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"Overall happy, not delighted; salary + commission are main 2 reasons why not delighted. (Work in USA)"

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Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Ål (Denmark)
Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Ål (Denmark)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Respected & Valued
Work as / with a team
First level mgmt asks and listens to ideas for improvement
Several product lines
Sell value of product
Strong benefits
Pension plan

Cons

Low base salary
Poor commission structure (worst in industry; reps can't explain how they get paid; just reduced commission plan opportunity further)
Not many reps to plan
Too great of a gap between value of product + price
Top management lags in responsiveness to customer trends by at least 1-2 yrs
Too many reports that become sales inhibitors
Change priorities like they're the flavor of the month
Hiring out of college at current salaries. Several of these candidates are planning to leave within 2 years as they simply want to gain the experience then leave for a higher salary.

Advice to Management

New leadership for those leading sales, become more efficient and reduce cost of products, retro align salaries, improve commission structure,

Other Employee Reviews for BD

  1. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In Pakistan the setup is small yet very concentrated. There is a lot to learn and everyone works like a family.

    Cons

    More proactive approach required towards introducing more product lines in Pakistan.


  2. "Becton, Dickinson and Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Executive in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family orientated, Flat structure, Multinational Company, Excellent corporate social responsibilities, Offers stable career in almost recession proof industry, Strong presence in hospitals, Opportunities to travel, Interaction with partners from different countries

    Cons

    Little incentives or pay increments, Satisfactory employee benefits, Little interaction with management, Slow adoption of industry technological standards, Little opportunities to progress, Slow hiring process, Difficult to coordinate across different countries in region

    Advice to Management

    Introduce activities to engage employees in decision making processes

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