Bayer Diabetes Care

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Bayer Diabetes Care Reviews

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
19 Reviews
3.2
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - R&D Scientist  in  Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Mishawaka, IN

    I have been working at Bayer Diabetes Care full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Has been a satisfying company to work for over the years. Many successful projects working with intelligent people on great teams - mentality to solve problems instead of assigning blame. Good pay and benefits, especially for this geographical area.

    Cons

    Downsizing at this site and poor planning regarding relocation between sites have negatively affected morale. Promotions are few and far between. Limited projects within R&D.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Peter principle at its best

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Whippany, NJ

    I have been working at Bayer Diabetes Care full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salaries are decent. Get the most you can coming in, raises suck.

    Cons

    Too many people in leadership positions who are not qualified. Politics. Mistrust. Mismanagement at every level. Couldn't sell the division. Couldn't sell two products that never launched. Recent launches not delivering. No viable plans for future business. A drain on the larger corporation, don't know how it can be sustained for much longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look down into the trenches. That's where the ideas are and the real work is being done. The "leadership program" is a joke. It empowers managers to abuse direct reports. There is NO recognition, no appreciation, no advancement. Shame on you for turning a blind eye to all that is wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A good company in a declining business segment.

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Bayer Diabetes Care full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company cares as much for its employees as a company can in today's business environment.

    Cons

    Declining market with little to no chance for a rebound.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay as far ahead of the curve as possible and don't hesitate to make the moves necessary to keep the company moving forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A sad end to a once great company

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Bayer Diabetes Care full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great flexibility with work schedule. Still a good company name to have on a resume.

    Cons

    Dying company with no long-term strategy. Decisions made in haste without consideration for long-term effects. Management keeps eliminating staff and piling more on the people who stay. Very low pay scale compared to competitors. Low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have sold it last year because the bid price was realistic although your selling price was not!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Tedious place to work. Way too many processes.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager  in  Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Bayer Diabetes Care full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally speaking, the people at the company are very nice. There's no backstabbing and there seems to be a good team spirit. The office is conveniently located. The company seems to want to try to make improvements and there are some nice, people-oriented activities - the BEAT is a group that arranges outings to sporting events, shows, sponsors ice cream socials, etc.

    Cons

    There are a lot of processes which tend to make getting the work done somewhat tedious. The company is moving to New Jersey which may/may not work for everyone. The market for glucose meters is declining overall and the product is viewed by a lot of healthcare providers as a commodity which makes marketing a challenge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great learning and rewarding experience

    Former Employee - LMR Assistant  in  Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - LMR Assistant in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Bayer Diabetes Care as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Provides insight into diabetes care with innovative products

    Cons

    Not enough benefits for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To provide a more stable environment for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Bayer Diabetes Care

    Pros

    Concerned for employees satisfaction and happiness. Often held socials during the work day to boost satisfaction and management always was checking in saying hi.

    Cons

    Two locations in Tarrytown about ten minutes apart. Both locations had tight/cramped working condition.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent management

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    Former Employee - Staff R&D Engineer  in  Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Bayer Diabetes Care

    Pros

    The company has good salary and benefits, good engineers to work with. The relocation package that is offered is excellent.

    Cons

    The work is good but incompetent management, that tries to find someone to blame all the time. Hence, there is culture of distrust in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your cubicles and work in the lab. Insteading of spending time in so many costly meetings try to meet one on one with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyable place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Bayer Diabetes Care

    Pros

    The group I worked with was professional. Most of all, everyone acted like a team by sharing the work load.

    Cons

    Due to integration multiple positions were eliminated, which lead to increased work loads and longer hours. As with any company, processes and approvals added to delay in task completion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed working for Bayer and believe that management did the best that they could considering the circumstances. Thanks for the experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is a great place to launch your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Elkridge, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Elkridge, MD

    I worked at Bayer Diabetes Care

    Pros

    1. its big name makes you kick off career one step ahead of the peers. 2. BIg company implies a structured and standard practice. It is good to learn some routine before creating your own style.

    Cons

    1, hierarchy, hardly can I move up to top of the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be a more internationalized company, hiring people with more diversified background.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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