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Terumo BCT Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Terumo BCT full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits for the work we did

    Cons

    None i can think of

    Terumo BCT2018-07-20
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Once nimble now slow"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Terumo BCT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great customers, and they still love BCT. Lots to build on.

    Cons

    Inability to adapt to changing markets. Atmosphere of fear and adrenaline. Innovation discouraged by example. You can move sideways any time and anywhere. They are loathe to promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Hire strategic thinkers and actually listen to them. Reward and promote those who perform.

    Terumo BCT2018-07-02
  3. "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company with lots of opportunities for advancement and lateral movement to other fields. Great pay. Great benefits. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Since it is such a large company, there is a lot of bureaucratic layers to get anything done. Slow moving machine and the systems in-place are very particular.

    Terumo BCT2018-06-22

    Terumo BCT Response

    July 10, 2018Associate and Community Communications

    Thank you for sharing a review, it is always great to hear from our current associates. We agree that Terumo BCT is a great place to work with opportunities for advancement to grow your career. We hear you and understand your comment about bureaucratic layers. We most certainly ...

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Anonymous Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Terumo BCT full-time

    Pros

    Market leader Well respected in the field

    Cons

    Management by "flavor of the month" No Medical Director Zero innovation Too much red tape Understaffed

    Terumo BCT2018-06-13
  5. Helpful (9)

    "Most dangerous company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Terumo BCT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Had decent pay but that is it and nothing more

    Cons

    One of the most hostile management I have ever had to deal with, manufacturing staff works on the whole 'bully the manufacturers to get quality and quantity' is one of the many problems this company has. The constant harassment, belittling, threatening, blaming of problems and many more. The fact that some people who have done acts that would have done acts in the workplace, that would otherwise get them arrested... and sent to jail and the management covers it up. I have seen management allowed a refugee to have several months off because they 'broke a finger' but fire staff because their family is on life support, and terumo refused to work with them on getting FMLA. I had lost my job because I was assaulted by an individual, throwing product with hypodermic syringe on it at me, with two management as a witness, when I attempted to report it to these individuals, they responded with seeing nothing, however after speaking with the department head, he had responded by telling me, that he was informed I instigated the whole event, and I deserved the following reaction, and my position was terminated for (and I quote) "Falsely reporting a [incert racial slur here]" Despite the assault in the work place.

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    Advice to Management

    If I could, I would love to speak with one of the administrative staff about what goes on in that clean room. Even the president if I could because I get a feeling he has no idea what goes on in there, and some of his lackeys try to hide it from him. My advice is to actually do an anonymous observation on how your trainers, area coordinators, and supervisors handle the clean room because you need to be aware of... how bad some of the situations get in there. Some even go as far as illegal, especially the abuse. I suggest your company investigates this soon before someone gets the courage to stand up to you as a whole because I sure wish I did.

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    Terumo BCT2018-06-06

    Terumo BCT Response

    June 15, 2018Associate and Community Communications

    Thank you for sharing feedback about your time at Terumo BCT. We are troubled by your report because we take our commitment to our associates and conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards very seriously. Terumo BCT does its best to provide equal employment opportunities ...

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "innovative products to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Terumo BCT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good products, passionate people, gives a lot of independence

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy, no career progression, travel policy is too rigid and outdated

    Terumo BCT2018-05-16
  7. "Device hardware becoming software"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terumo BCT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Health benefits, 3 weeks vacation, unlimited sick leave

    Cons

    heavy FDA regulations create large layer of people dedicated to useless procedures

    Advice to Management

    not much they can do given the FDA regs

    Terumo BCT2018-05-11
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terumo BCT full-time

    Pros

    Products Sales Teams Run your own territory

    Cons

    Needs more training Lack of transparency Inconsistency with Sales Quotas

    Terumo BCT2018-05-08

    Terumo BCT Response

    June 15, 2018Associate and Community Communications

    We agree that our products and people are our most valuable attributes. As an organization committed to continuous improvement, training and communication are two key areas of focus for us. With a workforce that is geographically dispersed like ours, communication can be even more ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "No Room For Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Terumo BCT full-time

    Pros

    Multinational environment (EMEA Zaventem) , Semi good compensation.

    Cons

    Only connection talks (in sale department distribution EMEA), No room to grow, Promotions based on internal connections.

    Advice to Management

    No Room to improve / prove your Competences. Strong Mafia in the sales department (Distribution EMEA) ; Top management positions are acquired based on internal connections and not competences; Strong control of headquarter (US) on subsidiaries (Ie, No creativity, No freedom) US headquarter should give more freedom to its subsidiaries . They should control the staff promotions, give more freedom to employees.

    Terumo BCT2018-05-03

    Terumo BCT Response

    June 15, 2018Associate and Community Communications

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We strive to strike the right balance and approach decision-making with consideration for both global and local needs and perspectives. We also place great value on associate development. We appreciate the input you provided and will continue to ...

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very focused on the patient"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Terumo BCT full-time

    Pros

    The company keeps a keen focus on the patient that is at the end of all the company does. Keep that up. Long employee tenure is typical.

    Cons

    Collaboration and transparency across and within departments can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Being laid off without cause resulted in being completely cut off from former co-workers/managers which is particularly problematic for employees that have worked there for a long time (which is typical) that need references in the pursuit of the next position.

    Terumo BCT2018-04-30

    Terumo BCT Response

    May 7, 2018Associate and Community Communications

    The patients we touch through our devices are at the heart of everything we do as a company. We appreciate hearing this resonates and that our altruistic purpose impacts the long tenure of our associates. As we continue to grow and diversify we are navigating some natural growing ...

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