BD Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Oct 18, 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Personal Review of BD"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Covington, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall stable company. CEO does possess great leadership abilities, and seems to truly care about the company.

    Cons

    Division is not very well run. Division’s upper management (Excludes C-Level management) truly doesn’t care of the the employees. Only goal seems to be getting promoted.

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  2. "its ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable industry, always work to do

    Cons

    bad management and upper management


  3. "Typical Corporate"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Quality Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BD

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good work place,

    Cons

    Upper management does not value employees

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Current plant Management in St. Louis Facility worst in 30 years of employment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much great Hourly skilled tradesman making a difference in making surgical instruments. Some of the most talented and overall good group of employees on the shop floor. Great working with other supervisors. Was good pay right at 75000.

    Cons

    Locally the upper management is dismal barely scraping as functioning. No ownership they work excessive hours. If you cant get your work down in 40 to 45 hours a week in management position then either more work than one person can do or not the right person for the job. You should not use the fact you are at the workplace more hours than anyone else as a badge of honor just means your are incompetent. The management wants to build a team of yes man or woman to protect their own hide. They are not respectful to the hourly people that do the actual work and have the skill set. They are treated like children and with disdain. No HR on site and HR is work from home with no factory or experience in workplace for the state of Missouri. Willing ignores phone calls and shop floor information. High turnover for hourly with no training program to replace senior people retiring. Setting the shop up for failure. The current management set scapegoats to fire to look like they are actual fixing and taking charge but nothing changes for failure to look at system faults because they developed systems. Current salary personnel are in constant fear and CYA mode most days. Management does not train supervisor on systems so they can micro manage keep off balance and constant need to always be right. I have never met a group that personifies the worst in management style of the 90's as this group, yelling, threatening and overall belittling staff. Bulldozing anyone with a differing opinion or trying to make things better. Current management has issues keeping political and cultural views from being pushed on staff.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Big Company feel"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, balanced work-life environment

    Cons

    Upper management have too many responsibilities to give subordinates the guidance they need. Overly cautious approaches keeps things from getting done.

  6. Helpful (14)

    "Stay Away from the 250 Schilling Building!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Sparks, MD

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

    Pros

    BD is a great organization to work with providing you get in the right building in Sparks MD. The company overall is great with good benefits.

    Cons

    The 250 building is ridden with corruption and employees in upper management who are incompetent and exhibit bullying behavior towards others. This building is often referred to as the "trailer trash" of BD and that couldn't be more than correct. The Supervisor for Liquid Media was let go under shady circumstances. They lose great people because those in management have do not know how to lead. The Quality for the Liquid Media plant at 250 left because her boss was/is a bully. (I have witnessed her bosses behavior and it is disgusting--no class) incessantly attempted to bully and undermine her. The person in question did excellent work for the company and was even in the corporate mentorship program. She did great work, and even management has posted her job at a higher rank than she initially held while at BD, currently posted as a QE II. Thankfully, she got a better job in MD within a leadership role and is making A LOT more money! I have left as well. If you are a young person this is NOT a building you would want to work in. PERIOD. Long story short: STAY AWAY FROM 250...This building has ALWAYS had issues!!!!

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "BD review"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Support Engineer in Sparks, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Medical and 401k are acceptable.

    Cons

    Upper Management communications poor to non-existent.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Start-up Feel, Fortune 500 Benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BD full-time

    Pros

    The office that we work in was a startup med device company 10 years ago and it still has that vibe. Great group of motivated individuals working together to support and better their product.

    Cons

    Lots of management turnover at the higher levels. Have seen an uncomfortable amount of directors and VPs come and go. Makes it difficult to build trusting relationships with upper management.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Clinical Consultant , excessive travel 100% - not compensated enough for that travel"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other consultants are nice, Paid mileage to the airport. however, NO monthly car allowance , NO gas. its all on you.

    Cons

    Upper management are no where to be found. You are just a pawn in their game. You work your butt off, travel every week. They will tell you that you have a territory but it turns out it will be the entire USA. That's right your territory is all USA. You will be sick of seeing the suitcase. excessive meetings about meetings. Consultants do half the project managers work ??? You will be at the site 2 weeks in a row. 1 week education and the other week of go live. PM shows up in the beginning and leaves when its convenient for them. When your done teaching for the day and you go back to your hotel. Well its not time to rest, its time to open the computer and start doing a couple hrs of work each night for future accounts- again doing alot of the PM's work. Not sure how upper management thinks this is normal. I guess out of site out of mind??? way to ignore issues. If you happen to sell additional modules because you are also sales support, you dont get a dime!! but who does , the sales person that's not even on site. Absolutely no incentive!! Dont even think about climbing the ladder, it wont happen. I have been here for a while and I only seen a couple people in the system move to Senior consultant and thats after they have you doing a TON of FREE extra work well above the 50 hrs of work/week you do. Excessive emails t/o the day and a lot of the emails are about how upper management advancing. DONT send me any more emails about LGBTQ - just ridiculous it shouldn't be a part of work emails. This is supposed to be a large and professional company. Lets keep your sexuality preference out of it!!! If you have a family , think long and hard!!! you WILL NOT SEE THEM. 5-6 days of travel every week. They will tell you less but NOT being truthful. They pull you in then your stuck. My kids are grown however I dont get to see my spouse that often. Currently looking for a new position to prevent a divorce.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not the same"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most people work there try their best.

    Cons

    upper management lack directions and focus. Frequent president change

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