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Updated 14 December 2018
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  • "One who is willing to give up work life balance" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Political complicated decision making process that requires a lot of consensus from everybody" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "So Far So Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    The organization I am in was recently acquired by BD. So far it has been the most transparent integration I've been associated with.
    Recent Corporate management changes indicate they are living up to their claimed goal of assessing best practices between the legacy organizations and incorporating those that position the organization for the greatest growth.

    Cons

    Too much time is spent, by too many people, in meetings. Sooner or later this will have a negative impact on our productivity.

    Advice to Management

    As the organization continues to grow, enable senior management to push more "low to moderate risk" decision making authority down to the appropriate subject matter expert levels.


  2. "Interview"

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    Current Employee - Technical Service Dispatcher in Winnersh, England
    Current Employee - Technical Service Dispatcher in Winnersh, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really quick process and both managers were extremely welcoming which made me feel at ease.

    Cons

    Only been working for a month, no cons noticed.

  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BD full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, team and benefits

    Cons

    Nothing per say. Progress depends on yourself and your approach


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Good Training opportunities and travel

    Cons

    no women in the leadership team


  5. "Clinician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at BD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Different "pillars" covering lots different specialities
    Each "Pillar" has many market leading products and passionate champions for them

    Cons

    Big company, can feel lost in organisation
    Sometimes lack collaboration between different "pillars"
    Due to size can take time to effect change

    Advice to Management

    Value long term employees and encourage collaboration


  6. Helpful (6)

    "As an employee it gets worse each year."

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in London, England
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are reasonable, includes Share Investment Plan for all permanent employees.

    Cons

    Strategy doesn’t make it down to Operational Level. Management lack leadership skills. Faceless Core Functions (HR, IT and Procurement). Shared Service Centres have pushed a lot of work back to operations. Decision making process is diabolical.

    Advice to Management

    None. They wouldn’t listen.


  7. "Better than most"

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    Current Employee - Logistics in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Logistics in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good benefits
    Decent holiday allowance
    Christmas period off

    Cons

    Poor management
    Rules for one and not the other

  8. "Good job, poor progression"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Large company with lots to offer.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to allow progression


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Going downhill fast"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Plymouth, England
    Former Employee - Associate in Plymouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good facilities,close knit and friendly shopfloor workforce. Working conditions mostly good.

    Cons

    Riddled with cronyism,nepotism and favoritism. Notorious locally for bullying which almost seems to be condoned and many people leaders are promoted despite a history of bullying. Ethical policy in name only. Poor management decisions now coming home to roost. Stress almost epidemic on the shop floor.

    Advice to Management

    Back to basics,listen to people who know,clue,they don't sit in office.Stop cutting corners . Less people sitting behind computers all day,more actually making stuff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "BD Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well known company with established brand on the market. Great trainings and further education possibilities. Highly educated people hired for the positions. The best equipped lab to work in.

    Cons

    No challenges or creativity at work. Quite rigid decision in the company. The structure is the company is causing long waiting time on some decisions.