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Updated Jul 24, 2014

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No Offer

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Prod Manager Interview

Prod Manager

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at BD.

Interview Details – Very large BU. Did not really connect with hiring mgr. was a little old fashioned in thinking. Biased towRds people coming from smal companies. If your business unit is not making around $200 mill, hiring mgr does not think very highly of candidate.

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Test Engineer Interview

Test Engineer

I applied online - interviewed at BD in June 2014.

Interview Details – Applied Online.
Got an Email After few weeks asking for an appointment for a Phone interview.
Phone interview was easy. Most of the questions were regarding the previous projects.
After 2 days got a call asking me to attend an in-person interview.
There was a technical session and then behavioral.

Interview Question – If i would shift to an organization with more technical background   Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Anonymous Interview


Interviewed at BD

Interview Details – Long-interview process with (2) phone screenings and then in-person interview with (4) different people. Some behavioral questions nothing too difficult. They called back with a decision fairly quickly. Nice offices and location.

Interview Question – Why do you want to leave your current job?   Answer Question

No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Engineer, SAIS Interview

Senior Engineer, SAIS
Franklin Lakes, NJ

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at BD in April 2014.

Interview Details – Initial steps were a phone screening with the BD HR recruiter and a phone interview with the hiring manager. I was invited to come to the BD campus for a series of five 45 minute interviews with an HR rep, various managers, and staff level engineers. Upon arrival at BD, I waited for 15 minutes in the lobby until I was led to the interview room. Questions were mostly technical in nature and mostly about what was on my resume. The fifth interviewer was stuck in a meeting so I ended up being interviewed by four people. Approximately 2 weeks after the interview, I was told I didn't get the job. I knew it was a bad sign when arrangements weren't made for the fifth interviewer to talk to me over the phone.

Interview Question – How would you design an injectable pen that prevents users from administering more than a specific dosage?   Answer Question

No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Network Engineering Team Lead Interview

Network Engineering Team Lead

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BD.

Interview Details – took 4 weeks to get a call from HR..long 3 hour phone interview..wait 1 week for in person interviewed from 9am to 2:30 no lunch break just water...i was out of energy by 1pm.

Interview Question – the majority of questions are all personal/behavioral .the technical questions were not related to technology.But how my current company was doing things , even what was my company current budget . They were learning .   View Answer

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Manager Interview

La Jolla, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BD.

Interview Details – Emailed directly. Spent half day interviewing in a room. No tour.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult.   View Answer

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technical Associate Interview

Technical Associate
Sumter, SC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at BD in February 2014.

Interview Details – Fairly straight forward process. I was paired up with one of the supervising technicians and went over the equipment on the floor. The process mainly involved him asking what a particular machine or system does then following up with simple troubleshooting questions. Afterwards I spoke briefly with an HR person then was sent on my way.

Interview Question – What does this do?   Answer Question

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

R&D Engineer Interview

R&D Engineer
Franklin Lakes, NJ

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BD in January 2014.

Interview Details – Had three phone screenings then an on-site interview. On-site they put me in a small conference room where I stayed while visited by six different interviewers. Lasted most of the day. They provided lunch. One interviewer was by phone because he was out of the country. The first interviewer was the Director, then two middle managers, a project lead, a senior engineer, and finally an HR person. Questions were ranging from technical and behavioral to strategical and career planning. I researched all interviewers and asked pointed questions, but in most cases I did not have time to ask all the questions that I had prepared. There were several positions open, so I wasn't sure which one I was being interviewed for. It seemed that the hiring managers were trying to get a sense of what my career goals were. BD has a complex career progression structure, and it seems that employees move around within departments every few years. It took me some time to understand the career pathways as they described them. They kept asking where I thought I might fit in. I have a broad range of experience and a doctorate, so it was difficult to pigeon hole myself into one of their career tracks. I thought the interview went well, but I suppose they couldn't figure out how to fit me into their structure or I was lacking in very specific skills.

Interview Question – Do you want to be a technical expert, a core team leader, or a people manager?   View Answer

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

IT Leadership Program Interview

IT Leadership Program
Franklin Lakes, NJ

I interviewed at BD in January 2014.

Interview Details – First round interview is a phone screening. Day of second round interviews consists of a survival case study, 4 interviews--leadership, behavioral, and 2 experience-based interviews, and an extensive site tour.

Interview Questions

  • What are three values apparent in a leader, and how have you shown examples of each of these values that you have named?   Answer Question
  • What is a question that you would have liked to have been asked throughout this interview? Why (answer your own question)?   Answer Question

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager
Franklin Lakes, NJ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BD in August 2013.

Interview Details – Hiring manager contacted me based on referral from a former person I supervised. After a 30 minute phone interview was asked to come in for 5 one hour interviews the following week. Interviews went well but I was left in conference room with no contact information since last interview was on phone with west coast. Admin that set up interviews was out that day, I walked myself out to front desk in a secure building. I sent thank you emails and only HR and Sales person responded. They did not make any contract until 6 weeks later was asked to come in again. Met with hiring manager's supervisor and hiring manager again. He told me to expect an offer the following week. After another 6 weeks, I reached out to hiring manager and no response. Never followed up with me again.

Interview Question – Each person asked very specific questions about the knowledge field and background. Asked information they do not have access to. Seemed to want to use interview to understand more about the industry than me.   Answer Question

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