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.
Senior Product Manager Oncology for Prostate Cancer Bayer Vital GmbH
Bayer has an outstanding reputation among the general public and its successful 150 years of history impresses me too. One could say that we are THE pharmaceutical company in Germany and I am very proud of this fact.
My previous employer was a mid-sized company. When I first joined Bayer, its sheer size was overwhelming and it took some time for me to digest this. In my first year at Bayer, I often wondered why there is a department for each little topic you can think of. To understand this cosmos and its purpose, it takes time. After a while you find your way though and you grow with the complexity of the company.
Teamlead Vascular Protection Marketing Xarelto®, Bayer Vital
Senior Product Manager Oncology for Prostate Cancer, Bayer Vital
Product Manager for Nexavar®, from 2015 for Xofigo®, Bayer Vital
Junior Product Manager for Nexavar® in HCC, Bayer Vital
Trainee Program & Junior Product Manager (Marketing Oncology), Mundipharma
Marketing Internship, LloydsPharmacy
Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration), University of Lüneburg
My whole career I have been involved in the field of oncology and recently moved to cardiovascular. Inevitably, these products have a real added value for society. They prolong the lives of those suffering from incurable diseases. That is a great source of motivation for me. I stand 100% behind the product I work for. Nowadays many people want to do something that makes a real difference. I can actually say that I do with my job.
I like to watch football (the European version). I support the Hamburger SV. Unfortunately, I don’t manage to see them live quite as often as I’d like but I regularly watch matches in the area around Cologne and Leverkusen.
Professionally, I prefer to work strategically, analytically and think about how to create a market advantage for a brand. Fortunately I got the chance to develop into a leadership position - I really enjoy development people myself and see them growing.
I am always ready to lend a helping hand. I would never look for excuses when somebody asks me for help, even if I have little time. I believe this is what distinguishes me from many other people I know, and my friends and colleagues notice this too.
"Being happy" has almost become an empty phrase to me. Being satisfied with yourself, your environment and your situation is most important to me. Simply the cozy warm feeling that everything is as it should be. A short-term goal for me? I would like to go canoeing through Sweden. I did this seven years ago. Maybe I will manage to go again next year.
“Being satisfied with yourself, your environment and your situation is most important to me.”
“I am always ready to help people out and always there when someone is in need.”