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BASF Reviews

Updated March 24, 2019
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BASF Chairman and CEO of BASF in North America Wayne T. Smith
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  • "Benefits, vacation package, work life balance" (in 147 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and vacation time amount" (in 94 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth in any position

    Cons

    I have no cons for BASF. Great company to work for!

    Advice to Management

    keep empowering your people

    BASF Response

    Feb 14, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to review BASF!


  2. "Great company with awesome benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Geismar, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Geismar, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and great benefits

    Cons

    Complex organization which makes it hard to navigate from time to time

    Advice to Management

    Become less complex

  3. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company for benefits (maternity leave, 401k) and flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Typical large corporation with constant reorganization’s mergers and divestments


  4. "Decent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement for those who apply themselves.

    Cons

    Aging workforce and old equipment

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain middle career personal

    BASF Response

    Mar 20, 2019 – Talent Branding & Diversity Specialist

    Thank you for the review and rating!


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very large variety of projects, assignments

    Cons

    We get in our own way too much.

    BASF Response

    Mar 20, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to review!


  6. "Good company and focus on development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BASF full-time

    Pros

    I work with lots of global talents. Some of the executives are super smart and care about people.

    Cons

    constant re-organization . every three to four years.

    BASF Response

    Mar 20, 2019 – Talent Branding & Diversity Specialist

    "Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful review! BASF prides itself on fostering an environment where our employees can constantly grow, learn, and #belongatBASF."


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership and Development Candidates get very preferential treatment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair benefits, good work life balance, good training programs

    Cons

    LDP and PDP candidates are given very preferential treatment. They are labeled as the "protected ones" and often get senior level positions with very little experience. The candidates who have not come through the BASF development programs often lose out on these positions to people with far less experience. Feels like nepotism with that group.

    Advice to Management

    While it is very good to bring candidates in on these programs. It is demoralizing to others with years of experience and a good track record, to lose out on positions because they are "not in the club".

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    company culture is open and flexible

    Cons

    slow to embrace technology

    BASF Response

    Mar 5, 2019

    Thank you for your review! As a global company we do our best to move as nimbly as possible with all of the regions in mind; however, like all global companies, there can be some challenges. We... More


  9. "Great company with lots of potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    New effort to increase customer focus and reduce complexity - great idea!

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!

    BASF Response

    Mar 5, 2019

    Thank you very much for your review!


  10. "Big Company"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Scientist in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In general, people are very nice and easy to collaborate.

    Cons

    Few not nice people can really bring you down