Manager (Current Employee) – Berkeley, CA – July 19, 2018
The company has competitive benefits and pay. There is low respect for work-life balance of individual contributors. The work environment is demanding and decisions are made slowly because managers are afraid of making mistakes. It's not a forgiving environment when mistakes are made.
Senior Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Myerstown, PA – July 19, 2018
I enjoyed the fast paced work environment From the top down management was easy to talk to and also responded back to you on any questions that you might have had. It is a very family and Veteran friendly place to work
There are a lot of activities for employees and families
Senior Business Process Analyst (Current Employee) – Berkeley, CA – July 19, 2018
The people here are highly intelligent and management is typically open and engaging. Otherwise, work life balance is dependent on the department. The work is exciting and it feels good to come into work that work we do is helping patients live a better life through science.
Chemical Technician (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 14, 2018
If you are a true Bayer employee, there are many benefits: healthcare, an excellent 401K matching program, Credit Union, Gym, discounts on Bayer Pharmaceutical products, 3 weeks paid vacation starting, opportunities for career growth, etc. The catch is, it's unlikely that you are hired into Bayer as a full-time Bayer employee. Most people start at Bayer as a contractor. There are no benefits to being a contractor. no paid time off, no guaranteed healthcare (some contractors offer it, but it's not always great) no paid holidays, and no job security. Sometimes employees wait only a few months and other employees wait years to be hired on directly with Bayer. Depending on what job you have, work life balance varies. Shift workers in the plant are usually required to work rotating shifts, often working both days and nights in the same week, weekends included. Lab analysts keep their shifts all year, but new employees are often placed in the overnight shift. Bayer has a great culture, however. Everyone understands how difficult it is to do shift work or be a contract worker, and plant workers are well compensated. Safety is the #1 priority in everything workers do. Loyalty for Bayer employees is rewarded with more paid vacation and greater chances of internal promotions. Loyalty for contract workers is rewarded with chances to be hired on as a full time Bayer employee.
Cell Culture- Assistant Supervisor (Current Employee) – Berkeley, CA – July 12, 2018
Bayer helped me develop my career and job skills. The only downside is job security, especially at the Berkeley site. The factor VII market is getting too competitive and I think it is something that this site did not prepare for.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – West Haven, CT – July 11, 2018
Led multiple initiatives to define external and management reporting solutions supporting public company readiness. Defined finance reference architecture and target state financial reporting systems environment. Facilitated requirements gathering across US GAAP, US STAT, investments, treasury, tax, capital strategy, reinsurance, actuarial and FP&A.
I have learned a lot from working with Bayer and also enjoyed myself the work environment is very laid back and you can move at your own pace and there is a trust relationship with management. Hardest part of the job could be bring down displays or setting plan-o-grams enjoyable part of the job is meeting customers helping them with their needs and stocking product
Medical Research Scientist (Former Employee) – Middletown, VA – July 2, 2018
It was wonderful working at BAYER. There where lots of oppuntuntes. I worked indenpentely developing test for medical facilities. The senior scientists where a pleasure to work with. They helped without hesitation.
Poor management / unfair and uneven distribution of workload
Corporate Recruiter (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – July 1, 2018
Managers I worked for only managed up to make themselves appear competent to their bosses, and did very little to help develop those working under them. LIFE values were not followed and favorites were played based on gender and friendships as opposed to competence and results.
I like it but I just don't make enough money and just no room to grow as far as moving up in the company. The bosses work well with people they are all pretty laid back and overall it's a really good company!