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 2007.
Medical Information Coordinator
Bayer was a new start for me. Due to a bone cancer I lost my left arm and my job as a dentist. Bayer supported me in my new pathway. It was an opportunity to self-development and engagement in a huge company.
In my beginning at Bayer I was as a part-time employee and worked also in Sao Paulo City Hall. In 2010 I started a leadership position at Bayer and left my other job. That was a quite difficult decision. Today I know it was the right step.
Medical Information Analyst
Speaker at LATAM Drug Information Association (DIA) meeting
Administrative Assistant and Analyst with focus on the implementation of medical information systems
Internship Pedodontics, University of São Paulo
Dentist | City Hall of São Paulo and private practice
Dentistry School and Internship Operative Dentistry, São Paulo State University „Júlio de Mesquita Filho“ (UNESP)
I love my team! The generations Y, Z and Millennial’s are young, powerful and great! We work closely and the environment is fantastic. Diversity makes me to grow!
Artistic-swimming with my 14 years-old daughter.
I am passionate. My teammates usually call me: “mother Su” due to my fraternal sight in daily work and in the life. That includes caring and a certain severity.
Being a role model to my daughter. Empower her to be a strong woman, able to make her own choices in a respectful way with others and to challenge the status quo.
“I was a dentist in 2006, working both in a private practice and municipal clinic in São Paulo, Brazil, when my life changed radically. I was diagnosed with a bone tumor.”
“A year later, after surgeries and chemotherapies, I had lost my left arm. And it was time to start a new and different life.”
“A good friend of mine working at Bayer told me that the company was offering a position especially for disabled people under its Diversity Program.”
“I was nervous about changing from a dental practice to the corporate world. I applied – and got the job, researching answers to medical questions. But that was not all.”
“I am passionate about para-synchro swimming, a rare sports discipline in Brazil and elsewhere. And Bayer became my sponsor because the company values passion and dedication. That’s Bayer for me.”