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- Work/Life Balance
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
The internship program at the Baytown site is well-organized and geared towards educating the students. Supervisors will introduce interns to varied aspects of a chemical process through small projects covering basic unit ops - as is expected - and offer the expertise of senior engineers when the assignments turn hard. Activities, like dinners out and Astros games, are a nice reprieve from the drab Baytown surroundings as well as a chance to meet interns working in other units. The city of Baytown is a typical run-down oil town, and while there isn't much to do except suffer in the summer heat, it is inexpensive.
It's hard to stay busy at work for a number of reasons: managers are afraid of giving too much responsibility or assignments that may not have been covered in school, they're hesitant to bring 3-month hires up to speed on ongoing projects, and they don't want to thrust us in existing groups for fear that, if we don't work out, they'll be responsible. I haven't interned in other facilities, so it's unknown whether the Baytown plant is unique in this regard. At the end of summer, there's a mandatory presentation summarizing our contributions to the company. These two downsides do not go well together.
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I haven't met senior management and I haven't worked here long enough to form an opinion.
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Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Bayer AG (Pittsburgh, PA).
- Just typical behavioral questions. No tricks--just honest and transparent. Answer Question
Always negotiate if salary or benefits are below expectations. Can't hurt, but never negotiate unless you have the offer.
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You could get a headache trying to name all of Bayer's products. The company, which created aspirin in 1897, makes pharmaceuticals, OTC drugs, and animal health care products through Bayer HealthCare, plastics and high-performance specialty materials via Bayer MaterialScience, and crop protection and home garden care items through Bayer CropScience. Aside from Bayer Aspirin, the company's best-known consumer brands include Aleve, Alka-Seltzer, and One-A-Day vitamins. Its top selling pharmaceuticals include multiple sclerosis treatment Betaseron and birth control ...