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63 English questions out of 63

1 January 2020

Does BD offer massages?

Pros

I was contracted (temporary) and was offered a permanent position after a year (some temps got offers before and after, just depended on the employees and managers). A class of about 30 of us were trained in customer service for a little over a month. We were hired as Customer Service Representatives. Some of us were offered positions on the phones (they received a little more training due to the nature of their positions) and others were offered a position working the claims (email communication with customers and little phone contact). I heard positive things from the reps who worked on the phones. BD's customers are mostly distributors (of BD products) and medical professional's offices. I work on the claims team. The claims range from discrepancies in customers' orders, shipments, billing, and prices. Ongoing training / refreshing is necessary, so you're always learning something new, but the basic job function is routine. Overall culture at BD is positive and management encourages employees to bring fresh ideas and feedback. Like any company, some people can be difficult to get along with, but it's nice that most co-workers make a positive difference. BD offers a full benefits package for their permanent employees, pay raises, monetary bonuses once a year (in our department), and recently has made arrangements to allow some employees to work from home. Other nice perks at the San Antonio, Texas office; secure building access, vending machines, free coffee, hot cocoa, water, and ice, T.V. in lounge and lunch rooms, employee appreciation events (with fun little games, prizes, and giveaways). BD does a good job at maintaining a positive atmosphere for employees. I have enjoyed working here and am happy that there are opportunities to grow and learn new things, because expanding your skills is fun and helpful.

Cons

Working at BD has been a great experience for me. The only real con I find is with the way our country hasn't kept up with decent living wages for the lower level earners. Yes what I got offered at BD has supported me so far, but it would be nice to be able to afford more as a single person, meaning, I would like to be able to afford my education expenses when I decide to go back to school, decent housing, life expenses for additions to my family, and savings.

Other nice perks at the San Antonio, Texas office; secure building access, vending machines, free coffee, hot cocoa, water, and ice, T.V. in lounge and lunch rooms, employee appreciation events (with fun little games, prizes, and giveaways).

1 January 2020

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7 September 2019

Does BD offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Good remuneration, good benefits package

Cons

Company is bringing and promoting more choarsive leaders, task based with little inspiration. People are treated like resources and not like individuals.

Advice to Management

Try to listen to people and try to organise the company in a more human way. Respect your people.

Good remuneration, good benefits package

7 September 2019

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4 September 2021

Does BD offer dental insurance?

Pros

Great health an dental benefits start day 1. Excellent 401k matching program and tuition reimbursement .

Cons

Lots of turnover at middle management level. Different strategies with each change.

Advice to Management

Consistent goals even if management changes.

Great health an dental benefits start day 1.

4 September 2021

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8 October 2021

Does BD have a pension plan?

Pros

Even before I joined BD and during the interview process, I was always made comfortable and felt like a member of the team. In my case, it wasn't really a job interview but a casual chat about work and past projects with friends. The environment is awesome, I feel valued, appreciated and empowered to do the best I can and help others achieve their potential and best version of themselves. Everyone is always available to chat, regardless of their position on the hierarchy, and that's really important for me. BD values are pretty much aligned with my own, so I can easily relate and feel engaged to contribute actively to "advance the world of health". The Coffee dock at RCI is awesome, the coffee is free and great and there's even a pool table! The space is bright and open, the facilities are very good with parking which is great when I commute. There are Innovation programs and good reward/incentive programs. The benefits are also good, both pension and health insurance, etc. The ARGs (Associate Resource Groups) provide another stream to add value and impact on the company and people's lives. I feel very happy and accomplished working in RCI and I believe there's a lot of potential for career growth doing what I love.

Cons

There's no Full Remote option at the moment. Being a heavily regulated industry, things move slow. It's a shame that Health insurance doesn't cover day-to-day expenses.

Advice to Management

Continue empowering people and supporting all associates, people that feel they belong perform better and with a common goal. Even in a highly regulated industry, things have to be pushed to change, we must challenge the status quo to be leaders and not followers.

The benefits are also good, both pension and health insurance, etc.

8 October 2021

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17 June 2019

Does BD offer parental leave?

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.

Great benefits (401k, pension, paid parental leave available to both parents)

17 June 2019

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