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BASF Reviews

Updated 19 Jun 2019

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BASF CEO Martin Brudermüller
Martin Brudermüller
15 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. "BASF"

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    Current Employee - Process Development Scientist in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good progression, good benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Some occasional communication issues, but not often

    BASF2019-04-19
  2. "Great company, great colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company to work with great opportunities to learn, develop and implement business leading tools.

    Cons

    I do not see any cons

    BASF2019-04-04

    BASF Response

    April 11, 2019Talent Branding & Diversity Specialist

    Thank you for your review and rating. We greatly appreciate it!

  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive, engaging, challenging, great package, respectfully, structured

    Cons

    Nothing happens quickly which can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the experience of your team

    BASF2018-12-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at BASF full-time

      Pros

      Good work life balance Interesting work Senior manager exposure regularly

      Cons

      None that come to mind

      BASF2018-10-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Market Analyst"

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

      I have been working at BASF

      Pros

      Great Team, Exciting Role, Chance to explore Variety of market sectors

      Cons

      Limited benefits No graduate roles after finishing studies

      BASF2018-10-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Placement"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at BASF full-time

      Pros

      Multination company with presence in many markets. Very diverse.

      Cons

      The structure could be improved.

      BASF2018-09-17
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great team but old-fashioned company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheadle, North West England, England
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      The regional UK team is very friendly and helpful. While departments don't always get along, there is a sense of belonging within the individual departments. Compensation is fair and new starters are appropriately integrated into the company, with many opportunities to travel regionally and internationally. Employees, even young/new ones, are not observed too much and given flexible working hours. Little to no punishment...

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      Cons

      Poor employee health- the cafeteria was dreadful and overpriced. No microwave or kettle to prepare own food, and apart from salad, no healthy options. There should be far more non-monetary benefits starting with better food and chairs. I regularly suffered back pain and felt generally unhealthy from the food, lack of movement, and stuffy air in the building. Far too many meetings and very outdated software. The company...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop ignoring employee feedback and actually act on it. Also cut the favouritism of Agronomy Managers and Campaign Managers.

      BASF2018-09-13
    • "Good experience as overall"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at BASF

      Pros

      Good quality job and team

      Cons

      Not very flexible/ open to suggestions

      BASF2017-11-19
    • "Great Company"

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      Former Employee - Market Analysis in Manchester, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Fantastic culture, great colleagues. Simply amazing

      Cons

      It was a rather large company.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to do what you are doing

      BASF2017-10-17
    • "Salary"

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      Current Employee - Analyst in Manchester, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BASF (Less than a year)

      Pros

      - great work life balance - good culture

      Cons

      - Pay could be more

      BASF2017-08-28
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