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"BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Nice campus, decent benefits, competitive pay, socially conscious company

Cons

-Still trying to push a false image of a company with worklife balance, when that ended about 10 years ago
-Responding to passive aggresive emails is 85% of your job. It is a companywide obsession. The rest of the time is weeding through archaic computer systems and file cabinets and attending unproductive meetings.
-A culture that is focused on "knowledge is power". This place should have a special episode of Hoarders dedicated to it. You find out people are stashing valuable historical data on their hard drives so that they will always be the "go to person", while moaning how overworked they are and they so desperately want help.

Advice to Management

Sadly, this is not the place for mid-level career professionals to hang their hats. While management is aware they need to leap into the 21st century and bring in saavy professionals to transform the company, they are unable to retain these people due to the "lifers" that chase them out. Management is too busy managing up, so there is little support (or protection) for new hires to act as the change agents that they swear up and down they want to have. So new hires either assimilate and lose the skills that got them the job in the first place or they simply leave after a year. Out in the open market, when someone sees a one year stay at BD on a resume, there is always a "say no more" wave.

Other Employee Reviews for BD

  1. "rewarding, great products, career was great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Values, sector, products, customer focus

    Cons

    a bit dull and laid back


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Okay Place to Work, But Nothing to Brag About"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Most employees are nice to work with. Weight room available (extra fee), cafeteria with fairly decent food (subsidized, average cost about $6.50 per meal w/o drink), no smoking on premises.

    Cons

    One of the company values is "doing what is right," but of course it doesn't necessarily apply if it means slowing down production, or when it comes to standing up against internal politics. The decor in the original building (there are three total) is extremely outdated and there hasn't been much effort to modernize it, just occasional replacement of old stuff with the same style. Interior of original building can get quite noisy at times, depending on where you sit. All the money went into design of the two newer buildings.

    Advice to Management

    Update the original building. Decor is so old it's embarrassing.

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