Bayer Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Bayer Chairman & CEO Dr. Marijn Dekkers
Dr. Marijn Dekkers
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Pros
  • Work life balance was an abstract concept that in most cases did not apply (in 15 reviews)

  • The company has a great life quality program and good benefits (in 4 reviews)

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

  • Politics, Backwards business model, hard work not rewarded, backstabbing (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - California in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - California in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Opportunities, Internal Training, Loved my co-workers

    Cons

    Management could be close minded


  2. Overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Recruiter in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Recruiter in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent life work balance, training salary and benefits

    Cons

    Being a contractor, its a great place to work


  3. greenhouse worker

    Former Employee - Greenhouse Worker in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Greenhouse Worker in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Bayer (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    working outdoors/ Monday thru Friday

    Cons

    dirty everyday Monday thru Friday


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  5. Executive Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Shawnee, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people. Potential to advance in various business areas. Great benefits and 401K. Cafeteria and fitness center onsite. Located in great area with easy access to major highways. Make a positive impact on the health of animals. Values community.

    Cons

    Limited in advancement on positions due to outsourcing departments and corporate located on East Coast. Some micro-management even with very experienced and mature employees. They take incredibly long to fill a position. Was told there was work/life balance when hired but there is not.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who have the right skill set not just because you know them or because you chat with them in the hallway more than someone else who has experience. Allow more flext-time opportunities. It would increase morale.


  6. Global Project Leader

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montville, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bayer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable, strong revenue stream, major player in oncology. Good leadership and quick decisions. Great relocation policy. Good bonus and long term incentives.

    Cons

    The company does not value talent retention. They tend to bring in people at really low salary levels and yearly increases are miniscule. Best to get a good starting base salary before accepting an offer.

    Advice to Management

    The human resources department should be revamped. Ensure talent retention by ensuring ample starting pay and /or adjustments to the range during review cycles.


  7. Lukewarm Feelings

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary for representatives, company car, 401K, Medical/Dental/Vision. Access to home office if you are in northern NJ.

    Cons

    Lack of true leadership at senior level.


  8. Reasonable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bayer full-time

    Pros

    They paid fairly, it was not too bad

    Cons

    Some things could be better organized


  9. Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Safe company to work for.

    Cons

    Politics like any where else.


  10. nothing special

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bayer full-time

    Pros

    an introduction to large corp. work

    Cons

    impossible to mive up due to jobs occupied by expatriate Germans


  11. Accounting specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bayer (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and flexible hours

    Cons

    No room for advancement since down sizing



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