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BASF Reviews

Updated November 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work-life balance culture is great, there is flexibility when you need" (in 142 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and vacation time amount" (in 93 reviews)

Cons
  • "glichkeiten und Work-Life-Balance k" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Management is not very agile in decision making" (in 47 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (36)

    "BASF BEST PLACE TO WORK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Tifton, GA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Tifton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Greatest place in the world to work. Fully committed to the continuing increase of their employees knowledge. Safety is first always not just a slogan, we as a team put safety first . We will not stay in operation without safety. Benefits are the greatest, pay is completive where ever you are located; however, the other compensation is unbelievable. We get 10 days bereavement within your imitate family. Maternity leave for the mother and father same time of paid leave. Retirement ! free financial planning for your retirement.

    Cons

    People that work at BASF stay until retirement age. People are promoted within the Company causing opening. Constantly changing creating new products and needs for new people. :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the direction of all inclusion for a sustainable future. Keep listening to the people doing the work. Continue building a safety culture based on sharing knowledge. Knowledge on how to have a first pass quality mindset.

    BASF Response

    Jul 10, 2018

    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.


  2. "Very Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, empowerment & inclusion focus, work-life balance. Everyone works from home at least one day per week. Flex hours are available to every full-time employee. The Florham Park facility is beautiful. Benefits are generous. The environment is very diverse and collaborative. The company encourages cross-functional opportunities.

    Cons

    German management adds layers of bureaucracy. Investment in manufacturing is focused in Europe to the detriment of profits in North America.

    Advice to Management

    invest - digitalization, capacity, R&D.

  3. "Parking & Restoration Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company promotes work/life balance well

    Cons

    Lack of communication within organization


  4. "Great large company with endless opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reliability Engineer in Geismar, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Reliability Engineer in Geismar, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BASF leads the pack when it comes to empoering employees. The company’s overall benefits package are superior to most other petro-chemical companies (yes, even oil and gas). A German company with a big presence in the US sets up for a great benefits and pay. I’ve worked for 2 similar companies in my 10yr career and I plan to retire here.

    Cons

    As with any large (50,000+ employees) company, change comes very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep putting employees as top priority.


  5. "Pretty good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Paid time off is better than average

    Cons

    -Large, complex organization results in a lot of time spent on seemingly bureaucratic processes


  6. "Great company! Seneca site is stuck on the good ole boy system"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Seneca, SC
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Seneca, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, plenty of vacation time,good hrs work 4 days 3 off and vice versa. Every other wkend off. Some of the coworkers are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter. Have to work at hardhats I'm not a fan of hats.It seems that you'll only get ahead if you're a butt kisser. Each department has there picks of people. It's usually the slackers that get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire someone to supervise their group of friends. Change them around. Watch night shift a little better. There's spills happening and being swept under the rug.


  7. "Good Company, Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Chemist in Union, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great benefits and vacation time amount.

    Cons

    The company is so big that sometimes things move slower than you would like. It takes a long time to get promotions, budgets approved, projects approved etc. I’m sure it’s the same for most large corporations.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees are connected with the vision and mission of the company. In order to be happy at work, you have to understand your place in the company and how you impact other groups.

  8. "Life/Work Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people to work with as a whole.

    Cons

    Can get drafted to work on your off days

    Advice to Management

    Look at giving temporary employees a raise maybe so many won't walk out and we be short handed and have to work all this forced over time


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Responsible for four Customer Care teams across four BASF business units"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Care Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment that continues to give me opportunities to get and learn new things

    Cons

    Working in a large corporation that is as matrixed like BASF it can be challenging to make changes or decisions quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on our Customers and work on our speed to react and change according to the needs of our customers and the changing market conditions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Planner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ERP Facilitator in Sparks, GA
    Current Employee - ERP Facilitator in Sparks, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BASF is awesome place to work. Diversity is one of the reason I love working for BASF. BASF knows how to treat their employee. If you ever get an opportunity to work for BASF you should take it.

    Cons

    The only down side is the 12 hours rotating shifts.

    Advice to Management

    BASF creates TEAM with their managers. BASF put safety first. Their will to train you how to be a successful manager. They care for all their employees.


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