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"Software: Good people, bad management"

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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. "Good only if you work at one of company main sites"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    1. Great salary and benefits
    2. Good People

    Cons

    1. Golden handcuffs
    2. PAPERWORK!!
    3. No opportunities for advancement.
    4. They buy innovation, but all innovation killed once acquisition complete.
    5. Not very diverse


  2. "Lacks innovation"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

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