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BASF Corporation – Why Work For Us?

BASF at a glance

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company – The Chemical Company.
With about 112,000 employees, six Verbund sites and close to 370 production sites worldwide we serve customers and partners in almost all countries of the world.

In 2013, BASF North America posted sales of $19.3 billion and earnings of approximately $2.1 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 20 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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BASF Corporation Reviews

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BASF Corporation Chairman & CEO Hans Engel
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    I've seen an evolution and I am proud to work here

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    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)


    Global and regional responsibility, the jobs are big and meaty, hard work and innovation are rewarded, you can move around quite easily, big learning and development budgets, transparent job posting process, financially well run and financially carefully managed, very smart people who are dedicated to their work but also willing to help whenever needed--there is good collaboration here. There has been a true evolution over the years I've worked here, the employee population is much more diverse and there is an openness which did not exist before, and a huge focus on employee development with the resources behind it, but there is more to be done.


    To go from good to great: Regions often subject to global governance, not a lot of opportunity to maneuver sometimes--this has a really bad effect on regional leader behavior--lots of baggage gets projected onto direct and indirect reports; outdated processes and practices; treating everyone the same trumps really appreciating the needs of the individual customer; poor IT processes and tools for such a large organization--IT polices and attempts to squash any non-SAP tool; lots of rules; not a true speak-up culture across the whole organization(yet), too many Germans in US leadership roles.

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    Move global roles based in Germany to the regions, hire/place more local talent into key executive roles, plan for the future including less of a focus on headcount management and more on buying and building talent for profitable growth.

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BASF Corporation Interviews

Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014

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    Sales Development Program: Automotive Coating Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BASF Corporation.

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    Heard about this position at the SASE conference. The HR representative was very helpful. I had an interview with two VPs and the HR Manager. The interview was onsite at the BASF Corporation in Southfield, MI. The interviewers were very welcoming. It was intimidating at first but I enjoyed it. Gained some insight on what to do on an interview.

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BASF Corporation Awards & Accolades

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Top 50 Companies for Diversity, Diversity Inc., 2014
Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice, Woman Engineer Magazine, 2013
Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice, Minority Engineer Magazine, 2013
Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 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 is the North American affiliate of the world's largest chemical company, BASF SE. The company operates five core segments: chemicals (inorganics, petrochemicals, and intermediate products), plastics (engineering plastics, foams, and polyurethanes), performance products (acrylics, paper chemicals, personal care products, and pharmaceutical ingredients... More

Mission: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

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