Bayer is Germany’s top employer at present according to the “Best Employer 2017” ranking performed for “Focus” magazine by the Statista statistics institute in collaboration with the careers network XING and the employer evaluation platform kununu. For the first time, the 100,000 employees surveyed selected a company from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry as the country's leading employer. That means employees, apprentices and prospective employees in Germany place Bayer ahead of prestigious companies like Google, Audi, BMW and Airbus.
“I am absolutely delighted by this accolade because it is impressive confirmation of our aspiration to be one of Germany’s best and most attractive employers,” says Dr. Hartmut Klusik, the member of Bayer's Management Board responsible for human resources. “I am particularly proud that this outstanding result is due to a large extent to the views and recommendations of our own employees. I would therefore like to thank all employees who took part in this study, either directly or indirectly, for their positive views on our company,” says Klusik. The special edition of “Focus” magazine to accompany the competition contains an extensive interview with Klusik on what makes working for Bayer so attractive.
Bayer’s excellent result is complemented by the ranking achieved by Business Services. In the services sector (HR, real estate, call centers), the Bayer service company is ranked in the top five of the 24 companies evaluated and first among the top 5 major companies in its sector.
To identify Germany's top employers, the Statista market research company evaluated more than 100,000 employee responses to a one-off survey. The decisive factor was whether employees would recommend their employer. To assess this, data from Xing and kununu.com were also used. In addition, the ranking took into account employees’ feedback on other employers in their sector. The preferences for employers in each sector were counted and the top employers were selected on the basis of the frequency of recommendation.