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BASF Corporation New York City Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible work policy/ work-life balance is great (in 75 reviews)

  • Mostly stable, above average base salary, good benefits (in 58 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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


  2. "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


  3. "Good place to settle into"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Iselin, NJ
    Current Employee - Chemist in Iselin, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Competitive salary (albeit on the conservative side)
    Reasonable work environment

    Cons

    Hard to orient a good career direction inside the company.
    High expectations for job results.


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  5. "Chemist Intern"

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    Current Intern - Chemist Intern in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Intern - Chemist Intern in Tarrytown, NY

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

    Pros

    -Very friendly
    -Laid back workplace
    -Collaborative workplace
    -Not micro-managed

    Cons

    -Long commute to work if using public transportation


  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. "Corp Accountant SR"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Senior Accountant in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Corporate Senior Accountant in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, second to none. Very helpful co-workers.

    Cons

    Way too demanding of your time. No work / life balance in the finance areas. Above average salaries, but you earn every penny of it. Will and have sold out their USA employees for cheaper overseas labor.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on your employees, realize they have lives outside of BASF, especially the ones with young children. Also, stop making promotions based on popularity and go by their abilities.


  8. "Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iselin, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iselin, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rigorous processes, stable, diverse, lateral mobility

    Cons

    Large and slow moving, upward mobility challenging


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Associate Chemist in East Orange, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist in East Orange, NJ

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

    Pros

    laid-back environment, cross-train in different labs, safety protocols are the best I've seen, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Budget Cuts, lay-offs, NO CAFE, people abusing sick days. In some areas, employees don't understand the definition of team work. Some will do whatever it takes to get ahead (cut-throat environment). In terms of advancement, it's all about who you know.


  10. "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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Setauket, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Setauket, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This is an excellent place to learn,as it is a small facility with constant shifts of responsibilities.Safety is a top priority there so be prepared for that.Mostly nice people to work with. Good benefits and perks offered to employees. Facility is small so everyone knows each other. You can do flexing, meaning work 4 daysx10h if allowed, with one day off.

    Cons

    Once staffed in one position it is hard to progress with your career. You will learn a lot but money wise and career wise ,you most likely won't get far unless you are willing to relocate.. Employees do not have that much voice given regarding their overall satisfaction. You will be given goals to complete in order to have a decent increase in your salary. Promotions do not happen often.

    Advice to Management

    There is so many hidden talents there , people who can shine if given an opportunity, discover them and promote accordingly !



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