BASF Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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BASF Chairman and CEO of BASF in North America Wayne T. Smith
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Pros
  • "Good work environment, inclusive, good benefits and performance incentive(in 126 reviews)

  • "Great staff And the work environment was wonderful(in 123 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Bureaucracy can stifle creativity, company does not encourage decision-making at all levels of work(in 58 reviews)

  • "Large company so corporate ideals are not consistently actualized(in 48 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Very heathy working environment. Lovely place

      Feb 8, 2021 - Site Reliability Engineer in Freeport, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It a nice organization to work for.

      Cons

      Just keep your focus on your job. You will be fine

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      May 6, 2021 - Technical Service Representative II in Wyandotte, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      health care, salary, work life balance

      Cons

      customer facing roles can sometimes be challenging

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Favoritism, popularity & politics over qualifications

      May 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits package including 401k

      Cons

      Unless you’re someone’s favorite or popular, no opportunity for career growth. Extremely political and bureaucratic organization specifically in the Agriculture space. Management does not empower decision making at all levels. Decision by consensus/committee. Extremely hard to get things done in fact those that challenge status quo are viewed in a negative light and penalized through lack of opportunity. Very insular. Either you come from the industry and you’re “in” or you’re a part of the “popular club” or you’re out. There is talk of diversity and equity in the workplace but no focus or action behind the words. As a person of color I was never more aware of my color and lack of certain opportunities as I am in my current role. My workload consistently is several times greater than my peers, no one seems to care.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company that cares about its employees

      May 4, 2021 - Engineer in Savannah, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are very good and competitive

      Cons

      Salaries have been held constant for a few years now

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      May 3, 2021 - Student in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing people, and great company culture

      Cons

      As an intern I didn't notice any cons

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Basf

      May 2, 2021 - Coatings Field Analyst in Murfreesboro, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      All in all a good company

      Cons

      Communication is not the best

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Leader in Diversity and Inclusion but Lagging in Efficiency and Competitiveness

      Nov 7, 2020 - Production Superintendent in Geismar, LA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company is very focused on hiring diverse candidates and promoting inclusion among the workforce. The senior managers focus on work/life balance and addressing social issues. This is great and makes for a good work environment. The salaries are very competitive and the overall compensation package is very attractive.

      Cons

      There are a lot of inefficiencies, waste and complexity in the organization. The various business units operate in silos and the leaders are not always concerned with the health of the company overall, but are more concerned with their own division. It is very difficult for a new employee to learn to navigate the many layers of the business. Your support teams are very often located in different parts of the world and it makes it difficult to know who is responsible for what aspect of the business.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      BASF

      Apr 27, 2021 - Business Controller in Bloomfield, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Global company , great benefit package.

      Cons

      The jobs are too departmentalized.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good company if you work at a larger site

      Apr 11, 2021 - Process Technician in West Memphis, AR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Pay and good benefits.

      Cons

      Terrible management always overstepping their boundaries, get in trouble by corporate . Then target the employee who notified corporate HR. Local HR always sides with management. Bad decisions ran the site down and are now being shut down

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      BASF Response

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      Thank you for the detailed feedback.

    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      A great company with wonderful benefits

      Apr 14, 2021 - Project Manager in Southfield, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, benefits, opportunity to grow

      Cons

      Slow to change on major initiatives.

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