Our Culture

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.


Feedback Culture 


Personal development of our employees is critical and one of the most important ways we can support their development is through 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 take ownership of their professional future by discussing their own perspectives, career aspirations and needs. 


360 Feedback is a development tool to enhance leadership and performance by offering a clear picture of each employee’s performance from the perspective of colleagues and business associates. By helping our employees enhance their unique strengths and talent, 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 Bayer employs people from 127 countries around the world, promoting collaboration among employees and customers from different cultural backgrounds is a top priority for us. 


We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences and believe that our human capital is our most valuable asset. 


The collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture and reputation, but also Bayer’s achievements. 


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, while enabling them to be their very best. 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 the overall success of the company. 


Bayer Academy 


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.