BASF - Very stable but somewhat inflexible | Glassdoor
  1. "Very stable but somewhat inflexible"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Ludwigshafen am Rhein
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear strategy and willingness to stick to that strategy. Big, global player that still treats its employees like family ("Aniliner"). Salary and beneifts for permanent employees are good.

    Cons

    If you are not German or do not speak the language, communicating with corporate HQ in Germany can be challenging. Also, very hierarchical decision making processes which hinder success in markets where flexibility is required. Internal job market is frozen below Vice President level.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from mistakes by other companies: stop with the Job Market idea in which new employees get less benefits and a temporary contract, as it breeds dissatisfaction amongst the ranks. Stop the idea that everything in Asia is cheaper and better, especially research and development. And please stop treating people on the talent list in a way that forces them to burn out before achieving anything, and stop the... nepotism towards them in favor of the other employees.

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    BASF2014-10-27
  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - AIA in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BASF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and nice place

    Cons

    Not many really nice place

    BASF2019-08-21
  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A lot to learn, many opportunities for growth, well structured company

    Cons

    Management in some units are extremely bad. A lot of closed doors and you can't grow unless someone pushes you or they like you so much. It won't matter if you fit in the position or not. Many manager are don't have a degree in Freeport site, they get the management position thru relationship with upper management

    BASF2019-09-17

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