Dermatology Senior Sales Consultant, Boston (Former Employee) – Whippany, NJ – September 6, 2017
I enjoyed working for Bayer. I sold Dermatology products in the Boston area. The hardest part about the job, not unique to Bayer, is the changing landscape of selling pharmaceuticals in 2017. The most enjoyable part of my job included selling my products, developing relationships with my customers and focusing on "finding a way".
The experience at Bayer was more than expected. The Manager to whom I reported was one of the kindest persons I ever worked with. She maintained a open and inviting atmosphere for everyone. Her door was always open and inviting. She ensured that we had all of the necessary tools to complete our needed task.
Paralegal, Patent Law Department (Current Employee) – Whippany, NJ – September 6, 2017
I enjoy working for Bayer. I like the relaxed environment which is unusual for a corporate environment. The people are very friendly and helpful. Perks - Bayer Store where you can purchase their products at an extremely low price. Most difficult part of the job is having to leave. The most enjoyable part of the job is I learn something new every day. I love what I do and love learning new ways to do things. However, I am a contract employee and my position will soon be eliminated. Therefore, I am looking elsewhere for employment. I would definitely stay with Bayer if I could. I will take with me a great experience and friends that will remain as such although I will not be there.
Educated about the company and products, Experienced a few seminars out of state, Met with the German colleagues - connecting face with voice, met some pretty amazing people.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Saxonburg, PA – September 3, 2017
The company was great and very professional with a lot of options for healthcare, vision, and also 401k. I worked in the warehouse, behind the scenes of the assembly lines, keeping the lines stocked with inventory. My coworkers and managers were fantastic but I just never could get used to the 12 hour night shifts. Great company and enjoyed my time there!
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) – Norwood, MA – September 2, 2017
This job was mostly traveling.
I was on call, 100% of the time. when a medical device failed, I was called in to fix it. I specialized in blood gas and immuno chemistry. The work was solid, there were problems, and I was good at it, which made it more fun.
The biggest problem I had at Bayer was the amount of travel. Being on call meant that I could get called at any time, and I was expected to go to whatever hospital had a problem. work/life balance was poor.
Temporary Site Administration Specialist (Former Employee) – Lubbock, TX – August 31, 2017
Bayer is a German based company that comes into the USA and mainly hires temporary workers.
Moreover, at least one of the "managers", Mark (who was promoted, unbelievable enough) is one of the worst managers as well as most immature people that I have ever had the misfortune to work with, let alone under. He literally behaved in a 3-Stooges manner and thought that this was appropriate and cute. Additionally, he had a horrible temper. I was always amazed at how he could turn those traits off on a dime, the second anyone that truly mattered showed up.
Bayer could be a much better company if they actually treated workers in the US in a better manner. I worked there almost a year and a half, as a temporary worker. Give the temporary status a deadline. If I'm still doing a good enough job at 6 months, I deserve to be permanent and to receive all of the benefits that a permanent worker would receive.
The lack of permanent hire, bad managers, high turnover rates, etc.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – West Haven, CT – August 29, 2017
They really cared for the employees, On Thursdays they would have vendors come into the Cafeteria and sell their wares to employees. They had family day cookouts twice a year. They were very flexible when it came to family emergencies and days off.
They also crossed trained so that all departments were covered when need be.
Sr. Product Complaint Liaison (Former Employee) – Milpitas, CA – August 24, 2017
Great product and how it would help one when needed. A very fast paced day, interaction with customers and medical field. Very fulfilling to be able to help when needed. Enjoyed the attention to detail on reports, prepared daily and weekly. I was able to grow in my professional life while I was employed here.
Leader (Current Employee) – Parma, ID – August 21, 2017
Benefits are great, compensation good. Company sets high expectations for employees which can be good and bad. Culture/support system is good. Seasonality of business can make work stressful at times (and slower in others). Lots of red tape can make work hard to accomplish- worse yet is that personal performance can be impacted as a result (and then be blamed on the individual). Despite the various issues, Bayer is still a great business, reputable and will challenge you to meet your potential. Management really cares about their employees and puts effort into spending time with individuals.
Travel, opportunity, personal development, benefits, management
Seasonality of business, high stress, red tape, pressure put on employees
Productive and fun place to work. Made lots of friends.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – August 15, 2017
Working in the Plastics Division at Bayer was very rewarding. I enjoyed my time there working for the Vice President. He was very fair to the department and everyone got along and worked well as a group.
Good pay and benefits
German headquarters; many had to travel to Germany
Customer Support Specialists (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – August 13, 2017
Management was excellent, work/family environment was great. Flexible work hours were possible if needed. Salary was excellent in current market. Customer Service Week celebrations were above/beyond what was expected. Overall great company to work for.
Citrus Scout Internship (Former Employee) – Vero Beach, FL – August 9, 2017
I was a citrus scout intern in Florida during my undergraduate degree. This internship taught me how to interact with grove managers and set up a schedule to ensure that work was done in a timely manner.