BASF Corporation
3.6 of 5 233 reviews
www.basf.us Florham Park, NJ 5000+ Employees

BASF Corporation Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.6 233 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

BASF Corporation Chairman & CEO Hans Engel

Hans Engel

(92 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "great work life balance, lots of responsibility at an early stage in career"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Good benefits, diverse work force"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "Although there was "talk" about work/ life balance, taking personal time off was frowned upon"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Bad decision making by managers"
    in 8 reviews
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Great place to work and live

Principal Scientist (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNice place to work overall. Great people, good cafeteria, stable, good long-term outlook, good salary and benefits. Beautiful area to live, close to mountains and coast. Generally nice weather.

ConsWorking globally can be a little difficult given the internal politics (e.g., it is a German-owned company and it can be difficult for non-German colleagues to rise to senior positions). It is also a very processed-driven company. Hard to do anything outside the defined process.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BASF Corporation

Prosvery good company to work for.

ConsNot many that I can think of

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great learning experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BASF Corporation

ProsFlexible schedule and great working atmosphere. The tasks of the job are straight forward and simple. Has excellent diversity with a family feel.

ConsWorking as a contract employee limits the options of benefits. Not enough access to further learn the ins and outs of what BASF is trying to achieve.

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Operations

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time for less than a year

ProsThis is a great place to work!

Consthey don't pay much attention to the little man.

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My experience with BASF

Technology (Former Employee)
West Memphis, AR

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

ProsThey pay very good and sometimes more than a person should be.

ConsWay too many meetings and decisions are made from Germany that affect workers in the US with the US not having any say so in how the company is run.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf a person isn't doing their job, get rid of them, not the employees that make the company better. Bad managers with leadership styles that do not lead by example are running sites.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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BASF is a good place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBASF has continued to perform well, while growing steadily. The work culture is good, I enjoy my relationships with my peers. BASF also supports professional growth through education.

ConsDiversity and inclusion is pushed a bit too much. It's fine to support it, but stop forcing it on everyone!

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to your employees and take the time to understand their workload. Also start 180 degree reviews.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing company to work for

PDP Engineering (Former Employee)
Geismar, LA

I worked at BASF Corporation as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat values, great coworkers, plenty of benifits

Consnone that I experienced while I was working there.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intern (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at BASF Corporation as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Own projects
- Great work atmosphere
- Meetings with senior stuff for career development – company really take the opinion of their employees into consideration and give them opportunities to grow and develop

ConsI cannot name very negative points at BASF. I can strongly recommend this company to a friend. I would definitely want to work for BASF again!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience with global company

New Business Development (Current Employee)
Southfield, MI

I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time for more than a year

Prosgood work-life balance, flexibility, challenging role

Conssuch a large company offers challenges

Advice to Senior Managementmore advertising

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Poor management of low personal integrity - not living the mission statement at senior levels.

Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
Geismar, LA

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

ProsPotential for high pay and work life balance, but at the cost of the employee and the community.

ConsGood old boy system, skirts regulatory compliance, concerned with meeting bare minimum PSM compliance. Bad all the way around - just like BO before the accidents.

Advice to Senior ManagementClean house.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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