BASF Employee Reviews in United States

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BASF is a great place to work at
Export Manager (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJanuary 28, 2015
Great pay and benefits
Great work/life balance - option to telework from home
Good job security
Management is like family
Great culture and caring people
Pros
great pay and benefits work/life balance
Cons
people stay in the same position for decades
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Good Job, Job security, overtime, and some advancements possible.
Chemical Production Operator (Current Employee) –  Freeport, TXJanuary 30, 2014
Shift work operator, relive working crew and communicate about work done and work that needs to be done. Any problems and changes made to the system. Look over system and trouble shoot if needed, run samples and analysis on chemical products for QA. Write permits for any work needed in my unit. Management is good, they involve the operators in most of the changes in the production system. Co-workers are team players and willing to help out when needed. Hardest part of the job is being short handed most of the time due to lack of experienced hands in my unit, work life balance with home life due to the amount of overtime needed to cover shifts. Most enjoyable part of the job is the people I work with, they are better than most places I have been employed at.
Pros
process i work with in my unit is somewhat reliable.
Cons
compensation and being short on experienced employees
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Old plant old machinery
Engineering Services Technician (Former Employee) –  Mauldin, SCOctober 18, 2015
Sorry place to work plant was falling apart. Maintenance manager not very easy to get along with had his on picks. Machinery was hard to work on due to poor placement.
Pros
good pay
Cons
poor management
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no issue
SAP FICO Consultant (Current Employee) –  Florham Park, NJFebruary 24, 2016
it is very much useful to get the job. I am getting good number of requirements in this site. It is very good company. It doesn't have to much to say simply super.
Pros
NA
Cons
NA
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Enjoyed type of work plus people I worked with
Cooper Road (Former Employee) –  Freeport, TXOctober 4, 2015
Love to work hard, yet we were way understaffed. 12 hours were often worked without a break and we were not given the tools and equipment to preform the job safely and of good quality.
Pros
excellent pay
Cons
I felt safety was compromised.
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many opportunities for learning skill sets
Control Room Operator (Former Employee) –  Wyandotte, MIJanuary 28, 2016
Many opportunities for learning the chemical jobs in making transporting and quality control. Safety of making, handling and transporting.
Pros
learning skill sets on chemicals
Cons
Shift work
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Good place to work
Production (Current Employee) –  Kankakee, ILJanuary 4, 2016
Excellent place to work ~
Currently seeking employment because they are down sizing and cutting 29 hourly employees and 25 salaried.
Pros
Excellent pay
Cons
Down sizing cutting 50+ jobs
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Great Benefits and secure job
Production Technician (Current Employee) –  Seneca, scSeptember 18, 2015
The job is good. The benefits are great and the people I work with are honest, down to earth people. Everybody works together and safely, it's a great "team" atmosphere around the department.
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Productive Company
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, ALOctober 14, 2015
Decent place to work, always had something for you to do there great benefits and a decent staff. A very good learn as you go.
Pros
Free Food, Meetings
Cons
Communication, Training
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Not a bad job, but stressful.
Process Operator, Polyol Plant (Former Employee) –  Geismar, LASeptember 14, 2012
The job itself is pretty easy. However, management from shift supervisors up to OMs were almost useless. An "us against them" culture. Very combative.

Salary was good, but no retirement other than the union pension fund. Rank and file bonuses disappeared, but continued for management.

Co-workers ranged from useless to true team players.

The worst part is that management, Ops Coordinator and/or OM and/or HR "black balls" workers they personally don't like to prevent them from working for someone else by divulging information prohibited by federal labor laws.

STAY AWAY!
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Good Job
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  Freeport, TXJanuary 6, 2016
This was a good job and kept you busy all the time. Excellent supervisors and easy to work for and with. I learned quite a bit about computer troubleshooting while on this project also.
Pros
Great supervisors
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Very large company that I enjoyed working for.
Logistics Manager (Current Employee) –  Pasadena,TexasApril 10, 2015
Good benefits and pay. Room for advancement and career movement. Many different locations thru out north America. With a company this large, sometimes hard to get things done quickly
Pros
Encouraged employees growth
Cons
Lots of paperwork to get things done
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Too large of company
Account manager (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 15, 2015
BASF has serious problems and doesn’t have serious people to solve them. BASF is very slow to response and ignore the negative feedback from their clients. BASF has not adaptive to the way Americans do business. BASF lacks good communication between business units and between departments (supply chain, marketing, product management, inventory, sales, and customer care). Overloaded with management and management teams make the decisions. Employees of BASF are not willing to take the responsibility to find answers to questions.
Pros
None
Cons
two many chiefs and no indians
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Safe productive plant to work.
Lead Operator (Current Employee) –  Geismar, LAJanuary 26, 2016
BASF is a safety first plant with great people to work for. Day to day its a fast pace atmosphere with quality production and products.
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Has its Pro's and con's.....here's the truth.
Mechanical Operator (Current Employee) –  Huntsville, ALAugust 23, 2015
I am a mechanical operator. 1st off, be prepared to stand for 12 hours minimum a Day. Breaks are SUPER short, 2 15 minute breaks and 1 30minute lunch. Now, Basf WILL pay Good money based on your title. They start at 13 as a temp(which every one starts as). The supervisors have their favorites that they allow to do things that most would get a write up for. They have a zero tolerance for being unsafe. Their is no motivation nor moving up in the company unless you kiss tale. Even if you do your job great and get told so on a weekly basis for years. No one wants to train you, but your expected to know the job within 2weeks, regardless of position.
Pros
The pay is decent and unlimited overtime.
Cons
Breaks and lunches are to short for 12 hour shifts, training sucks.
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Great work environment
Logistics Coordinator (Current Employee) –  McIntosh, ALSeptember 21, 2015
BASF is a great place to work, focused on safety, and a great place to grow!!! There is an old CIBA culture at the McIntosh site.
Pros
Safety
Cons
Old culture
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Fast pace, great compensation
Staff Engineer (Former Employee) –  Iselin, NJJanuary 16, 2016
it is a great place to work. Nice people and fast pace challenging jobs. Work with international projects. Very interesting and learn a lot.
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No day the same.
Contract worker (Former Employee) –  75123October 18, 2014
- Typical day at work included mixing color samples and building pallets.
- I learned many interesting facts about wall finishes and color
- Warehouse manager is a corporate snake. He holds information from the workers needed to complete task. Never confronts issues with employees just let's them go and ALWAYS takes the managers side even if they are wrong.Soon as contract workers ask about money they get fired.
-Loved all of my co-workers
-Hardest part of the job was dealing with management and watching my immediate supervisor lie about an accident to keep a safety streak going.
- Only thing I regret is the ability to mention names in this post
Pros
awesome schedule
Cons
will not hire full time, forced to work on off days
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supervision, Did not help take responsabilty , for is actions
senior maint elect. (Former Employee) –  newport.deJune 1, 2015
Worked very hard there for two years, did not miss a day , Except for vacation. Did everything they ask me to do as a senior electrician
even took master exam. to advance but instead they hired a younger
person ? Than one day I got hert and the supervisor , act like he new nothing at the end ? No management responsibility's
Lies and hide reports , did not make what they said I would eather
unless you are management.
Pros
just the real people you have to work with
Cons
They dont tell you the hole job you have to vigure it out ?
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Great Place to work
IP and Contracts Cordinator (Former Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCAugust 31, 2015
Supportive and family atmosphere with opportunities to grow.Diverse culture, relaxed workplace and lots to learn. Respectful colleagues and peers.
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