BASF Corporation Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
287 Reviews
3.9
287 Reviews
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BASF Corporation Chairman & CEO Hans Engel
Hans Engel
118 Ratings

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.  

    Pricing Analyst

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    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, telecommuting, strong benefits, 401 K matching

    Cons

    No work/life balance, expected to be available 24/7, work on vacations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a very good experience but over time the company cares more about the company and less about the employee.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    BASF is a strong company with a very good global management team in place. The company will be around for a very long time.

    Cons

    BASF tries to hit a home run with a solo product and not with a product line. They claim they have solutions for a customer but instead jam a product into a territory. The agriculture group only cares about the midwest and nothing about the south. The southern territories are too large and the sales figures do not match the crop mix /BASF portfolio. Competitors with similar portfolios do a much better job. Compensation is below others doing similar business. Moral is very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up of all levels of management. Reorganize the Ag group and be focused on different areas of the country and take care of your people,. Develop a southern strategy along with the western and mid-western strategies. Smaller territories, higher compensation and start working with regional companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company overall. It will be around for a long time. Very big office and factory.

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    Current Employee - Process Specialist  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Lots of job options. Very big company. Good enviroment, it has a nice lake beside the office building.

    Cons

    They usually recruiting experienced people. Interns may not have opportunity to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked for them for over 20 years, good company to work for in the past, but company is changing a great deal now.

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Value technology and people that know how to sell, develop, and market it. Pushes safety and quality

    Cons

    Too many internal fights between divisions...Not an easy company for customer to work with... No longer value experience in some divisions. May of bought too many companies at the same time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what's best for BASF overall and not just your SBU. Need to hire within first before going to the outside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunities to grow

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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 a year

    Pros

    As long as you meet company halfway your opportunities to work within different areas and businesses can be yours. Mobility helps...alot..
    Stable company
    Growing company
    Safe company
    Pays well

    Cons

    Very process orientated
    Matrix level org not for everyone
    Depending on group or manager always riding the line of being innovative vs. consistently conservative
    Not all groups live the proverbial "work/life" balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be able to take a risk on developing people who are outside of the box in qualifications
    Stop taking everything soooo seriously.. we want to be safe, we want to be results orientated yes.. but encourage free thinking and creative expression

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start out

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    An Industry leader with tons of resources, and an extremely smart / professional workforce. Very strong company values and strong management teams.

    Cons

    Being so large, lots of bureaucracy which can make it difficult to move up. A little bit old-fashioned / close-minded compared to equivalent US companies. Minimal life/work balance, although that seems to be changing. Either way, they demand a lot and employees seem constantly stressed, overloaded and overworked (more so than others considering that's the situation everywhere). Pay is probably at or slightly above industry average - if you get hired from outside. Pay increases for continuing employees was pretty low, even those with high merit scores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering the unlimited resources and cash on hand, increase headcount to promote more work / life balance and lessen the load for individuals and certain business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Good Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good Benefits. Good people.

    Cons

    Good training. Good Benefits. Good people, for the most part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't meet me at Wendy's Restaurant and tell me "oh by the way you are being transferred 700 miles away".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Forward Thinking Chemical Company with Room for Advancement, good culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    Innovative culture, large company with room for advancement.

    Cons

    You might have to relocate.

  11.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Germantown, MD

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

    Pros

    Easy quick heavy light work

    Cons

    People sad work fast slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nome

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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