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- "good benefits and everyone at the plant is welling to help out and try to find solutions." (in 388 reviews)
- "Also great people that are caring and all support each other" (in 182 reviews)
- "Good work life balance and can easily take paid leave" (in 164 reviews)
- "Pay and benefits are good but lagging in the industry now as they have stagnated for long" (in 158 reviews)
- "Salary is good and people are committed" (in 118 reviews)
- "Extremely hot out cold depending on time of year and poor management." (in 100 reviews)
- "Can be a great place to work if you have a good manager." (in 48 reviews)
- "Poor management and leadership" (in 33 reviews)
- "The upper management either is blind or have turned their face." (in 20 reviews)
- "Favoritism is often shown between managers and employees." (in 9 reviews)
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Updated Dec 3, 2023
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- 5.0Nov 21, 2023Coater OperatorCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsHuntsville, AL
Good Pay for Huntsville, plenty of overtime opportunities, KPI bonus at the end of every month. Easy to advance within company. Fantastic benefits and 6% 401k match.
12 hour shifts & work every other weekend,
- 1.0Nov 1, 2023EngineerFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsFreeport, TX
Good place to start in the chemical industry to get your foot in the door but don't stay too long. Pay and benefits are good but lagging in the industry now as they have stagnated for long-term employees. The company in general is too big to fail. Diversity and Inclusion is great but Equity is not (one size fits all).
Used to be run like a small family business locally despite being a huge global company and had seasoned and supportive managers. Those days are over. Constant job eliminations, reorgs, cost-cutting, and turnover over the past 5 years or so has made the workload overwhelming and the environment hostile and cutthroat. Engineering department was disbanded so interplant learning, development, and communication was eliminated. The technical engineering roles became stale, dead-ends. Pay increases are negligible so you eventually have to leave before inflation eats you alive. The competition among employees for meager raises has destroyed all sense of teamwork. BASF has a dim view of modern flexible hybrid schedules so multiple hours of infuriating gridlock in construction zones every single day in urban areas like Houston metro was strictly mandated. Absolutely zero remote/hybrid work balance was the norm for much eligible staff despite a barrage of messaging and policies to the contrary. The focus is on lengthy hours on-site instead of accomplishments. Most promotions are not home-grown BASF and come from other companies. Offices and production facilities are badly run-down from years of budget and staff cuts.
- 4.0Nov 14, 2023Senior Mechanical EngineerFormer EmployeeGeismar, LA
multi cultures, good to learn from other talented
too many organizations/depts involved that leads to too many voices and low efficiency
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BASF has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 6,713 reviews left anonymously by employees. 70% of employees would recommend working at BASF to a friend and 55% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
70% of BASF employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated BASF 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.