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BASF Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Jan 16, 2021

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BASF Chairman and CEO of BASF in North America Wayne T. Smith
Wayne T. Smith
261 Ratings
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 10 years

      Good company to work for

      Jan 4, 2021 - Global EHS Manager in Iselin, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work environment, inclusive, good benefits and performance incentive

      Cons

      Large company, not always transparent in communication

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    2. 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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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company to work with

      Oct 1, 2020 - Head of Marketing in Wyandotte, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exciting business if you love chemistry and chemical engineering, great work environment for the most part.

      Cons

      In big companies, sometimes you might end up with a lousy boss. Applies more to senior positions though.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Contractor, more than 1 year

      Decent Starting Position

      Jan 16, 2021 - Coatings Field Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cool Working Environment, Lots of overtime if you want it.

      Cons

      No Benefits, no Holidays, work all the time.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Intern

      Coatings Intern

      Oct 28, 2020 - Intern in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very pro employee, great people, great work environment

      Cons

      Unusual hiring process for college students/graduates

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great job, unlimited resources

      Oct 15, 2020 - Chemist in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great work environment

      Cons

      Can get lost in a sea of people

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      World’s #1 Chemical Company

      Oct 5, 2020 - Customer Service Manager in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great working environment and global company.

      Cons

      Big competition to Dow Chemical.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Intern

      Quality of Work Depends on Locations

      Oct 3, 2020 - Chemical Engineering Co-op in Cincinnati, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment, very friendly people

      Cons

      Co-ops aren't trusted with enough responsibility

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Progressive, Inclusive, German Owned Company

      Jan 24, 2020 - Corporate Trust Analyst in Southfield, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits and Perks, Maternity/Paternity Leave, Work Environment, Opportunity for development, Access to Leadership teams and Executives (in Business/Marketing orgs), Flexible Work Arrangements

      Cons

      Difficult to move to new positions under 24 months, not a lot of exposure to leadership teams or development opportunities in plant/lab positions

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      BASF Response

      Sr. Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist

      "Thank you for the review and rating."

    10. 4.0
      Current Contractor, more than 1 year

      Great place to work just wish it was more opporunities for growth

      Apr 23, 2019 - Chemical Lab Technician in Southfield, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Work environment, not a company that micromanages task and hours are flexible.

      Cons

      Not much room for growth Limited to only a year contract without any guarantee for the future.

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