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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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great working environment / friendly co-workers good company
Building Operator (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK18 July 2016
A typical day- review existing and new work orders and then prioritize them,review the day with supervisor.
I have learned to deal with customers in a timely matter with the customer getting priority 1 status.
I get along well with others and always like to defuse any negative issues with co-workers as to create a positive work environment.
The most enjoyable part was the new and different jobs each day presented and the completion of every demand work order and finally satisfying the customers.
I work well with little or no supervision.
Pros
flex hours
Cons
on call 24/7
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Technical Sales Representative
Senior Technical Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fraser Valley and Okanagan24 June 2016
Developed and maintained effective relationships with Veterinary Professionals.
Strategically plan and organize the territory to maximize sales.
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Professional experience, great conditions
Associate Agronomist (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB16 June 2016
Bayer CropScience treats its Associate Agronomists with respect, giving us a good level of independence on he job. All associate agrnomoists work directly with a professional agronomist for the summer and really benefit from having personal guidance and accountability. Typical days start early, around 630-7am or potentially earlier, but the company acknowledges the long hours with a team building trip mid-way through the summer.
Pros
Team building trip
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Technically advanced. Improving work environment following aquisition
Safety Specialist/Supervisor Central Safety (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ON24 May 2016
I found the people at Bayer to be very knowledgeable and passionate. Being located in a small city workers and management are more focused on getting work done and good relations than any politics.

The huge size of the plants and many processes provided a fun and interesting challenge.

I arrived following the acquisition and could feel the unrest because of the change. At that time Bayer was engaged in several great initiatives to reduce expenses while developing employees such as cross trade training.

I experienced Bayer's safety program to be miles ahead of many service construction companies and to be more aligned with best-in-class oil companies.

It was a great experience.
Pros
Technically superior.
Cons
Cannot think of any
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Productive Days
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON19 May 2016
It was high turn over because people are quitting and not enough hours for the employees.
I've learned so much from co workers
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Not enough hours
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Excellent work culture
Brand Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 May 2016
A very collaborative and supportive environment. The work is challenging yet fun and management has clear objectives and path way of how to get things done. I would recommend Bayer as a fantastic place to work. They also have been named as one of Canada's top employers this past year and have been consistently scored as top 100 in Canada several years in a row now.
Pros
Good work/life balance, challenging and fun atmosphere
Cons
none
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Productive and fun place to work
Consumer Insights Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 April 2016
Bayer is a great place to work as a student or a regular employee. They are open to al types of learners for their summer student positions, working with everyone and bringing the best out of all their employees. The gym on site is an added bonus for those that want to keep active but find it hard to fit a gym visit in their busy work weeks, and it is free for the employees, with helps with reducing costs.
Pros
great work life balance, great co-workers, gym on site
Cons
traffic, little/no public transportation
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Great Company with best work environment
IT Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON4 April 2016
It was a good experience since i had to work individually for the first time. It was something new to learn. I had to manage my time according to the tasks at hand. I had to provide good customer service to users which was a good experience for me.
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