Rumors are going around now about a soon to be announced acquisition of Akers Bioscience, another NJ based company. Has anyone else also heard this?
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I’ve heard from an insider that HR are now planning Waves 5 and 6 layoffs. Layoffs expected to start again in September.
The issue is that the company is focusing only on appearance, to make good impression on stakeholders. The substance is non existing. Pretending to do what is right, and actually doing the opposite. Pretending to do innovation, and cutting R&D... read more
There were layoffs in varying departments in APAC region today. Does anybody know more about this? How many? I'm always scared when I hear layoffs have been happening in any part of the world, as that usually means that we will be next in line. I... read more
Has anyone heard about any upcoming layoffs in Sparks, and who would be effected? The recent waves have had some of us pretty worried. We wish they would do it all at once, doing it in waves creates such anxiety.
Anyone know when next round of layoffs are starting? Rumours I keep hearing are last week of February and March?
This company is focused on boosting the stock price. For the last 5 years, they spent just over 6% of revenue on R&D. What does that tell you about the company? The industry average for biotech is 14%. They are focused on acquisitions, outsourcing... read more
Anybody knows if the BD layoffs are done for now? From what I can see, dozens of people have been notified in the past three days, but right now it seems like the storm is over. Is this just a temporary reprieve, or can we actually relax for a bit?... read more
Heard the date 1/26. Execs are acting like its around the corner too with making themselves scarce and meeting. We were told Jan. And March so its soon. I heard a similar thing about the layoffs from a coworker, but I don't know who he got the... read more
The US government is likely to withdraw its move ending granting extensions to H-1B visa-holders who were waiting for permanent residency — the Green Card — which could have led to the deportation of at least 500,000 Indians. An announcement is... read more
Now that the BD-Bard acquisition has settled how long before layoffs begin? Any ex-employees from Carefusion have any comments? My general understanding is that the mass exodus began about 3 months after BD bought Carefusion.
The really long earlier thread noting the coming closures in Maryland is certainly in the works. The company is going to take advantage of some of the deregulation at the federal level. BDX Execs want to reduce costs by cutting. They recognize the... read more
anybody else remembers the time when layoffs were only done to make up for revenue shortfalls? like a last resort kind of thing? not that layoffs are the right answer even then, but at least we had a concrete reason behind it... then suddenly they... read more
The long term corporate strategy will yield an increase in already burgeoning profits that will result from a significant reduction in the corporate tax rate, soon to be forthcoming. The reduction in the corporate tax will be coupled with deep across... read more
I worked at BD for just 1 month short of 22 years. In my time there I saw 47 layoffs. I escaped the first 46 and the 47th was the one where I got "the call". The one certain way I knew when layoffs were coming was via the Conference Room Reservation... read more
I was thinking how we lack so many things since BD started focusing exclusively on growth through acquisitions. We lack process improvements that should be our priority, we lack communication between all levels (with the biggest disconnect being... read more
I can tell you that the outsourcing of IT has been a burden to those on the business side. The rapport and support that we once had with IT is no longer there. If we had a data or report issue we could actually speak to someone before opening a... read more
Canada as far as I know wasn't hit yet. Since we are small and seems like all departments are understaffed, I am wondering if it will even happen. We are hearing that mostly US is being impacted.
Helping people live healthy lives !!! Hahahaha helping line the directors pockets more like. In the UK BD’s main customer is the NHS a publicly funded entity paid for by tax payers . It spends millions with BD as a supplier and BD say they are giving... read more
Where I work it's pretty much gone down hill the last 10 years ,and some workers finally had enough and tried to push for a Union after some departments have been on mandatory overtime for at least 5 years And since it's a at will work state the... read more
They deserve the negative reviews. SHAME ON YOU BD!!! The "BIG BOYS" at the top continue to pad their pockets with the $$$ that is made for them while all of us underdogs are/were just trying to survive from lone paycheck to another. Hopefully one... read more
I heard the ITLP's are going to be hit. I guess IT hasn't been gutted enough.
Layoffs took place in IT last year... Worst decision by BD. They didn't look at the quality of people. Capgemini folks are incapable and they tend to fake anything for the sake of billing. BD will realize the impact for the blunder decision after few... read more
I never regreted my departure that took place this August - I know you are going through cuts right now, good luck there. We all knew that job cuts are coming to BD. I took off as I was disgusted by all office politics and this was mostly fueled by... read more
BD really needs to lay off acquisitions! Every time we acquire another company, BD management uses the opportunity to reduce the longstanding staff even more. People either get laid off and replaced by cheaper employees, or the position simply gets... read more
Anyone hear of people in Commercial Operations getting let go?
Any updates on IT layoffs, I left in 2014. I hope it's not as bad as the rumors I've heard. All the best!!!
horrible, feeling sick... i was not expecting this...
Becton Dickinson is so worried about saving money by laying off hard working employees that they are not even considering long term consequences for the company. Just look at the IT. Outsourcing IT was one of the worst things they could have done. It... read more
Things are ramping up for something this week and next. No specifics, just the chatter from people in the know. Hang in there everyone. We are in for a bumpy next couple of weeks as the end of the year approaches. Like we were told, waves of layoffs... read more
I was laid off a year ago and have not found a job yet. The company gave me six months of COBRA. When the six months were over, I called to find out my options. I was a legacy CF employee and was told that they did not have access to the old CF... read more
Layoffs always happen - don’t freak out - be coooool… you cannot change that fact. Accept it and focus on work. We are not safe here in Franklin Lakes.
As a former employee, the company culture is to hire incompetent management and lay off quality employees. There are some great honest people there, but politically, it's chaos...
There have been rumblings for quite sometime within the CF ranks of a major shakeup due to BD not actually being in their element with this type of business. It is getting awful at CF due to years and years of group think style management. By far the... read more
I work at Bard Corporate Office. When can we expect to be laid off?
I was wondering if anybody who was affected by the latest round of layoffs could tell us what kind of severance package was offered to them? It doesn't look like layoffs will be done any time soon, so it'd be nice if we at least knew what we can... read more
BD has committed to using the outsourcing model. Any department or function which can be outsourced to an external company, will be. They pretty much got rid of the IT department that way. BD is no longer are responsible for training personnel, or... read more
They are laying off and closing our entire plant in Creedmoor, N.C. within next few months. They bought us and gave us the bad news! Sparks MD is closing as well.
My husband has worked for BD for 40 years. they just.layed off 2 people in his building in the Sparks, Maryland plant. He got a letter saying these layoffs will be done in waves and it will continue through till next March.
Every year at this time, too bad that the people who wants to leave they don't let them go. Been there. BD is still a great place to work for.