Bayer Reviews | Glassdoor

Bayer Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
304 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Bayer Chairman & CEO Werner Baumann
Werner Baumann
14 Ratings

304 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Bayer Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bayer full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, good benefits (health insurance, 401k)

    Cons

    Compensation could be more competitive, work environment office spaces could be improved

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Good people"

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

  3. "Lacking in culture and morale, but there is potentially much to learn, and some good people."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bayer as a contractor

    Pros

    Met some good people and gained some extra experience.

    Cons

    Variations in work ethic and communication amongst different groups, temporary.


  4. "Digital Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

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

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


  6. "Bayer- A great name"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, fair management, good pay

    Cons

    Your just a number, doesn't value its people


  7. "going over sees"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits , training, employees, advancements and pay

    Cons

    moving everything to China and no loyalty to employees

    Advice to Management

    Reward good employees with a job well done by keeping the jobs in the USA

  8. "Product Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for this position

    Cons

    Management didn't know how to make the change to new company ownership


  9. "Pharmaceutical Research"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work flexibility

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for upward mobility based on geographic location


  10. "Internship experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bayer as an intern

    Pros

    team and manager very supportive; friendly work environment

    Cons

    expectations of the management should be taken into account at every step during proposal design and delivery


Showing 304 of 1,251 reviews
Reset Filters