BASF Corporation Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
289 Reviews
3.8
289 Reviews
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BASF Corporation Chairman & CEO Hans Engel
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great work life balance, lots of responsibility at an early stage in career (in 22 reviews)

  • Employee development, tuition reimbursement, relaxed environment, and other good benefits (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance, expected to be available 24/7, work on vacations (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Top chemical company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BASF Corporation as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great to have the pleasure work with this staff very intelligent. Ready to help when asked.

    Cons

    I was employed in a contract position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Trainee Human Resources  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Human Resources in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Great Environment & Culture. Nice team to work with.

    Cons

    Nil. I did not find any cons in this organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Learning Environment

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    Current Employee - PDP Engineering  in  Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - PDP Engineering in Freeport, TX

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

    Pros

    The plant here is filled with experienced individuals who are happy to share their wealth of knowledge. Everyone also seems to understand the importance of a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The large company structure and trying following all of the standards which exist can be intimidating. It also seems that technical roles are rewarded at a slower pace when compared with the business roles in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on training your employees well and make sure to invest more in the mid-level technical roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best career path in agriculture

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    International company, Innovation leader, well managed, focused company with continuous growth potential as a company and for their employees.

    Cons

    Conservative, purposeful meticulous planners, highly regulated industry ensures all business decisions are well throughout before action is taken.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    BASF, The Chemical Company

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    Current Employee - Chemist I  in  Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Chemist I in Union, NJ

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

    Pros

    -salary
    -benefits
    -advancement opportunities
    -people in the lab

    Cons

    -I can't think of anything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Operations managment

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  Geismar, LA
    Current Employee - Operator in Geismar, LA

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

    Pros

    diversity is paramount and great place to work

    Cons

    training program is in need of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Innovative, stable company with excellent total offer and focus on sustainability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    Strong commitment to 'doing the right thing', especially when it comes to safety and sustainability; very good pay and benefits; ability to telework helps with work / ife balance; very committed to professional development and learning; long-term strategic focus and conservative approach make it a reliable, profitable company; increasing focus on employee health and wellness

    Cons

    Large, complex global organization sometimes leads to slow decision making; can be heirarchical at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more, talk less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Human Resource

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    Current Employee - Human Resource  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Human Resource in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at BASF Corporation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    it has a very good work environment and all my co-workers are very nice. You can always easily discuss or chat with your co-workers. The relationship with managers is very close and you can always give your advices and suggestions to them.

    Cons

    I wish there could be more group meeting each week to discuss how is everyone doing on their job and maybe after work dinner. Other than that I think it is pretty good.

  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Great work environment where you are expected to run your own business unit growing sales and managing expenses. Well respected in the agriculture industry and all customers know at least some of the products before you walk in the door.

    Cons

    Territories kept getting larger with technology transfer and managing work and attending family school functions and games was sometimes difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Accounts
    Former Employee - Accounts

    I worked at BASF Corporation for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wages, environment , long term career

    Cons

    Not many women managers. Hr not great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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