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BASF Group Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  • Hierarchical and slow in decision-making (in 9 reviews)

  • pathetic wrking atmosphere, slow decision making (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BASF Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice colleagues and managers

    Cons

    Top down management style, poor communication and lots of hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to employees' ideas, learn to empower your good people, use more positive motivation


  2. "BASF Petrochemicals"

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    Current Employee - SENIOR PROCESS TECHNICIAN/PROJECT EXECUTION COORDINATOR in Vidor, TX
    Current Employee - SENIOR PROCESS TECHNICIAN/PROJECT EXECUTION COORDINATOR in Vidor, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BASF Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people at BASF are good to work with and the management team is very supportive and aware of safety.

    Cons

    The benefits at BASF lack to entice new employees to the company. When the plant was built in the year 2000, we had a lot of good benefits. Unfortunately, over the years most of the benefits have been discontinued and are no longer available.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great support for the operations department. It surely helps drive the site to be successful and to have good moral.


  3. "Lab Techncian"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexible as far as schedule

    Cons

    A lot of work for low pay and no growth

    Advice to Management

    Better management skills


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  5. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BASF Group full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary and work from home options

    Cons

    Networking a MUST to advance regardless of merit.

    Advice to Management

    Develop Internal


  6. "Pay could be better"

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    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and company to work for and great 401k, we have a great group of coworkers to work with.

    Cons

    Stressful at times, some of the plant could use some structure and area ownership.

    Advice to Management

    Communication still needs improvement, pay should be re-evaluated across the board and go by knowledge-based. Education and intelligence overlooked at various levels of some employees.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International Career Oportunities, solid company with several market segments, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Slow carreer plans, too conservative in regards to risks and decisions, very strict processes and guidelines.

    Advice to Management

    Improve career oportunities.


  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BASF Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, cares for the employees

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Frequent restructuring


  9. "A solid company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brazil, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brazil, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, standards and the people.

    Cons

    Depending on your area you cannot be developed.


  10. "Work hard and make sure everyone knows that you are"

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    Former Employee - Management in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Management in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BASF Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally great people. Good benefits. Opportunities to move around a lot if you are open to relocate. Great discounts on lots of different products (cars, appliances, etc.) because BASF supplies everyone with everything.

    Cons

    Risk averse. Slow moving. Follows the market rather than leads. Developments are led by chemists which frequently benchmark new product developments against BASF products, rather than the market leaders. If you are selected as a "high potential", you can walk on water, regardless of the poor quality of your work or lack of respect for and by your coworkers. European organization often pushes for launch of products in other markets that don't fit the market needs all in the name of "globalization". Very evident "diversification: efforts for new hires, leading to unqualified people being hired because of their gender or ethnicity.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best people for a job. Make more of an effort to connect to your subordinates. BASF has a huge stable of very smart people, and they would rather improve existing products than create new ones. Be a market leader instead of a follower!


  11. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BASF Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good standard benefits (healthcare, time off, etc). But also lots of "Extras" like an onsite fitness center and classes, flexible hours, etc.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, employees are not trusted or empowered to make even minor decisions, constant fear of layoff.

    Advice to Management

    COMMUNICATE to employees



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