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BD Overview

www.bd.com
Franklin Lakes, NJ
10000+ employees
1897
Company - Public (BDX)
Health Care Products Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
BD is a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. BD is ... Read more

Mission: Our Purpose: Helping all people live healthy lives.

Envisioned Future: Become the organization most known for eliminating unnecessary suffering and death from disease, and in so doing, become one of the best performing companies in the world.

BD – Why Work For Us?


At BD, we’re helping people live healthy lives through the power of medical technology. And we need dedicated and driven professionals like you on our team. Join us and you’ll be part of a leading global manufacturer and seller of a broad range of medical supplies—including devices, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products. You’ll play an integral role in equipping healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public with the tools they need to continuously advance the world of healthcare and enhance lives.

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Contributing to society. Achieving performance excellence. Fostering a best-in-class workplace. At BD, we continually strive towards achieving these goals, because that’s what it takes to be a great organization. And that means working with great people.


When you bring your talent and passion to our organization, you’ll join a team of extraordinary contributors determined to provide significant healthcare benefits to people around the world. You’ll find a collaborative environment that thrives on diverse perspectives, challenges you to grow your expertise, and rewards and recognizes your efforts. We’ll provide you with the opportunities to develop professionally and advance your career, along with benefits and programs designed to enhance your work-life balance and meet your personal needs. Together, we’ll maximize our innovation, efficiency and capabilities, and work towards our purpose: Helping all people live healthy lives.

 

Career Development

At BD, we make your learning and development paramount. That’s because we understand the inextricable connection between your pursuit of professional success, and our pursuit of building organizational capabilities and creating a workplace of choice. From coaching partnerships and talent management initiatives to enriching job experiences and formal training through BD University (BDU), you’ll always be empowered and supported to maximize your potential.

Benefits
Part of “Helping all people live healthy lives” is providing our employees with high-quality benefits that produce the greatest value for you and BD. From our global incentive compensation structure to our robust suite of lifestyle benefits, our total reward system aligns individual, team and organizational goals and performance—so we’re all motivated to succeed, together.


Values
BD's approach to corporate citizenship is embedded in our company culture, and our Core Values are lived out everyday by our associates.

We treat each other with respect
BD associates are respectful toward each other and toward those with whom we interact. When disagreements arise, we deal with our differences openly and professionally. Once we have reached a decision, we act together in harmony.
We do what is right
We are committed to the highest standards of excellence in everything that we do: on behalf of our customers, our shareholders, our communities and ourselves. We are proud to work for a healthcare company whose products and services make a difference in peoples lives. We derive our greatest sense of accomplishment from doing what is right not what is expedient. We are reliable, honest and trustworthy in all our dealings. We keep our promises, and if we make a mistake, we correct it.
We always seek to improve
Superior quality is the ground floor of our organization. We continually strive to improve by developing, manufacturing and supplying products and services superior to our competitors and better than previous versions. We study our progress and learn from ourselves and others how to perform more effectively and efficiently. Our commitment to quality goes beyond how well we serve our customers to include the way we deal with all people. How we do business is as important to us as what we do.
We accept personal responsibility
We consider individual involvement and accountability to be both a right and a privilege, and we accept personal responsibility for everything that we do. We treat the Company’s reputation as our own and try to make wise use of our time and the Company’s resources. We expect access to the tools and information necessary to participate in any decisions that reflect on our individual or collective reputations.


Corporate Responsibility
We’re inspired by our purpose. It is a charge that resonates with each and every BD associate around the world. Here, you’ll be encouraged to join us in donating our time, talent and resources to a variety of philanthropic and charitable efforts that seek to improve global health standards and access to healthcare for all communities. Whether supporting international immunization campaigns, promoting healthcare worker safety, raising awareness of pandemic diseases, or providing disaster relief, you’ll take pride in knowing your efforts are creating a positive impact in the world.

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Bring your passion to BD, and you’ll be a part of a global medical company that’s focused on improving drug therapies, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. You’ll thrive in our state-of-the-art facilities in an environment that enables you to be your best. Join us, and together, we’ll help all people live healthier lives.


BUSINESS SEGMENTS:

BD Medical is a world-leading supplier of medical devices and an innovator in injection and infusion-based drug delivery. Join us and you’ll play an integral role in providing groundbreaking solutions to reduce the spread of infection, enhance diabetes treatment, and advance drug delivery.

BD Diagnostics is a leading provider of products for the safe collection and transport of diagnostics specimens, as well as instruments and reagent systems to accurately detect infectious diseases, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and cancers. Join us and you’ll play an integral role in improving health outcomes for patients and providing laboratories with solutions that improve quality, enhance laboratory system productivity, reduce cost and inform medical decisions.BD Biosciences is a world leader in bringing innovative diagnostic and research tools to life scientists, clinical researchers, laboratory professionals and clinicians who are involved in basic research, drug discovery and development, biopharmaceutical production and disease management. Join us and your work will be critical to continually advancing the science and applications associated with cellular analysis and products that help grow living cells and tissues.

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Helping all people live healthy lives requires a diverse team of professionals at BD. Our commitment to global diversity and inclusion is critical to our journey of becoming a leader in medical technology. As an associate here, you’ll always be valued for your uniqueness and encouraged to contribute creative ideas, seek challenges, and focus on meeting and exceeding business and individual objectives.


OUR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION PROGRAMS:

Global Diversity Inclusion Strategy
Creating a diverse and inclusive environment is an important part of BD’s culture. By aligning our Global Diversity Inclusion and Talent Management strategies, we’re able to attract, engage, and retain the diversity of talent necessary to maximize our innovation, operational effectiveness, organizational strength, and individual capability.

Associate Networking Groups
Network XYZ, our Associate Networking Group at our global headquarters, supports BD’s talent management efforts by providing a forum for a multi-generational workforce that:
•    Stimulates professional and social networking
•    Creates a sense of community and belonging
•    Offers a unified voice in identifying and addressing challenges
•    Fosters career development in order to increase individual and organizational performance


Objective Based Mentoring
At BD, we want you to be successful. That’s why we offer Objective Based Mentoring, a planned and facilitated partnership that focuses on helping you obtain specific objectives and achieve your goals. You’ll also benefit from plenty of informal training and mentoring globally spread throughout the company.

Global Celebrations
We believe a team as talented and diverse as ours deserves to be celebrated. Here, we encourage our associates to engage and educate fellow co-workers, and acknowledge various cultures, religions, and national holidays—including International Women’s Day and Diversity Inclusion Week.

Diversity Inclusion Training
Our internal BD University offers a variety of Diversity Inclusion related courses:
•    Diversity Awareness – 2-day workshop
•    Working Globally – 1.5-day workshop
•    Understanding and Flexing Your Work Style – 1.5-day workshop
•    Valuing Diversity – 5-hour workshop
•    Coaching For Impact – 1.5-day workshop

Quiet Room
Part of our commitment to helping all people live healthy lives includes caring for our associates. At our global headquarters and Singapore location, you’ll find a Quiet Room, providing a tranquil place for a few moments of contemplation, reflection, meditation, or personal prayer during the business day.

Supplier Diversity
Our Supplier Diversity Program covers our US and Puerto Rico operations, and supports our efforts under its Small Business Subcontracting Plan to source supplies and services from qualified organizations that meet our high-quality standards and fulfill our materials, supplies, and service requirements.

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At BD, we continually strive for excellence in technology innovation. The Wesley J. Howe Award recognizes those individuals and teams responsible for preeminent achievements in technology innovation and scientific advancement at BD. Since its inception, the accomplishments recognized under the Howe Award—whether in creation or acquisition of new technology, development of innovative products, or leadership of individuals, teams, segments, or units—have provided numerous solutions that truly help all people live healthy lives.


“The most important part of changing our innovation system is changing the culture of the company. Innovation is definitely about giving people the right support and the right resources, and making hard decisions. It’s about a culture and willingness to take risk and give empowerment.”
                                                                                       – Vince Forlenza, CEO

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    Pros

    My fellow co-workers who were here when we spun off from Cardinal Health to CareFusion in 2009. An awesome bunch of people to work with and we worked very hard to exceed our goals.

    Cons

    Too heavy in upper management. Only promotions we see are Directors and above. Management doesn't listen when you try to use the "open door" policy and retaliation happens no matter how much they train everyone that it's not appropriate.

    Advice to Management

    Ask associates for feedback regarding their managers. It might open your eyes to some serious management problems.

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BD Photos

BD photo of: Congratulations to the BD associates and their families who participated in the Race Against Cancer 2013 in Singapore.
BD photo of: BD presents Zufall Health Center with $100k for its innovation in diabetes management as part of BD’s Helping Build Healthy Communities initiative.
BD photo of: A portion of our campus is a community garden. Associates can tend to their fruits, veggies and herbs during their breaks and after work.
BD photo of: BD Diagnostics associates in Cayey, Puerto Rico participated in a planepulling competition to raise funds for the United Way.
BD photo of: 60 BD associates (including three women) shaved their heads to raise funds & awareness for Singapore Children’s Cancer Foundation.
BD photo of: We’re cheering on Craig from our Wilson, North Carolina plant. Craig will be on Season 15 of NBC's popular series The Biggest Loser, premiering Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Good Luck, Craig!
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BD Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at BD.

    Interview

    HR phone interview (very helpful), hiring manager phone interview (to the point, great) , and on-site interview 3-4hrs with team. Recruiting and interview process took about 3 wks but could def be longer for travelers.
    Overall behavioral/ career aspiration questions with HR and hiring manager.
    In person team more on working style and experience. Most interviewers seemed to purposely pause or divert conversation to own career development, the company, or the groups rather than ask me specific questions. I appreciated learning but every time slot was a bit much and I feel didn't give me time to prove my skills and trainability. Gave vibe they had already written me off due to my experience, even in their phrasing of questions ... Which they knew well about before calling me in.. I appreciated and felt the few actual questions were relevant to role.
    A red flag was when they discussed other personalities which displayed clear disdain for some people they worked with. You can hire people to interact well but it was a sign that they don't seem to get rid of people that don't collaborate well together. Additionally, besides higher leaders, the other interviewers didn't have much enthusiasm for their jobs, but dreary. Overall, nice people with average questions that felt a bit condescending. But I gave benefit of doubt for the role seemed to have potential.
    I didn't hear back for 2 weeks, not even update to my request by email and only heard back after contacting hiring manager directly. In all my interviews I have had extremely helpful recruiters throughout whole process, whether an offer or rejection, not only when the decision suits them best. Glad I picked another offer.

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BD Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2013
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2013
  • Best Places to Work in New Jersey (Large), Best Companies Group, 2012
  • National Top 50 Green Companies, Green Power Partnership, 2012
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