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Lab Technician 2 (Former Employee) –  Geismar, LANovember 15, 2018
Great workplace overall but the management needs work and better communication skills . When applying internally for promotions it seems the less qualified person gets the job or management hires from the outside
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4.0
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Admin Associate (Current Employee) –  Florham Park, NJNovember 7, 2018
As a contractor I'm not comfortable rating the company. As a contractor the company was good. Promised full-time 2 years ago. Locaton is great. Sorry to be moving on.
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Good people in some areas
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Freeport, TXNovember 6, 2018
Basf locations work off good ole boy plan , if your from the area you get more opportunities, if. Or your basically ignored and past over for advancement , a lot of managers with little knowledge of process
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Buddy system
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4.0
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Great company for employees
Regional Territory Manager (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCNovember 4, 2018
BASF is a great company to work for. They treat their employees well, and they have many ways to expand your career. They offer benefits that are not easily matched in any industry. I have no real complaints
Pros
Benefits are great
Cons
Many divisions, internal communication is difficult
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5.0
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Good Company
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  New Providence, NJNovember 1, 2018
Very large company which can be good and bad. The good is that you have opportunities for promotion. The bad is that it is such a large company that you are just a number and sometimes it takes a long time for things to get done that you wouldn't experience with a small company. Great benefits. They really care about work/life balance.
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Diverse by not inclusive
AO/ Granulations CSB, Production Manager (Current Employee) –  McIntosh, ALNovember 1, 2018
Diversity without inclusion.Preaches diversity but leaves out the inclusion part . Horrible Onboarding,equipment reliability and maintenance does not exist
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overall
CHEMICAL OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Gordon, GANovember 1, 2018
before this new management this was a great family type environment. you felt as if management cared about the employees. now they are cut throat and they are very prejudice and don't care that you know it
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Good benefits
Chemist III (Current Employee) –  Huntsville, ALNovember 1, 2018
Overall a great place to work with good benefits. Occasionally difficult to navigate the system because areas like accounting and HR are off-site but we forge on.
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Every BU is different and operates independently
Regional Sales Manager, Southeast (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCNovember 1, 2018
BASF is a heavily matrixed company comprised of hundreds of segmented business units, which do not have much interaction with each other. Each BU operates independently of each other and works toward the goal of improving their separate P & L. BASF culture tends to be overly cautious and risk averse and focused on producing results with minimal resources. Efficent to a fault.
Each business unit has its own culture and they differ widely depending their position in the supply chain. Many of the BU are very manufacturing centric and only a few of the BU’s are customer facing or sales centric business. The BU that I work in sells a finished good with is an anomaly for BASF and they focus on the production of raw materials and chemicals.
Hardest part of the job was to keeping enough inventory in stock to satisfy customer demand and keeping customers loyal to our brand. Top management is among the brightest people I've met in business and are very sharp.
Pros
total benefit package, 401K, resources to be sucessful, upward mobility for right people
Cons
very large and not agile, too risk averse, lack of sales agility
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BASF is a huge company, and as such experiences could greatly vary
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Florham Park, NJOctober 28, 2018
BASF is a big company, so experiences could vary based on what group you are part of. I personally was happy there at times, but also at times felt there was a lack of leadership from management, and at times felt that the culture was one of indifference.
Pros
Big company, can try many different things
Cons
Lack of guidance, being too big a company can be somewhat overwhelming at times
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4.0
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Good place to work with good benefits
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Southfield, MIOctober 26, 2018
With BASF being a European company, the benefits are pretty awesome. The management team is hit or miss, with some guys having no experience in the field they are managing, and little desire to learn more than just surface level knowledge about their market. This can lead to low morale, unnecessary work, and turnover. Overall a great place to work.
Pros
Good benefits, most coworkers are great, lots of opportunity
Cons
Bureaucratic, slow moving, easy to get forgotten about, lots of introverts
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Low pay and no chance of advancement
Turnaround Planner and Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Geismar, LAOctober 25, 2018
Low pay and no chance of advancement for contract employees. No chance for contractors to move to a BASF position. Contractors doing the same jobs are not paid the same.
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Some bright spots in a dull portfolio
Business Development Manager (Current Employee) –  Florham Park, NJOctober 25, 2018
BASF has the capabilities and competencies to do so many good things. Their biggest issue is that they can't get out of their own way. Management has become very short-sighted and mistakenly believes that they are the best in the marketplace.
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Great place to work
Senior Research Associate/Analytics Team Leader (Former Employee) –  RTPOctober 24, 2018
Great place to work with good benefits and career advancement opportunities. As with any company there are some upper level managers who are not the best at what they do. Much of the direction of the company is given from Germany, don't assume that your American boss is your real boss!
Pros
Lots of benefits and employee resources
Cons
Some upper managers need to be put in their place!
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Productive, rewarding career
Receiving clerk (Former Employee) –  Newport, DEOctober 23, 2018
Enjoyed the work the only reason I left was to retire in Millsboro DE from the Newport DE location
Management is doing an outstanding job with employees
Pros
Great pay and benefits
Cons
I can't think of anything
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Great place to work, even as a Contractor
Talent Acquisition Manager (Former Employee) –  Florham Park, NJOctober 23, 2018
I had the pleasure of working as a contractor with BASF and was given the same opportunity to grow in my career as full-time employees. There is a strong respect for the staff at BASF.
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Worst
Process Technician (Former Employee) –  Freeport, TXOctober 20, 2018
Culture still good ole boy system. You are either a good ole boy or you are out. Not diverse with other races and women. Worse operators job I had. Planners plan from chairs and P&ID's
Pros
benefits
Cons
4 on 4 off
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Supervision has little experience in work
Staff Engineer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 20, 2018
Overall I have enjoyed working at BASF but when last manager retired the new manager was not equipped to manage. All previous managers were excellent and empowered us.
Pros
Good retirement benefits
Cons
Lots of unpaid OT
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cut throat - cliques. mgmt talks good game / does nothing
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHOctober 13, 2018
You have to hob-know with mgmt. after work drinks/golf with for job security. Imaginary secret calls to 800 number never honest or confirmed. Mgr lazy
Pros
Overtime / Salary
Cons
Mgmt only protects "the yes man" / biggest criers.
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Control Room Technician (Former Employee) –  Elyria, OHOctober 12, 2018
Monitor and process chemicals from computer based., administrative controls and communicated instructions to coworkers to guide process. Create ID labels for product containers.
Pros
Close to home
Cons
Stressful, no respect
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