Professional atmosphere with room for fun
Team Lead (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX 78249 – June 4, 2018
Working for BD was an eye opening experience. I was lucky to work for a large, well known company which made products with excellence and ethics. Distanced from any factory work, I was nonetheless able to play a key part in operations and felt that my role was never put down for being an office job. Day to day hours in the office were pretty mundane, buckle down and do the work but there was always time for a joke at daily team meetings, and our group lead believed heartily in taking time to celebrate each win. Potlucks to make not of software launches, holidays, and sometimes seasonal changes were the norm, and office decorations were encouraged as long as they didn't go overboard.
I learned a lot at BD, about Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management, team management, goal setting and people management. I learned to believe in the company as well as the products, and even today I would stand by a BD product proudly despite no longer working for the company.
The hardest part of the job for me was the lack of transparency with upper management and the way that projects would come down the chain with such rapidity. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the individual plants and getting escalated issues resolved as quickly as I knew how to prevent unnecessary vendor consequence.
Large, Reputable Corporation, Decent Benefits
it's easy to get lost in a large corporation, standardized processes forget about the individual