Production (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 25 May 2017
Work life balance is not ideal, management team has a lack of communication skills leaving the employees feel very disposable, hard to advance within the company and they rarely offer full-time positions. LIFE values did not seem to be implemented while working for this company.
"In fulfilling our mission, we are guided by our corporate values. Represented by the acronym LIFE. LIFE stands for Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency."
Good culture generally but be wary of who you work for
Controller (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 15 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.
Product Excellence Associate (Former Employee) – Strathmore, AB – 29 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.
Product Manager (Former Employee) – Thornhill, ON – 9 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
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.
Flexitime with secured job.
career developments need to be organized to include all the employees functions
Technician (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 9 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.
Many staff lunches and events
Work group pettiness and favoritism. Poor communication overall within breeding station.
great working environment / friendly co-workers good company
Building Operator (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 18 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.
Associate Agronomist (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 16 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.
Technically advanced. Improving work environment following aquisition
Safety Specialist/Supervisor Central Safety (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 24 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.
Brand Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 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.
Good work/life balance, challenging and fun atmosphere
Consumer Insights Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 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.
great work life balance, great co-workers, gym on site