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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, unresponsive management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laboratory
    Former Employee - Laboratory

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits are good. Working conditions were better than most. Exhibits concerns about work/life balance. Generally well trained in the job.

    Cons

    Management slow to keep up with technology. Not open to ideas that are not theirs which stiffles new ideas and developments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, competitive benefits, you'll work hard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for development and growth in your career. You have a chance to move up the ladder or take lateral moves. You can choose to have a job with lots of depth of knowledge (subject matter expert) or you can take a path to broader skill set with experts on your team. If you want to work abroad or move around within the US, that is all possible as well. Pretty much there is a fit for just about anyone. Salary and benefits are top notch. If you want to go back to school, that's a benefit. If you need a flexible schedule to work from home, it's possible. Plus there are perks like discounts with appliance and car manufacturers.

    Cons

    If you want to move up, you need to be mobile. This is true for most global companies, but especially true of BASF. It is a very large company so with that comes bureaucracy. Work loads can be difficult to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the policies for developing talent. This is a best practice. However, with that, thinning down workforce and adding that work to remaining employees shoulders is tough. That will impede long term retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, some areas are flatter than others

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, great people. Global with lots of businesses, therefore opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    Flat organization - not a lot of room for upward mobility in some functions. Human resource process can be a bit shady for internal postings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Top chemical company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BASF Corporation as a contractor (less than an 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
  6.  

    Customer Service

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

    I worked at BASF Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and challenging opportunities

    Cons

    Work was very repetitive; co workers were great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions were hard to come by

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician, Senior in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Technician, Senior in Freeport, TX

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dependable, Decent wage, no Layoffs

    Cons

    No pension, No stock options

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Promotions are not based on Skill/Knowledge, ONLY depends who you know.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Benefits above average. Some tracks are on cutting edge, can get great exposure.

    Cons

    Promotions are not often, selected folks (some are without appropriate skills) are pushed thru the system. if you are not the one, will have a tough time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let them figure it out!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a pleasant experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Can't think of one worth sharing.

    Cons

    Salaries and Management sucks. Communication is non-existent. Politics galore !!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good local experience, disconnected from headquarters.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    Work life-personal life balance was very good, local management was excellent. Great benefits and company culture (locally)

    Cons

    Disconnect from headquarters and "company culture" on the local level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the businesses successes and failures more visible to the entire company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Durham, NC

    I have been working at BASF Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Safety is guranteed while you work anywhere in the company.

    Cons

    Competition to become a regular employee is high. Working as a temp is hard. Low wage and not much learning opprtunity is offered.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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