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Evonik Overview

Parsippany, NJ
10000+ employees
Company - Public
Chemical Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Evonik Industries is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. The central elements of our strategy for sustained value creation are profitable growth, efficiency and values. Around 80 percent of sales come from market-leading positions, which we ... Read more

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  • Evonik Tippecanoe Laboratories proudly hosted three Purdue University Pathmaker Internship Program interns over the summer. The students participated in high profile projects and enjoyed their time with #Evonik. #HumanChemistry Purdue Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue Polytechnic Institute

    Purdue University Pathmaker Program

    This is the official Web site of Purdue University, home of the Boilermakers, alma mater of the first and last men to walk on the moon, and proud member of the Big Ten Conference. Perennially ranked among the nation's top public universities and research institutions, Purdue serves as Indiana's land-, sea-, and space-grant university with a main campus in West Lafayette and locations across the state.

  • Evonik has launched its most recent crowd sourcing competition to deliver novel and innovative solutions to the personal care industry. Winners will be awarded cash prizes as well as an opportunity to be considered for positions within Evonik. In this latest challenge, candidates should propose an idea for a product/material that satisfies an unmet need or provides an enhancement to a current functional area in the personal care market. The competition is conducted by MindSumo, a San Francisco, Calif.-based firm that connects companies and students through unique challenges, which are often in the field of science and technology.

    Evonik | Can you advance the science of personal care? | MindSumo

    As a specialist in ingredients and concepts for effective skin, hair and body care products, Evonik Personal Care combines scientific excellence with passion. That means we always work according...

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Evonik – Why Work For Us?

Evonik: Core specialty chemicals business

Our strategy is aligned to profitable growth and sustained value creation. Our specialty chemicals activities address economic megatrends and give us access to attractive future markets. We see especially promising opportunities in resource efficiency, health and nutrition and the globalization of technologies.

Evonik in North America

Within North America, Evonik has more than 30 major production sites in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, employing approximately 5,000 people. Our plants and technical experts are positioned to provide efficient delivery of our products to customers, as well as optimize collaboration with their research and development staff.

Evonik’s growth strategy is drivenby the three global megatrends of resource efficiency, health and nutrition and globalization. To serve these trends, innovation is key. That’s why Evonik’s goal is to become one of the world’s most innovative companies. To achieve this goal, we invest in new products, applications and technologies while giving our employees the freedom to develop creative ideas and
bring them to market.

The world is full of opportunities

What will the world of tomorrow look like? What will the needs of society be in ten or twenty years? Those who ask such questions will be the ones recognizing trends early on and identifying future markets. That's what Evonik Industries does. We have an idea of the future and that's what drives us to innovate, it's in our DNA.

When you’re a leader, you get to experience more and create an exciting future for yourself — and for the wider world. As a global leader in specialty chemicals, Evonik makes the materials that make tomorrow happen. We need leaders like you to create your future, here with us.

Evonik is based in Germany, and we are active in over 100 countries around the world. Our innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms support our strategic focus on high-growth megatrends in health, nutrition, resource efficiency, and globalization. It’s a strategy that stimulates profitable growth and enhances our valuation.
And that means a world of opportunities for you:

Our international reach is far — and growing further as people like you help us innovate with ambition.

Our team spirit is contagious, as we come together to create answers to the truly big questions of human progress.
You will find a home for your curious mind and your bold spirit.

At Evonik, we’re looking for scientists, engineers, and business professionals to help us not only reach new markets — but reach new heights.

Right from the start, you will work with a high level of personal responsibility. As a company with more than 150 years of experience in the chemical industry and other highly innovative products, we offer forward-looking projects and challenging responsibilities in an international environment.

We want to develop new markets and produce first class results. Discover a world full of opportunities at Evonik. We look forward to hearing from you!

Your opportunities at Evonik

There are various opportunities to create your career with us. Whether a leading scientist, international executive manager, on site production worker - Evonik Industries offers a multitude of professional opportunities, regardless of your career or education phase.

We are looking for employees who are eager to help us develop new markets and create first class products. You will enjoy new and unique challenges while at Evonik.

You can work for Evonik at any stage in your career – whether you are learning a trade, want to get practical experience during your studies, start with us after you graduate, or if you are an experienced professional looking for a new direction. Regardless of where you are in your career, you will find personal and professional opportunities for growth.

Roughly 33,000 employees have already found their way to our doors. You too can discover your opportunities here at Evonik and let us grow together – true to our motto: Exploring opportunities. Growing together.

Meet our employees

Chelsea Stanton, Application Scientist, Inorganic Materials, North America


undefined“At Evonik, you get exposed to many different technologies, you meet a lot of key people and there is opportunity to grow.”

Edson Factori, Product Manager, Consumer Specialities, South America


undefined“What I love most about Evonik is working on projects with world-wide impact, side by side with colleagues who share my passion for making a difference.”

Ethan Li, Trainee Technical Purchasing, Procurement Service, China


undefined”As a constant innovator, Evonik gives you a chance to make progress — and make a difference.“

Gaëlle Husser, Supply Chain Manager, Health & Nutrition, France


undefined”We thrive on hiring high-potential people and developing them. As they grow, we grow.”

Andre Watson, PROOF Program, North America


undefined”There is an opportunity to make your own path and decide what direction you want to take.“

Dr. Michael Fiedel, R&D Manager, Consumer Specialties, Germany


undefined”The company cares about its people and works with you to help balance everything that matters to you.“

Iris Tang, Director Functional Silanes, Inorganic Materials, China


undefined”I have worked with so many smart people here in every part of the business and from many backgrounds. It all adds up to better answers.”

Ibnu Chaldun, Plant Manager, Advanced Intermediates, Indonesia


undefined”Evonik has a presence all over the world — where do you want to be now, and where do you want to go next?“









As a global leader focused on continued growth, we expect a lot of our employees, and in turn, we give them the flexibility and freedom they deserve.

We empower our people to strike the right balance between their professional and personal lives. This is how we respect individual needs and goals. At all levels, we give our employees the opportunity to set their own pace within our company.

Because we value our employees, what they value matters to us.

Team spirit

Teamwork is important to us – that's why we have a mutual understanding of what it means to inspire one another and to work together respectfully and effectively. That's how we accomplish difficult tasks.

At Evonik Industries, we work best when we work together in interdisciplinary teams. People from different countries with diverse educational backgrounds view the same challenges from completely different angles – and often find the best solution within the team.

An inspiring work environment motivates us to collaborate with our colleagues to produce outstanding results and to search for extraordinary solutions. We value people who interact with colleagues and customers naturally and respectfully and who understand that communication is the best basis for working together effectively.

Because promising areas of innovation are increasingly reliant on the interplay between disciplines such as chemistry/biology and chemistry/engineering, our scientists and engineers frequently work in interdisciplinary teams.

Creativity & innovation

Our corporate mission to think openly with a view to the future keeps us connected. That's how we develop innovative products for challenging and constantly evolving markets.

New and creative ideas come from people and these ideas are fundamental for innovation. That is why we look for people who are not rigid thinkers. We give opportunities to question existing structures constructively. We expect all employees to have courage to take responsibility and initiative, and be willing to learn.

We have the entrepreneurial drive to think beyond the status quo. This is how we respond to changes in the market and advance the development of innovative products.

Evonik sees itself as a "learning organization" and has anchored itself as such in a long-term program for innovation management. For example, we honor outstanding application-related research successes with an internal Innovation Award.

Challenging tasks

We are open to new ideas and uncharted waters. That's how we create a motivating atmosphere for lifelong learning.

True living means reinventing oneself again and again. Only when we accept new challenges do we evolve and become stronger. The skills and expertise of our employees is just as important to us as the enthusiasm they have for their jobs.

We encourage our employees to forge new paths and to step out of their comfort zones. To this end, we give you demanding challenges to develop new skills and to do things differently. Bring your commitment and your personality and we will open many doors for you.

Our extraordinarily broad learning landscape encourages lifelong learning among our employees. We offer a plethora of seminars and workshops that give you the tools you need to successfully accomplish your professional challenges.


For us, internationality primarily means international diversity and a multitude of opportunities. With our vast global network, we keep pace with the demands of our rapidly changing world.

Though its roots are in Germany, Evonik Industries does business in more than 100 countries around the world and operates production facilities in 24 countries. In almost all of these regions, our employees work together – regardless of origin, gender, or language – on a shared vision of the future in multinational and interdisciplinary teams.

Our employees also have the option of gaining international work experiences that will shape them personally and professionally. Regardless of whether on business trips, doing an internship, or long-term international assignments, we foster an openness to the world, which we need in order to successfully work together with our customers and partners.

When it comes to Research & Development, we are connected worldwide and work intensively with our marketing colleagues from specialty chemical business operations and international sales. This allows us to better orient our innovative research to the needs of our customers and the demands of their customers.

Our international growth strategy requires a globally active team that can exchange knowledge and expertise across national boundaries. At Evonik, you will enjoy forward-looking and challenging projects in an international company.

Long-term growth
Our focus is on the future — solving problems, changing for the better, and always challenging assumptions. We believe it is the key to long-term success, because we plan to be here for the next challenge, and the one after that.

To maintain our position as a market leader, we know that we must be dynamic and constantly evolving. That’s why our outlook is always global. By participating in a variety of markets, we will never be confined. Our focus is on profitable growth, so our employees can rely on us as a long-term partner in their careers.

Find us at...


20–22 Out For Undergrad (O4U) Engineering; hosted at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

24–25 Auburn University info session and career fair (all majors)

26–27 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) WE17; Austin, Texas

29 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); Minneapolis, Minn.


3–4 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE); Kansas City, Mo.

18 National Society of Black Engineers FRC; Milwaukee, Wis.

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Evonik President, North America John Rolando
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    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
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    I have been working at Evonik full-time (More than a year)


    Over 30 years of proven ability to build/maintain strong relationships with key accounts, strategic industry/market influencers, internal partners and teammates. Works effectively within a team environment and can lead/influence focus program efforts as well as accomplish defined objectives/goals. Understands the needs and values of strategic business partnerships and has demonstrated the ability to establish/maintain these partnerships. Continuously, gets results by taking initiative, overcoming obstacles and finding creative solutions. Works with minimum supervision within established budget guidelines and adapts to rapidly changing business environments.


    Interface with "Global" team and review lead business development programs.

    Advice to Management

    Implement "quarterly" global business update meetings/reviews.

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Evonik Photos

Evonik photo of: Li-Tec Battery GmbH - Gemeinschaftsunternehmen von Evonik Industries AG und der Daimler AG in Kamenz, Sachsen
Evonik photo of: This is our site in Essen, Germany. It is the company’s headquarter for our business in the whole world
Evonik photo of: This is our site in Parsippany, New Jersey. Evonik manages its operations in the North America Region from here, just a stone’s throw from New York City.
Evonik photo of: This is our site in Mobile (Alabama). It is the largest site of Evonik in North America with about 800 employees.
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Evonik Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Evonik (Garyville, LA) in September 2017.


    Applied online in July 2017, six weeks later was contacted for and interview. As the date approached, interview was changed again, then interview was changed once more. Five days before the 3rd rescheduled interview was to take place I was contacted to say that they were cancelling my interview altogether because "they were going in a different direction".

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