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Updated 17 Jun 2019

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BD CEO Vincent A. Forlenza
Vincent A. Forlenza
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  1. "Good work life balance and company culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Good work culture 2. Work life balance 3. Brand value 4. Fortune 500 company 5. Growth opportunities

    Cons

    1. After certain level in hierarchy lesser chances to attain a new level. 2. Compensation is pretty average.

    Advice to Management

    1. This is a perfect company to work for. The compensation can be a bit better to retain the good employees.

    BD2016-05-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Principal engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at BD full-time

    Pros

    Nice work culture. Big company

    Cons

    Not much growth. Micromanagement. Old facility

    BD2019-05-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "General"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    Global Company - diversity in business Good Salary

    Cons

    Lack of visibility of leadership within ANZ Inconsistent approach to values

    Advice to Management

    Create transparency with all levels of staff across all teams Great motivation and vision

    BD2018-06-28
  4. "Marketing"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at BD full-time

      Pros

      Good company for starting with

      Cons

      Poor managers,too many processes involved

      BD2018-02-06
    • "Product manager"

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      Current Employee - Product Manager in Melbourne
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Many resources and processes in place. great colleagues

      Cons

      long hours, heavily process driven

      BD2016-07-10
    • Helpful (3)

      "Overall company was quite good. Very poor managers in recent years let them down."

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      Former Employee - Clinical Marketing Manager in South Brisbane
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at BD

      Pros

      Good products with good technical support. Good company structure, with business unit structure allowing for good customer focus.

      Cons

      Poor managers empire building, getting Direct reports to do all the work and getting all the credit. Too numbers focused, forgetting about the customer and the employees. Sydney centric organisation with all career progression focused in Sydney.

      Advice to Management

      Get rid of the poor performing managers, respect employees and their contributions more.

      BD2011-05-28
    • "Great mission, ambitious vision, smart people... but bureaucratic and old school"

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      Former Employee - Marketing Director in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at BD full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great benefits (401k, pension, paid parental leave available to both parents) Supportive of LGBTQ+ community Lots of resources for employee development

      Cons

      Poor at inclusion (lip service to diversity) Long hours consistently expected making work-life balance difficult Ultra matrix organization... requires huge amounts of effort and energy to get anything done

      Advice to Management

      Stop confusing changes for progress, and actually enact what you preach. Figure out better ways to communicate throughout the organization, as most messaging gets lost in the middle layers.

      BD2019-06-17
    • "Great Company to work with in Health care domain"

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      Current Employee - Quality Engineer 
      Recommends

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

      Pros

      Good work life balance Great Management Good Opportunities No shifts or work on weekend issues

      Cons

      No cons as such. Its a good company.

      BD2019-06-16
    • "Positive experience, I recommend for beginners"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wrocław
        Recommends

        I have been working at BD full-time

        Pros

        working environment amenities management not too overwhelming

        Cons

        Overall positive experience but difficult to develop

        BD2019-06-12
      • "Great company"

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        Current Employee - Clinical Manager in Phoenix, AZ
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        great benefits, autonomy, work from home

        Cons

        unclear vision, conflicting instructions, poor partnerships are allowed

        Advice to Management

        regulate non participators

        BD2019-06-10
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