BASF Corporation

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BASF Corporation Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
313 Reviews
3.8
313 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    I've seen an evolution and I am proud to work here

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global and regional responsibility, the jobs are big and meaty, hard work and innovation are rewarded, you can move around quite easily, big learning and development budgets, transparent job posting process, financially well run and financially carefully managed, very smart people who are dedicated to their work but also willing to help whenever needed--there is good collaboration here. There has been a true evolution over the years I've worked here, the employee population is much more diverse and there is an openness which did not exist before, and a huge focus on employee development with the resources behind it, but there is more to be done.

    Cons

    To go from good to great: Regions often subject to global governance, not a lot of opportunity to maneuver sometimes--this has a really bad effect on regional leader behavior--lots of baggage gets projected onto direct and indirect reports; outdated processes and practices; treating everyone the same trumps really appreciating the needs of the individual customer; poor IT processes and tools for such a large organization--IT polices and attempts to squash any non-SAP tool; lots of rules; not a true speak-up culture across the whole organization(yet), too many Germans in US leadership roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move global roles based in Germany to the regions, hire/place more local talent into key executive roles, plan for the future including less of a focus on headcount management and more on buying and building talent for profitable growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    BASF Corporation Response

    Nov 26, 2014Manager, Talent Sourcing & Employment Branding

    We are glad that you are proud to work for BASF and are enjoying your talented colleagues, collaborative work environment which encourages innovation, ample opportunities to learn and develop as well ... More

  2.  

    Accelerated change environment for last 3-4 years.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    Global company with agile requirements While at same time typical German conservativly led.

    Cons

    Same as above...work enenvironmentepends upon department

  3.  

    Not hired after two years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    Clean place to work good co workers easy work hours worked every a 3-2.

    Cons

    Takes to long to hire full time I was there for two years done my job good had to go through an interview after being there that long and still want hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people a chance,I felt like I was just used,even though I did a good job I felt like I wasn't hired so they would not have to pay benefits and Give me a raise,so get rid of me and hire someone new and start over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good solid company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    Good benefits and work ethics

    Cons

    Slow for upward mobility , too many layers and changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, great benefits, flexible hours.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    You work with really great people who are always willing to help you. There are a lot of different career opportunities in such a huge company.

    Cons

    Could have better pay. Plant work is not for everyone, but seems like it is not an option not to have some manufacturing/operations experience if you want to move up in the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Southfield, MI

    I worked at BASF Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent management, benefits and opportunities to learn and grow. The Coatings business was outstanding. Juan Carlos Ordonez is one of the best leaders I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    Long hours and low work-life balance if you want to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being progressive and doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Process Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

    I have been working at BASF Corporation (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flex work is good to have

    Cons

    flex work is good to have

  9.  

    Well organized, business oriented internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SummerEM
    Former Employee - SummerEM

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

    Pros

    The biggest aspect I took away from my 3 month internship was the people I worked with. I worked with anyone from panel operators, to maintenance contractors, all the way up to engineers and department heads. The company is very process oriented and acts quick when process interruptions take place. My coworkers took a high level of interest in their interns.

    Cons

    Self training for my specific role was necessary with very little guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Technical Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Mount Olive, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Mount Olive, NJ

    I worked at BASF Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work, good culture of people.There are a lot of different career opportunities in such a huge company.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to comment on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    BASF Corporation Response

    Nov 26, 2014Manager, Talent Sourcing & Employment Branding

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. BASF works very hard to provide career growth opportunities and make it a great and safe environment for the employees, so it is good to hear ... More

  11.  

    Not bad, not great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Geismar, LA
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Geismar, LA

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

    Pros

    Good money, good safety record.

    Cons

    Lots of forced overtime, constant tension between Management and Operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to suggestions from Operations. Consider the implications of so much overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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