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BASF Reviews

Updated 24 Jun 2019

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BASF CEO Martin Brudermüller
Martin Brudermüller
17 Ratings
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  • "German management adds layers of bureaucracy(in 66 reviews)

  • "Company politics, consensual decision making makes the company slow(in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Great global company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time

    Pros

    Diverse products and huge global support network

    Cons

    Can be inflexible and slow moving

    BASF2018-09-27
  2. "asap"

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BASF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting to work for now. Great future range of products. Investing in their future with a good ten year pipeline

    Cons

    Large organisation to work for. Challenges to navigate around internally on the corporation. Decision making slow.

    Advice to Management

    Improve planning and share plans with internal staff more. Improve and modernise IT systems to bring. Us up to a high level.

    BASF2016-03-15
  3. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BASF full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working environment Pretty much guaranteed annual bonus Friendly and supportive colleagues Good benefits - phone, laptop and opportunity for international travel

    Cons

    Process could be long and inflexible Global and regional team make key decisions Too much internal focus

    BASF2015-04-09
  4. "Internship"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at BASF

      Pros

      It is a strong company, world leader in the chemical industry and with lots of internal opportunities. Great organisation overall.

      Cons

      The structure is quite rigid, changes are slow and decision-making process is sometimes limited. All the cons related to a company of that size.

      BASF2014-12-10
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      "BASF Australia and New Zealand"

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      Former Employee - Business Manager in Melbourne
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at BASF full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Large, diverse company means opportunities to move around, if desired Financially resilient Some nice, intelligent colleagues Strong culture of health and safety

      Cons

      Excessive bureaucracy Matrix management means no one seems to take responsibility Centralized decision making means local businesses have limited authority Claims to be customer focused but is not, especially with respect to supply New performance appraisal process too vulnerable to subjective opinion Insufficient transparency to local business managers of profitability

      Advice to Management

      Empower and support your staff to be more entrepreneurial R&D must launch new products to compensate for maturing commodities Eliminate the regional hubs = massive cost savings Supply lead times are excessive - consider alternative sourcing More attention to culture and business models after acquisitions

      BASF2014-12-13
    • "Great company"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at BASF

        Pros

        Good technical focus and product stewardship

        Cons

        Lots of corporate rules and regulations to adhere to

        BASF2014-08-17
      • "Neither here nor there"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
        Doesn't Recommend
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at BASF

        Pros

        -Locally, company has a mix of people of all ages that makes for a diverse work place. -Company is flexible with leave time

        Cons

        - Company structure and information flow/sharing is poor. - Employees who are institutionalised are very resistant to change and negative. - Local operations are sales driven but held back by central R&D - Employee count at local operations are thin. Only have time to fight spot fires.

        Advice to Management

        - Company structure and information flow/sharing is poor. - Employees who are institutionalised are very resistant to change and negative.

        BASF2010-01-03
      • "Happy So Far!"

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        Current Employee - Quality Assurance in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at BASF full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        BASF seems pretty organized when it comes to new hire onboarding and training. They also have one of the best attitudes about safety I've seen anywhere. Employees look out for one another and the teamwork tends to carry over to other areas. Benefits are great; they offer flex time, reimbursals for gym memberships and the like , telecommuting, and there are a ton of other benefits.

        Cons

        None noted. I am hoping the honeymoon period doesn't end after two years!

        Advice to Management

        None!

        BASF2019-06-24
      • "Manager, Global Supply Chain Planning"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at BASF full-time

        Pros

        Opportunities to try different job functions

        Cons

        Senior Management level is changing every 3-5 years and so the team is losing focus in future business direction/strategy Strategies being created but lack of execution follow ups

        BASF2019-06-21
      • "Love it"

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        Current Employee - Process Technician 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at BASF full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Benefits awesome Company to get on

        Cons

        No growth opportunities, just stepping stone

        BASF2019-06-20
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