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www.bd.com
Franklin Lakes, NJ (US)
10000+ employees
1897
Company - Public (BDX)
Health Care Product Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company develop innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical ... Read more

Mission: Our Purpose: Advancing the world of health

BD Values:
- We do what is right
- We take personal responsibility
- We anticipate and address the challenges of patients and customers globally
- We innovate and improve ... Read more

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BD – Why Work For Us?


BD UK leads in patient and healthcare worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures and support the management of diabetes.


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Join BD to...
  • Become an integral part of a company that makes a difference in human health, saving and improving the lives of people in all corners of the globe.
  • Use your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to develop innovative solutions and products that can benefit all people around the world.
  • Enjoy an array of very competitive benefits, including choices of medical programs, company-sponsored savings plan, on-site fitness centers at select locations, tuition reimbursement, and many others that support a healthy lifestyle.
  • Become part of a company that gives significant time, talent and resources to philanthropic and charitable efforts around the world.
 

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At BD, our purpose – advancing the world of health – serves as the basis for all that we do, and it motivates our 45,000 associates around the world who know they are making a real difference in improving healthcare, changing medical practice and saving lives.

We are one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, and we take personal responsibility for your career growth and development.

Talented associates at all levels and in all disciplines are recruited to join BD because they are inspired by our purpose, enjoy working in a collaborative and engaging culture, and are driven by the challenge of developing innovative solutions for global issues — all while charting a career path that enables them to consistently bring the best to the business and their personal 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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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

    The organization I am in was recently acquired by BD. So far it has been the most transparent integration I've been associated with.
    Recent Corporate management changes indicate they are living up to their claimed goal of assessing best practices between the legacy organizations and incorporating those that position the organization for the greatest growth.

    Cons

    Too much time is spent, by too many people, in meetings. Sooner or later this will have a negative impact on our productivity.

    Advice to Management

    As the organization continues to grow, enable senior management to push more "low to moderate risk" decision making authority down to the appropriate subject matter expert levels.

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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 4 weeks. I interviewed at BD (Frankfurt am Main (Germany)) in June 2018.

    Interview

    This was a 4-weeks process. First an HR phone screen, followed by face to face interview with the line manager and a team member. The last step was a group interview with some members from a specialist department and again the line manager and the team member. During the whole process I felt very welcomed. I got all the the information regarding the position. We had a good discussion and the chance to speak very frankly. After the last interview, I was quickly accepted.

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BD Awards & Accolades

  • 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, 2010
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2010
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