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BASF Corporation Reviews

Updated July 19, 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. "great place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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


  2. "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.

  3. "good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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


  4. "Production Supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.


  6. "Great company to work for."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  7. "Large Company Issues, Still Enjoy Working Here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist III in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Scientist III in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Progressive in their employee resource groups for different cultures and communities. Decent on-boarding process to make sure you are up to speed with the company and your business unit. Always encouraged to innovate and stream line.

    Cons

    Very large company with differences between sites and between countries can be confusing. Restricted access to information that you may be used to having can slow you down. IT isn't the best.

  8. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Chemist in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good with career development, management listens to employees.

    Cons

    Everything is very bureaucratic. There's a lot to do that is not your main job, which takes a lot of time.


  9. "Great Company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSC Manager in McIntosh, AL
    Current Employee - RSC Manager in McIntosh, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, professional growth, diversity, global, challenging.

    Cons

    People move constantly on positions which creates a challenge when trying to get a stable environment, however at the same time its a benefit as there's always new fresh minds providing feedback on improvements needed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on with the good work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Unethical Conduct by Management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BASF Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, middle of the road compensation, full suite of corporate benefits, acceptable facilities, clear focus on safety, strong work/life balance, nobody gets fired (for better or worse)

    Cons

    I watched my manager engage in unethical and illegal conduct. Was reported to legal, but no visible action was taken. The lawyers tried to cover up what happened and instructed everyone that their confidentiality agreements precluded them from discussing what happened further. It was upsetting to see the lack of responsibility and transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tolerate unethical behavior at any level within the organization. When it's time to fire someone, do it. Good people will leave if you don't.


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