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Frac Sand Mining
Control Room Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Sanders, AZFebruary 14, 2017
The responsibility for a dangerous environment is all about people and machine management. The group of hard working men and women take the utmost care of each other to produce a very valuable product.
Pros
Salary
Cons
Danger
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Good People and a good atmosphere.
PROJECT EXECUTION COORDINATOR/SR TECH (Current Employee) –  Port Arthur, TXFebruary 12, 2017
Very fast paced. A lot of information that needs to be learned. Although training is almost self taught, Supervisors will help where needed to give you the right information for you to learn. Fire Brigade team member is mandatory, medical and rescue are optional to join up for. The job requires a lot of thinking and knowing about the process.
Pros
Great pay.
Cons
Hard to move up, space is limited and you have to be in the click to be put in for whatever job.
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Challenging work place with a standardized process
Quality Analyst (Current Employee) –  Huntsville, ALFebruary 10, 2017
BASF Corporation is a Fortune 500 company, with a well standardized process which drives a typical day on the job; challenging targeted towards meeting deadlines.

The job teaches employees on how to multi task, with key emphasis on quality. BASF boost of an amiable management which routes for a well diversified employee mix and a respectable work place culture.

Overtime seems inevitable due to persistent high order volume, but employees are recognized and treated with much empathy.
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safety is number one
Production Technician (Former Employee) –  Seneca, SCFebruary 9, 2017
A typical day at work was 12 hours. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the excessive heat. I enjoyed being able to give vocal opinions.
Pros
clean lunch area
Cons
security
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Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Spartanburg, SCFebruary 8, 2017
Charged reactors....drummed.....toted....people I worked with were great......drove 18 wheeler on yard......Would love to go back now....would not have left but had a layoff.....hardly any weekend work.....helped out in warehouse some.....pulled raw materials...
Pros
great people to work with.....pay......benefits
Cons
none
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experience and fun place to work
Data Entry Specialist (Former Employee) –  Florham Park, NJFebruary 8, 2017
I worked at BASF through Nextsource which was the recruitment team at the time. I worked here for the summer. I had a great experience and a lot of exposure to different departments within the ogranization.
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Dangerous chemicals, great benefits
Refinery Operator (Former Employee) –  Seneca, SCFebruary 6, 2017
A lot of necessary on the job training, to take notes from your trainer is highly recommended. ALOT of safety codes and conduct due to working with ALOT of highly dangerous and volatile chemicals. Personal protective equipment (ppe) is a must at all times here, depending on your department, can range from safety glasses and labcoat to full dress chemical suits and artificial breathing apparatuses. Great benefits due to the job being so dangerous, but that's why safety is so very paramount here and very implemented.
Pros
Great benefits and good pay
Cons
Work with hazardous chemicals daily
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Great company to work for
Sales Support (Current Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCFebruary 4, 2017
Very good company to work for, work environment and benefits are top-notch. Company has a strong focus on diversity and safety! Depending on your desired advancement level, it might require overseas experience.
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Colleagues are very nice and pleasent to work with and supervision is very helpful
Process/Project Engineering Intern (Current Employee) –  Peekskill, NYFebruary 3, 2017
While working here I had the best employer I have ever had. A typical day consists of communication with other employees and outside contractors. Typical projects consist of creating equipment documentation and designing ways to increase productivity. Everybody at the site is very pleasant to work with and will never give you a hard time. It is very easy to learn here because everybody is receptive to questions you might have and will assist you in any way possible.
Pros
Managment and colleagues are very good people
Cons
Short breaks and projects can get to be a little boring
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Had a softball leauge, Camp grounds.
Technician (Former Employee) –  Anderson, SCJanuary 31, 2017
Had to work 7 days on 2 days off.also had a swing shift hard to get use to it. Had a chance to move up in jobs. Would rotate jobs daily. Had to learn different jobs.
Pros
Christmas dinners, Good break schedule.
Cons
7 day swing shift
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The safest place i have ever worked.
Lead Packager (Current Employee) –  Brighton, COJanuary 26, 2017
Lead Packager of a 17 person crew. Dividing the nightly schedule between operators. Keeping records of production progress. Helping all employees with any issue, problems or breakdowns. Cleaning and repairing down machines. Keeping the shift safe throughout the night. Safety first work culture. Producing thousands of pounds of product a shift was my favorite part of the job.
Pros
A rotating schedule every other weekend off.
Cons
Adhesive is sticky business.
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Great company that still has many opportunities to further grow
Various Commercial Roles (Current Employee) –  Various LocationsJanuary 26, 2017
Pros

- Great benefits and compensation package. Will not find many other companies comparable
- Flexible work policy/ work-life balance is great. Will also not find many other companies comparable to this.
- Many opportunities to move around within the company
- Amazing training/development programs and courses
- Company heavily facilitates employee development
- Extremely dynamic employee base with various types of backgrounds and ideas
- Values diversity of thought and background



Cons

- Extremely political
- Have to go through many channels for approval; prolongs decision making and implementation
- More process driven than result driven
- Very hierarchical
- Can easily get lost at times in the organization if you do not network properly, or if you do not have a manager who promotes your work
- While there are many opportunities to move around within the company, at times, has issues retaining top talent due to frequently pre-slating various job opportunities, and only promoting select few employees
- Culture can be competitive and negative
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Difficult to move internally
Reliability Engineer (Current Employee) –  Pasadena, TXJanuary 26, 2017
BASF is a great company with a strong culture. The benefits are excellent and they appear to really care about their employees. The pride themselves in career development, however, it is extremely difficult to move around within the company. Internal candidates for all posted jobs will go through the same process as all external candidates, and your performance in your current position is not taken into consideration. Competition is very stiff and unless you were part of their entry level rotation program, you will have a hard time moving up.
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Productive enviroment great work ethic and great co workers
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Lincoln Park, MIJanuary 25, 2017
I've learned a lot when I was here, they are a little slow at training new employees, but its a great company to work for. They show that they are interested in the employees not just the customers.
Pros
free lunch sometimes, great hours, and great management
Cons
short breaks, training slow
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Good people to work with
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOJanuary 21, 2017
Quality of people working with makes job enjoyable . Work schedule is great 10 hours day 4 day week . Able to do different jobs though out work week . Over all environment excellent
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nonstop
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVJanuary 19, 2017
in order to get acknowledge you will have to suck up to a lot of people or you wont even be noticed. one mistake and youre basically out the door. very unsafe environment
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Team working enviroment
Switchboard/ Reception (Current Employee) –  Cape Town in Century CityJanuary 19, 2017
Most of my day I'm interact with different kinds of people over the telephone and face to face.
I've learned a lot from BASF how to solve problems and how to deal with difficult people
Pros
lunches and Trainings
Cons
Health care and Counselling
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Scientist I (Current Employee) –  Durham, NCJanuary 17, 2017
BASF is an exciting and innovating company to work for. Everyday is different and challenging and management is engaged to listen to your ideas.
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A/P Department
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Florham Park, NJJanuary 11, 2017
I enjoyed my position at BASF in the Accounts Payable department. I was a key component on my team in the A/P department. I handled training coworkers on BASF's policy and procedures. I also worked with different sites and other departments to resolve A/P issues in a timely manner. I also advise other coworkers on resolutions for issues that came up in the department. Enjoyed working with management to handle time sensitive projects and issues. Loved the dynamics and fast pace of the office.
Pros
teamwork, conflict resolution, training and coworkiers
Cons
travel to and from job, being outsourced
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Family like place
Operator (Current Employee) –  Neport, DeJanuary 10, 2017
Very good place to work cant say anything bad really the site is a absolute awesome place to work if you get a chance to get hired keep it. You will be glad you did for the benefits alone
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