BASF Corporation
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BASF Corporation Interview Questions & Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Feb 19, 2014
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Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager
Florham Park, NJ

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 months - interviewed at BASF Corporation in February 2013.

Interview Details – very lengthy and thorough hiring process. Phone screen by HR, phone screen by hiring manager, in person interview with 3-4 members of the department - one outside scope and 3- in scope reviewers; 2nd interview is more of a presentation to check presentation/customer interaction style- technical assessment; standard corporate checklist and basic competency worksheets

Interview Question – explain specific examples of ... be prepared with very specific examples of everything you say you worked on or have capabilities related to: difficult part was conveying examples if you worked on confidential projects. be very prepared and hone your presentation skills   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiations, salary was within $5000 of what I expected- decent bonus and great ETO/benefits

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Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
Florham Park, NJ

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BASF Corporation in August 2013.

Interview Details – Phone Screening with HR - Basic Profile for fit within organization
On Site Interview (3 Hours) with 3 Team Members -

Interview Question – Are you willing to relocate multiple times in order to advance in the organization, both domestic and abroad.   Answer Question

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Technical Staff Interview

Anonymous Employee
Florham Park, NJ

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BASF Corporation in June 2009.

Interview Details – 1 Telephonic , 1 Personal Technical, 1 HR Personal

Interview Question – They want to hear practical examples how one did or solved   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No Negotiations

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Associate Scientist - Molecular Biology Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Tarrytown, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BASF Corporation in August 2013.

Interview Details – This was an entry level position. I applied through BASF's career section of their website. It took well over a month for them to pull my resume and make the initial contact. I was contacted via email for an initial phone interview with a recruiter. This was followed up by a second phone interview with the group leader. Last step was an on site interview. The onsite consisted of a 30 minute interview with the HR manager, a 30 minute technical interview I gave on previous research, and an hour panel interview with 6 members of the team that I would work with. There were only a few technical questions, the majority of the questions asked were behavioral, about why I wanted the position, and on previous projects I had worked on. They responded via email a week later to let me know that I had not been selected for the position.

Interview Question – Name the phases to and the reagents required for a PCR reaction.   View Answer

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Finance Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Florham Park, NJ

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BASF Corporation in February 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online. About a month later, someone from HR contacted me for a phone interview, and a week later I was brought in for a group interview with the hiring manager, one of his peers and the hiring manager's boss. The three interviewers seemed extremely unorganized, but were and also very intimidating. The first thing I saw that that the hiring manager's boss had my entire resume, including my name, highlighted, so I knew I was in for a rough interview. They often talked over each other and did not allow me enough time to answer a question before one of the other 2 asked me another one. They were just firing out questions, from my resume to "what if" scenarios, like crazy. They just kept asking questions for the sake of asking questions. It was not a pleasant experience.

Interview Question – No difficult questions, they asked me a ton of questions in a 75 minute interview. Be prepared to discuss your background in detail.   Answer Question

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Strategic Functional Partner (Internal Consulting) Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Florham Park, NJ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at BASF Corporation in March 2012.

Interview Details – Overall a very informative, impressive, and highly professional interview process. The HR staff and hiring managers did a thorough job to assess fit on both sides. They were patient and inquisitive in order to get the best from the candidate in the interviews. They covered all my travel expenses for multiple visits to the corporate HQ and I met a number of people in the organization - peers, managers, etc.

Interview Question – Timed business case challenge where the deliverable was a panel presentation describing the approach to launching a functional improvement initiative and a business development initiative.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Couldn't move to NJ at the time

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PDP Accounting Interview

PDP Accounting
Florham Park, NJ

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BASF Corporation.

Interview Details – First round interview on campus. Second round interviews held at office. Consisted of three 30 min interviews with an Accounting Director, Accounting Manager, and HR Manager. Mostly behavioral and teamwork questions.

Interview Question – Asked about the fiscal cliff and what I think will turn the economy around.   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Information Systems Development Program Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Jersey City, NJ

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BASF Corporation in August 2011.

Interview Details – Applied with career services. Interviewed on campus. Then interviewed on site.

Interview Question – Describe a project management experience   View Answer

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Leadership Development Program Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Florham Park, NJ

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BASF Corporation in October 2011.

Interview Details – The campus recruiter from BASF was very nice and and professional. The interview was conversation based, asking candidates how they would handle certain situations and to know how candidates have handled particular problems in the past. There was a greeter before entering the interview room, and I find that to be a bit awkward.

Interview Question – Tell me a time you demonstrated quantitative skills.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Positive Experience

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Corporate Senior Accountant Interview

Corporate Senior Accountant
Newark, NJ

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at BASF Corporation in April 2011.

Interview Details – 1 manager and 1 director are interviewing at the same time, each taking turns to ask questions

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