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BASF Reviews

Updated 22 April, 2018
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  • Big corporation and decision making can take time (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Plastics salesman representative"

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    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 .


  2. "Great place to work for internship"

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    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

  3. "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


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

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    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.


  5. "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.


  6. "Amazing"

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    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


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Sales in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work environment with great managers and co workers. Extensive training to help you perform well in your job. Great salary and compensation package. Benefits including health and pension are the best I've ever seen and exceed most people's expectations. Very positive environment even during tough situations - things are handled very professionally. I truly enjoy my position at this company and this is the best company I have ever worked for in my career. This company is very supportive of Work/Life balance which I very much appreciate as well as my co workers.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be intimidating getting to know all the levels within the organization. At time too much internal demand for your time to attend webinars and meetings. Initiatives should be more fleshed out and defined steps should be provided.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. We do appreciate what you do for us and how you continue to encourage our growth. The Canadian Admixture Systems leadership team should be proud of the great job they have done over the past few years.

  8. "Successful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BASF full-time

    Pros

    opportunities to develop in the company

    Cons

    The structure and organization can be hierarchal.


  9. "Associate Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BASF full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Good movement through the company, ability to relocate if desired. Well respected in the Ag industry.

    Cons

    Typical large corporation issues. Need updated computers, phone, etc. Office location is good, but could be updated.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Room for Improvement for Mid-Career Employees"

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BASF full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, along with training/development opportunities for younger staff at beginning of their career. Due to profile and ability to hire smart people, you get good interaction and exposure to some industry best practices. Strong support of training and education, and due to size, large amount of resources often available.

    Cons

    High rate of churn of people, moving internally and also out of company, creates instability, which is never addressed. Hierachical decision making and silo mentality. Was making successive acquisitions during years when Oil & Gas division was contributing high profits, and these integrations have a history of being managed poorly. High rate of business restructuring as a result, sometimes every two years, influenced by management consultants (e.g. Booz and BCG). These often lack practical and customer sensitivity checks, and acknowledgement of competitive environment, feeding a cycle of market share erosion and further restructuring/divestments.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and listen to your people more, and not consultants, and actively provide more advancement opportunities for mid-career employees. Cut down on the "spin" from Corporate functions and devolve accountability of Corporate functions out to businesses to improve accountability.


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