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Updated August 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Mindful of important work-life balance (in 119 reviews)

  • It gives the new hire a little taste of a few different components of the IT work environment (in 81 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Manager, Clinical Development Projects"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bayer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid company; great co-workers; good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Typical large company with many layers of management and slow decision making


  2. "People oriented company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bayer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A company that acts with integrity with its people and customers. Believes in people development in a current roles as well as development for future opportunities.

    Cons

    Over burdened with processes making innovation and flexibility a company goal but a current impossibility. Hierarchy and traditional politics cause a lack of ability to move quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Use service groups to find solutions and push for faster decision making as well as decrease the number of stakeholders in those decisions.

  3. "Great Place to Work in NJ"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Whippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Whippany campus is clean and beautiful.

    Cons

    Still have hiccups from Merck integration.


  4. "great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Madison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bayer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    strong culture. supportive management. exciting pipeline products

    Cons

    many processes hindering company competitiveness.

    Advice to Management

    simplify processes to achieve growth


  5. "Good people"

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

    I worked at Bayer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good community of people, good growth in US

    Cons

    You are on your own when it comes to development
    a lot of turn over on the leadership team and key Marketing/ sales roles

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more engaged with the people that make the company successfull


  6. "Too much pressure from manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bayer full-time

    Pros

    Company Events, Employee Resource Groups

    Cons

    Not valuing employee, too much work load, unrealistic expectations


  7. "Digital Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bayer full-time

    Pros

    Fair to competitive salary, benefits and long/short-term incentive.

    Cons

    Weak leadership, lack of innovation & culture.

  8. "Bayer College New Hire Program"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The employees are friendly & extremely helpful
    -This program is a great way to ease into an IT Career.
    -It gives the new hire a little taste of a few different components of the IT work environment

    Cons

    -The program could use a more structured onboarding process

    Advice to Management

    Continue this program. It is a great opportunity for those just graduating college. It is a benefit to the graduate, as it gives them the opportunity to work for a global corporation and gain experience right out of college. It also benefits Bayer, giving them fresh minds to incorporate into their business.


  9. "Overall great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant IT Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant IT Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing workplace atmosphere, good benefits, friendly colleagues, opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Big company so things can move slowly at times


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company globally, not so great at Berkeley site."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues and engineers for the most part, decent benefits and focus on safety, employee training.

    Cons

    Not the place if you have ambitions especially at Berkeley site. There are handful people who keep rotating in different functions and rest are stuck in same levels for decades, forget years. Few opportunities will open up here and there and they are promptly handed over to their own favorites without fit for the job by the same handful of people.

    Advice to Management

    Times change and Berkeley site needs to adapt with times. Bring in fresh perspective by hiring at Senior Management levels.


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