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 2015
Brand Manager – Digestive Health
Working in a global company with a vast history and a strong culture, with peers who can challenge you to always strive further than you have ever been.
It was while we were dealing with delisting one of our products. It presented us with problems we had not faced before. So we had to find ingenious solutions which were business-friendly at the same time.
Brand Manager for Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Sales Analytics Specialist for Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Professional experience in Distribution Channel Management, Business Development and Sales Support in the pharmaceuticals, e-commerce and food industry
Bogazici University, B.Sc. Chemical Engineering
Helping people. Actual people. And actually helping them. Everything you do in business should be beneficial to someone; if not nobody will buy your products. But I mean something different: Our brands touch peoples’ lives. Real people like your friend or my mom, with real problems from headache to heart attack.
Being in the field. But not just with sales force – I mean being where our consumers are. Listening to market research, going to house visits… I love finding out why people connect so much with our products. I love to share the love both our consumers and I have for our products.
Enthusiasm: I am a geek. Hardcore. Not in the sense of a Star Wars or Lord of the Rings fan (although I love both), but as a person who puts passion in whatever he or she is doing. If you won’t give all you have, why should you even bother?
Learning is really important for me. In order to become better, you have to challenge yourself and love learning. If I want to see myself advancing in my marketing career, I have to fire my passion for learning in our ever-changing world.