Pros: enjoyed serving the employees of the company and my immediate management
Cons: being laid off, in my opinion, due to world events, my deployments and their business management philosophy.
I started with BASF in 1984 at 19 years old, in their mailroom. I immediately began night school for my degree. I worked my way up through all the positions associated with Facilities Management and eventually became site manager for our 210,000 Square foot facility. I received my degree and also began working as part of the team building the north american corporate headquarters. We moved in in 1994. one million square feet, 3000 employees, 154 acres. I was responsible for the safety, environmental issues, security, public relations, crisis management. I was part of the team that ran this mega facility. We also had a corporate jet where I was responsible to train, maintain and comply with various regulations. I enjoyed this job tremendously. I was still involved in the army reserves and up until 9/11, it was basically transparent to BASF. After 9/11, I had three deployments. They opted to let me go during my third. world events have calmed since then and my military career is nearing its end.