Bayer HealthCare Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
130 Reviews

3.5
130 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 21 reviews)

  • Great working environment and working relationships (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The idea that they want us to have a better work life balance is a farce (in 4 reviews)

  • Decision making not crisp or supported by logical arguments by middle management (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good learning environment, but don't stay if you're a temp

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Myerstown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Myerstown, PA

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare as a contractor

    Pros

    For a temporary employee, It was an excellent learning opportunity. You're given the same job functions and responsibilities as a permanent employee. You will definitely have a leg-up on the competition, if you do decide to go to another company in terms of your experience. The employees are all very friendly and everyone works well as a team to get product out the door.

    Cons

    It's very difficult to get a position as a permanent employee. There's a very strict headcount. They will tell you that they're working on getting you a position, but usually nothing comes of it. They also don't have a time limit for how long they can keep a temporary employee, so before you know it, you can be there for several years with nothing to show for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    V& V Engineer

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    Current Employee - V & V Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - V & V Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good working culture it is.

    Cons

    Slow paced but very comfortable working environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it Up.We love the management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Workplace and culture formerly very positive and enjoyable

    Cons

    Too many management changes, Lacks equal opportunity and promotions, Opportunities clearly defined by who you know and current management favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Treated well and paid fairly

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    Current Employee - Front Line  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Front Line in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Bayer is always about the science and making solid products that the public can trust. It's evident in the culture and people who work here.

    Cons

    Sometimes they push a little too hard for more sales but do hope their expectations will become more realistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your front line people. If you hired the right ones, they will be straight with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare

    Pros

    Nice people and nice campus

    Cons

    Bad management and tedious systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Intendis

  7.  

    A company that focuses on growth

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

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

    Pros

    During my time at Bayer, I felt I was able to grow in my position. My manager listed to me and where I wanted to go with my career and took all steps necessary to help me get there.

    There is a great focus on work-life balance so you do not feel like you're living at your job or feel bad for taking a day off. A work from home option is provided which is great as well.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to list.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare

    Pros

    I liked getting Bayer products at the site store for super cheap. Company ran very well and was organized. Adequate staffing.

    Cons

    Benefits were not too great. Compensation was low. Had to leave to get a decent raise. I'm sure there's others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in touch and communicate with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Large company so lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Silo mentality, highly politically driven culture and tedious work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that is embracing change in a downturned economy.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Many groups are able to work remotely from home several days a week. There is a good life-work balance from what I can see. Good exposure to senior leadership on a monthly basis.

    Cons

    It is difficult to make connections outside of your department which leads to a feeling of stagnation. Managers have the power to put a stop to any promotion growth by citing anything they want on a performance review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent in your decision making processes. The rumor mills are continually validated by outside reporting - it would be nice to hear something a day before it is released to the public.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - V&V Engineer  in  Indianola, PA
    Current Employee - V&V Engineer in Indianola, PA

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice environment to wrok. iT IS A GOOD PLACE WITH GOOD WOR-LIFE BALANCE. People here are very sweet

    Cons

    BaD WEATHER IN LOCATION.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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