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Updated Jun 24, 2019

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BASF CEO Martin Brudermüller
Martin Brudermüller
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Accounts Payable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    30 days of vacation is nice, but more or less standard in big German companies. Flexible working schedule is a great, but generally depends on your team and manager.

    Cons

    Salary in BASF SSC in Berlin is ridiculous, much lower that the market average. They have a band system and your salary depends on the band that is assigned to you. If you will be given to drive a project, do your research and it may turn out that this project has failed a number of times in the past forming a knowledge gap. No tools are given to perform your tasks, no responsible people assigned to properly onboard...

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    BASF2019-04-02
  2. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Cairo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    One of the worldwide leaders in Chemicals industry

    Cons

    Limited career progression, and a pure German culture

    BASF2018-12-24
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, empowerment & inclusion focus, work-life balance. Everyone works from home at least one day per week. Flex hours are available to every full-time employee. The Florham Park facility is beautiful. Benefits are generous. The environment is very diverse and collaborative. The company encourages cross-functional opportunities.

    Cons

    German management adds layers of bureaucracy. Investment in manufacturing is focused in Europe to the detriment of profits in North America.

    Advice to Management

    invest - digitalization, capacity, R&D.

    BASF2018-11-22

    BASF Response

    December 5, 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.

  4. "Versatile person with technical degree."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at BASF

      Pros

      Benefits. Diverse employees. Varied business opportunities and skilled technical personnel.

      Cons

      German company. Very rigid processes, pigeonholing of people. Favor younger employees.

      BASF2018-11-26

      BASF Response

      December 5, 2018

      We appreciate you mentioning our benefits (Compelling Total Offer) as a Pro. Our team works hard to ensure all employees receive benefits that go beyond the basics from their first date of hire.

    • "Good experience of global project close to customers and interacting with different partners such as marketing, sales..."

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      Current Employee - R&D Manager in Amagasaki
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at BASF full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good for employee development and to acquire experience in different positions in a global environment

      Cons

      Entrepreneurial behavior, good communication in English or even in German for better carreer are needed.

      Advice to Management

      Should be a bit more concern on the reasons why a project failed than the overall results itself.

      BASF2018-11-23
    • Helpful (3)

      "Nice Colleagues but Bad Management & Salary"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      -Nice and international colleagues -Flexible time -Summer & Christmas parties -Location -Stable company -Very good for starting your professional life in Berlin but do not stay more than 1.5 years in the same position.

      Cons

      -Salary is very low compared to other jobs with the same function in other companies in the city. -Incompetent leaders -Most of the leaders do not care about developing their people -Leaders are not open at all to new ideas or approaches. They prefer to do everything in the same way or in the most bureaucratic possible way. -More and more they are hiring more non-German...

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      Advice to Management

      Improve the selection process/Performance management of leaders within the company. A good leader is more than speaking good German and be able to smile to people.

      BASF2018-11-05

      BASF Response

      December 12, 2018

      Thank you for your feedback. Our leadership team is committed to creating a collaborative, and trustworthy environment for all of our employees. We apologize that we did not meet your standards.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Very comfortable place"

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      Current Employee - Operational Controller in Berlin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BASF for more than 3 years

      Pros

      - atmosphere - management style - great learning opportunity - great place to learn the business and SAP

      Cons

      - mediocre upward mobility (promotions) and mainly reserved for Germans

      BASF2017-10-18
    • "Sustainability manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at BASF full-time

      Pros

      Solid, profit oriented and worldwide

      Cons

      Too german. Too much hierarchy

      BASF2017-08-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Typical big MNC"

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      Former Employee - Communications Manager in Ludwigshafen am Rhein
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at BASF full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Good reputation, professional, stable company, good people

      Cons

      The company has a German management style, which is mostly micromanagement. This stalls progress and hinders ideas to bloom. People work hard, but you wonder whether they work on the right thing, or whether it is just another feasibility study to make sure you won't get told off for doing something too bold. A lot of people have no mojo; they're just doing their jobs to get their...

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      Advice to Management

      Give opportunities for people to follow bold ideas without going through project teams and three managemnet levels for approval. Provide vision and live a strong purpose that can re-energize your employees

      BASF2017-08-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good place to work, but has its issues"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BASF full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      1. Great atmosphere to work in in most locations 2. Awesome benefits 3. Strong safety culture 4. Management is credible and trustworthy

      Cons

      1. Being a relatively small subsidiary of a global German company, you often feel left on the fringes 2. Moving between functional groups can be difficult due to the entrenchment that has occurred over the years (this is also true for moving between business units) 3. Changes take a long time to get done due to the internal bureaucracy, which can severely limit innovation...

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      Advice to Management

      1. Revamp internal systems to streamline decision making 2. Improve development systems to reduce loss of talent, and increase utilization of available talent

      BASF2017-06-01
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