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Updated 30 Mar 2020

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3.6
72%
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BD CEO Tom Polen
Tom Polen
15 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and have fun!"

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    Current Employee - Sustaining Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative teams. Friendly and open-minded work environment.

    Cons

    Compensation is not the best for starters

    BD2019-08-08
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee autonomy yet systems in place so support you when needed. Flexible working. Good products and great reputation worldwide.

    Cons

    Corporate structure means things get done a little slow.

    BD2020-01-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Do not join."

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     in Reading, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BD

    Pros

    Benefits. They are taxed. You might get a Sunday off!

    Cons

    Massive workload, totally non achievable goals , many layers of management. Far too many. Everyone lives like they are on an island. Long work hours and no overtime given. Really large stress factors in this broken company.

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    BD2020-03-08
  4. "Glorified Call Center role, disguised as "Dispatching""

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    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Winnersh, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee/tea, on-site showers, Decent social events -Xmas Do's Etc

    Cons

    Backstabbing colleagues (at times) , Office politics, very P.C , full of left-wing snowflakes

    BD2020-02-27
  5. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Applications Manager in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Immediate team was really great

    Cons

    very bad at organising secondment very US centric

    BD2020-01-31
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Struggling to cope with recent take-overs"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In theory lots of opportunity because of a broad portfolio, following recent take-overs of Bard & previously carefusion

    Cons

    Disorganized. Antiquated 'command & control' management pretending to be modern & current. Layers of bureaucracy & more added. Lots of 'lip service'

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    BD2019-12-01
  7. "Think carefully before joining"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning new skills and meeting different people.

    Cons

    Not willing to progress training. Would promote managers over other people. Internal jobs don't get advertised.

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    BD2019-11-12
  8. "Excellent in a lot of respects"

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    Former Employee - National Sales Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at BD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Large company stable revenue with lots of career opportunities

    Cons

    matrix organisation leads to slow movement of decision making

    BD2019-10-24
  9. "Responsible for legal matters as a generalist; Works in cooperation with functions such as HR, compliance"

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    Current Employee - Legal Counsel 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance; high support for talent; promoter of inclusion and diversity. business people makes you feel appreciated and pays attention to legal advise. Great colleagues to work with and educative to closely work with business to make sure they achieve their goals while making sure legal issues are well addressed.

    Cons

    Lengthy decision making process and a complex matrix system; Might get busy towards fiscal year ends and beginnings. Exciting but sometimes tiring role as it covers a broad range of business units as well as law matters.

    BD2019-08-14
  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Culture, People, Products, Pay, Perks

    Cons

    Lean model, many acquisitions each year

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    BD2019-06-03
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