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Updated Jun 12, 2015
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  1.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    I applied online. Within a few days, I received a call from their HR Recruiter at 7pm. He misread my resume and thought I was a "male" because when he called me and left a message, he referred to me using the "male" version of my name.

    I quickly returned his call and left a message on his voicemail, informing him that I was very interested in the position. He never called me back again.. After I followed up two more times (with no luck), I assumed he intended to hire a "male."

    Seemed unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • He asked me if I was interested in the position and wanted to discuss my credentials.   1 Answer
  2.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at BD in March 2015.

    Interview

    Submitted resume via LinkedIn. Got called for pre-screen quickly. But the HR specialist scheduled a different than what I was told... After a week, she called me again to check a time for phone interview. But the hiring manager said they had a candidate from local. This could be done quick. Maybe I need to contact them earlier.

    Interview Questions

    • Your high profile background; why do you want to leave the company? what's your interest?   Answer Question
  3.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BD.

    Interview

    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
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  5.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at BD.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer
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    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at BD (Durham, NC) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was a 30 mins interview with the hiring manager. The hiring manager seems nice but very careful to listen to details to see if you are a good fit. Questions I was asked are why you are a good fit, tell me about yourself, tell me a time that you led a team. It seems like they are looking for candidates with relevant background.

    Interview Questions

  7.  

    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
  8.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

  9.  

    Skill I (QUALITY CONTROL ) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Franklin, WI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at BD (Franklin, WI) in October 2014.

    Interview

    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 ?   1 Answer
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    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    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.

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    Learning Managements Systems Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Jordan, UT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BD (West Jordan, UT).

    Interview

    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

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