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Bayer HealthCare Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
151 Reviews
3.7
151 Reviews
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Bayer HealthCare Chairman, Board of Management and Executive Committee Jörg Reinhardt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is great as well as the flexibility (in 19 reviews)

  • Good benefits, nicely lit new building, long-time workers adaptive to changes in leadership (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The idea that they want us to have a better work life balance is a farce (in 5 reviews)

  • Decision making not crisp or supported by logical arguments by middle management (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    This is a good company to work for with great benefits and pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is flexible and overall very fair. Some of the management team is a bit overbearing at times but fairly sound in culture and goals.

    Cons

    Some turnover due to unrealistic goals and a misunderstanding for each territory's needs. There needs to be more of an open dialogue between management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open dialogue needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    World Class Heathcare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Outstanding organization with culture of diversity and upward mobility. Focus on customer satisfaction and providing world class service.

    Cons

    German "glass wall' difficult to penetrate for executive positions. Personal growth slowed by too many levels of management and slow moving process.

  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for.

    Cons

    Not many, excellent training, helpful manager, good salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great co-workers with heavy workload.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Supply Chain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst

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

    Pros

    Work- Life Balance, autonomy, international

    Cons

    not well defined job descriptions, limited promotion opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management highly depends on the manager himself. Should be more standardized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intermediate Career Stop

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Your job will always be safe, regardless of competence. This allows time for an individual to learn the position and pick up some extra skills.

    Cons

    Vastly different promoting schemes depending on the group (API vs. development) and manager. Overall disconnect between upper/middle management and on the floor personnel. As mentioned elsewhere, groups (development, API, Manufacturing Sciences) and unit operations (upstream, downstream) are in silos and are never aware of what the other is doing or capable of.

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

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare

    Pros

    Good steady job. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Little promotional opportunity and sometimes poor communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the Japanese production system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare

    Pros

    Good company, good place to work.

    Cons

    Significant amount of work required.

  10.  

    Good Company, Culture of Integrity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Integrity and performance are valued. It is a company one can trust.

    Cons

    Slow decision making. Progress is being made

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    good company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    very good company culture and value, high caliber colleagues, various opportunities to work in other countries, competitive benefit package

    Cons

    with more focus on consumer care than pharmaceutical research and development, company structure and strategy changed quite big in the past year, a lot of transactions/changes happened this year, probably fewer in the coming years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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