BD Interview Questions

Updated Mar 30, 2015
Updated Mar 30, 2015
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    Field Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at BD.

    Interview Details

    The interview process I encountered with BD was lacking on many aspects. I interviewed with a sales manager who supposedly was only given this territory three weeks ago. He could not honestly answer simple questions such as what this geographical sales area this territory actually covered. The job description stated 25% travel in my metro area. Clearly the sales territory was much larger than stated and all he could say was you go where the money is. He would not answer when I asked him if the listed job description was wrong. He and his sales manager assistant also peppered me with specific questions regarding my current non-lab industry’s strategic planning that had absolutely nothing to do with this position’s responsibilities. They stated it was their version of shark tank and seemed to really enjoy themselves. Totally unprofessional behavior to say the least. Two hours after the interview, I received a call from corporate HR stating that this position was filled internally. What an absolute waste of time and poor representation of BD especially if they had already decided that fast to fill a position internally. I really had high expectations going into this interview with BD, extremely disappointed.

    Interview Questions
    • How I would change my current employer's business model using my MBA experience   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Director, Advanced Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at BD.

    Interview Details

    Sent resume and was screened by the HR dept just based on my CV. This led to a telephone interview by the hiring executive. There were no initial screening interviews by the HR dept.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about skills that were way below what I thought I was applying for   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at BD.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was interviewed by a recruiter over phone after which I had a phone interview with a hiring manager. The hiring manager was nice and very friendly over the phone. After a month, I attended the personal interview with the whole team. I was interviewed by 5 people. The first interviewer was very nice and friendly. One particular interviewer was unprofessional and rude. Did not maintain eye to eye contact with me instead was more keen on taking notes by looking down. Another interviewer was looking at the phone, seemed disinterested, was also more keen on taking notes, did not allow me to ask questions and ran away.
    In the end, as expected I did not get the job offer. glad that I didnt get the job as i figured out that i will not be a right fit. Im very glad that I will not be working for this team!

    Interview Questions
    • Why a particular scientific method was used by me to test rather than the other? why wasnt another method of their choice chosen to test?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at BD in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online on company website. Was contacted by an external recruiter for screening interview about 2 weeks after the application. Set up a time to talk on the phone and spent about 30 minutes talking about past experiences, behavioral, nothing technical. He seemed disinterested and was reading from a paper. He said he will let me know in a week. No contact. Called him in 2 weeks and he said he will respond in 2 days. No news for 2 more weeks. Completely unprofessional.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Skill I (QUALITY CONTROL ) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Franklin, WI
    Anonymous Employee in Franklin, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at BD in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was simple and short. This company is mostly always hiring so their interview are not pass or fail types. You take a test to verify that you can speak,write, and read english properly.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no challanging questions. mostly question about what are you capable of. Are you able to work long shifs without taking? transportation available ?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Interview Details

    First, I interviewed over the phone. Based on the phone interview I got invited to the Franklin Lakes, NJ location for an onsite interview. I took a day off from work to go to the interview. I thought the interview went well. The comments I received while onsite from several interviewers were positive, and I thought I was well qualified for the position. Then I never heard from them again. I sent email to both the HR contact and the hiring manager several times, but I never heard back. I thought: if this is the way BD treats people, they must be really awful to their employees. If I take a day off from work for an onsite interview, at least have the courtesy to tell me whether I got the position or not. Based on my experience, I would *not* recommend this company.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Learning Managements Systems Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Jordan, UT
    Anonymous Employee in West Jordan, UT
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BD.

    Interview Details

    4 to 5 days after applying the hiring manager emailed me to line up a phone interview. The phone interview was fairly standard and she said she'd email to schedule an in person interview. I sent my customary thank you email later that day. After several days passing with no reply I followed up again to schedule the face to face interview. At that interview, I met with the same hiring manager (and potential boss) and an HR member. Both ladies were cold, going through the motions, but lacking any passion. I should have known then, I was not the person they were looking for, though I was well qualified and the position seemed like a good fit. I left feeling like they were both so tired they couldn't possibly dish out basic human politeness. Still I continued to follow up every 4 (or so) days until they emailed saying the position was filled.

    Interview Questions
    • Most question were asking me to elaborate on something from my resume, not difficult at all   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Prod Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – 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
  10.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Questions
    No Offer
  11.  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • If i would shift to an organization with more technical background   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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