BASF Corporation Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Below Market Pay, 2% Annual Raises, Unhealthy Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iselin, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iselin, NJ

    I worked at BASF Corporation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None. Company name looks good on your future resume?

    Cons

    Working at the former BASF Catalysts/Engelhard site is a dead end job. Smart employees try to leave as soon as possible to other locations. Turnover at offices and especially R&D is very high. Senior VPs joke why someone would accept an offer here as opposed to a normal outfit like Exxon or DuPont. Everyone below a 5.1 strata (include technicians) are grossly underpaid (by some 15-20k per year). Bonuses, though promised, are not fully delivered even prorated for your first year. Morale at site is terrible--management treats employees as second class citizens and without respect.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for. Consider paying your employees market wages and expect better productivity in return.

  2. Company with no heart

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Nonesuch, MI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Nonesuch, MI

    I worked at BASF Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for the area

    Cons

    No heart no work life balance. Common to require 60 hrs + and take work home

    Advice to Management

    Get industry professionals

  3. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great cafeteria, great benefits, work-life balance

    Cons

    hard for contractors to become permanent

    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!

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  5. Very flexible, employee oriented company.

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Have to be proactive to grow within the company.

  6. Traumatizung Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler in West Memphis, AR
    Former Employee - Material Handler in West Memphis, AR

    I worked at BASF Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High compensation, good work-life balance

    Cons

    They say they are all about "safety" but when it comes to orders going out you are just a number, micro management, upper management uses foul language

    Advice to Management

    Learn to not be so bias and not tell lies to employees

  7. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  8. Marketing research, sales, and customer service

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PDP in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - PDP in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at BASF Corporation part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There was plenty of area to move up within the company.

    Cons

    If you are not open to traveling do not apply to this position.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with traveling and training.

  9. Intern position. good internship overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    good environment to work in

    Cons

    was not given projects to work on

  10. Great internship experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at BASF Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, cooperative environment
    Great compensation

    Cons

    I can't think of any

  11. Good Company to work for. But could be a Great Company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Global growth and the ability to transfer globally, Process focused organization. Good opportunities for advancement at lower levels, but can hit the ceiling after a few years, after which it is difficult to advance.

    Cons

    Can be a great place to work if you have a good manager. Some managers only appear to be thinking about themselves and do not recognize the talents of the people reporting to them. Long hours are expected but not rewarded, Work Life balance is talked about but needs improvement.
    HR. is just there to pass out the 1-800 numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Expect more or Demand more from the managers. The company has a lot of exceptional and talented people working for them. They are not being recognized or rewarded for their hard work.

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