Bayer Animal Health

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Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Auditor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MO

    I have been working at Bayer Animal Health

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Dedicated Co workers willing to do what it takes to get the work done.

    Cons

    Management sometimes disconnected with the actual manufacturing. It sometimes seems as if Manufacturing is not communicating with each other

    Advice to Management

    Talk to each other!


  2. Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Con Senior Engineer in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Con Senior Engineer in Saint Joseph, MO

    I have been working at Bayer Animal Health (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The salary was ok when you consider bonus program

    Cons

    Insurance is costly compared to other insurances.


  3. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS

    I worked at Bayer Animal Health full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong, best in class products for animal health. Broad, diversified product line to meet needs of veterinary clinics from small to large. Strong field leadership, strong field sales force despite being smaller compared to competitors. Marketing works well with sales.

    Cons

    Systems & technology are cumbersome & don't always work well with each other. Part of life of being a division of a global conglomerate that is driving for more centralization. This also affects support in other functions as well.


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  5. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bayer Animal Health part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Care about their employees
    Business savvy mindset
    Great products
    Worldwide diversity

    Cons

    Large corporation can present hurdles at times
    At times too budget conscious


  6. Worked in sales and marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bayer Animal Health full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are opportunities to do really great work with great people.

    Cons

    There is a "good ole boys club" for sure, so if you are not in the club, your opportunities will be limited. Also, their products are old and dying and/or going off patent, so they are going to shrink rather than grow, so there will not be much opportunity there. Their veterinary customer base is really angry at some of the company decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Get a hold of some fresh products to replace your dying revenue stream.


  7. Depending on the department and manager, there is a wide span of pros and cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Bayer Animal Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and professional. Employees work hard and care about the success of the company. Bayer pays very well, has good benefits, and a lot of career opportunity if you are willing to relocate. There are many good mid level managers.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be an issue, for some departments more than others. There are two big cultural issues at Bayer: the good old boys club is the first one, which is enabled by the second. That is the company values are endorsed by senior management but consistently applied or modeled at all. There seem to be power plays and favoritism. Rumors suggest a very divisive executive group that is dysfunctional. This behavior appears to be not only tolerated, but encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Model the company values. Walk the talk. Hold people accountable for their actions consistently--across the board.


  8. Professional outfit - as expected for large pharmaceutical company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Services Veterinarian in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Services Veterinarian in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bayer Animal Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quality organization that produces quality products.

    Cons

    Due to size, sometimes feel lost in shuffle

    Advice to Management

    Keep middle managers more 'in the know'


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great products, Good People, Terrible Rules, Unrealesitc Goals

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I have been working at Bayer Animal Health full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing products, and for the most part, your manager and co-workers are pretty good to deal with. Your clients that are loyal and like the company, will support your as much as they possibly can. Company is "well organized" like a bureaucracy, but communication is terrible.

    Cons

    You will work for your money. Prepared to be in front of your computer in the early AM, spend a day in the field, and be back in front of your computer until very late PM. "Clinic Strategy" makes it difficult to do the job with out lying. Good luck playing by all the compliant rules... want to bring donuts or bagels in to a clinic? be prepared to do at least a half hour of paperwork.

    Everything is priority per management, but the focus tends to be stupid crap that won't help you get paid. i.e. focusing on a $60 product, instead of $700 product.

    Many clinics really hate Bayer and don't want to deal with us because we put out the OTC letter a few years back. Plus, not a ding against Bayer, but their is way to much competition in this industry. Bayer is a bit of an arrogant company, but their products really are the best. They feel they can charge more, and participate in less programs then competitors - and they are right because they are making up loss in the vet channel by selling in the stores.

    Advice to Management

    Let us play by the same rules as the competition. Be competitive with programs (i,e, buy 6 get 2 should be a given if everyone else is doing buy one get one free to the vets, or buy 6 get 3 free)


  10. Helpful (1)

    Huge learning experience much different from human pharma than expected.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Bayer Animal Health

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bayer is a big name and respested in the industry.

    Cons

    Could use use some diversification in product line.

    Advice to Management

    Training program needs much more organization and structure.


  11. Very corporate environment.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bayer Animal Health

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Fellow workers are very professional.

    Cons

    Matrix orientated monitoring of employees. Initative is not understood or appreciated.



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