Meet our people
Our people have innovation in their DNA. It drives every successful product and discovery that Bayer makes.
Working at Bayer brings many possibilities, many benefits and exciting responsibilities. When your passion is to create a better life for people, we believe it’s best to start with our employees.
We are proud of our culture of collaboration and teamwork and we are constantly finding ways to empower our people. Empowered, engaged people are more likely to innovate, and that’s what we are here for.
Our leaders are role models who inspire our people to excel and reach goals. Our focus on people management ensures we make full use of the talent of all our employees.
Hear their stories and see for yourself:
Why Bayer? Because we’re a pioneer in the fields of human, animal, and plant health. Because we invent the solutions that will create a sustainable future for our planet. Because a career with Bayer means you can put your passion into practice and make an impact. Explore what makes Bayer different and what we have to offer to our employees.
Innovation & Solutions
At Bayer, innovation is part of our DNA. But it’s not something that happens exclusively in laboratories. We see it as being open to new and unconventional approaches and perspectives. Our working culture is driven by our passion and our fascination to think ahead. That is why we encourage you to question the status quo and constantly think beyond the obvious. It takes imagination, ambition, and courage to find answers to society’s most pressing questions.
Learn how our research and development, employee initiatives, and focus on our people all support the groundbreaking scientific advancement that Bayer is known for. Plus, find out the opportunities you will have as a Bayer employee to impact the company and influence our culture of innovation.
Research and Development at Bayer
The approximately 10,000 researchers who work in Bayer’s research and development division share one goal: to improve people’s lives. The innovations developed in our laboratories range from life-saving medications for humans and animals to a broad range of innovative chemical and biological products for improving plant health. Every project we work on aims to solve society’s great challenges.
The imagination and courage of our employees drives every successful product and discovery Bayer makes. Our “research” magazine takes you inside our pipeline, shares the stories behind our innovations, and introduces you to the people who make them possible.
Development & Teamwork
At Bayer we foster open discussions, sharing knowledge across our community and partnering with external networks. You can work in a diverse team with leading experts, leveraging global expertise and a shared passion to unlock new potential. It takes inspiring work with enthusiastic and smart people to turn pioneering ideas into powerful solutions.
Our culture supports its people through regular feedback, international and diverse teams, continuing education, and new opportunities. Find out how a job at Bayer will strengthen your skills and broaden your horizon.
Personal development of our employees is crucial and one of the most important ways we can support their development is through regular feedback. Alongside our Performance Management approach, we use our individual Development Dialogue as well as 360 Feedback to strengthen Bayer’s feedback culture and the development of our employees.
The Development Dialogue encourages managers to take responsibility for their employees’ development, while empowering employees to drive their own professional growth. During this dialogue, employees discuss their strengths, development needs, and career aspirations with their direct supervisor in order to agree on a personal development plan.
360 Feedback is a development tool to boost leadership by offering a clear picture of each employee’s performance from the perspective of colleagues and business associates. By helping our employees to enhance their unique strengths and talents, we continuously develop our organization and create a working culture where our employees are empowered to give their best, to learn, and to develop into their full potential.
Working in International Teams
Because the Bayer Group employs people from 127 countries around the world, promoting collaboration among employees and between employees and customers, from different cultural backgrounds is a top priority for us.
Bayer is a diverse workplace where you can feel supported to do your best work regardless of your nationality or background. This diversity means that your teammates will consist of the best and brightest minds from around the world, creating a well-rounded company culture and ensuring that our customers can benefit from the best possible pool of international and multi-cultural expertise.
Individual Growth through Learning
At Bayer we believe that learning is a lifelong process and are committed to investing in the education and the training of our employees. This is why our employees benefit from extensive educational and training programs to encourage professional and personal development.
Leveraging the talent that everybody brings to Bayer and taking advantage of the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of all our employees is one of our key Bayer Talent Management Principles. Giving future generations of leaders and experts the opportunity to grow allows continuous and sustainable development for both our employees and our business.
Bayer’s corporate university (the Bayer Academy) builds leadership and general management competence as well as functional expertise through high-impact and strategy and business-aligned learning opportunities.
Bayer Academy is an important part of Bayer’s Talent Management Strategy, the objective of which is to invest in the development of our own employees. Bayer Academy supports on-the-job development with systematic training programs and also assists our employees as they take the next career development steps. Our seminars and learning opportunities are offered around the world in different languages and balance global and local needs.
Attending Bayer Academy learning programs is an invitation to shape Bayer’s future, exchanging ideas and experiences with colleagues and learning about the latest research-based knowledge that enables outside-the-box thinking. We actively involve our executives and strengthen cross-organizational collaboration, networking, exposure, and innovation.
Global Internal Job Board
One of our key objectives is to make career and development opportunities, across the entire Bayer organization up to senior management level, transparent to all employees in order to foster the internal mobility of our employees.
Therefore, we established an internal job board in 2012 to provide our employees with privileged access to open positions and make it easy for them to find out about new job opportunities worldwide.
By improving transparency and increasing internal career mobility, the job board helps to ensure that all employees find the job at Bayer that best fits their skills and ambitions.
Better Life & Challenges
At Bayer we always start by listening – because our customers are at the heart of everything we do. The needs of our customers and the challenges facing society inspire us to develop ideas that improve people’s lives. As part of the Bayer team, each of us needs to thoroughly understand and support our customers in order to deliver products and solutions that matter – now and in the future.
We develop the products and ideas that provide real value to our customers, our species, and our planet. Meet the people at Bayer who are working to address the great challenges our customers face and get a sense of some of the big questions you can help to solve as a Bayer team member.
Developing innovative medicines and enabling better treatments
Developing new and innovative treatment options is Bayer’s most important mission. Our commitment to innovation means that we never stop working to make a real difference in our customers’ lives. With our focus on identifying and developing new active substances to treat diseases with a high unmet medical need we are able to improve the quality of peoples’ lives around the world.
Innovative concepts from Bayer CropScience are helping to promote sustainable agriculture. Food chain partnerships are an important example. In this way Bayer supports all the partners from seed to shelf: farmers and food processors, importers and exporters, and wholesalers and retailers.