BASF Group Interview Questions

Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
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    Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I only have the opportunity to get a phone interview. The questions were very basic, like what are your weakness? and also they make sure that you have the qualifications for their position. The HR person was nice and familiar with the resume. However, I never heard from them back.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to be in front of an instrument most of the day? Why.?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at BASF Group.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and it took a while from them to schedule the phone and in-person interview. The in-person interview was mostly behavioral questions asked by supervisors, staff and HR. I thought it was nice that the interview team acknowledged that the questions were difficult and the process was grueling.

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    Negotiation Details
    I did try to negotiate, but in the end, it was a fair enough offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Standard questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BASF Group in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Smooth as long as you know something.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Easy.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ambler, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ambler, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at BASF Group in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    During the interview they just wanted you to express who you were and the passion you had to learn about marketing in this company.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me of a time when you had an unsatisfied customer and what you did to satisfy it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Research Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berlin (Germany)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berlin (Germany)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at BASF Group in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was my first job interview ever. And also the first telephone interview from BASF, Germany. So it was a general one.
    It started with, the interviewer told me the procedure, that due to their research my CV was interesting for them and they decided to get to know me more. Started with a question of why I want to work in/for BASF? How I will act as a team leader (because the job was team leadership). Why I like the specific field in chemistry that I was also applying for. Why I did a PhD? Why I came abroad for studies?

    Interview Questions
    • I had read a lot in glassdoor and other websites what they usually ask. But I forgot the simplest question to think well about, and that was why I like the specific field of chemistry that I have studied and I want to work in that area. It is a simple question, but believe me, if you never thought about it, in some words that will convince public and scientists, it will be challenging to answer.

      The second thing I did not expect, and also not read in the interview-reports that I studied so far, was the end part of the interview when they asked me I can ask my questions if I have. I could ask a better and more intelligent question if I had thought about it.
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    at first is a phone interview, the procedure is very mild and comfortable. The HR is too nice and pro. this is just the first interview of the whole recruitment so we will see

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at BASF Group.

    Interview Details

    I applied with the online application and the company called me after 1 to 2 weeks. I had one interview and got the offer quite fast after the interview. The interview was mostly about what the responsibilities in this area are, my CV and my motivation for this internship. Overall it was a fast and friendly process.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineer Starter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview of one hour with engineer and recruiting person (external consultancy bureau)

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions about how current my knowledge in my field of study is.   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bologna (Italy)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bologna (Italy)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BASF Group in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process was composed of two steps: a phone call and the assessment day. It was very fast and the corporate HR staff was very professional (i.e. there's a European call center that answers in your language whatever it is) but impersonal (i.e. no way to obtain a personal feedback nor the contacts of the person with whom you talked).
    The 1 hr phone call tests your language skills and assesses the basic "motivation" and competency questions.
    The assessment day was held in the plant where the position was to be setted and it involved 8 candidates. It encompassed a short presentation of the company, of the Italian division and of the plant itself, then a psychometric test, a short personal presentation, a whole team "case study" (not technical, more say to test your teamwork attitude and your ability to deal with problems without any optimal solution) and a technical case study too, but in smaller teams.
    Eventually, each candidate went through an individual 1hr technical interview and an individual 1hr "competency based" interview with an HR consultant not being part of the company.
    The assessment day was a bit strange, because the technical engineers that were interviewing us didn't know much about the position (and benefits) and the HR consultants, if possible, knew even less about that since they were not from the company.
    Therefore it was not clear which abilities were most valuable (more project mgmt, as the name of the position suggests? more technical?) and there was no clear career path.

    Interview Questions
    • You have a water stream containing a very precious metal and a very dangerous ore: how do you recover metal and minimize ore contact/diffusion?   View Answer
    • You distillate batchwise some wine in your garage to obtain some 45° spirit. Unfortunatelly, this stinks, how do you prevent the smell? (Without adding flavours and without complicate machinery that you can't afford nor fit in your garage)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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