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PQ Overview

Malvern, PA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (PQG)
Chemical Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
PQ Corporation is a leading worldwide producer of specialty inorganic performance chemicals and catalysts. PQ traces its beginnings to a family soap and candle business started in Philadelphia by Joseph Elkinton in 1831. The company began producing and selling ... Read more

Mission: Build on PQ’s global leadership in providing customer solutions through our knowledge of silica-based chemistry, performance materials, and specialty catalysts.

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Take no safety and environmental risks - zero ... Read more

PQ – Why Work For Us?

Innovating the Future

PQ Corporation creates small things that enhance people’s lives in big ways. We focus on insight, innovation, and inspiration to create catalysts, chemicals, and essential materials used in a broad spectrum of industrial, manufacturing, and personal products. Our components are used to enhance fuel and engine performance, to create highway safety measures, a broad range of electronics, and scores of other products. Each is built on a solid foundation of collaboration and sustainability—of our company, our employees’ lives, our communities, and our planet. Because to us, sustainability means responsibility. For more than 200 years, we’ve been thinking of the future. More to the point, though, we’ve been innovating it.

At PQ Corporation, we strive to develop our people, not just disciplines. We are always looking for outstanding candidates who strive to grow their careers and never stop innovating. From engineering and operations positions to corporate associates and scientists, we seek professionals who can build on past successes and translate ideas into reality.

Improving Lives Globally

Our dedicated team members provide environmentally friendly solutions and services in support of some of the world’s most widely used applications, including fuels and emissions controls, consumer products, packaging and engineered plastics, highway safety and construction, industrial and process chemicals and natural resources. Our products can be found in virtually every corner of your home and are used across the globe. We encourage you to learn more about our markets.

We constantly strive to develop and sustain a talent pipeline of dedicated and imaginative people.

U.S. Benefits

Here at PQ Corporation, we think of our people as family and our most important asset. We know that having great health benefits and saving for retirement are top priorities for employees. We offer multiple healthcare plans, flexible spending accounts, Defined Contribution plans, short-term and long-term disability insurance, vision and dental for full-time employees and their eligible family members.

Global Benefits

Our benefits packages vary by location outside of the United States.

  • Canada Benefit
  • Europe Benefit
  • Latin America Benefit
  • Indonesia Benefit

Reliability • Heritage • Values

We’re reliable. A company with worldwide reach complemented by strong local presence, we can help you solve complex challenges. All with the same eye toward safety and leaving the planet cleaner and more sustainable for generations to follow.

Our roots are deep, tracing back two centuries to Crosfield and INEOS Silicas. You can trust that our experience and rich heritage differentiate us.

Finally, the values of PQ Corporation’s founders—integrity and fairness, diligence and service, learning and imagination—are still reflected in our company culture. We believe this culture and the strong spirit of teamwork it fosters are of immense benefit to our customers, our employees, the communities where we operate and our suppliers alike.

We offer a dynamic and inclusive working environment—one where all opinions are valued and the culture of family is fostered

Diversity at PQ Corporation

Since our founding, we’ve had a proper concern for the best things, and, most importantly, for the people that make PQ Corporation great. This includes a workforce that reflects the diversity of the societies in which we operate.

PQ Corporation believes that a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture make good business sense as well as good people sense.

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    Competitive pay, everyone from managers to technicians are willing to help whenever you need it


    Working in small offices so not as collaborative as an open office environment would be

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PQ Interviews



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    Engineering Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at PQ in March 2016.


    Received initial phone call after resume submission from HR representative. Then set up time to speak with hiring manager. Sent email within a week of the interview where an offer was then extended. Reviewed offer and accepted. Set up a tour to see the plant before starting.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a little bit about yourself?   1 Answer


    Asked if housing would be included, in which HR went back and checked and determined it would not be.

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