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BASF Corporation Reviews

Updated May 12, 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 60 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life balance at times can suffer (in 28 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Chemist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Accounting Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Great people but stuck in positions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Tech - III in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Lab Tech - III in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, awesome coworkers, opportunities to move

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are not equal among all groups. Potential and appreciation seen but not always received by promotions.

    Advice to Management

    If you see potential in a coworker and see their value, then show them by promoting.


  6. "Working at BASF"

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

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

    Pros

    Great 12 hour shift schedule allowing for work / life balance and the pat is on par or better than other similar companies

    Cons

    Structure changed towards hiring agency, no longer able to get a pension for new hires, getting used to the twelve hour shifts


  7. "Solid Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Chemist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company provides some great perks and the atmosphere is generally curious with talented employees. They try to be competitive with the salaries and benefits but are usually reactive to the market.

    Cons

    BASF is a big company so it usually reacts slowly and it's easy to go unnoticed with so many people and moving parts. The job market within the company is pretty competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the management team are a little less sensitive to the employees' needs. They are often not receptive to what the employees need and/or want. They also seem to be absent. It would be nice to have the management interact more with the lower employees.


  8. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Values its employees well being, great benefits, market place discounts, global presence allows for more opportunities to grow your career

    Cons

    Too big, you need to find your place to make an impact soon. customers don't usually get taken care of sooner.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit more diverse staff in management


  9. "World Class Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager/Senior Engineer in Newport, DE
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager/Senior Engineer in Newport, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BASF Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wages are very good. The work can be challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    Be prepared to learn, know, understand and follow all rules and regulations.
    There are zero tolerance policies which have to be followed.

    Advice to Management

    Back up your managers and don't fold under employee comments or pressure.


  10. "Accounting Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BASF Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance with flexable hours and ability to work from home. Enjoyable environment with fitness center free to employees.

    Cons

    Dept managers place unrealistic expectations on the members of their departments. Don't review employees performance often enough.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denville, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denville, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at BASF Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work/life balance, lots of opportunities to grow if you work with the right people. 100% tuition reimbursement, and development is encouraged by most managers.

    Cons

    Employees needed more empowerment through complex processes so the work could get done. Backlog of work was mostly due to poor response through the complex processes. Business units operated to their own set of standards, not adhering to corporate policies.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees on the whole process, encourage team collaboration, instead of playing favorites. Communicate process changes to the whole team.


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