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BD Sumter Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2019

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BD CEO Vincent A. Forlenza
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6 Ratings
  1. "Career builder"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Sumter, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Challenging but rewarding work environment

    Cons

    Long hours possible, holidays are often used for project shutdowns

    BD2018-12-08
  2. "working at BD"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Sumter, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay, working conditions helpful coworkers

    Cons

    long hours, shifts are 12 hours

    BD2019-03-28
  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Sumter, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work and longevity.

    Cons

    Management need diversity and need to consider the employee suggestions.

    BD2019-01-19
  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - TA in Sumter, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and advancement if your willing.

    Cons

    Lots of hours sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Do in the job training for management for people that’s wanting to advance within the company to that level!

    BD2018-09-24
  5. "good environment"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Sumter, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good environment and friendly people to meet

    Cons

    none at the moment that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    increase pay

    BD2018-06-26
  6. "Mold Maker"

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    Current Employee - Mold Maker in Sumter, SC

    I have been working at BD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great place to work

    Cons

    No negative experiences with Becton Dickenson

    Advice to Management

    none

    BD2017-05-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "TA"

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    Current Employee - Technical Associate in Sumter, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BD

    Pros

    The money is good for the area

    Cons

    Co workers are very lazy

    BD2016-06-15
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Disappointing experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sumter, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BD

    Pros

    Nice people, good product, compensation is reasonable and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    No support from upper management, work-life balance does not exist, lack of training on the "BD"-way of doing things and too many acronyms used, it makes it difficult to a new employee to understand the business.

    Advice to Management

    Provide new employees with orientations and training; you will get more from an employee if they know what you are asking for. Management should talk to their employees, there is a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills that are overlooked. Treat employees with the respect they deserve. Follow the company values that are preached!

    BD2015-01-25
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Sumter, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and bonuses. People are easy to work with and are motivated. Laid back office culture. Plenty of room for personal growth. BD offers several different educational programs and opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    You need to push for learning opportunities and growth. You have to work long hours if you want to show upper management that you are an outstanding employee. To much of a cost driven company, need to focus more on quality and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to develop your star employees. Ask them their goals and act upon them. Lower cost will come with safety, quality, and innovation.

    BD2014-12-30
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work with fun people and excellent opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sumter, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are motivated. Most of the people have a skill set. Everybody is working towards a similar goal. Upper management listens to ideas even if they suck. Employees are always trying to improve safety.

    Cons

    Basic corporate issues; low budget, IT outsourced to India, etc.

    BD2013-06-06
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