4. Becton Dickinson
Number of employees: 65,000
Big 100 revenue ranking: 16
Glassdoor rating: 3.2/5
61% would recommend to a friend.
Employees at BD play an integral part in equipping healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public with the tools needed to advane healthcare and enhance lives. As an associate, the company sais employees will be valued for their uniqueness and are encouraged to contribute creative ideas, seek challenges and focus on meeting and exceeding business and individual objectives.
Here’s what current and former employees have to say on Glassdoor:
“Pros: Good benefits; strong name in the industry; previously had good products that customers like. Cons: Lack of products; products on back order; lack of vision from management; compensation is severely declining.” —Current employee
“Pros: Strong quality and customer focused organization with the strategy directly aligned to the advancement of medical device technology for improved patient care; true to the company’s core values. Cons: Overall great company; recent mergers and acquisitions, solution delivery commitments and other constraints have spread resources very thin.” —Former employee
“Pros: Opportunity to work from home; pretty good benefit package. Cons: Pretty political; very much a silo mentality; expected to put in a lot of hours.” —Current employee
“Pros: Job security and consistency due to the long tenured employees that were adverse to change; all plans were mapped out well in advance to ensure they were executed properly. Cons: The team lacked innovation; the long tenured employees have limited opportunities for internal advancement.” —Former employee
“Pros: Company with a proud legacy; I admire the purpose; the products are excellent; people really care about customers. Cons: Company is loosing its spirit; in the last two years, management is less accessible and out of touch; HR has become a cold function; the senior managers that used to listen are gone and those left seem mostly concerned about their own careers.” —Former employee
“Pros: Stable conservative Fortune 500 company in recession-proof industry; employees stay for the long term. Cons: Difficult to bring new ideas/process improvements and slow to change; current growth strategy via acquisitions, but not sure if BD can manage integrations successfully; past integration projects were not executed well.” —Current employee