Bayer Business Services

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Bayer Business Services Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
22 Reviews
2.9
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    If you don't want to work here you're nuts

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Bayer Business Services as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Life/ home work balance is fantastic, everyone is repectful to each other. Pretty decent $. You get to know different aspects of all the Bayer Businesses. they have many perks such as discounted meds and products as well as local restaurants.

    Cons

    They never want to hire contractors even if they work here for 15 years! GIVE them what they deserve!! Head count reductions so an executive can get a bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A great company!! HIRE the people who work hard for you and give them all the perks of a Bayer person. Get some people who have been here 30 years and don't work hard enough out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer  in  Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Baytown, TX

    I worked at Bayer Business Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, people are friendly, flexibility at work and lots of opportunities for chemical engineers

    Cons

    Salary is limited by grade level and organization structure is confusing .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not young? Don't bother

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bayer Business Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great for young up and comers!
    Company Store
    Benefits.
    People in other departments other than management were really great.

    Cons

    25 % of time doing 'training'. True German punishment philosophy.
     Lots of false values not really made part of the company. Lots of hype from invisible management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't care about advice, you only issue directives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very tough company to work for

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    Former Employee - Staff Analyst  in  Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Staff Analyst in Wayne, NJ

    I worked at Bayer Business Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Co-workers are Amazing People and easy to work with.
    2. Great facilities and awesome cafeteria
    3.not many good things to say about the sub company

    Cons

    1. No career advancement and no pay hikes
    2. Want people leaving so they can outsource jobs
    3. Leadership doesnt have a backbone
    4. Employees are treated as external contractors, not bayer employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential but senior management makes it a deplorable place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Bayer Business Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + Great clients and projects
    + Wonderful, smart, and top-tier teammates

    Cons

    + Inept and completely incompetent management
        - heavy micromanagement
        - no content knowledge
    + Treat employees as an expense item on the budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace yourself with someone more competent
    Treat employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Dead-end position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Bayer Business Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Beautiful building & free coffee & free lunch 4 times per year

    Cons

    Young employees promoted within 2 years or less--not so much for older employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learning, money and career advancement are important for older employees as well as younger employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like "Office Space" but with German accents and no humor.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Bayer Business Services full-time

    Pros

    It's difficult to think of any pros, although I guess it depends upon the department. I worked in IT, and the environment was beyond dull.

    Cons

    All decisions are made in Germany, and people in the US are expected to obey without question. Most people had about 5 bosses, only one of which might be located in the US. If you prefer to leave your brain at home and just do whatever you are told, this is the place for you. If your best strength is kissing up to your boss, you will be on the management fast track.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Organization on a whole is a great place, but managers are incompetent.

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Wayne, NJ

    I worked at Bayer Business Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1) Good work life balance.
    2) Excellent co-workers.
    3) Compensation OK.

    Cons

    1) Managers not good decision makers and delegators.
    2) Lot of Procedures need to be followed .
    3) Not able to get good projects for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to be proactive, vigilant and competitive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Its Great, if you are happy making squat for the rest of your life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Bayer Business Services

    Pros

    It is a good company for the most part, great people, and good benefits. I like the fact that they are very open to the work/life balance.

    Cons

    They hire outside rather than promote within. They don't give you raises or bonuses when they are deserved. The yearly raises suck. They keep untalented employees and keep the talent at the bottom where they build resentment and quit.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many procedures that keep us from working effectively and efficiently

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Bayer Business Services

    Pros

    the salary and benefits are very good and competitive. the location is idea with walking trails and parking is free.

    Cons

    the management is not supportive enough. too many processes and procedures that keep the employees from working efficiently. Global does not mean Germany.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of your team and what is really going on. Do our job once in awhile so you can really see what is going on.

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