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 2008.
Launch Manager CT
Bayer AG, Pharmaceutical Division
I really appreciate the various personal and professional development opportunities that often even involve international assignments. I spent the past few years at Bayer in three different countries. I have been back in Germany for a year now.
We incorporated a business area in Switzerland which had formerly been handled by a distributor. It felt like creating a start-up within a big multinational corporation and I felt a real entrepreneur during that time.
Another challenge I had in England was a team I led which had just undergone restructuring. I came in as an outsider, was young, and arrived from headquarters in Germany. It took quite some time to build an engaged and motivated team and was one of the biggest challenges in my career so far. At the same time it helped me grow as a leader.
Global Launch Lead, Strategic Marketing Radiology, Pharmaceuticals Division, Bayer AG
Northern Regional Business Manager Radiology, Bayer plc
Product Manager Diagnostic Imaging / Radiology & Interventional, Bayer (Schweiz) AG
International Marketing Trainee – Graduate Development Program, Bayer (Schweiz) AG, Zurich, Switzerland & Bayer Schering Pharma AG
Bachelor & Master of Arts in International Business Studies, University of Paderborn
I am very much driven by the challenges that my job offers. I want to design and shape ideas and at the same time take responsibility for my actions and my team.
Travelling, which I love to combine with good food and drinks. I also do sports to balance my office job.
Persistence – when I have set my mind on a goal, I am very ambitious to achieve it. I am a real team player and quite good at creating good interpersonal relationships.
Being happy and making sure my family is happy, too. They have always supported me throughout my career; especially my husband. I really appreciate this and do not take them for granted.