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BASF Reviews

Updated 14 December, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work-life balance culture is great, there is flexibility when you need" (in 143 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and vacation time amount" (in 94 reviews)

Cons
  • "glichkeiten und Work-Life-Balance k" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Management is not very agile in decision making" (in 47 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (37)

    "BASF BEST PLACE TO WORK"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Tifton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Tifton, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Greatest place in the world to work. Fully committed to the continuing increase of their employees knowledge. Safety is first always not just a slogan, we as a team put safety first . We will not stay in operation without safety. Benefits are the greatest, pay is completive where ever you are located; however, the other compensation is unbelievable. We get 10 days bereavement within your imitate family. Maternity leave for the mother and father same time of paid leave. Retirement ! free financial planning for your retirement.

    Cons

    People that work at BASF stay until retirement age. People are promoted within the Company causing opening. Constantly changing creating new products and needs for new people. :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the direction of all inclusion for a sustainable future. Keep listening to the people doing the work. Continue building a safety culture based on sharing knowledge. Knowledge on how to have a first pass quality mindset.

    BASF Response

    10 Jul, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful review! BASF prides itself on fostering an environment where our employees can constantly grow, learn, and #belongatBASF.


  2. "Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    Great experience
    Great people
    Interesting environment
    Lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Very large, can be daunting

    Advice to Management

    Develop PDP for leadership candidates

  3. "Innovation without emotional intelligence"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time

    Pros

    Very state of the art, innovative company with excellent compensation

    Cons

    Although Development is encouraged, there are no opportunities here for anyone without an engineering degree or masters. Leadership does not value employees enough to address egotistical management and hierarchy so there is a high turnover.


  4. "Technical Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BASF full-time

    Pros

    Above average training program for management. Fast paced, diverse customer base. Good, experienced work force to lead.

    Cons

    Customer demands add stress. Management of customers lacking at times causing near impossible demands on plant to meet expectations. Management spread too thin at times to support needs of expanding customer requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Add support where needed to meet the needs of everyone.


  5. "Great place to work for internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends

    Pros

    People and office environment
    Office clubs and councils

    Cons

    Work can be kind of boring and tedious

    Advice to Management

    Should look for opportunities for departments to interact


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Too Big"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BASF full-time

    Pros

    Basf gave good training to employees

    Cons

    The management was detached and dictatorial

    Advice to Management

    Wake up


  7. "Great People, Not So Great Systems, Ultimately a Good Place To Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BASF full-time

    Pros

    Great people, you are treated fairly and with respect.

    Cons

    Challenging systems and processes which require streamlining and standardization.

    Advice to Management

    Please see the cons section.

  8. "Plastics salesman representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plastic Sales in Windsor, ON
    Former Employee - Plastic Sales in Windsor, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I 've worked with Obegi chemicals,they execlusive agent for BASF in Syria more than 100 years.

    Cons

    I worked with them 6 years, they had a slogan
    " Doing business with ethics " and BASF it's the first important company in the world.

    Advice to Management

    I have a good confirmation letter from them .


  9. "Great company with room to develop career"

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Toronto, ON
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BASF full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture with plenty of opportunity to develop a career. Great benefits and culture. Offices around the world - plenty of opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Although it is the largest chemical company in the world, few people outside of the organization are aware of its existence. Small footprint in Canada but huge player globally, especially US.


  10. "Amazing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BASF full-time

    Pros

    great company. Great people. Great everything

    Cons

    not fast moving. Beaureau-crazy! word

    Advice to Management

    move faster