BASF Group Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Company with European management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Ambler, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Ambler, PA

    I worked at BASF Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People you work with really care for your opinion, they let you branch out into your own ideas

    Cons

    Worked at a small branch so there wasnt many people to interact with.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. The sun sets on Ciba Corporation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at BASF Group

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ciba provided a work environment that respected individual employees. Overall compenstation plus benefits was good. You have to look at the BASF corporation now to determine what the work environment will become; at least though the business will be viable or more viable then under Ciba.

    Cons

    After 5 years fighting weak sales growth and margin errosion, the Ciba Corporation finally sucumbed during the economic crisis in 2008. A very weak senior management team was not able to influence the direction. The company was purchased by BASF in Q1/2009 and is in the process of being assimilated into this much larger corporation with a new and different corporate culture.

    Advice to Management

    The BASF team has cleaned out most all of the senior management. This was a very necessary step to help the business move forward and implement a new culture.


  3. Ciba was a great compnay to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation Manager in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Compensation Manager in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at BASF Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work life balance has been great for me.

    Cons

    It is being taken over by BASF.

    Advice to Management

    The current senior management is very weak.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    BASF Coatings

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GM NA Account Manager in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - GM NA Account Manager in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at BASF Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, opportunity, and the chance to work with the finest and most qualified individuals in the industry. Getting to see how all of our customers help us to make better products and enable us to provide better services.

    Cons

    No downsides to report on BASF

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Stay Away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Scientist in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - R&D Scientist in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at BASF Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    4 weeks vacation for those with PhD from day 1. Decently competent professionals.

    Cons

    The company on a downward spiral due to incompetent and arrogant management. Micromanagement from headquarters and reporting is downright ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and let better people take over. Stop cronyism to flourish.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Open to making the lives for employees better. Introduced Flex time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at BASF Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Largest chemical company in the world, with the most reach in the market place. Proud to work for a strong company that is into everything and well recognized. BASF is a good company compared to many others to want to work for. Benifits are very good and the management is very smart at the highest levels. Middle management at the Director level needs improvement since there are some individuals that should not be there, most note is in Detroit Automotive. Managers at the field level are excellent. Working for BASF is really an honor since they do care and want the best for employees if they can do it.

    Cons

    Eurpoean company, favor towards Germans and others over USA employees for advancement or jobs over seas.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in reaching our towards employees, those in the field need to be heard and seen more than those in corporate offices working.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Green pastures can be found elsewhere..."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Chemist in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at BASF Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Convient location in RTP makes commuting easy. Offers chance for alternative transportation with bus and carpooling options for employees. On site shower facilities allow employees to bike to and from work. Management concerned with giving recognition and feedback appropriately. Flexible hours allows much freedom in the work day provided that work gets done before deadlines.

    Cons

    Unfair and restrictive environment to work in. Generally unfriendly co-workers. Crowded lab space and bureaucratic procedures to pass information to management. Additionally, political correct charged environment which hinders free thinking and promotes a "one way" mentality. Favoritism is often shown between managers and employees. Internal power struggle with certain age groups of employees as well.

    Advice to Management

    Change the workplace environment and address teamwork and cooperation between employees.


  9. Great Company , short on open workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Service Office, Customer Service in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Service Office, Customer Service in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at BASF Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good exposure to different opportunities, flexible timings ,

    Cons

    individual ideas less important, bureaucratic culture , pay and compensations not encouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Develop people so that they can excel


  10. Accountant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BASF Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a very multicultural environment, flexible working hours, nice teams with young people, job easy to learn and easy to get in.

    Cons

    No extra hours are paid, so if you are the kind that is commited you will get more and more work. The knowledge in the company gets lost very often since people leave after 2-3 years, hard to find contact persons and very few possibilities to grow within BASF Services. Badly paid

    Advice to Management

    Improve the career opportunities, the salary and improve the process in order to keep the knowledge in the company, not start "new" every time someone leaves.


  11. Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Port Elizabeth (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

    I have been working at BASF Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Further education assistance. Subsidised mills and transport

    Cons

    Organizational structure confusing. Overlapping responsibilities in all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Start trusting your subordinates and concentrate on providing resoures and future of the company.



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