I’ll start this review by saying that I have worked in several manufacturing plants and this one is the best I’ve worked at.
I’ve always had a good interaction with the supervisors (facilitators) here. They have a good group of men and women.
Working on the line, the majority of people are good to work with and the majority set ups are good to work with.
Most days go by smoothly, there are a few days that are bad, comes with every job.
Bottom line is that if you show up and put in some effort, you’ll succeed at BD.
There are a few negatives. The work schedule is the sole reason, in my summation, that makes it difficult for some people to work here. The vast majority of jobs are 4 days on 4 days off - 12 hour shifts. The first couple of days off are spent recovering from the workload. Depending on the line you are put on some set ups (although seldom) have itchy feet and one is hard pressed to see them on the line unless they are called.
Double standards regarding vacation and cell phone policy. Some set ups (again, seldom) have their face buried in their cell phones and are not disciplined yet if an operator is caught it’s cause for a reproach. The plant has a shutdown every year so it’s hard to take vacation if you are not a set up or set up/operator.
Overall, good place to work.
Pay, benefits, people
Small handful of bad apples, vacation can be difficult to navigate