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BASF Overview

Florham Park, NJ
10000+ employees
Company - Public
Chemical Manufacturing
$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


    BASF plans $150 million expansion at Geismar plant; 85 new jobs to be created

    BASF will spend $150 million to expand its chemical complex in Geismar in what the company said is the first step in an effort to double production of a product used to make construction, insulation, automotive and packaging goods. The methylene diphenyl diisocyanate expansion will create 15 new direct jobs, with an average annual salary of more than $86,600, plus benefits.


    BASF to double capacity for MDI foam chemicals in North America?

    Germany's BASF will build a new plant for chemicals used in rigid insulation foams, part of a plan to double output capacity in North America over the medium term amid strong demand.

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BASF – 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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    Greatest place in the world to work. Fully committed to the continuing increase of their employees knowledge. Safety is first always not just a slogan, we as a team put safety first . We will not stay in operation without safety. Benefits are the greatest, pay is completive where ever you are located; however, the other compensation is unbelievable. We get 10 days bereavement within your imitate family. Maternity leave for the mother and father same time of paid leave. Retirement ! free financial planning for your retirement.


    People that work at BASF stay until retirement age. People are promoted within the Company causing opening. Constantly changing creating new products and needs for new people. :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the direction of all inclusion for a sustainable future. Keep listening to the people doing the work. Continue building a safety culture based on sharing knowledge. Knowledge on how to have a first pass quality mindset.

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BASF Photos

BASF photo of: For 150 years, BASF has led the world in creating solutions for a sustainable future. Come create chemistry with us!
BASF photo of: The Freeport, Texas site is the leading producer of basic chemicals, intermediates, and fiber products.
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BASF 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 photo of: BASF employees demonstrate their commitment to serve by participating in charitable events in their communities.
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BASF Interviews



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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at BASF.


    Recruited on college campus during a career fair. First round interview was on campus and second was on-site. During the on-site interview, we had a networking dinner the night before the interview and the next day was split into interviews and a site visit. There were plenty of opportunities to talk to current and former PDPs throughout the process.

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    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a safety concern.   Answer Question
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BASF Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
  • Best Places to Work 2017 Employees' Choice, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2017
  • Best Place to Interview, Glassdoor, 2017
  • North American Candidate Experience Awards Winner, CandE Awards, 2017
  • Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2017
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