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Updated Sep 18, 2019

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BASF CEO Martin Brudermüller
Martin Brudermüller
27 Ratings
  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Conservative company that does not want to take high risk.

    Cons

    German culture and German leadership for most of the important positions.

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    BASF2017-01-05
  2. "Conservative, Slow Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time

    Pros

    Job stability and sustainability are strengths of the company.

    Cons

    Internally focused, sticks to German culture in the headquarters and decision making.

    BASF2016-12-15
  3. "Human Resources"

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    I worked at BASF

    Pros

    Solid, stable company. Always moving forward, growing markets and opportunities. Better than average compensation, including benefits Size,scope and breadth of company makes movement and development of talent more likely

    Cons

    German-based company, with a European mindset (which sometimes conflicts with American methods and practices) The global business is clearly centralized in Germany, just as it is with American-owned and based companies. This can sometimes make for issues when styles and practices don't match. Europe and America do have differing philosophies on work in certain areas, some better, some not.

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    BASF2016-08-04
  4. "nice place to work"

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     in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BASF

    Pros

    stable growing salary, adequate training opportunities

    Cons

    too much re-organization. Some managers delegated from German were micro-management.

    BASF2016-06-10
  5. "Development chances"

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    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Ludwigshafen am Rhein
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BASF full-time

    Pros

    Development stated as a core and there are programs to voice out or support. You get to work on international project with international teams with tons of BASF experience and loyalty. This from people that have come to terms with no development chances.

    Cons

    Development of mostly EU (German) colleauges historically accomplished first before international. Tons of inbreeding in broken units...the people that were supposed to fix and keep things running are often promoted into the same departments that caused the problem.

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    BASF2016-06-06
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Professional and inspiring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BASF full-time

    Pros

    BASF SE is the world's leading chemical company, and one of the most innovation companies in the world. Working in the HQ in Ludwigshafen was such a great experience.

    Cons

    For working in BASF SE in Ludwigshafen in Germany, it is better to have a good knowledge of German language. Demanding environment.

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    BASF2016-04-24
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Too big to fail while too big to move fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well established and well known organization. Global player in Chemical Industry. Diversified business portfolio providing various career opportunities including international assignment. Friendly and down-to-earth working culture with focus on business ethics.

    Cons

    Not market/ customer-oriented. Hierarchical and slow in decision-making. Not dynamic enough to respond timely to market changes. Too complicated in the organizations which affect efficiency. Top management are still "German-centric".

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    BASF2016-04-06
  8. "Intern Innovation Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ludwigshafen am Rhein
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big organization. more intenational people

    Cons

    German speaking mainly, the city is not really a good place to live

    BASF2016-03-14
  9. "BASF France"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager of Sales and Technical Services in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BASF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Global Mindset Empowering and Energising with responsibilities Low Hierarchical decisions Regional Organisational Cultures Diversity

    Cons

    Lost in the Matrix V-level access for german speaking managers

    BASF2015-12-09
  10. "BASF over 8 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large stable European based company that looks long term not qtr. to qtr. in their analysis of investment / hiring decisions

    Cons

    Large German company that creates 2 procedures for every 1 it tries to reduce. Company mgmt. also at time manages in fear of an audit finding (even minor ones) , not making sure they do the right thing for company / employee.

    BASF2015-10-29
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