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"Software: Good people, bad management"

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

I have been working at BD full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Very smart colleagues
- Good workl/life balance
- Pay is reasonable
- Good benefits
- 401k match *and* pension

Cons

- FDA regulated, so very bureaucratic
- Decisions take a long time to be made and then aren't communicated clearly
- Management won't examine the underlying causes of poor departmental performance.
- Management rewards optimism over competence.

Advice to Management

Do the right thing instead of hanging banners that say "We do the right thing".

Other Employee Reviews for BD

  1. "Lacks innovation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid parent company in BD

    Cons

    Status quo, lacks innovation, dull culture

    Advice to Management

    Inject some fun and life into the culture


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Good Management
    Good Training Programs
    Growth Opportunity
    Decent Cafeteria food with subsidized cost.
    This is good place to start if one is looking to get into medical device company.

    Cons

    As every company has its' share of issues/problems, BD is no different. However, BD is always striving to look for better opportunity and improve their processes.One of the issues is that BD needs to get rid of people who aren't really adding any value and are there to do below minimum of their job requirement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep motivating employees by showing/discussing development path for them.

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