Bayer HealthCare Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
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Bayer HealthCare Chairman, Board of Management and Executive Committee Jörg Reinhardt
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  1. Great team work and company culture. Big company with a lot of opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare

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

    Pros

    Organized institution. Room to grow inside the company. Helpful colleagues.

    Cons

    No opportunities for international employees. That is the only con, overall the company is great to work for.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.

  2. Great co-workers with heavy workload.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Development Scientist in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Development Scientist in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great workgroup, challenging projects, support to use innovative techniques, strong middle management.

    Cons

    Small raises, slow to promote, very high workload, disconnected from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Work to be done retaining staff, acknowledging accomplishments, and increasing pay for merit increase.

  3. Helpful (3)

    Good culture, strong company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QC Analyst I in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - QC Analyst I in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company shows strong signs of growth. Some leaders are exceptional in terms of advocating for their fellows and recognizing their potentials.

    Cons

    In general, the work culture in Bayer is friendly. The benefit is fair. Promotion could be slow, depend on the management.

    Advice to Management

    Boost up decision-making time and try to distribute workload evenly among team members.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Very Political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    Salary
    Company store
    Bonuses
    work life balance

    Cons

    Very political environment
    few opportunities to grow
    Arrogant upper management
    Old School company

    Advice to Management

    Be humble to your employees

  6. Helpful (1)

    Staff Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits Great coworkers Great onsite celebration Great locations Great buildings Great city Great weather Great brand name Great business plan Great diversification of business

    Cons

    Lousy paper pushers too many fiefdom fights Too many chiefs and not enough indians Enough mobility for non-Germans not enough pipeline candidates

    Advice to Management

    Understand your reports' pains

  7. it was a very good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Research Scientist in Berkeley, CA
    Former Contractor - Research Scientist in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare as a contractor (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    learned new skills which helped my career

    Cons

    There were none in this company.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice to give.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Feeling yourself a member of one big family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Multiple benefits for employees, friendly surrounding and perfect location

    Cons

    Too much bureaucratic and hierarchical staff

  9. Summer Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Berkeley, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Helpful people, really cared about their work

    Cons

    Slow, took a long time to get things done

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in getting things done

  10. Sr. Maintenance Mechanic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Ma Intenance Mechanic in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Ma Intenance Mechanic in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and working relationships

    Cons

    Personal con: Commute almost 50 miles one way

  11. Helpful (2)

    company morale is completely different when compared to five years ago

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits and compensation
    competitive salary
    commuter allowance assistance
    shuttle bus that takes you to public transportation
    environmentally conscious company
    socially responsible company
    decent cafeteria food

    Cons

    not great for professional development
    unfair promotion
    expect you to work 60 hours per week without even a "thank you"
    they keep making non-value added changes that make work more inefficient and complicated

    Advice to Management

    reward the people who work hard and go the extra mile
    ask non-senior team members how a decision can negatively impact the team
    know what exactly each employee role and expertise is before making hasty reorganization decisions

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