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Employees at Bayer in Toronto taking part in the pharmaceutical firm's Innovation & Digital Day  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Bayer was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

  • Bayer maintains a long-term focus on the welfare of its employees, offering RSP contributions, a defined contribution pension plan and health benefits plan that extends to retirees (with no age limit and 100 per cent premium coverage)
  • Additionally, as part of Bayer's flexible health benefits plan, employees receive a generous health spending account of up to $1,500 per year as well as a separate wellness spending account of $400
  • Bayer supports employee efforts to give back to local communities with two paid days off to volunteer -- and also implemented a four-week paid leave program for health care professionals who want to contribute to front-line response during the pandemic
Bayer employees from the Matheson location participate in OneWalk in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre  

Highlights

Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Established in Canada 1863
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Bayer AG
Parent company head office Leverkusen, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK, Regina SK, Calgary AB, Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC, Ottawa ON, Victoria BC, Edmonton AB, Sudbury ON, Winnipeg MB, London ON, Peterborough ON, Québec QC, St. John's NL, Toronto ON, Sherbrooke QC, Oshawa ON, Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Saint John NB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,395
Part-time employees in Canada 20
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 39 years
Benefits note Bayer has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP, non-matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $1,500 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $7,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)

COVID-19

Pandemic response offered virtual health care services, implemented a 4-week paid leave program for health care professionals who want to contribute to front-line response during the pandemic

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Bayer was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

  • Bayer employs approximately 200 students each year, including summer roles at the corporate offices and sites, and farm technicians, agronomy assistants and research assistants in the Crop Science division
  • Students at Bayer experience a structured program, featuring an orientation and onboarding event with leadership keynotes, regular lunch and learns and social opportunities directed by students themselves (with funding from the company) -- students also further develop their careers by participating in the company's recently refreshed performance process, which includes agile goal setting, continuous feedback and check-ins
  • Bayer was able to proceed with a full 2020 student program during the pandemic with all head office recruits equipped to participate remotely and continued support for those in field positions
Bayer employees participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in 2019, in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation  

Highlights

Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK, Regina SK, Calgary AB, Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC, Ottawa ON, Victoria BC, Edmonton AB, Sudbury ON, Winnipeg MB, London ON, Peterborough ON, Québec QC, St. John's NL, Toronto ON, Sherbrooke QC, Oshawa ON, Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Saint John NB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,395
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $7,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities new grads hired into permanent roles can participate in Bayer's Student Ambassador Program, where ambassadors actively contribute to Bayer's campus and annual summer student programs as mentors
Additional highlights through its Opportunity Scholarship Program, the Bayer Fund provides over $100,000 in funding to students annually
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

Bayer has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Parent company Bayer AG
Parent company head office Leverkusen, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK, Regina SK, Calgary AB, Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC, Ottawa ON, Victoria BC, Edmonton AB, Sudbury ON, Winnipeg MB, London ON, Peterborough ON, Québec QC, St. John's NL, Toronto ON, Sherbrooke QC, Oshawa ON, Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Saint John NB
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $7,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Scientific Affairs Liaison, Sales Representative, Marketing Coordinator, Clinical Research Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Human Resources Coordinator, Drug Safety Assistant, Sales Coordinator, Customer Service Representative, Supply Chain Specialist, Law Clerk, Quality Assurance Associate, Sales Force Development Coordinator, Submission Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Associate Brand Manager
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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