BASF manufactured and supplied chemical coatings to can manufacturers, nation wide to package food, beer and beverages. It was a leading supplier of these coatings to companies such as; Dole, DelMonte, Star Kist, Bumble Bee, Budweiser, Coca Cola, etc. I had been in business for decades when I joined them in 1970 just out of college.
From Research and Development to Business Development, my career with BASF required me to move from New Jersey, to Ohio, to Illinois, to Texas and eventually to California. In so doing, I progressed from sales man, to account manager, to national account manager to Western Regional Manager.
It was a great place to work, primarily because of the people and office environment. We were regarded as leaders in chemical coatings for food packaging and our clients looked for our participation in their businesses.
The jobs within BASF were poorly paid and demanding in travel, resulting in poor work/life benefit. This includes retirement benefits.
Poor salary and work/life conditions