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
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BD.
Interview Details – Straight forward behavioral-type interview with about 4 people
Interview Question – What marketing textbook do I find to be most useful? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very little room for negotiation
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.
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
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BD in November 2009.
Interview Details – Initial phone screening, followed by 2 days for interviews. The first day the interviews were with hiring manager and immediate team members. Second day included with 2 managers who were traveling and extended team members, including representatives of Data Management and Regulatory Affairs representatives.
Interview Question – There was a vague question trying to address my experience with tools used for planning and managing projects Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The timing if the offer was just he end if 2008, just before the major effects caused by the real state industry crisis. I did not have many options. It is important to understand the environment of the industry.
Interviewed at BD
Interview Details – I was hired after working as a temp for a year. I did not have a formal interview for the position; my temp position was converted to a full time position. I had a one-on-one discussion with the Manager about the new position, after which it was offered to me. The transition to a full time position was seamless for me, and there were no issues at all.
Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BD in November 2013.
Interview Details – I applied for the job through BD's website and received a confirmation of receipt, invitation to self-identify and and phone call all within 48 hours. I interviewed a few days after that in-front of a panel of four people. Interview lasted almost 2 hours and went very positively.
Interview Question – How do your react to change? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BD in June 2013.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview first and then a couple of weeks later was called for a on site interview, the whole interview process was tough, i was asked a lot of technical questions and was grilled on my basic understanding of the job requirement.
Interview Question – a lot of technical questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was told one figure and that was it no negotiation at all..it was more of a take it or leave it
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BD.
Interview Details – Applied through company website. 10 days later, received a call for scheduling an on site interview. interviewed by three people at the same time, HR, hiring manager and lab supervisor. The interview process took about half a hour.
Interview Question – What did you do when you have more to do to meet a deadline? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at BD.
Interview Details – Initial round was a phone interview with the Senior Manager. I heard back within a week that I was selected for the next round which included half a day on-site. In the on-site interview process, I had a series of 6 interviews (some one-on-one, and a couple with two interviewers). They also asked for a one hour presentation of some of my past research (or if not applicable, a journal-club-style presentation of an interesting paper). The presentation was intended to be about 35-45 minutes, with the rest of the time for questions.
In the interview process, there is interaction with every other member of the team, and nearly all of them will attend the presentation, suggesting that the entire team is part of the decision-making process. Everyone there was extremely warm and friendly (which makes sense since this is a heavily customer-focused job). The setup is relatively informal, but make sure you arrive early as punctuality is a key asset that everyone stressed for the job.
Interview Question – Surprisingly, despite having had a significant amount of time since my research experience, I was repeatedly asked about the specific clusters of differentiation used in the research. As one interviewer pointed out, it's a very technical, detail-oriented question, but this is also a very technical, detail-oriented position. Answer Question
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