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  1. "Very stable but somewhat inflexible"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Ludwigshafen am Rhein
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear strategy and willingness to stick to that strategy. Big, global player that still treats its employees like family ("Aniliner"). Salary and beneifts for permanent employees are good.

    Cons

    If you are not German or do not speak the language, communicating with corporate HQ in Germany can be challenging. Also, very hierarchical decision making processes which hinder success in markets where flexibility is required. Internal job market is frozen below Vice President level.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from mistakes by other companies: stop with the Job Market idea in which new employees get less benefits and a temporary contract, as it breeds dissatisfaction amongst the ranks. Stop the idea that everything in Asia is cheaper and better, especially research and development. And please stop treating people on the talent list in a way that forces them to burn out before achieving anything, and stop the nepotism...

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    BASF2014-10-27
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BASF full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to learn and build experience. They are slow at decision making, but once made it is precise and accurate. Very high standards of safety adopted

    Cons

    India management is too hierarchical always boasting about their experience and limiting new ideas from young. Too much politics and internally the future of the organisation and its management is already decided, once join it is easy to predict who will be next in line for a role. Most of the management focuses on me, myself and I.

    Advice to Management

    Give opportunities to the new leaders, let them grow just like someone let you grow. If you do not understand this it is worthless being at leadership positions.

    BASF2019-05-11
  2. "Intern at BASF"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Mumbai

    I worked at BASF for less than a year

    Pros

    Found HR persons very encouraging and supportive.

    Cons

    Discrimination between permanent employs and contractual employs

    Advice to Management

    If there is any day which is going to be celebrated mail should go to every employ (either permanent or contractual),intern and other staff

    BASF2019-08-09

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