Bayer HealthCare Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated May 14, 2014
Updated May 14, 2014
131 Reviews

3.5
131 Reviews
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Bayer HealthCare Chairman, Board of Management and Executive Committee Jörg Reinhardt
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59 Ratings

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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Political

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    • 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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Be humble to your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Understand your reports' pains

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    My overall experience with Bayer is mixed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Emeryville, CA

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

    Pros

    The individuals I worked with made the job interesting and good to be a part of a team that was producing excellent standards in medicine making.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides with Bayer are the things that plague many corporations. The old boys net work is still alive and thriving. Men are promoted with little or no experience and women have to still take a back seat to their counterparts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to upper management is to create a real atmosphere of inclusion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    it was a very good experience

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

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    learned new skills which helped my career

    Cons

    There were none in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not have any advice to give.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Feeling yourself a member of one big family

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Multiple benefits for employees, friendly surrounding and perfect location

    Cons

    Too much bureaucratic and hierarchical staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fair Benefit, Average in Career Promotional Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Good team work, hard working employees

    Cons

    Need improvement on listening to employees, when complaints filed with upper management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Helpful people, really cared about their work

    Cons

    Slow, took a long time to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive in getting things done

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far, so good

    Current Employee - QC Stability & Documentation  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - QC Stability & Documentation in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare as a contractor

    Pros

    People are friendly and not much politics as I had expected, being a big-sized company

    Cons

    Commute thru the 880-980-580-80 cloverleaf is terrible

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great working environment and working relationships

    Cons

    Personal con: Commute almost 50 miles one way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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