Lab Technician III (Current Employee), Beachwood ohio – December 6, 2014
I have been at BASF going on 6 years, I came in low on the totem pole and have not advanced at all. There is no room for advancement within the group I work in, and management will not allow you to move to a different position.
Distributor Customer Service Rep, Senior (Former Employee), Florham Park, NJ – April 7, 2014
The first 13 Years it was a geat company to work for. They then changed to a Call Center and did not care about their employees or their customers...it was all about Management meeting their numbers and looking good.
Maintenance (Current Employee), Savannah, GA – April 3, 2014
BASF is an incredible company to work for. While each site is quite different, the company is wonderful with great programs and strategies set in place. Job security within the industry is quite high as well.
Hard working small tight knit group of maintenance men.
Maintenance Millwright (Former Employee), Portsmouth, VA – March 23, 2014
Pros: great people to work around challenging environment.
Cons: a larger facility was built in freeport texas and our plant shut down.
Worked on equipment to produce super absoebent. The stuff sewn into baby diapers to absorb baby stuff. Installed,repaired, and overhauled airlock rotary valves, roots blowers, positive displacement feed pumps etc... Learned of three phase motors, solenoid valves level probes and micro motion meters. For ten years I worked on the most diverse equipment – more... in my life up to that point. Everyone pulled together to get the jobs done. Great benefits, bnuses and a fat turkey at Thanksgiving time. – less
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee), Enka, NC – March 19, 2014
Pros: great health benefits, working enviroment was good enjoy going to work
Cons: when the plant shut down and i was layed off
I had 22 employees on the payroll and I was responsibility assigning workers each morning, checking on all the jobs. If material needed to ordered I placed the purchase order either through our warehouse or outside source. My responsibility was to estimate large jobs and make sure the job started and finishing on time. Checked on the men each day that – more... was on a 53 acre site. I was on the fire department, Hazardous material team and flood control team. During the day if a fire alarm was activated would report to the fire station. I also had to close out work orders and ensured the the work was charged to the right department in the plant. Payroll was another of daily task.
This position help me in to learn the different trades that I managed. This include railroad trackmen, paint, sandblasting, plumbing, carpentry work, masonry work, roofing, and heavy equipment operators.
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Huntsville, AL – March 17, 2014
(Former employee) A typical day there was like any other day...supervisors spying on you through the cameras and never giving credit when credit was due! I loved my job but the management there never does their job how it is actually suppose to be done...people getting terminated for things that happened a year ago, people acting like kids and tattling, – more... never getting the opportunity to advance anywhere, jobs were easy but this company gives temps false hope by telling them they will hire them but end up firing them and they allow people to curse and harass others and just overlook it!! You work within a few feet of others and you get in trouble for talking to your neighbors and it is very hard to get another job after you work there!!! I would suggest that people look past this place...yes, the money was good but there is NO job security here and you will never top out here!! – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Florham Park – March 14, 2014
• Assist Manager and team with creating power point presentations and report administration Other general activities include answering telephone, photocopying, scanning, faxing, mailing, and filing Maintain department subscriptions
Technican (Former Employee), Huntsville, AL – March 12, 2014
Pros: the people you work with are great...
Cons: no advancement...
There is NO room for growth at BASF. I spend 6+ years there trying to advance but managment is geared to keep seasoned people in their current job and if you bulk the system, you become a target. Most of managment are not degreed so they are very intimidated when it comes to the educated. I have seen first hand, supervisors skeem and underhandedly fire – more... people because they knew more than them... Now they are suffering... Don't see the company surviving more than two years... – less
Production Associate (Former Employee), Huntsville, AL – March 6, 2014
Pros: 401k matching, built in overtime
Cons: mid level managers
Well a typical day at work was actually enjoyable. When the goals for the day are clear and practical, the local site wasn't bad to work for. My co-workers and IMMEDIATE supervisors were probably some the best people I've been around in my life. Some had below average work ethics, some had strong work ethics so it kind of balanced itself out. In the – more... past, management has always been top heavy, meaning there were way too many mid to upper level managers. Presently, it has been trimmed, but some of the managers feel as if they have to set a tone or make an example out of people. I don't like the policy concerning temporary workers. They work them hard for a year, then dismiss them. Everyone including full time employees feel expendable, so there is a "get down or lay down" philosophy that surrounds that place now. Also, the communication out there flat out sucks. People that work 6 feet from each other, whose job depend on each other, don't talk, making it harder for a lot of other people. Globally, BASF is one, if not the best company one can work for. Locally? Well its a necessary evil. – less
BASF have great benefits and a competitive compensation
Materials Coordinator (Current Employee), Pasadena, TX – February 25, 2014
Pros: competitive compensation
Cons: job eliminations
* I have attended classes for Leadership and how to work with people and become a Yellow Belt in Six Sigma * There are great co-workers here. * The most enjoyable part of my job is projects to work more efficiently * The management does a good job in removing obstacles in order for you to complete your job.