BASF
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A great place to work and a great bunch of people to work with.

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A great workplace and would recommend it to anyone. People are very friendly and always willing to help out no matter what position you are in. Very welcoming and open minded company
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Great work group

People in the group are awesome. They created a supportive environment and leaves room for beginners to make mistakes without feeling guilty. Have a wide range of tasks from day to day that makes the job interesting. Will give 5 stars if the company have more clear career path for research technicians, so they have more room to grow into more leadership roles.

Pros

Supportive group, good pay & benefits, relaxed work culture

Cons

Not a lot of room to grow
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Fair pay for job
  • Ability to learn new things
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  • Overall satisfaction
  • Inclusive work environment

Enjoyed my time working here

Communication can lack at times but overall a really good place to work. You get to learn lots about the canola industry and operate equipment. Lots of travel time and you get to see different parts of the Provence
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Good job bad upper manager

Fast paced, not alot of opportunity to train depends who you work for and your background. Fun atmosphere for the most part. No room for growth unless you have a degree
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Good treatment from managers and colleagues

I have only positive feedbacks to give of this organization. Encourages work-life balance. Lots of training and close follow up by manager to know how everyone is progressing.
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Good hours

Very fun, management was hectic at times. Great group of people to work with. Sometimes very long hours of work depending on the season time. Management was not the best but not the worst. Only main complaints were sketchiness of the heights and not being tied off when having to work so high.
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Great Co-Workers

Team Lead will help you whenever you need something. They are willing to teach you every single time no matter how many time you ask them. They have a great patient on teaching people. They valued safety most.

Pros

Great Management
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Summer student

Work was demanding but good, office culture was iffy at times. They expected long hours and hard work from students but offered a company vehicle and most lunches were paid for
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Heavily micromanaged, no trust in employee to do their job

More time is spent meeting micro mangers demands instead of getting the job done they were hired to do. No room for autonomy or to to reach solutions for growth. High turnover due to stress and burnout from management. Immediate management and their boss do not walk the walk or talk the talk as those above them do. Training provided is excellent. Interaction goals are not adjusted to take into consideration the days & time the training takes away from hitting the daily / weekly call target numbers. Strong focus on quantity of interactions week not quality or client size to build relationships.

Pros

Good benefits & salary Training provided excellent

Cons

Long hours outside of peak season No trust or faith in your ability to do job, nothing is ever right Extreme micromanagement
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Two faced employment. Sounds great but it's all at your expense.

Long stressful days, everybody else is out to get you in trouble. Management changes the rules daily, most upper and lower management have no idea on how to run the line. Some of the crew is good but usually you can turn your brain off to get the job done.Hardest part of job - Dealing with the daily bull$@*t.Best part of job - Going home at the end of the day.

Pros

Hard to find any.

Cons

Different rules for different departments and management.
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Fantastic company to work for

BASF is a great place to work. It has solid compensation, true care about its employees, incredible benefits and a very good culture around employee development and growth opportunities.
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Supportive management and leadership

Excellent place to work. Challenging at times, but very supportive and healthy culture within the organization. Management has your back and very collaborative work environment

Pros

Career advancement

Cons

Large corporate structure
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Enjoyed working in BASF with peace of mind,friendly enviornment,learnt a lot about my work involved.

BASF The chemical company where I was working was the excellent company.Even today if somebody will offer me to work over there I won't hesitate to accept it.No.1 working atmosphere.

Pros

Occationally free lunches, free souvenires, traings when necessaryetc

Cons

more frequent meetings
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Dull toxic environment

Show up ready to work. Over hire, 10 people pretending to be busy, not enough work to keep two busy. Detached self-absorbed manager. Gossipy backstabbers

Pros

Getting laid off to leave for something better.

Cons

Harassment and nepotism are tolerated.
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Overall would give about a 75% satisfaction rate.

The pay wasn't bad, but more would have been better because of the level of quality that was expected was high. The more automated area needed more was misleading as things had a tendency to go wrong. The last 2 days were hard on the system because you finished one shift and started the last shift on the same day.

Pros

Little outside interference outside of the shift you worked on.

Cons

Ending the third shift and starting the last shift on the same day was hard.
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Very inclusive environment

Great company to work for.....rewards are they if your prepared to play the long gameThe company tends to favour minorities in an attempt to appear fair and inclusuve and often hires from the outside to fill vacancies rather than promote from within

Pros

Career deveopment

Cons

Beauracracy and keep bad employees for to long before letting them go
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95% Good

Great company and great people. The pack lines were fun to work on and the work is not too hard and they treat you well. However lady in receiving department is a next level head case so avoid working in that department at all costs.

Pros

Good benefits, good pay and not too taxing

Cons

One crazy lady.
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Good com munication

Health and confidence to make a good think to doing some best work.also meetings another coulgue good communication and help &support each other.that's it.most important following the company ruless.

Pros

Just do it.

Cons

Or stop it.
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Awesome company

Don’t much for overtime, 8hour days you get your breaks 2 15 min breaks and a 30 min, it’s shift work depending on the line you are on you could only have day shifts (6:00am-2:15)or an evening shift (2:15-10:45) have benefits the while 9 yards, it’s seasonal work ( winter) but there is opportunity to become full time, it can be a super easy job that does have it’s moments, but for the most part it a good job
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Decent place to work

Overall, a decent place to work. Good for a semi-retired person. Extremely hard to come upon full-time employment there. Management stifles people trying to move up within the company.
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Productive fun position with many areas to learn

As a summer intern there are many different jobs that are required, which changes every day based on what needs to be done. I learned many things such as weed identification, basic spraying techniques, setting up field trials with biologists. The work culture was very welcoming, friendly and encouraging. There is a strong aspect of safety and teamwork in everyday jobs. The most difficult part of the job is being organised in all the different trials that are occurring in the same time. However, this is double checked by the team and is a collective responsibility. The most enjoyable part of the job is being outdoors and working in a group.
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Based on 3,378 reviews

Ratings by category

3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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