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Updated Jul 16, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time for 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.

    BASF2018-11-22

    BASF Response

    December 5, 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. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Conservative company that does not want to take high risk.

    Cons

    German culture and German leadership for most of the important positions.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. Do not talk without implementation on yourself first.

    BASF2017-01-05
  3. "nice place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at BASF

      Pros

      stable growing salary, adequate training opportunities

      Cons

      too much re-organization. Some managers delegated from German were micro-management.

      BASF2016-06-10
    • "BASF over 8 years"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at BASF full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Large stable European based company that looks long term not qtr. to qtr. in their analysis of investment / hiring decisions

      Cons

      Large German company that creates 2 procedures for every 1 it tries to reduce. Company mgmt. also at time manages in fear of an audit finding (even minor ones) , not making sure they do the right thing for company / employee.

      BASF2015-10-29
    • "Great benefits and nice people"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BASF full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great benefits, most people are willing to help you and work together

      Cons

      Slow growth opportunities, tough to get out of the shadow of German influence

      Advice to Management

      Continue to focus on globalization and expansion out of Germany

      BASF2015-10-01
    • Helpful (5)

      "Trouble Ahead"

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      Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Florham Park, NJ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at BASF full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Nice bragging rights to say you are working at the largest chemical company in the world. The company is is very strong financially. If you take initiative you can deal with other parts of the world.

      Cons

      Forget about a career unless you are German. The current trend is the promotion of German females. The nest best thing is an American with a German last name. The Company is totally inflexible in every regard and this extends even to customer engagements.

      Advice to Management

      Cannot run the Company today based old principles from the 1950's. Trouble is ahead unless change is made.

      BASF2014-08-16
    • Helpful (3)

      "Small time player in Ag Biotech market"

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      Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at BASF full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      International corporation with excellent benefits. Potential international travel if you have high enough position.

      Cons

      Total lack of executive diversity. Three reorgs in three years resulted in 14 executive positions staffed with 11 white, male Germans plus one white, male Canadian. Of the other two, one was white, female German. And this was at the new North American HQ for the Ag Biotech division. If you have dreams of advancing, don't spend them...

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      Advice to Management

      Get a clue when so many persons leave for competitors. Stop rewarding people by how many hurdles they put on advancing research projects in the name of corporate stewardship. Start breaking up the non-diverse executive logjam and think beyond 2015.

      BASF2014-08-12
    • Helpful (4)

      "Great place to work and live"

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      Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BASF full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Nice place to work overall. Great people, good cafeteria, stable, good long-term outlook, good salary and benefits. Beautiful area to live, close to mountains and coast. Generally nice weather.

      Cons

      Working globally can be a little difficult given the internal politics (e.g., it is a German-owned company and it can be difficult for non-German colleagues to rise to senior positions). It is also a very processed-driven company. Hard to do anything outside the defined process.

      BASF2014-04-08
    • Helpful (1)

      "Engineer/R&D"

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      Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Charlotte, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at BASF full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great resources and the opportunity to work with really talented, smart, and nice people. People had a great sense of personal integrity throughout the organization, and even though I was a woman engineer in a very male-dominated business, I was treated with respect.

      Cons

      Promotions and opportunities can be biased to Germans, but this is a German-owned company, so this is not a total shock. Depending on where you (manufacturing/plant versus directly in a business), there is not always a good work/life balance and long hours are pretty standard.

      Advice to Management

      While efforts have been made on a corporate level to create a better work/life balance, many business units do not recognize this or respect this.

      BASF2013-09-29
    • Helpful (9)

      "Absolutely Destroyed Engelhard Corporation - BASF Catalysts is an empty shell today"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at BASF full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      deep pockets unasailable market share in Germany good process engineering skills focus on environment

      Cons

      bureacratic, cold, aloof, stifling duplicitous - none of the statements made during the takeover of Engelhard turned out to be true weak, dishonest, pathetic management - starting with the team that integrated Engelhard If you're not German you have no future with the company at all Weak R&D low-end, commodity business focus - inevitably will lose out due to rise of Middle...

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      Advice to Management

      Bring in non-Germans to senior positions Consider spin-offs of some overseas units, which are clearly poorly run (i.e. US operations) Stop firing people on a regular basis for no defined reason Avoid all these lawsuits you attract for HR and other actions

      BASF2013-10-04
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