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

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Great place to work, but the company has some clear areas needing improvements

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsMultinational company with presence in very diverse industries
Great opportunities for career development and job rotation
Great geographical flexibility (you can pretty much plan to work in any country in the world)
Protective of its employees and their needs (great work-life balance opportunities)

ConsBureaucracy
Slow speed of decisions (and then changes to decisions)
Compensation practices could be better
Certain pockets still work through 'kiss-up-promotions' (sad but true!)

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of superfluous management layers (VPs and SVPs and GMs and all) and of steering committees (well, most of them!)
Empower employees for decisions and hold them accountable (don't allow 'delegating-up', don't re-discuss decisions taken)
Focus on actions than discussions and stick to the decisions
Communicate how current senior management has learnt from their failures (preferably at Bayer) to drive home the message 'love of winning than fear of failure'
Get the CAO organization in shape...most of them are just bean counters, absolutely useless as leaders!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Use to be the best place to work for women.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Montville, NJ

    I worked at Bayer HealthCare


    Pros: Bayer use to be very people oriented. The maternity benefits use to be the best in the country and written as the best place… Cons: The acquisition has been very difficult. Employee morale went down once sites began to close and people started to get… Advice to Senior Management: Please do your best to get the old Bayer back. … Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Bayer HealthCare is the place to work if you don't care about the salary and career growth opportunities.

    Project Analyst (Current Employee)
    Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Bayer HealthCare


    Pros: Respect for the people, a diversified environment to work and a fair support for the work / life balance, my working schedule is flexible. The… Cons: No benefit, not enough salary, no compensation at all. Advice to Senior Management: More opportunities and respect for the local employees. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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