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
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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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    Global Company

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    Former Employee - Contractor  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Contractor in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    Got to work on some challenging projects and interact with people at all levels of the company

    Cons

    My manager was only out for herself. She was not accessible for important decisions and delegated decision making to a subordinate who did not have the experience necessary for the position.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work and live

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    Current Employee - Principal Scientist  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work overall. Great people, good cafeteria, stable, good long-term outlook, good salary and benefits. Beautiful area to live, close to mountains and coast. Generally nice weather.

    Cons

    Working globally can be a little difficult given the internal politics (e.g., it is a German-owned company and it can be difficult for non-German colleagues to rise to senior positions). It is also a very processed-driven company. Hard to do anything outside the defined process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Not many that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great learning experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BASF Corporation

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great working atmosphere. The tasks of the job are straight forward and simple. Has excellent diversity with a family feel.

    Cons

    Working as a contract employee limits the options of benefits. Not enough access to further learn the ins and outs of what BASF is trying to achieve.

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    Operations

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work!

    Cons

    they don't pay much attention to the little man.

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    My experience with BASF

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    Former Employee - Technology  in  West Memphis, AR
    Former Employee - Technology in West Memphis, AR

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

    Pros

    They pay very good and sometimes more than a person should be.

    Cons

    Way too many meetings and decisions are made from Germany that affect workers in the US with the US not having any say so in how the company is run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a person isn't doing their job, get rid of them, not the employees that make the company better. Bad managers with leadership styles that do not lead by example are running sites.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    BASF is a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    BASF has continued to perform well, while growing steadily. The work culture is good, I enjoy my relationships with my peers. BASF also supports professional growth through education.

    Cons

    Diversity and inclusion is pushed a bit too much. It's fine to support it, but stop forcing it on everyone!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees and take the time to understand their workload. Also start 180 degree reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    Former Employee - PDP Engineering  in  Geismar, LA
    Former Employee - PDP Engineering in Geismar, LA

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

    Pros

    Great values, great coworkers, plenty of benifits

    Cons

    none that I experienced while I was working there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    - Own projects
    - Great work atmosphere
    - Meetings with senior stuff for career development – company really take the opinion of their employees into consideration and give them opportunities to grow and develop

    Cons

    I cannot name very negative points at BASF. I can strongly recommend this company to a friend. I would definitely want to work for BASF again!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great experience with global company

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    Current Employee - New Business Development  in  Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - New Business Development in Southfield, MI

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

    Pros

    good work-life balance, flexibility, challenging role

    Cons

    such a large company offers challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more advertising

    Recommends
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