Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

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Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
76 Reviews
3.6
76 Reviews
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Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals CEO Bayer Healthcare Olivier Brandicourt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Resources of a large company, flexibility, good work life balance, understanding management (in 5 reviews)

  • Really nice people & good products (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Occasional division among senior management (in 5 reviews)

  • Business decisions are made by German executives far from manufacturing site (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products but poor executive management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary and training. Great products

    Cons

    A lot of fires to put out:
    1. class action lawsuits re: safety
    2. tv.commercial/ad had to be pulled for "false advertising"
    3. discrimination lawsuits against internal executive team
    4. blockbuster drug went generic a year early. Leadership had no idea. We found out on the streets...
    5. 65% increase in price on medical device-providers were very upset and it took a year for most insurances to meet and approve the price increase for reimbursement.

    All these negative things cause 5 rounds of layoffs over a 3 year period.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I am satisfied in working for this company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Biotechnician in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Biotechnician in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    salary and excellent retirement benefits

    Cons

    I am not satisfied with time-off and promotions policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Project Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Good location, office is ok, facility has cafeteria

    Cons

    Not too friendly, too much politic in the office, work is about pushing papers than getting things done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Pharma Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Not too big and not too small, many company discounts on vitamins and all things Bayer! Nice people and extremely busy!

    Cons

    They moved us to the middle of Whippany which is a nightmare to get to and the campus is huge, takes 10-15 minutes just to walk to your car. Traffic on 80 or 287 is horrendous and if you have school age kids and can't leave really early you will be in it everyday!!!! Also, the open environment stinks, no privacy and too loud....no offices at all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With concerns on traffic you should implement a 9-4:45 job to individuals with children as it's not our fault we can't drop the kids til 8:00. With those hours I would only expect a 15 minute break to get lunch and eat at your desk any day you get in late. Flex hours.....but not staying late to make it up....as with kids you also need to get home.

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The good, the bad, and the ugly

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

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Attractive new facility, nice people, business casual (for now), good amenities, bonus, good compensation, GREAT benefits. The work is interesting. Training courses in-house are offered. Opportunity to work with people from around the world. Company commitment to developing, rather than buying pipeline. Decent job security for this industry.

    Cons

    Increasing corporate atmosphere since moving to the new facility. Despite "open concept" office, collegiality and team orientation are waning as a result of changing corporate culture and drawn-out reorganizations, replaced by jockeying for position, backstabbing, and scapegoating. Company gives lip service to employee development but does not promote from within; instead seeks outside people for management positions. "Analysis paralysis" is often present. Workload often not distributed equitably. "Family-friendly" philosophy seems to only apply to workers with children. Remote work opportunities available only to certain employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start mentoring and developing your more promising younger employees so you can promote from within and keep good people. Greater focus on cross-functional cooperation and knowledge sharing. Foster a work environment where merit is rewarded and those struggling or lazy either receive extra help and mentoring, are moved to another less-demanding group, or let go. Better communication between groups and geographic regions. Shared decision-making between Germany and US.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good 401K

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Too much red tape! The management is a tree with lot of branches; decision making is very slow!

    Cons

    Good salary and 401K is good!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent cGMP Practices

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Everyone is open and candid in what they do and what they seek

    Cons

    At times communication is overwhelming. too much information flows through and by the time you get to respond, it goes past you at jet speed and your opinion stands still

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable time of others to acquaint and respond to events and information

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Senior Finishing Associates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Finishing Associate in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Finishing Associate in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best company That I've worked with. They Pay good salary. linient. innovative.

    Cons

    They challenge you how you meet your daily goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to review some of the SOP's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Summer Internship at Bayer HealthCare

    Current Employee - Data Analyst
    Current Employee - Data Analyst

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good experience working in different teams.

    Cons

    Internship projects were not as technical as expected.

  11.  

    "Good job opportunity to make it what you want it to be"

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Representative in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Medical Representative in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A great place of business and Management is very supportive of the employees!

    Cons

    A very large organization. The revenue in the pharmaceuticals industry decreases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue their overall support of their employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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