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 2014
Bayer encourages me to grow with the opportunity to learn new and exciting things. “Always questioning the status quo” really resonates with me.
I launched a Customer Relationship Management system for a sales team of more than 150 employees in Indonesia from scratch. A major challenge was that the process was changed from pen & paper to digital and from a local language to English. In order ensure a smooth implementation, I customized trainings for different teams in order to make sure the concerns of each group was addressed.
Commercial Excellence Lead in Bayer
Customer Facing Excellence (CFEx) Manager in Bayer
Joined Bayer as a Junior Market Research Manager in Bayer
I worked as a Research Assistant, as a Consulting Analyst and as a Market Research Analyst for an NGO, various state-owned businesses as well as a Switzerland-based cement producer
Bacholor of Economics, Major Management
I consider myself a learner for life, so I get excited when I start new projects, knowing I will have to learn a lot in order to make them a success.
Also, trust and collaboration are key to success in my area of work – I will never be able to complete a project on my own, but will always have to rely on the trust and collaboration within my team and between my team and other relevant functions such as commercial or medical teams.
Learning new things while expanding my network within the Bayer and pharmaceutical cosmos.
Passion to learn, pursuit of excellence.
To build a family of my own and to encourage my family members to live up to their potentials.