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 2012.
Branding and Advertising Manager, Crop Science
Bayer is a leading company which can support me and offer me the resources for my development goals. The sources and the tools that the company provides and of course the Bayer name, too, help me to reach my targets. This is a good starting point; the rest is up to me.
Sometimes you have different teams involved in a project and these may have different opinions or points of view, which you have to take into consideration. You act as the interface between different departments e.g. R&D or Sales, and you sometimes have to implement new ideas which can be difficult - in my case we implemented online advertising, which was not common in Russia at that time. It was challenging to convince all the other colleagues but it paid off. Now as it turns out, we are one of the leading companies in digital promotion and digital sales in Russia.
Branding and Advertising Manager
Bayer Crop Science, Marketing & Sales
Marketing Communication Specialist
Marketing department, Bayer Crop Science
Junior Marketing Communication Specialist,
Marketing department, Bayer Crop Science
Graduated from Russian State University for Humanities, Sociology Department, Marketing specialization, worked on Status consumption issues
Specialist of Consulting Department, Information Business Systems Company (IT solutions)
English Language Institute, Sociology specialization, University of California, Berkeley
Assistant, Post-Soviet Countries Department, Russian State University for Humanities
The team spirit – we share the same values and goals. In addition Bayer gives you the freedom, flexibility and possibility to choose how you get your work done.
I play tennis in summer and snowboard or travel in winter. I have already travelled to 45 different countries and would like to see even more. Summer is for us at Crop Science the most stressful time of the year but also the best time one because you can have the opportunity to see the results of your work in the fields.
I am a responsible person and very reliable. My colleagues call me “troubleshooter” because if we have a task or a problem. I am often the one who has a solution because I think outside of the box.
I believe that a person should never stop but go further and do more– aim to achieve new goals. I am a surfer and you can compare it with when you first start learning to surf – first you try the small waves and then you go further and, step by step, you learn to ride the bigger ones until you reach your goals.
Also I like to see the results of my work – right now I am in the final stage of a product release. I look forward to seeing how the consumers and the market will react to this product, which I have invested a long time a lot of energy in.
I am very excited about the possible Monsanto integration as we will surely have to adapt and find the best way to work after integration.
“My colleagues are calling me “trouble shooter” because if we have a task and have a problem often I am the one who has a solution because I think out of the box.”
“In Summer you can see the results of your work in the fields at your customer.”