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BASF Corporation Overview

Florham Park, NJ
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$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 than 17,500 employees in North America, and had global sales of $63.3 billion in 2016.

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Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#41)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#71)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#82)

Company Updates


    Eclipse brings people together at BASF Planetarium

    CLUTE The line at the Center for the Arts and Sciences stretched down the sidewalk and into the parking lot well before the official start of the eclipse viewing began at 11:30 a.m. Parents fanned little ones and friends huddled under sunshades as they waited in the heat for the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in the United States in 37 years.


    Young scientists attend BASF program

    WOODBRIDGE -- Four New Jersey students were among 20 students from North America and Puerto Rico to participate in the BASF Science Academy, a two-week advanced level science program that wrapped up earlier this month at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison. Rising seniors Hetal Lad of John F.

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BASF Corporation – Why Work For Us?

BASF at a glance

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society.

BASF Corporation is the largest affiliate of BASF SE and the second largest producer and marketer of chemicals and related products in North America.

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.






Working at BASF: Insights from Brandy in North America 

At BASF, employees create their own success and satisfaction at work and life with you@BASF, a unique total offer of benefits, compensation, learning and development opportunities, and safe and caring work environment.

Creating chemistry. Every day.

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. 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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Careers love development

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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Unity loves diversity

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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you@BASF – 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 retirement savings plan, to paid parental leave, bonuses, employee discounts, wellness and recognition programs, and dozens of other benefits and perks designed to support the whole YOU!

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BASF Corporation Reviews

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Freeport, TX
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    I worked at BASF Corporation full-time (More than a year)


    Plenty of Overtime available, and steady work


    High temperatures and hard work

    Advice to Management


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BASF Corporation Photos

BASF Corporation photo of: For 150 years, BASF has led the world in creating solutions for a sustainable future. Come create chemistry with us!
BASF Corporation photo of: The Freeport, Texas site is the leading producer of basic chemicals, intermediates, and fiber products.
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BASF Corporation photo of: You’ll find a host of exciting career opportunities at BASF within the areas of research and development, technology and production, and corporate and other functions.
BASF Corporation photo of: BASF employees demonstrate their commitment to serve by participating in charitable events in their communities.
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BASF Corporation Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tarrytown, NY
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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at BASF Corporation (Tarrytown, NY).


    The interview process was typical: phone interview with HR followed up by an extensive in-person interview. The phone interview was a standard screening with HR, which was easy. The in-person interviews were much more difficult.

    In person, I had 4 interviews in one day with 8 different employees in total. Each interview was with 2 employees, engineers/scientists/directors. I did not enjoy the process, the day was pretty exhausting but the questions were standard overall.

    I would have preferred to have a longer interview session with 1 group, rather than multiple, short and awkward sessions where I felt like I had to repeat myself again and again.

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    • Name a time when you had a problem at work and how you got through it.   Answer Question
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BASF Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2015
  • Work-Life Seal of Distinction, Alliance for Work-Life Progress, 2015
  • Work-Life Seal of Distinction, Alliance for Work-Life Progress, 2015
  • Top 50 Employer, Minority Engineer Magazine, 2015
  • Candidate Experience Awards, The Talent Board, 2015
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