothing quality about this company not even their products.
    Other than their pension plan their benefits suck, worst health benefits I have ever had. Again showing they really do not care about their employees. It's all about the profit.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees as numbers and cattle.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sparks, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Sparks, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job, great people, purpose based company

    Cons

    Conservative, slow, bureaucratic, not technologically advanced

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Micromanagement all around"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension, 7.5hr/day, PTO for new fathers

    Cons

    A lot to list. Almost nothing seems to be good so far. No freedom to operate, controlling all communications up to e-mails. A lot of layered reviews. De-motivating. Don't suggest this environment to anyone. Not enough workplace flexibility, military camp mentality. I am very shocked.

    Advice to Management

    Hope you can inspire, empower your employees. Everything starts with trust. Please put the responsibility on the competent employees. Managers with no vision very disappointing.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Run away!"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a silent unspoken empathy amongst coworkers- they try their best to help each other but have no support from management.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Managers
    are just looking to get promoted. Company bought Bard and then refused to pay their own people to save money. HR needs a complete makeover. It’s all bureaucracy and the employees suffer.

    Constant layoffs to save money. All experienced top performers are thrown aside to avoid paying for value.
    The customers suffer most. No support, constant change. They are lied to and told the product does things that it really doesn’t (selling futures on tech that never comes).

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice to give to those who don’t care about their people.


  5. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours, No Micromanaging, Strong Job Security, Good Pay & Benefits

    Cons

    Takes Few Risks, Excessive Middle Management


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Terrible Management, lacks vision, not a good place to be in."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company going through big mergers/acquisition and getting bigger. Probably good for folks who can survive politics.
    Average salaries but good pension benefits and PTO.

    Cons

    Frequent reorgs, layoffs every 3-6 months. generating lots of uncertainty. Very political environment. This place is all about who you know otherwise chances are your name will be in next layoff list.
    Great folks have been moving out or have been pushed out. Not a good place to be in for people bringing any innovative idea. Traditional folks don't get it, management won't recognize it and you'll get kicked out. Good place for average folks who can keep managers/peers "satisfied".
    TS management lacks vision, poor leaders at top making it harder for good folks to feel safe.
    Lots of inefficiencies in processes, leadership can't be trusted and asking any hard questions will put you in next layoffs list.


  7. "Great to work for"

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

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and they promote a learning environment.

    Cons

    HR, IT, and other services take longer than they should.

  8. "Great culture"

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

    I worked at BD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training, peers, management, and products.

    Cons

    Days can be very long.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Old School Bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, great mission and vision. Career growth (but only if you're willing to move).

    Cons

    Very old school, hierarchical company. The leadership team wants to transform into a more modern workplace, but their behaviors contradict this aspiration completely. The company is run by a bunch of old men. If you don't know how to play the political game and are looking to work in a collaborative team environment, this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career development for more than just your higher "job groups," your future leaders need your support too. In 10-15 years, all of the organization's talent will have retired, and the company isn't doing much to retain millennials in the way of culture, processes, and org structure.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "IT Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Good for leadership roles only
    Good for those who can work well with people by building relationships

    Cons

    -No internal thoughts & ideas - depends on outside help for everything
    -This company is a gold mine for consulting companies
    -Whatever looks attractive and new - they will start implementing
    -No focus on execution
    -very slow pace
    -legacy mindset
    -If you are a 9-to-5 guy, this is your place to work
    -hiring process is very slow

    Advice to Management

    focus on getting things done in a very fast pace, be aggressive. Do you really know where you want to be in 2 years from now?


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