Bayer Employee Reviews

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Not the easiest company to work for
Technician (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SKSeptember 9, 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, SKJuly 18, 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 OkanaganJune 24, 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, ABJune 16, 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, ONMay 24, 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, ONMay 19, 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, ONMay 2, 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, ONApril 27, 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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High stardard business relations
Technical lab Manager (Former Employee) –  VigoFebruary 26, 2016
If you enjoy travelling, you are a people person and enjoy reaching new goals every day this is the perfect job. Each day is a new episode there is no chance you could get bored. It's a petty the Spanish Government can't afford to pay the lab therefore most uf us had to leave the dream job.
Pros
having a life and enjoyable work pace and schedule
Cons
none
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Nice Company
Office administrator (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABFebruary 14, 2016
Bayer is a great company and this was a great starting job out of university. Bayer has great benefits and job security which I value and appreciate to the utmost extent. I enjoy learning and new challenges so after 3 seasons, this job is becoming too routine and that is why I am job-searching.
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Productive and fun work environment.
Financial Report Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABJanuary 19, 2016
Working at Bayer Cropscience was a great experience. The environment there was very easy going while the people working were incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the industry. Definitely a company to work for.
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Excellent company to work for, good experience gained
Traits Development Summer Student (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SKJanuary 7, 2016
-We worked outside most days, weather permitting. Duties included seed set up, seeding, plot tending, spraying, harvest and managing casual laborers.
-My supervisors were excellent. They never made students do something they themselves weren't willing to help with, even minor tasks like weeding plots.
-Time management was quickly acquired. Due to the nature of the job, the hours were long.
-Vehicles and lunches were provided on top of salary, which was a huge bonus.
Pros
Free lunches, student vehicles, competitive pay, excellent supervisors, advancement of knowledge of weeds and chemicals
Cons
Sometimes longer hours
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Great place to learn and try new ideas
Associate Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QCNovember 25, 2015
Great place to work, the people are expert in their jobs, so you can learn a lot from them.
very dynamic, you need to like being in a fast paced environment.
the upper manager was always open to consider new ideas and was the culture of talk freely.
Pros
salary, flexible hours, working from home days, fridays afternoon free
Cons
work late hours
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Amazing Management
Q/C - SAP Specialist (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ONNovember 2, 2015
- One of the best companies to work for.
- Great working environment as well as amazing group of management team who have an open door concept.
- Flexible hours of work
Pros
Everything
Cons
None
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Working from home and working with worldwide technical support.
Senior account Mgr & technical service (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QCOctober 27, 2015
Too much internal report.
Training by myself with technical book.
Co worker where helpful.
Hardest part was to get management decision.
Empowerment and working independently.
Pros
technical oriented
Cons
Has changed their focus
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just not cutting edge
specialty pharma (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONOctober 23, 2015
- established chemical and pharmaceutical co.
- lots of various businesses therefore opportunities
- mammoth: not managing size efficiently re: synergies, efficiencies
- pit business units against each other for resources
- unable to move quickly
- not able to support innovation
- risk adverse
Pros
people focused, desire to live by their corporate values
Cons
short-term business thinking
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Fast pace environment with many development opportunities
Vice-President Plant operations (Current Employee) –  Pointe-Claire, QcOctober 13, 2015
Just been acquired by Bayer Inc. Learning to work in a new environment. Going through many changes in a very short time. We are well supported by our Bayer colleagues. New Bayer organization was just announced. Looking forward to working with the new changes.
Pros
Autonomy, Rapid decision making, Development opportunities
Cons
Still some silos
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Good company
Medical Science Liaison (Former Employee) –  Canada WestSeptember 24, 2015
Great company to work with. Hard working employees. The medical affair team is well organized. the company may consider more medical/scientific oriented MSLs with higher academic degrees.
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met a lot of great people
Millwright (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ONAugust 25, 2015
worked here for 28 years
did wide range of work
met great people
bosses were reasonable
sometimes it was hot but had to get job done in limited time
Pros
great place to work
Cons
cut backs over the years
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Excellent company culture
Marketing Intern (Current Employee) –  MississaugaJuly 15, 2015
Bayer prides itself on its company culture and it really shows. Everyone is very supportive and quite resourceful. They have social events and have the opportunity to work from home.
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