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.
Senior Brand Manager for Analgesics and Prevention Consumer Health
Bayer makes me feel like a really important person and not just any other employee. You need to bring results in marketing and I understand this. This is no different at Bayer. But feeling appreciated as a person and being taken care of is very important to me here. I had a very difficult private situation last year but my manager and team wanted me to be well. My commitment now to Bayer goes far beyond that of a regular employee.
My biggest challenge at Bayer is to remove internal barriers in marketing every day. Through my time before Bayer I know how marketing works in a fast moving consumer goods company but in a pharma company the world looks totally different. Here we have to reinvent marketing. I also work a lot with local health authorities, which is also new to me and quite a challenge.
Analgesics and Prevention Categories Marketing Manager, Consumer Health
Category Marketing Manager for Dermatology OTC brands, Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Marketing Manager Oral Care Category for Colombia and Perú
Shopper & Channel Marketing Manager
Sales Representative, P&G
Bachelor of Industrial Engineer, Los Andes University
I really love the purpose of Bayer and truly believe in our mission ‘Science For A Better Life’.
I am a master scuba diver and love to go on diving trips in Guatemala and Colombia, in the Bahamas and smaller islands in the Caribbean. I also enjoy spending time with my adopted dog. On the professional side, I love helping other people to develop their skills and watching how they grow and become better professionals. I have a team of two people and aim to be a good leader and role model.
Passion. Everything I do in life, I do with great passion, commitment and joy.
To be happy. It is as simple as it sounds. That is why it is so important for me that I enjoy what I do and how Bayer makes me feel. In my work and private life, I always try to enjoy the little things and cherish every moment.
“I am a master scuba diver and love to go on dive trips in Guatemala and Colombia, on the Bahamas and smaller islands in the Caribbean.”
“I enjoy spending time with my adopted dog.”
“I always try to enjoy the little things and cherish every moment.”