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Bayer Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Bayer Chairman & CEO Werner Baumann
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  • It is very difficult to maintain work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Decision making at the top level is a bit slow (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Smart company. A pleasure!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "So far so good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Manager
    Current Employee - Category Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So far so good. Excited about the change in company culture to get more in a growth mindset, especially as it is driven from the top.

    Cons

    Need to do a better job with all the onboarding paperwork, set up, etc. Also, make as many of your internal systems SSO. So many different logins and passwords!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bayer full-time

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, work environment, coworkers

    Cons

    Career advancement through the company


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  5. "Proud to work for Bayer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to grow, learn, travel and engage.

    Cons

    Time difference is often difficult, as company HQ is in Germany.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. "Good company, poor leadership in specific areas (business services)."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Morris, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Morris, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great policies(except maternity policy) , good work culture, good transparency. Lots of added bonuses on site. Great focus on training

    Cons

    Poor maternity policy, leadership is poor, US has very limited say in global headquarters which makes decision making very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Have a way for direct interaction with upper management so that there is transparency on how your boss is treating you.


  7. "Senior Administrative Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Employees are very friendly. Leadership/Management has open communication with employees.

    Cons

    Company needs to have up-to-date Windows.


  8. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots to learn and exciting work.

    Cons

    Management is not very helpful.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Too many numbers, not enough creativity."

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    • Senior Management
    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...


  10. "QC analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Room to grow
    Good company culture
    I have a good manager who's understanding and flexible

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Cross training opportunity
    Priorities


  11. "Deputy Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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