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 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.