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BASF Group Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance / flex time (in 33 reviews)

  • Good working environment and i like people who i am working with (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Slow in decision making process as no difference from other big company (in 10 reviews)

  • Big organization, slow decision making (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Sales analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment with wonderful people.

    Cons

    No cons about this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great leadership.


  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. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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!


  6. "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


  7. "Working for Basf"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator III in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator III in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have good benefits, believe in helping out in the community. Good paying job.

    Cons

    No clear guarantee of pay increases. A lot of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees on the floor. Get an understanding what they go through each day.

  8. "LAB TECH III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Working environment and co workers

    Cons

    Have to work VERY hard.


  9. "Project Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    fantastic benefits, great salary, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    management is in the european style


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for with a sincere approach to people development."

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    Current Employee - Corporate Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BASF Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career development, work-life balance, and smart colleagues. The work environment is very collaborative and team oriented. Work schedules are flexible if such a thing fits your role.

    Cons

    Big company where networking is key to advancement. You are limited if you don't develop relationships. Because the company is deep with talent, it's hard to stand out as a unique employee.


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