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Bayer Reviews

Updated July 20, 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. "Senior VP"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bayer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People development, brand image, diversity,

    Cons

    continuous restructuring, changing focus into agriculture

    Advice to Management

    Respond to digital faster


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in West Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company cares about your health, safety and also demonstrates that through provided benefits / incentives.

    Cons

    Politics govern direction of projects, at times is counter productive and undermines the science. Science caters to marketing goals, which is good and bad. Managers tend to over stretch claims of the research for sake of making their specific group look good and boost their own careers.

    Advice to Management

    Employee professional development needs to be taken more seriously. Also, the employees really need to understand the role they play within the scientific pipeline and be more integrated into bayer business goals/culture.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Good benefits as well. Managers listen to you..

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  4. "Case processor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends

    I worked at Bayer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, work/life balance. A great all around company to work for!!

    Cons

    Job eliminations at anytime due to big pharmacy mergers and or sales


  5. "Productive and professional culture."

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Long time employee"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 401k and benefits. Competitive salary. Management has been sincerely interested in employee development and will invest in you if you are willing to take initiative. Innovation focused company. Will let you run with a good idea if you feel like champion-ing it.

    I have strong positive impression of upper management in It in Pittsburgh area and in my direct supervision

    Cons

    German company so sometimes I have conference calls around 6 or 7:00 AM.

    Some opportunities for advancement might require relocation.

    I am still not sure about the Monsanto acquisition


  7. "Amazing Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Shawnee, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, exceptional compensation, good benefits, and lots of job opportunities.

    Cons

    No noteworthy issues to mention

    Advice to Management

    No issues or concerns w/ leadership

  8. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianola, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianola, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bayer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation packet.
    Excellent workers.
    Great product.

    Cons

    Poor upper management
    No job stability...frequent layoffs
    Overuse of temporary workers

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for your decisions and failures.


  9. 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.


  10. "Deputy Director,Government Relations"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very strong established company with large diversified product portfolio

    Cons

    slow decision making makes being proactive challenging at times


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