BASF Corporation – Why Work For Us?

BASF at a glance

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company with about 112,000 employees and close to 370 production sites worldwide we serve customers and partners in almost all countries of the world.

In 2014, BASF Corporation posted sales of $20 billion and earnings of approximately $1.76 billion.

We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection in our business. Through the power of connected minds we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Did you know that BASF developed a completely biodegradable snack food bag in partnership with the Seattle Mariners baseball team? Or that BASF helped adidas develop a revolutionary running shoe using a novel application of a decades-old material?

BASF in North America, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is among the largest producers and marketers of chemicals and related products in North America. There isn’t much we don’t do!

BASF has five global business segments, all of which operate or are directly supported by businesses in North America: Agricultural Solutions, Chemicals, Functional Materials & Solutions, Oil & Gas, and Performance Products . Some of the key industries we serve include chemicals, automotive, agriculture, construction, personal care, health and nutrition and packaging. We operate more than 25 research and development facilities and nearly 100 production sites in North America, including two large integrated manufacturing sites in Geismar, Louisiana and Freeport, Texas.

Our products and system solutions help to conserve resources, ensure healthy food and nutrition and improve quality of life.

We’ve summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose:
We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

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Accepting future challenges as a team

One team, more than 100,000 members: every day employees of BASF all around the globe contribute to our company’s success. Our business partners worldwide rely on the unique products from 'The Chemical Company'. The reason: we focus on developing intelligent and leading-edge solutions for our customers. Contribute your passion, creativity, and strengths at BASF - a true global leader.

Creating chemistry. Every day.

At BASF, we’re working to deliver intelligent, sustainable solutions to today’s most complex global problems. Every day we create chemistry to add value—in our products and services, in harmony with nature and, most importantly, with people. If you’re looking for a challenging, rewarding career, we’re looking for you.

Experience loves training

What are you good at? At BASF, you can put your talents to work creating chemistry for a sustainable future. What’s more, you’ll have a chance to learn something new every day. Whether it’s on-the-job-training, formal skills training, or informal coaching or mentoring, we place a premium on personal and professional growth and development—wherever you are in your career. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

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Opportunity knocks.

Will you answer? As the world’s leading chemical company, BASF offers a ton of exciting career opportunities worldwide. In addition, our employees enjoy a comprehensive range of professional development options to support career-long learning—just one part of our compelling total offer.

Bottom line: we’re committed to forming the best possible team as a catalyst for long-term success.

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Work life loves balance

A job means a lot, but family means more. We want to ensure your life is in balance because to do well at work you, you need to recharge at home.

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you@BASF – A way to create your own chemistry

Through our own unique internal brand called you@BASF, we offer so many ways to find satisfaction in life and work. From competitive health insurance and a highly-rated savings plan to annual incentives, employee discounts, recognition programs and dozens of other benefits and perks, we want you to be happy!

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You’re unique. We like that!

At BASF, we value the differences among our people and understand that diversity is key to our future success. We’re building an inclusive, inspiring work environment that encompasses diversity of gender, race, experience and points of view because you are unique, and we know we’re better for it.

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Florham Park, NJ
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    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)


    BASF provides it's employees with benefits to a level I have not seen in other organizations. The 401k match is better than I have ever seen, vacation time is better than the national average, flexible work from home schedules are available in many positions and the general atmosphere among other employees is positive


    It is a large company so it can take a long time to get some things done in the organization. Some positions require a lot of travel, so it can be difficult for people with families, but the job descriptions are usually accurate when it comes to specified travel.

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BASF Corporation in July 2015.


    I applied through my school career services website. I submitted my resume. Interview was straight forward but it took 3 hrs. I had to take a written test which was very easy and took a plant tour which is what to most of the time.

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BASF Corporation Awards & Accolades

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Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice , Minority Engineer Magazine, 2013
Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice , Woman Engineer Magazine, 2013
Top 50 Companies for Diversity , DiversityInc, 2015
Work-Life Seal of Distinction , Alliance for Work-Life Progress, 2015
Top 50 Companies for Diversity , Diversity Inc., 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters Florham Park, NJ
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1865
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20.6 billion in 2014. At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our ... More

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