BASF Corporation Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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BASF Corporation Chairman & CEO Hans Engel
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Pros
  • Everyone also seems to understand the importance of a good work-life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Employee development, tuition reimbursement, relaxed environment, and other good benefits (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Work loads can be difficult to maintain a healthy work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Collaborative, strategic decision making can at times be confusing causing missed opportunities (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Opportunity knocks, answer the door.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at BASF Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package is excellent. When it was time to plan for college for our son, we used the benefit "college coach" to help us with the process.
    I have worked here 12 years and have traveled all over the world and the United States on projects. great personal and professional development

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime and at times very high stress levels

    BASF Corporation Response

    Apr 24, 2015Manager, Talent Sourcing & Employment Branding

    Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you are taking advantage of the benefits such as the "college coach". Work-life balance is very important to use and we continue to find new ways ... More

  2. Overall a great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Salary and benefits packages are good. Work life balance is also a strong point.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic and risk averse leadership

  3. Marketing/Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Treat employees very fair, and have great benefits

    Cons

    Very rigid and sometimes old fashioned in structure

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  5. Inside Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at BASF Corporation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Interesting, Nice People, Good Benefits, Travel

    Cons

    Political, Same thing day after day, not open to new ideas, rigid corporate structure, slow to change

    Advice to Management

    Get Involved

  6. An excellent company, with interesting projects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at BASF Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, very talented coworkers. Good benefits. Great networking opportunities. Many opportunities to gain various skills, from research in chemistry to sales to management.

    Cons

    Somewhat difficult to gain diverse experience when working in a smaller office. Lack of work in the field or in a plant environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to people with different backgrounds. Sometimes the best person for the job doesn't have the exact education and training you are looking for. Try interview methods other than STAR.

  7. I had a wonderful experience working with this company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at BASF Corporation as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone was helpful. I received a lot of hands on experience. Wasn't sitting at a desk all day.

    Cons

    My boss was very so a lot times he wasn't available to help me with projects. I had to find someone else who would be able to help.

  8. Systems Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BASF is a great company to work for. The work family balance has improved significantly over the years. Also working with such exceptional colleagues, makes the experience even more enjoyable. I hope to have many more years contributing to the success of BASF.

    Cons

    A few departments (certainly not all) have a difficult 'team' environment. Making it a more competitive environment than things should be, esp. within a team. True entrepreneurial and collaborative behavior includes absolute teamwork, support, flexibility and work integrity, in my opinion. Statements like "that is not your job" or "make sure you cover yourself", shouldn't ever need to be heard.

    Advice to Management

    I read a great quote once... "People do not leave companies, they leave managers." Such a shame with a company as great as BASF.

  9. Dispenser service technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at BASF Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a company that helps and motivate you to grow as a person and profecionally. You feel part of something big when you work for a company as BASF.

    Cons

    It is a company as any other, when they have to cut on budget they just cut it. If you are a part of that budget your gone.

    Advice to Management

    The company is as good as the employees working for it. People, fathers, mothers, families, not just numbers and graphics.

  10. A great company with a great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company emphasizes safety and innovation
    I work with smart people working collaboratively to help solve important global challenges
    Learning and career development is encouraged

    Cons

    It's a large global company and sometimes projects move slowly

    BASF Corporation Response

    Apr 24, 2015Manager, Talent Sourcing & Employment Branding

    Thank you for your review. We are glad you are enjoying it here at BASF!

  11. Office Administrator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Trotwood, OH
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Trotwood, OH

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment, challenging duties, interact with wonderful people all day coordinating meaningful services for senior citizens and adults with developmental disabilities.

    Cons

    No benefits, limited hours. Instability.

    Advice to Management

    NA

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