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BASF Corporation Florham Park Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible work policy/ work-life balance is great (in 75 reviews)

  • Great at people development, great benefits (in 66 reviews)

Cons
  • There are some inconsistencies in how work/life balance is supported/implemented by different businesses (in 29 reviews)

  • Large company - can be difficult to navigate (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Florham Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BASF Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. They look to promote from within before looking to the outside.

    Cons

    You give up your life for the company, must work the holidays. Germany does not have, July 4th, Memorial day, Labor day

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting based on friendships and go by qualifications. Also, when you hire someone and you realize they don't fit get rid of them!!!


  2. "Product steward"

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    Current Employee - Product Steward in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Steward in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good, great benefits, good bonuses, great corporate culture.

    Cons

    Career development is a big issue. Management does not pay attention and gives inaccurate reviews, because they were traveling all year.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to understand my job and what I really do. Currently my boss has very little idea, even though I have held meetings to update him. They also need to work on career development. My boss is extremely hands off, to the point that it creates obstacles for my career.

  3. "Worst HR I've dealt with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BASF Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for full time employees. Co-workers are friendly but I feel left out when they talk about gym classes or stepping competitions...

    Cons

    Unfair hiring process that does not look at whole candidate~ HR interviews are meaningless. Contractors feel very divided and isolated. Half of my team are contractors and half are FTEs. We are both doing the same job but each contractor has more than a years worth of experience and we're training the new Full-time employees. Very awkward EHS team to be a part of.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve your ethics reporting process. I never got a clear answer for why HR lied to my face about being invited to the second interview. that they promised me. My HR contact rarely showed up during the times we scheduled to meet, and her story was completely inconsistent with what my boss told me .
     My boss told me I had great work performance and even told HR that she wanted me. When I submitted an ethics complaint, I got no resolution other than someone else from HR saying "I don't know what was going on in her head".

    If you value contractors, please show them through at least some sort of action. Everything I've ever asked for as a contractor has been denied so far (1 day working from home, a standing desk for my ergonomic health, a headset, etc)


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment, few opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and an inclusive atmosphere conducive to learning

    Cons

    Few opportunities for growth, compensation was just OK


  5. "Nutrition Intern"

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    Current Intern - Nutrition Intern in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Intern - Nutrition Intern in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at BASF Corporation as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interacting with as many members, focusing on my communication skills
    Providing nutrition counseling, assessments, and presentations
    Creating new marketing programs for nutrition participation within members

    Cons

    Non-motivated members at the fitness center to change eating habits


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Florham Park, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company. Good work-life balance (depending on your manager). Good benefits. Modern headquarters.

    Cons

    Too political. Impossible to get promoted above middle management, unless you're on the "favorites list." Slow moving / slow at making decisions. Say they don't lay people off, but do so too frequently. Constantly reorganizing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the politicians. Instead promote people who work hard, have the experience and know their business / markets.


  7. "Accounting Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Florham Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BASF Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice work area. Small GYM. Depending on department and manager ( working from home).

    Cons

    Company moves a lot. No advancement. No job security!

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees

  8. "Accounting Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BASF Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance with flexable hours and ability to work from home. Enjoyable environment with fitness center free to employees.

    Cons

    Dept managers place unrealistic expectations on the members of their departments. Don't review employees performance often enough.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "FTR"

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and good people

    Cons

    Management have lack of people skills and communications.

    Advice to Management

    Management need people skills and listening skills


  10. "PDP Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BASF Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the people that you will meet are very nice. Everyone is willing to help, and they make sure that interns are treated like full time employees. Also working in a large global environment is a great experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes language barriers can be tough, especially considering many of your managers will be German. The higher up you climb the more political it gets.


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