Process Technician (Current Employee) – Pasadena, TX – January 11, 2016
Overall a good learning experience for everyone involved. Participated in many different assignment to help with the functions and daily activates of the plant. Management as a whole was okay and was willing to work with problems that may have come up.
free lunches, good raises, safety, overall good work environment
Lab Technician (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – December 24, 2015
Lab Technician-The people that have been there since the doors open basically feel like they own the business. They hold all the cards. They know the job and basically would rather see you fail than to teach you. Good old boy mentality. They have their favorites. If your liked you will do well. If your not like especially by other co-workers you won't last long. The job is dirty and they won't do anything to make it safer for the employee. Could be a great place to work if they cared about employees as much as they care about pushing stuff out the door.
Production Scheduler (Former Employee) – McIntosh, AL – December 9, 2015
A typical day was all work and fun was not in the vocabulary. What I learned is that BASF is a very large company and employees are only numbers and not individuals. Many of the local management were good to work for but the corporate management was another story. The co-workers I had were a good bunch or hard working folks that always tried every day to do their best. The hardest part was dealing with the constant grind. The most enjoyable part was leaving.
Senior Process Engineer (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – December 4, 2015
System troubleshooting. Improving raw material efficiency and yield, energy conservation, system improvement studies and minimization of equipment downtime. Product quality and product yield improvement.
The company is large and can provide a career growth opportunities.
BASF favours consolidation of their facilities at one location.
Biological Technician (Current Employee) – Research Triangle Park, NC – October 21, 2015
I enjoyed my time here as a contractor; I only wish I had more options for full-time employment with the company! I think BASF has a great culture, it's very safety-conscious, and they do a diverse amount of very important research for feeding the planet.
The typical work day included gathering data, analyzing the data, and the forecasting trends that might prevent current or future problems. I learned the skills of multi-tasking, dealing with a variety of management levels and engineers, and how a multi-billion dollar corporation function. The management I worked under was very laid back, which I enjoyed because I am a self starter and don't need a lot of supervision. My coworkers are good people. Some are harder workers than others, but that is to be expected in any work environment. The hardest part of the job is dealing with people and trying to persuade them to make the necessary changes to improve the process or fix problems. The most enjoyable part of the job is feeling like I was making a difference in the lives of everyone that drove a Nissan Vehicle.
It was a good company to work at before it suffered, like many companies have, when the economy collapsed. The Fibers Division was divested and sold to another company, then to another until the plant was finally closed.
I enjoyed the benefits and working with the people at the Fibers plant. I wish it were still open and operating but under better conditions.
I learned how to be a self starter and how to deal with difficult issues on a day to day basis. I enjoyed scheduling and keeping up with inventory incoming and outgoing.
It was difficult when the plant changed hands and finally closed but I don't regret being part of that industry.