BASF Corporation

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BASF Corporation Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
342 Reviews
3.7
342 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. Featured Review

     

    Very positive internship experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Student Intern in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Intern - Student Intern in Tarrytown, NY

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

    Pros

    Sophisticated and nice facilities, very experienced/knowledgeable staff, interesting and applicable research, friendly staff from research employees to members of human resources

    Cons

    Turnover can be a bit high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek more science-oriented college students for summer internships to experience this great company!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Accounts Payable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for. Good pay and benefits. Mostly good people.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    BASF Corporation Response

    Feb 26, 2015Manager, Talent Sourcing & Employment Branding

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Though we welcome and value feedback on what we could improve, we are certainly glad to see that you can't think of any Cons and you are enjoying ... More

  3.  

    Great work environment, great people, great opportunity to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Wyandotte, MI
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Wyandotte, MI

    I have been working at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    I work around great people with amazing insight and knowledge. Wonderful benefits, great work environment, plenty opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Compensation, too many hierarchies or hoops to go through, it can take a while for necessary changes to happen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an ear to the technicians and lab workers. Do not undermine their input

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    good benefits and everyone at the plant is welling to help out and try to find solutions. they have great safety meetings every month.

    Cons

    Jobs are highly specialized. you will find yourself bored and closed off in roles that are not leadership position. it is a highly political environment for advancements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more involved with your employees. they can offer better insight into solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a positive experience, but R&D is not my favorite area.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Too much paperwork. Lots of channels to go through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to buy stock in other areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Very flexible, employee oriented company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Chemist in Wyandotte, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Chemist in Wyandotte, MI

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

    Pros

    Global opportunities, multifunctional company with tons of opportunities to offer.

    Cons

    Have to be proactive to grow within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great company overall

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

    I have been working at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    Great cafeteria, great benefits, work-life balance

    Cons

    hard for contractors to become permanent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    BASF Corporation Response

    Feb 6, 2015Manager, Talent Sourcing & Employment Branding

    Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We encourage you to keep looking for permanent positions and apply!

  9.  

    Great for people who are starting their careers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Freeport, TX

    I have been working at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    Learn alot. They take it slow. Excellent training for those who are just starting in a production plant.

    Cons

    Labor intense plant where I work. The block is big and there are a lot of equipment to learn. You have a 3 yr training program but probably need 5 yrs to become comfortable in my block.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Large Company - Not as much mobility

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    Good benefits, large organization with potential to move around to different roles or even different locations within the company.

    Cons

    While the company was large and you would assume they could find places for people, this turned out not to be the case.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great pay and lots of O/T if you want it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Geismar, LA
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Geismar, LA

    I worked at BASF Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and opportunity for lots of overtime. Lots of opportunities for promotions from within.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much mandatory overtime. Relationships between Operations and Management can be very stressed at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more open to suggestions from Operations and Maintenance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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