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BASF Corporation Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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  • There are some inconsistencies in how work/life balance is supported/implemented by different businesses (in 32 reviews)

  • BASF has a large company work culture (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Highly overrated site likely due to local culture of not knowing there r better options"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Geismar, LA
    Former Employee - Operations in Geismar, LA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only thing immediately available was 401k and that's it. 3 months for anything else. Some really good coworkers. Personable site manager but too busy with other things to ever get a real feel for the problems at site

    Cons

    am clueless as to why good reviews Was at geismar site and that place operates like separate fiefdoms on same grounds. If u r lucky and end up in good plant based on full blown NEPOTISM that's great but if not u end up in one of three plants that suck big time. Human Resources doesn't have a clue. FEAR breeds contempt and more FEAR! Never saw so much dumping on good people while the mediocre employees just did whatever they damn well pleased. Training nearly non existent Everything is by contract and quite frankly found 401K terrible with only 25 or so options. All designed by retirement age. Benefits were not as great as ppl say. Have def seen better. So many smoke breaks by some employees and nothing said. Crappy inventory for operations. Not enough safety gear. Some areas very poorly managed. Talks a good talk. But does not walk the walk as so many companies don't. Think ppl in relatively poor state just expect to work in plants and only think about money. Just didn't find pay and benefits as high as they thought they were. Arrogant engineers at times. Constant movement and turnover. If it's so great how come so many employee related problems. This isn't the best site and there r some significant issues with management and how things r handled there. Would not recommend. You can do better elsewhere. Stop thinking in terms of only money. This isn't the highest paying job nor the best.
    Severely reduced pay for 6 months! Even though u r doing the same work. No information on benefits at all for nearly 3 months. Would u take a job without knowing something ! Politics as usual. Poor training quality. No inclusion initiatives. Laissez faire attitude about safety. Don't let them tell u they r safety oriented. Saw all kinds of shortcuts and no management ever said a word. Site is very dirty esp in control rooms. NEPOTISM and severe favoritism shown. Diversity? What diversity. Poor HR management. Sink or swim attitude towards employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hell they wouldn't listen. Saw way too much of behavior that shouldn't have happened but went on daily.


  2. "Engineering Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    different hourly working systems: 10 hours in 4 days, 9 hours for 9 days in two weeks and normal

    Cons

    A lot of directives come from the headquarters in Germany, which does not always correspond to the reality

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Planner in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Maintenance Planner in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of training- they will take care of you

    Cons

    Slow to adapt, progressing up often requires relocating


  4. "Marketing Associate"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Can be slow to get things done because of the size of the company


  5. "Key account manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, Good work life balance

    Cons

    BASF culture and career opportunities


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time

    Pros

    medical, dental, vision, liberal vacation, international opportunities, good salary

    Cons

    Huge corporation, very bureaucratic, moves at glacial pace, managers think very highly of themselves


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Clerical Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Administrative/Clerical
    Current Employee - Administrative/Clerical
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Work Environment
    Safety is a priority
    Benefits

    Cons

    Communication can be hard at times between various departments

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Misaligned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BASF Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Largest chemical company in the globe

    Cons

    Short term focused, highly bureaucratic, micro to nano-managed in very layers of the organization

    Advice to Management

    Many incompetent managers at various levels that are not aligned with strategy of the company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BASF Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good people. They always make sure their employees are taken care of

    Cons

    Low wages. They could work on making sure they stay competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "BASF"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Seneca, SC
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Seneca, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and lots of freedom on floor

    Cons

    Pay for being a chemical operator with very dangerous chemicals is pretty crappy! No opportunity here for promotion. Management is the worst I've seen my entire life!

    Advice to Management

    Quit, Retire, or go take management classes.


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