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Bayer New York City Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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  • difficult to maintain work life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • slow decision making makes being proactive challenging at times (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Productive and professional culture."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Whippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bayer full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and work / life balance.

    Cons

    Goals can become a challenge because of the chain bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    More employees activities, be more innovative on showing the goals of the company to the public.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Commercial team"

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    Current Employee - Director in Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Whippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working time, fair pay

    Cons

    Poor management. No team work. No action talk only. Back stabbing is encouraged.

  3. "Sr. HR Business Partner"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and many opportunities for training and development. Very respected company with excellent products. Pretty competitive, strong benefit package.

    Cons

    A lot of process and complexity, which makes it hard to get things done. Flat structure without a lot of opportunity for advancement.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Smart company. A pleasure!"

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    Former Employee - Consumer Promotions Manager in Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Consumer Promotions Manager in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking. Mindful of important work-life balance. Goal oriented. Supportive teams. Smart smart smart co-workers.

    Cons

    Conservative in marketing, can get boring for those who like to push the envelope and try new marketing trends. Safe is always best. Low risk...but only because they don't have to.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!! It shows that you really care about the future of your company and your employees. Consider bumping annual salary so employees can be less reliant on annual bonuses.


  5. "Intern experience"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Whippany, NJ
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Whippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bayer as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hand-on experience, mentor-ship availability, hiring availability is likely.

    Cons

    Everyone is much older (when you see someone younger, they stick out) and they don't really know how to work well with younger generations. Culture is very conservative, which some people may like but I didn't. Work/life balance is difficult (but does depend on your department). Working from home is discouraged for everyone, not just interns. Not a friendly environment for interns.


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    "HQ sales - consumer health"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bayer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, on site gym, childcare facility, awesome cafeteria, recognized brands, on site clinic, employee groups for networking.

    Cons

    Culture, management & people. Culture - nothing defined. Lots of talk but no action. Hypocritical. Work-life balance is better in some departments but mostly non existent in others. Continual change in management, personnel, responsibilities and procedures/policies. Can be disorganized, not actionable or simply unclear. Management & people- lots of tension from Merck merger. You are either Merck or Bayer or an outsider. Very little inclusion with each other. Bayer preaches collaboration but really it's the Marketing department that makes all the decisions. Communication is an issue. Very much top-down where you will not have any input in decision process. Lack of diversity in upper management. Lack of training and development of people. Many layers to get anything done. Cutting back on innovation. Very competitive environment so watch your back. Lastly - sales goals are unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. Empower them by over communicating, developing defined procedures and creating inclusion... then follow it yourselves. Lead by example. The employees are very capable but lack initiative due to uncertainty. Make them feel valued.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too many numbers, not enough creativity."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ

    I worked at Bayer full-time

    Pros

    Great people and a great office environment to work in (e.g. modern, bright, and a Starbucks in the building lobby)!

    Cons

    Numbers, numbers, and more numbers... Yes, a business needs to be focused on the bottom line, but not at the expense of creativity and especially not to drive its employees crazy with process, reporting, and constant analyses of the process and reporting...

  8. "Deputy Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bayer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment and a very important company

    Cons

    Salaries are not the top of the industry


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits and perks, depending on the division and role, work from home option.

    Cons

    Too many and too much local politics. Only old times knows how to play the pleasing game.

    Advice to Management

    Bring young blood and stop talking about innovation and show in action


  10. "Sr. Manager Market Research"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bayer (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    High caliber of personnel
    Entrepreneurial feel
    Collegial environment

    Cons

    Growing fast so some change in personnel/job responsibilities/periodic uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility in working arrangements (e.g., PT)


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