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.
Jozsef Sipos | Budapest, Ungarn
Working with Bayer since 2009.
Being part of Bayer, I can help create value for farmers with innovative crop protection solutions. And the company’s bee care program lets me combine my hobby with my profession.
I managed to convince a very conventionally oriented farmer to plant bee pastures along the sides of his fields.
Sales representative for Bayer’s agricultural portfolio and bee keeper ambassador of Bayer in Hungary
Sales representative of an Australian crop protection company in Hungary including product development activities
Specialist for plant nutrition, conducting trials and experimental work at a Hungarian fertilizer company
Associate professor of biological crop protection with special focus on entomology – the study of insects – and prognosis at the University of Szeged, Hungary
I am able to coach farmers on environmentally friendly practices to cultivate the land and produce high quality crops. It is very gratifying to see them be successful with my help.
I enjoy sharing knowledge and new insights with people and to see them apply this knowledge and be successful.
I am empathic and helpful, and I really enjoy getting to know and working with people.
To be regarded as a highly professional crop protection expert among bee keepers and thus contribute to better mutual understanding.