Our business success is largely attributable to the knowledge, skills and passion of our employees. It is their ability to innovate and their willingness to embrace continuous professional and self-development that drive our position as a world-class innovation company. This is clearly reflected in our employer brand “Passion to innovate | Power to change,” which shows what the Bayer group expects from its employees and new hires but also what it can offer them. It translates Bayer’s mission statement “Science For A Better Life” into the world of work.
As a modern international employer, we offer our employees attractive conditions and wide-ranging individual development opportunities. A key aim of our personnel development strategy is to create an environment where all employees have the opportunity to develop their full potential. In the spirit of “lifelong learning”, we help employees in all fields broaden their knowledge and skills and keep up with the latest changes throughout their working lives. Support ranges from knowledge sharing and peer learning to programs that take up new trends and perspectives.
Thanks to our wide-ranging business activities, we offer employees throughout the Group great opportunities for global development. International assignments are also an important element in employee development.
A diverse employee structure is vital for our company’s competitiveness. By embracing diversity we improve our understanding of changing markets and consumer groups, gain access to a broader pool of talented people and benefit from the enhanced innovative and problem-solving abilities that are demonstrably associated with high cultural diversity. Mutual understanding and a gender and cultural balance, especially at management level, are important success factors. We have an inclusive approach: diversity is integrated into all relevant human resources processes and driven forward by the management.
On December 31, 2018, Bayer employed 116,998 (2017: 99,820) people worldwide. In Germany we had 32,140 (2017: 31,620) employees, which was 27.5% of the total Bayer Group workforce (2017: 31.7%).
Relative breakdown of employees by segment as of December 31, 2018
But let's forget the numbers and facts for a while. Meet some of our employees and get a taste of what it is really like to work here.
Working with Bayer since 2008.
Ryan Lamberson | Shakopee, Minnesota, EUA
I feel that this company values me. Bayer invests in me as an employee, and as person, not only with money, but also with training and development opportunities. I appreciate that.
At Bayer, employees are entrusted with responsibility fairly quickly. I think that my biggest challenge was – and is – learning to be a good leader.
Supply Reliability Lead for the Shakopee site
Logistics, Operations, Continuous Improvement
Crop Science Division
Certification as Lean/ Six Sigma Green Belt
Certification as Lean Mini Master, University of St. Thomas
Project Management Certification, Provil and Assoc
Development as logistics and warehousing manager at several local companies
Graduation Henry Sibley High School, West St. Paul
Continuous improvement. I don’t want to be the same person today that I was yesterday. I want to wake up to a new day being better.
I am really a family person. I love spending time with my wife, my daughters and of course with good friends.
I know that being able to enjoy a good life is not a given. I want to enable my children to live a good life.
“I started working for Bayer as a contract employee in the shipping/receiving department. This was in early 2008.”
“Shortly after I was hired full time, I was offered the opportunity to lead our logistics department.”
“By late 2012 I handled all export procedures for our Shakopee site and served as back up to the site operations manager.”
“In internal trainings I learned the principles of lean manufacturing. In 2015 I became our site’s Continuous Improvement Champion and received my Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt certification.”
“I started out as a contract employee and am now a member of our company’s North America Continuous Improvement Council. – That’s Bayer for me.!”