BASF Group Interview Questions

Updated Jun 18, 2015
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    Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    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
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    I did try to negotiate, but in the end, it was a fair enough offer.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Standard questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BASF Group (Cincinnati, OH) in August 2008.

    Interview

    Smooth as long as you know something.

    Interview Questions

    • Stupid HR generic questions.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Easy.

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    Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ambler, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at BASF Group (Ambler, PA) in January 2008.

    Interview

    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
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BASF Group in May 2015.

    Interview

    After an online application I was invited to a phone interview with the HR. It went normally with basic questions about my CV, my research results and some behavior questions (why I want to go to work abroad...). It spent nearly 45 minutes. The HR lady was very kind and helpful.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you expect from working to BASF? What are your expectations?   Answer Question
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    Führungskräfteentwicklung Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BASF Group.

    Interview

    Online Bewerbung. Relativ schnelle Einladung zum Interview. Interview sehr angenehm mit 3 versch. Kollegen, darunter ein Gespräch in Englisch. Fragen zum CV, Motivation, Stärken, Schwierige Erlebnisse und HIndernisse. Fragen zu Kompetenzen

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    • Es gab nichts unerwartetes, das Gespräch war sehr fair und angenehm   Answer Question
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    Docteur En Chimie Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at BASF Group.

    Interview

    J'ai répondu à une offre intitulé "docteur en chimie" sur l'APEC pour un poste chez BASF Pharma sur le site de Saint Vulbas (69). On m'a contacté quelques jours après l'envoi de ma candidature pour me proposer un entretien sur le site de production. J'ai eu trois entretiens dans la même journée : - Responsable de la production - Responsable qualité - RH Dès les 5 premières minutes d'entretien, je me rends compte que le profil recherché et celui décrit dans l'offre n'ont rien à voir ! La blague. D'après l'offre, le poste était situé à l'interface entre le laboratoire de R&D et le laboratoire pilote, ce qui correspond globalement à de l'optimisation de procédés à l'échelle du kg. D'après la personne responsable de la production, ils recherchaient quelqu'un pour effectuer du transfert à l'échelle industrielle (travailler sur plusieurs tonnes), un profil davantage manager que scientifique. Dès que cette charmante personne finit de me présenter le poste et qu'elle voit ma mine déconfite, elle me demande si le poste m'intéresse toujours. Là, c'est difficile en entretien : on a postulé pour un job, et on nous en présente un autre. Je lui réponds honnêtement que ça n'était pas mon objectif de carrière sur du court terme. Malgré tout, étant donné que j'avais fait des centaines de km pour me rendre sur le site, par politesse, les entretiens se poursuivent. J'aurai pu rentrer immédiatement chez moi... Mais la blague se poursuit. Dernier entretien avec la RH qui vraisemblablement ne comprenait pas grand chose à la chimie. Elle me demande de me présenter, de donner mes qualités, mes défauts, mes motivations pour rejoindre le groupe. Puis une discussion s'installe. Elle me fait comprendre que pour ce poste, ils ont reçu de nombreuses candidatures avec des profils de type "docteur en catalyse" (ce qui est mon cas). Et elle me dit que ce profil n'est pas du tout en adéquation avec le poste. "Ah bon ?! Pour autant je me trouve juste en face de vous ! " Surprenant donc cette double erreur de la part du premier groupe mondial de la chimie : 1) Offre mal rédigée 2) Candidat qui n'a pas le profil mais qu'on invite tout de même ! Pour info, j'en ai eu pour plus de 200 euros de frais de transport pour la journée, et bien sûr, je n'ai pas été remboursé d'un centime.

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    Marketing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BASF Group.

    Interview

    Pretty standard as compared to other large Multinational corporations. Start with HR then move on to interview with hiring manager. Lots of questions relating to individual values as well as past experience.

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    Research Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
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