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BASF Corporation Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible work policy/ work-life balance is great (in 75 reviews)

  • Great at people development, great benefits (in 63 reviews)

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

  • Large company hard to reach the right person at times (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to settle into"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits, not great career growth opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, work/life balance, competitive pay

    Cons

    not many opportunities for career progression once you're in

    Advice to Management

    have a plan for your employees for development

  3. "Not enough pay for the work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging in Wyandotte, MI
    Current Employee - Packaging in Wyandotte, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can eventually move up but that could take years and in the mean time you have to deal with a very low pay rate.

    Cons

    I don't like the fact that you hire in at twelve dollars an hour. I can't support my family with that rate of pay.

    Advice to Management

    You should pay people more when they first start.


  4. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ag Biologist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Ag Biologist in Research Triangle Park, NC

    Pros

    Great at people development, great benefits

    Cons

    Information technology to support the business is behind


  5. "great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator in Key Col Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Administrator in Key Col Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and benefits. easy parking. Casual fridays

    Cons

    none really. BASF doesn't make careers, they make your career better.

    Advice to Management

    more donuts would be nice


  6. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Conservative company that does not want to take high risk.

    Cons

    German culture and German leadership for most of the important positions.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. Do not talk without implementation on yourself first.


  7. "good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operational Group Leader in Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - Operational Group Leader in Elyria, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good I say

    Cons

    Employees are really lazy, union

  8. "Production Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to have work life balance


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Dinuba, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Dinuba, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BASF Corporation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employer was very accommodating with school schedules and the employer also brought lunch or donuts for the company once in a while.

    Cons

    Was supposedly an intern but spent more time pulling weeds than doing scientific or career related work.
    Did not turn into a full time career at the company.


  10. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Relationship Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Relationship Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company values its employees
    Development opportunities are great
    Salaries are very competitive in the industry
    The benefits are above average in the industry
    Career options are open among 15 operating divisions
    Empowers employees
    Customer focused

    Cons

    A bit to large
    Somewhat bureaucratic
    Somewhat slow to make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Be a little less risk averse and more nimble to make decisions faster.


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