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Good pay
Student (Former Employee) –  Somerset, MB11 January 2018
Sickest job ever. Made so much dough in one summer. Learn lots. Made a lot of friends. Lots of education. Expensive trips. Very Boujee Job. And very lit place to work for. fo sho.
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Bayer is a best place to work for.
Talent Acquisition Officer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 January 2018
I had an amazing experience at Bayer - very professional environment with high learning culture. It has immense growth opportunities. My experience at Bayer was wonderful in terms of learning, growth, and fun. My boss gave me a chance to explore other HR function by taking different projects and also work cross-functionally to learn more about business.
Pros
work life balance, too many interactive fun events
Cons
located far away from home
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Logistics & Control Staff (Former Employee) –  National Capital Region4 January 2018
An excellent multinational company with very good benefits and perks for their employees. Have very hardworking people and very good and clean facility.
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Work-life balance is poor - especially in the summer for field workers. However, pay rates and perks are good.
Agronomist (Current Employee) –  AB, Canada20 December 2017
The work and work hours varies greatly through the year. Winter is generally slower and devoted to preparation for the following summer and educational courses.
In the summer, hours increase dramatically with long hours spent traveling between office and sites as well as working there. 60-80 hour weeks are not uncommon. Consequently stress levels can be very high. Field work includes site selection, site preparation, seeding, weed and pest control, plant observations and harvest.
Pros
vehicle for personal use, free meals while in field
Cons
Very long hours during summer months, heavy work load.
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Great contract job
Canola Seed Cleaner (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB3 December 2017
I worked as a contract canola seed cleaning employee (Bayer CropScience). This position is great for someone who needs to make a decent amount of cash over a contract period. At my particular location there was very little to no chance of advancement OR permanent employment, which made the job somewhat frustrating for a lot of employees who dedicated many years of contract work with this company. Plenty of opportunity for overtime but it is required to work long hours and to come in when the help is needed. Great people to work with every day but the work is quite mundane and boring. A big part of their procedures were outdated and still on paper (vs. electronic).
Pros
Lots of overtime, great starting wage, great employees
Cons
Long hours, not much for work-life balance, no opportunity for advancement or permanent employment
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excellent
Area Field Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Egypt, ON8 October 2017
I was product specialist for 3 years then area field supervisor for 4 years in marketing and sales of pharmaceutical products with excellent sales record
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Great place to work
Talent Acquisition Specialist (Former Employee) –  Distrito Federal28 September 2017
Great company with great facilities where I improve myself in a professional aspect. The facilities are located in a very conflicted area about traffic that at the end it become a problem because yo make 1 - 2 hours of travel.
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Positive experience
Medical Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON28 July 2017
Great team and teamwork. Very supportive management. Training was significant and allowed for development of selling and communication skills. Travel can be extensive at times.
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Très bien
CMC documentation manager (Former Employee) –  Gaillard24 May 2017
Bon environnement de travail, formation individuelles disponibles.
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Productive and fun generally
Business Manager (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON16 May 2017
Good people to work with. Avoid head of central controlling as tough to work with. Productive culture. Lots of people been around for ages so can be time consuming overcoming old mindset
Pros
Collaborative
Cons
Some people around too long so old mindset
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Good culture generally but be wary of who you work for
Controller (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON15 April 2017
Been here for a while and its been good. Things get done and colleagues are generally good. Recently there has been some restructures so it has created some latent unhappiness but the pay and above average bonus covers that up. If you just want to do your job and go home to your family, its a good company. I think the worst team to possible work for is controlling due to poor leadership.
Pros
culture, subsidised lunch. Bonus is paid
Cons
management, controlling leadership poor
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Bons avantages sociaux. Salaire intéressant
Spécialiste en documentation de production (Former Employee) –  Pointe-Claire, QC6 April 2017
L'usine est passée des mains de Bayer à Famar. A court terme, je crains qu'il y ait peu de commandes, mais avec le temps, l'usine devrait rouler à plein
Pros
Ambiance. Flexibilité des heures de travail. Motivation du personnel
Cons
Systèmes parfois trop lourds
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Manufactures and sells herbicides and pesticides to put on food crops.
Administrative Assistant (contract) (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 February 2017
Ethically, as a farmland owner in Saskatchewan, I had a problem in general with this company contributing to the contamination of plants and ground water.
Cons
Support staff have a culture of bullying that management supports.
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Great work pace
Market Access Associate (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON22 February 2017
Great work place with many wonderful and talented people, lots of opportunity to grow and be challenged, and delicious cafeteria food. Highly recommend.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
In Mississauga
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Very enjoyable working environment
RPG IV/LE Full time System Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 December 2016
The IT department was a very team oriented environment. You could always rely on fellow staff members to help when you had any problems or were looking for solutions.
Pros
Employee recreation center
Cons
Didn't keep up with technology
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Great team
Product Excellence Associate (Former Employee) –  Strathmore, AB29 November 2016
Bayer Admin team was great - lots of great experiences and a great work environment. However worked alone most days, based out of Strathmore. Was not as enjoyable as compared to working in a team environment, where help was readily available if needed.
Pros
fun conferences
Cons
lots of driving, long hours, isolated
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productive
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Thornhill, ON9 November 2016
• Organized and planed for a product-launch
• Prepared a launch and pre-launch plan and organized activities including advisory boards, according to company’s guidelines.
• Developed and planed a re-launch campaign by focusing on a specific indication of the product in Women’s Health
• Managed different projects to build company’s image as a leader in diabetes market
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Bayer is a world-class innovation company in the life science businesses
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Gulf- UAE13 October 2016
Bayer is an innovation company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the fields of health care and agriculture. We develop new molecules for use in innovative products and solutions to improve the health of humans, animals and plants. Our research and development activities are based on a profound understanding of the biochemical processes in living organisms.
Pros
Flexitime with secured job.
Cons
career developments need to be organized to include all the employees functions
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Welcoming
Library Technician (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON20 September 2016
A fun productive and people friendly work environment. Ambience is great. It allowed some flexibility in terms of work hours and had a friendly atmosphere.
Pros
People friendly
Cons
Alienation
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Not the easiest company to work for
Technician (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK9 September 2016
I only worked there for a year with no possibility of extension so basically no job security. I found it difficult to meet new people in different work groups due to a clicky environment. The people that were nice were very helpful or somewhat accepting. Different work areas were given preferential treatment so that caused riffs among people at the company. There was definitely a lack of training provided by staff members either because they were too busy or it wasn't worth their time considering they were training short term contracts. Strong management was also lacking in both GH and Lab groups which caused poor morale. Contract positions were not valued to the same extent as permanent staff. I found that there was also poor communication within a work group as well as between work groups.
Pros
Many staff lunches and events
Cons
Work group pettiness and favoritism. Poor communication overall within breeding station.
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