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Bayer Inc.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2024) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Bayer Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2024) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2024):

  • Bayer maintains a long-term focus on the welfare of its employees, offering health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit and 100 per cent premium coverage) and retirement planning assistance
  • Bayer provides wellness resources to help employees maintain their health, including a subscription of the Calm app (guided meditation, soothing sounds), an internal resource group that organizes self-care activities throughout the year, and increased mental health coverage of $5,000, inclusive of family members
  • Bayer supports employee efforts to give back to local communities with two paid days off to volunteer and offers a four-week paid leave program for health care professionals wanting to contribute to a front-line response or deployment
Employees collaborate at Bayer's head office in Mississauga  

Employer Background

Industry Pharmaceuticals and agricultural products
Established in Canada 1863
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Bayer AG
Parent company head office Leverkusen, Germany
Major Canadian locations St. John's NL, Saint John NB, Halifax NS, Sherbrooke QC, Québec QC, Montréal QC, Oshawa ON, Toronto ON, Peterborough ON, Ottawa ON, London ON, Sudbury ON, Winnipeg MB, Edmonton AB, Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, Saskatoon SK, Regina SK, Calgary AB, Mississauga ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,134
Part-time employees in Canada 131
Full-time employees worldwide 104,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 8%
Average age of employees in Canada 37 years
Longest serving employee 35 years

Work Environment Rating: A+

Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), telecommuting, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, reduced summer hours
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, online carpool sign-up, free parking, subsidized parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station, corporate ride-sharing account
Onsite workplace features modern open spaces, collaboration hubs and unassigned desks, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities fireplace, music, television, video games, pool table, foosball table, table hockey, board games
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, take-home meals, market-style cafeteria is subsidized and features hot meals, a sandwich bar, a salad bar, Starbucks coffee, daily specials and various convenience store snacks
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga, pilates, spin, Zumba, boot camp, CrossFit), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, sauna, shower facilities, is open 5 days a week, personal training available upon request, dedicated massage room with weekly visits from a registered massage therapist

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name The Bayer Club
Past social events division-specific events such as onsite summer barbecues, holiday family events, summer ice cream truck treats, a Thanksgiving lunch, and a golf tournament
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, employee sports teams
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications town halls

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP, non-matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $3,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance, discounted auto lease rates, discounts for auto and home appliance purchases, home office subsidy of $500

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Eyecare $350 every 2 years
Paid sick days employees receive 5 days off each year
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $5,000 each year
Health spending account up to $1,500 each year
Wellness spending account up to $400 each year
Additional health plan information coverage for fertility drugs is unlimited, mental health coverage is $5,000 for all tiers of the flex plan
Additional health and wellness initiatives B Well (online health portal for employees and their families offering personal health assessments, health coaching and screening, occupational health), GROW business resource group focused on wellness and self-care programming, subscription to the Calm app (guided meditation, soothing sounds)
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $15,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $15,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, phased-in return to work for new parents, compassionate top-up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks, academic scholarships of up to $3,500 per child

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 3 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel), Top Performance Awards to recognize employees and teams who contribute beyond agreed targets and job requirements
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership development programs, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $7,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $7,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Education leave educational leaves of absence are available
Unique training & development programs Bayer Academy (corporate university to build leadership and management competencies), self-directed digital learning tools called "Go Learn App" and "Develop You!"

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 2,700 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 5 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Red Cross, Food Banks Canada, Let's Talk Science, Health Partners International of Canada, 4H, Ag in the Classroom, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Movember
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Bayer Inc.'s charitable focus is directly aligned with the company's stated mission of "health for all, hunger for none" with a primary focus on initiatives addressing health and food insecurity.

The Career Directory

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

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Pharmaceuticals and agricultural products
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Parent company Bayer AG
Parent company head office Leverkusen, Germany
Major Canadian locations St. John's NL, Saint John NB, Halifax NS, Sherbrooke QC, Québec QC, Montréal QC, Oshawa ON, Toronto ON, Peterborough ON, Ottawa ON, London ON, Sudbury ON, Winnipeg MB, Edmonton AB, Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, Saskatoon SK, Regina SK, Calgary AB, Mississauga ON
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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