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BASF Corporation Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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BASF Corporation Chairman and CEO Wayne T. Smith
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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 60 reviews)

Cons
  • high-stress, highly competitive company with less work life balance than some other organizations (in 29 reviews)

  • Many layers of management resulting in slower decision making (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, broad technologies, dedicated employees, good benefits, many career options if you want to pursue

    Cons

    Slower than some customers need for innovation, too many reorganizations resulting in loss of some key talent, some managers promoted without leadership skills

    Advice to Management

    Don't put inexperienced people into positions who are not willing to listen and work with the experienced worforce


  2. "Overall, not the worst place I've worked"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Specialist in Seneca, SC
    Current Employee - Lab Specialist in Seneca, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    EXCELLENT benefits! Easy, easy work. Fairly good pay. Allow you to work independently. Hired on and automatically get 3 weeks vacation and 24 hours of holiday pay. Call in policy is pretty good.

    Cons

    Redundant work, coworkers don't work as a team, every one out for themselves, does not take a lot of brain cells to do the job, shift hours are ridiculous if you're not a morning person, 12 hour shifts make for a long day doing the same thing over and over, work 3 day weekends ever other weekend, management will schedule you for overtime but not even tell you they did it.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "New divesity push equals reverse discrimination"

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    Current Employee - Management in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Management in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are very good in all areas

    Cons

    The recent push to hire more diverse job candidates is hurting the company. Best people are being passed over for female candidates as the company tries to win political points and be recognized by the media for it's practices. It's to the point that we'll soon be dealing with lawsuits, which will surely slow down our already slow process even more.

    Advice to Management

    Put politics aside and focus on being the. best at what we do.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Application Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior NDT Technician in Jackson, MI
    Current Employee - Senior NDT Technician in Jackson, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, and benefits. BASF supports living a healthy life style. BASF supports individual growth through higher education, company learning modules, and attaining experience.

    Cons

    None at this point with the company

    Advice to Management

    Promote within the company.


  6. "Production operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malcom, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malcom, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits decent pay ok hours

    Cons

    Too many running around trying to catch you doing some thing wrong then making a beeline to tattle at slightest misstep. Maintence is pathetic they hire outside contractors to do the work instead of making them do the work. Supervisors too focused on going to meetings. Pay raises to those who are the best buddies.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out management there. There are some good people there let them do their jobs. Leave people in their assigned and hired positions.


  7. "Acting Supervisorr"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Acting Supervisor in Attapulgus, GA
    Current Employee - Acting Supervisor in Attapulgus, GA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are better than most other companies.

    Cons

    No cons worth mentioning currently.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Treat people well, big company issues of beuarocracy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Geismar, LA
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Geismar, LA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treat employees well, pay well, great bonuses, good benefits,

    Cons

    Have engineers do a lot of PSM stuff that Process safety should do. Too many layers and jobs too divided up, career opportunities much better for non white males due to diversity goals


  9. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of company benefits like medical, and 401k.

    Cons

    Not enough facility support at our site.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment, few opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "My experience at BASF has been one of limitless opportunities for a rewarding career and personal development."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Gonzales, LA
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Gonzales, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid parental leave for both parents after birth of child, excellent health insurance and retirement plans, career goals are established for each employee

    Cons

    Limited research and development support for major projects and expansions. Many Decisions are based on qualitative judgements versus quantitative data

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more research and development in USA to support plants


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