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BASF Human Resources Interview Questions

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Human Resources Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at BASF in February 2016.

Interview

BASF uses an on-line digital interview program called HireVue. The program records answers to a set of interview questions and then they are reviewed by the company. I found the experience to be very impersonal.

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ weeks. I interviewed at BASF (Research Triangle Park, NC) in August 2017.

    Interview

    After learning about the HR restructuring in the company late 16 early 17, there were numerous HR positions that were posted, initially believing a clean sweep was done. It's not uncommon for very large companies to do this if the business is preparing for major changes either organic or M&A. So I applied for at least 31 reqs (ones that at face value matched up with my years of experience working in HR Corporate/HR Operations and HR Manufacturing.

    After 6 weeks, I heard and spoke to two outsourced company representatives that seemed to be stressed and rightly so ( IBM Talent Acquisition Optimization)

    After two "pre-screens" discussions and two HireVue (Skype) 15 minute video Q&A scenario questions, a few more weeks went by and was contacted by them to fly up to the upper Midwest for a role I was very interested in my home state (Southeast). A little weird why a company spends money on hotel, car and flight when I'm in the backyard but hey, whatever.

     I also had to prepare a 5 page power point slide presentation on two fictitious HR scenarios as part of this onsite interview panel. The "chemistry" I felt was excellent, probably one of the best interview experiences I had. I wasn't nervous. displayed confidence, competency in my presentation and answered all questions in STAR format.

    The sinking feeling hit home when I learned toward the end of the interview, not all requisitions were truly real, given internals were moving around within the company so presumably requisitions were developed to serve as the infamous paper trail and to show EEO metrics of internal to external hires.

    The other interview was in NC and truly a waist of company money. Spending 3/4's of the day in airports for a 1 hour interview could have been more efficient by Skype. One of the panel members didn't even show up and the atmosphere wasn't as "welcoming" and I'll leave it at that.

    So after 4 days straight of traveling for this company, I got a 0 burger and they received probably some of the best intellectual HR information from someone with Fortune 100 Mfg HR experience to use for their use.

    Advice to HR Leadership: My perception only is your leaders have waisted my time, company travel budget and built up false hope ( I'll own that one). Apparently you all had no intention of hiring externals for many if not most of these coveted roles for those of us unemployed / underemployed who are highly capable competent professionals . This speaks volumes to your company HR branding. However it is 2017 and BASF proves they cannot differentiate themselves from other large fish, nothing but the last four digits of a SS #.

    Interview Questions

    • All STAR Q&A's!s so if you want to make it to the airport, give Situation Task Action Result answers.   Answer Question

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Florham Park, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BASF (Florham Park, NJ) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted by the recruiter a week later and asked me to complete a questionnaire. She did a phone screen with a week later. I was contacted by her again after a week to come in for in-person interview (panel). I sent thank you note after the interview and followed up twice but have not heard back and it has been almost a month. If my candidacy is no longer being considered, at least have the courtesy to respond. This definitely leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    All I can assume is that they dont have their act together at all in their Talent Acquisition department. Constantly have roles open that they cant seem to fill either by contract or perm and dont follow up with candidates as to their interview status.

    Interview Questions

    • Spoke with several internal Talent Acquisition employees and had good conversations. We were supposed to go to the next steps. Then there was no follow up after checking in by both email and VM. You would think a large company like BASF would be able to manage the recruiting process more professionally.   2 Answers

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BASF in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and first interview was a video interview. I thought this was nice as you could complete at your leisure.
    Then had an in person interview with HR and Managers from the Business.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral Based Interview questions around feedback, tough conversations, communication, safety, sustainability and diversity.   Answer Question

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BASF in April 2011.

    Interview

    After 8 interviews consisting of 2 phone screens and 6 in person, it took BASF 2 weeks to send me a form rejection e-mail from the recruiter saying they had chosen someone else, but to keep checking back for jobs since my resume would be kept in their database for 12 months.

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