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Bayer Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
113 Reviews
3.7
113 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was an abstract concept that in most cases did not apply (in 15 reviews)

  • Collegial atmosphere, good pay and benefits (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Need to improve the decision-making process (in 6 reviews)

  • immediate senior management should proceed the right culture of the company to the down line (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ

    I have been working at Bayer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability. No major organization shakeups. Good work life balance. Most of the employees stay for more than 10 years

    Cons

    No new areas to expand. People stay for long time creating red tape & resistance to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee development and opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall it's a good company to work for in a new modern environment with open workstations without walls and offices.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Special Functions Or Department Coordinator in Whippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Special Functions Or Department Coordinator in Whippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great people, Very good compensation, Family and health oriented.

    Cons

    Fast organizational changes, big fluctuation of staff, could feel sterile since the consolidation to a 3000 people site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs improvement on company communications/politics, detailed directions and consistency.

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

    Textbook example of a horrible management team

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Morristown, NJ

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

    Pros

    Ok life style as a consultant
    Occasionally there might be some interesting projects
    90% international since no American will take the job

    Cons

    This is a place you can see text-book examples of horrible management team:
    Insecure, inapt, excel only in office politic, no patience, treats lower rankings with no respect for anything, loves bullying only the lower ranking people while ass-kissing the higher rankings. The way how it is run here brings negative surprise everyday, and it is quite eye-opening.
    If one survives here, he is prepared for the worst type of politics and bad management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If H1B was never a issue, 70% of the ppl will be gone within 3 months. Just an heads-up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nice ppl. Good pays and benefits. I was outsourced I loved it here they r very fair.

    Cons

    High lay offs and they focus on level of degrees over level of experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your workers more

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic and poorly run company

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    Current Employee - Concerned Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Concerned Employee in Wayne, NJ

    I have been working at Bayer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic medical benefits, specially for medicines.

    Cons

    - If you are not German, or a Woman then there is pretty much no future in the company, unless you are a big brown-noser.
    - Limited advancement or recognition for a job well done.
    - Communication from upper management is very poor, they never give clear directions on what employees should be doing.
    - Upper management concentrates too much on "activity metrics" and "growth expectations" over "team morale" which creates a hostile work environment.
    - Upper management does not listen as much as they do not communicate, often they go around telling you impossible is possible.
    - Big brown-nosers like the Director, Compliance, Audit and Risk Management HealthCare among others is there only to update PowerPoint presentations and do not real work.
    - If you are perceived to be a good employee you will usually they will block your access to training, or exclude you from meetings or communications that are relevant to your job, or will start setting impossible deadlines, in other words, setting you up to fail.
    - Performance reviews are pretty much useless, as there is a “quota” you have to fill in as below expectations, so reviews end up being very subjective and sometimes they will accuse you of things the reviewer does, but unfortunately you are on the other side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Please make up your mind, employees are always expecting the worst just because you decided now to make changes to the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Alright

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bayer

    Pros

    nice coffee, big company to work for and lots of opportunities, gemans are little difficult to work with but there are good ones

    Cons

    one company model. the ceo ran tmo into the ground and the board need to watch all his move to make sure he does not do the same with bayer

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Bayer

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Bayer

    Pros

    You get rewarded for your work.
    How far you want to go in achievements limited only by your effort.

    Cons

    Layers of management and areas of responsibility sometimes blurred.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Often decisions are made without adequate planning while the planning process often drags on over minor issues.

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Specialist in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Specialist in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Bayer

    Pros

    Reasonable place to work with a decent salary and benefits

    Cons

    You are silo ed in a job and very little interfacing between divisions. Management only advises employees on "good news". IT support is available but only if you have budgeted dollars. Priorities are often screwed up in some instances as a result. Little organized planning at anything below real senior management. Top management are in it for themselves ( re: stock price = their options $)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a page out of Warren Buffets book. Long term strategy results are better and less contentious to the employees......Look at how many employees you have laided off in the last 5 or 6 years vs. sales growth over the same time.

    No opinion of CEO

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