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Updated Apr 9, 2015
Updated Apr 9, 2015
64 Interview Reviews

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BD.

    Interview

    Very polite and informative team. Basic what would you do questions, and explain background and interests. Overall positive experience, haven't heard back yet, I'll update my review once I do. Also very professional team, and there's a strong sense of autonomy.

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    IT Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BD in February 2015.

    Interview

    Received an email two weeks within applying on the university website. Scheduled interview for the following week. Single phone interview. Interviewed by two people who were in the ITLP. Standard questions.

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  3. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BD.

    Interview

    I didn't think I was qualified for the position based on the description. I applied anyway and received a call back within two weeks. The first interview was over the phone with an engineering supervisor. They asked basic questions about my experiences. The second interview was in person with the upper management team. They asked about my experience and future goals. There were several "tell me about a time where you experienced......".

    The in person interview was very relaxed. The interviewers were very friendly.

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    • Almost everyone asked "Are you a SC Gamecocks or Clemson Tigers fan?". People in SC take football very seriously although it doesn't matter who you like.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate pay and vacation. They have a wide pay scale, so don't be afraid to ask for a generous income up front. Also negotiate a reasonable amount of vacation because you don't get another week until you have been here for 10 years.

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    Mechanical Technician Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at BD (Canaan, CT).

    Interview

    Phone then in-person interviews, i had a nice interviewer so no problems................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............

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    • they've been making us work 96+ hours bi-weekly instead of a typical 80 for the last 6 years on three shifts instead of just hiring 4X12hr crews for 80hrs bi-weekly and not killing your employees... working 6 days a week every week for 6 years is devastating on the human body.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    its a structured pay scale, so easy.. started off at $15 and made my way up to $22 by assessments on my skill set and abilities.

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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    2 rounds of phone interviews with the hiring manger and his/her manager. Followed by on-site interview with the team members and several key-stakeholders in other departments (scientists, HR person, etc.) The questions are reasonable and bring out the true credential of the candidates. The accommodation is pretty good (over-night stay in hotel).

    Negotiation

    I were able to negotiable to get a few more thousands in compensation but no more. Also got a generous delayed start date (3 months later) so as to make the relocation easier to deal with.

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    Product Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The entire process took about 4 weeks to complete. I submitted my application online through the BD website and within a week I received an from HR extending me an interview. After, interviewing on two separate occasions I was extended an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question, was the typical what do you see as your biggest weakness.   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BD (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    Phone screen with the manager then leading to on-site interview with several one on one interviews. HR almost non-existent in the entire process until the last moment when discussing fiscal logistics. Pretty generic interview, nothing too outlandishly hard. As long as you did your homework on their products, as well as demonstrate something that you've done in the past that is relevant to the role you're applying for, it shouldn't be too stressful.

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    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate given my position. Not able to extend offer date to allow for multiple interviews to continue.

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    Legal Executive Administrative Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at BD (San Jose, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I was interviewed over the phone. This isn't usual and I felt lucky. She interviewed me and hired me all within a phone call. I wish there was more to add.

    Interview Questions

    • Would I be capable of performing the duties of the permanent employee.   1 Answer
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    Scientist II Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied on company website and got a call from HR. Brief phone screen with HR, and then phone screen with hiring manager. After that, went for onsite interviews. It was a full day interview with members of the potential group. Mostly questions about experience, projects worked on. .Finally, another in-depth interview with HR, mostly behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time when you solved a problem thinking outside of the box.   Answer Question
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    Senior Buyer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BD (Franklin Lakes, NJ).

    Interview

    Questions could have been more job related and some of the Interviewers could have been more prepared with more relevant questions. One person just walked me around the building, not knowing what they wanted to say.

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    Negotiation

    Relaxed and professional

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