Bayer HealthCare
3.3 of 5 126 reviews
www.bayerhealthcare.com Leverkusen, Germany 1000 to 5000 Employees

Bayer HealthCare Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.3 126 reviews

                             

66% Approve of the CEO

Bayer HealthCare Chairman, Board of Management and Executive Committee Jörg Reinhardt

Jörg Reinhardt

(56 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
126 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work life balance is great as well as the flexibility"
    in 17 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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    Working there

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice people and nice campus

    ConsBad management and tedious systems

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of Intendis

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    A company that focuses on growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDuring 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.

    ConsI don't have any cons to list.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more in touch and communicate with employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsLarge company so lots of opportunities for growth

    ConsSilo mentality, highly politically driven culture and tedious work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A company that is embracing change in a downturned economy.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany 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.

    ConsIt 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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    V&V Engineer (Current Employee)
    Indianola, PA

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

    ConsBaD WEATHER IN LOCATION.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule and room for development

    ConsStrict in terms of deadlines

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manager, Regulatory Affairs (Current Employee)
    Montville, NJ

    ProsFlexible working, Good Salary, Good work life balance, many would like to retire in Bayer if they accept being laid back and no career ambition

    Consvery German culture, career growth limited

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep talents. many get frustrated with limited growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great company to work for.

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Newbury, England (UK)

    ProsPeople and company ethics were first class. The company does look after the employees very well.

    ConsLack of proactive training and development. You are left on your own to develop most of the career time. Although everyone need to take their own responsibility on person develop, however, input from senior management on career direction would be very valuable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeed up the "reduction of complexity" drive, especially on the pharma side. Probably need to be more open minded, take some risks and be a market drive force...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people to work with

    Sales Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsOncology is good place to be.

    ConsLimited pipeline for Women's Health

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