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Bayer Overview

Leverkusen (Germany)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (BAYN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. As an innovation company, it sets trends in research-intensive areas. Bayer’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality ... Read more

Mission: Science For A Better Life

Bayer – Why Work For Us?

Why Bayer? Because we’re a pioneer in the fields of human, animal, and plant health. Because we invent the solutions that will create a sustainable future for our planet. Because a career with Bayer means you can put your passion into practice and make an impact. Explore what makes Bayer different and what we have to offer to our employees.

Innovation & Solutions

At Bayer, innovation is part of our DNA. Our working culture is driven by our passion and our fascination to think ahead.

Development & Teamwork

At Bayer we foster open discussions, sharing knowledge across our community, and partnering with external networks.

Better Life & Challenges

The needs of our customers and the challenges facing the society inspire us to develop solutions that improve people’s lives.

Reputation & Impact

As part of the Bayer team, you are empowered to find answers to questions addressing the great challenges of our time, and make a tangible impact with your ideas and solutions.

Benefits & Rewards

Bayer is committed to retaining its employees in the long term. We offer benefits to safeguard your health, to ensure your work-life balance, and to provide you with ongoing financial stability. A career at Bayer means working for a company that truly values you and your wellbeing.

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At Bayer, we're excited about the future and all its possibilities. Advancing health and nutrition is what we do best and care about most. Because the solutions we create will advance life tomorrow, and help people and the planet to thrive. We believe we must strive for a better tomorrow, so we can all live life to its full potential.

With people living longer and the population growing, everyone wants to stay healthy and have enough to eat. This is a huge challenge for the global community – and it’s what motivates and drives us at Bayer. Every day we put our knowledge and skills to work on behalf of humankind, inventing and delivering products that help make life just a little better. That’s essentially what we’re all about.

Our corporate culture is built on our LIFE values, which are firmly anchored in our company and provide us with guidance in our daily work. LIFE stands for Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency.

Everything we do is aligned with these values.


  • Be passionate for people and performance
  • Show personal drive, inspire and motivate others
  • Be accountable for actions and results, successes and failures
  • Treat others fairly and with respect
  • Give clear, candid and timely feedback
  • Manage conflicts constructively
  • Create value for all our stakeholders


  • Be a role model
  • Comply with laws, regulations and good business practices
  • Trust others and build trustful relationships
  • Be honest and reliable
  • Listen attentively and communicate appropriately
  • Ensure sustainability: balance short-term results with long-term requirements
  • Care about people, safety and the environment


  • Drive change actively
  • Be ready to adapt to future trends and needs
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Think and act with customers in mind
  • Seek out opportunities and take calculated risks
  • Be open-minded
  • Embrace lifelong learning


  • Manage resources smartly
  • Focus on activities that create value
  • Do things simply and effectively
  • Deliver with appropriate costs, speed and quality
  • Speed up good decision-making
  • Be accountable for consistent execution
  • Collaborate for better solutions

Our value culture ensures a common identity throughout the enterprise across national boundaries, management hierarchies and cultural differences.

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Great Place to Work

Bayer produces and sells a variety of medicines and other products – but none of this would be possible without the great many people who work here.

That’s why it’s important that our staff are happy to remain on board, and that we continue to attract talented new hires with profiles that match Bayer’s aspirations. They also want to know what Bayer stands for – what it’s like to work here, and what we expect from our staff.

At Bayer, people with a passion to innovate get the chance to turn their ideas into reality.

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No matter what your professional interests are or which stage of your career you’re currently in, Bayer offers an exciting range of careers at the forefront of scientific innovation. In this section you can explore the personal development opportunities, international presence, and most of all, the inspiring work that makes Bayer a truly unique employer.


If you are an experienced professional looking to take your next big career step, visit this section to learn everything Bayer has to offer you. Learn more.


Start off your career on the right foot by taking part in one of the many training programs we offer for university graduates in various fields. Learn more.


Before you finish your education, get a head start on the career of your dreams with a challenging, exciting internship at Bayer. Learn more.

Career Worldwide

Bayer locations can be found all over the world. Explore Bayer’s international presence, and check out our job opportunities. Learn more.

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    Great to work for


    Don’t pay enough toward health insurance as competitors do

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Bayer Interviews



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    Patent Counsel Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Bayer (Whippany, NJ) in December 2013.


    Panel interview with 4 other members of the patent group. Casual and friendly but in-depth. Various different questions from each member of the panel. Questions were varied between legal/patent and scientific subject matter. Was given a short tour of the department and part of the site.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about your technical and legal background in pharma.   Answer Question
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Bayer Awards & Accolades

  • Focus Top Nationaler Arbeitgeber 2017, Focus Magazin, 2017
  • America’s Most Reputable Companies, Reputation Institute, 2017
  • Aon Hewitt/ LinkedIn Best Employers China 2016, AON Hewitt, 2016
  • Top 30 401K Plan, Brightscope, 2017
  • Las Súper Empresas entre 500 y 3,000 empleados de 2016, Super Empresas Expansion, 2016
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