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

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Bayer was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

  • As part of Bayer's flexible health benefits plan, employees receive a generous health spending account of up to $1,500 per year, in addition to a wellness spending account of $400
  • Bayer supports ongoing employee development with generous tuition subsidies for courses both related and unrelated to their current position (from $3,500 for undergraduate programs to $7,000 for graduate programs), as well as an expanded intranet learning portal and leadership development program
  • Bayer recently redesigned its formal Corporate Social Engagement strategy to focus on health, nutrition and innovation -- the company also encourages employees to be active in the community with paid time off to volunteer and financial support for charitable organizations where employees volunteer their time
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
Full-time employees in Canada 1,196
Part-time employees in Canada 11
Average age of employees in Canada 42.84 years
Longest serving employee 42 years
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
Alternative 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 24 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
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

Here are some of the reasons why Bayer was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • The company manages the Bayer International Management Simulation Global Program to develop younger employees for leadership roles -- the program allows participants to take on management roles through an online simulator, replicating seven fiscal years over a 5-month period
  • In partnership with the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus, Bayer offers 12-month internships to students enrolled in the Masters of Management of Innovation program -- the internship is geared towards students with a background in science and technology and provides opportunities to gain pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Bayer facilitates informal monthly breakfast conversations with the company's CFO, allowing employees, including new hires and recent grads, to ask questions in a casual setting -- a similar initiative called "Lunch with Alok" invites employees to participate in casual conversation with Bayer's president and CEO
Bayer employees from Legal Policy and Compliance participate in a volunteer activity  

Highlights

Industry Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK, Regina SK, Calgary AB, Mississauga ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,396
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $7,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives 4-month Experiential Summer Internship Program for numerous positions within Pharmaceutical, Consumer Health, and Platform (Professional Services/Administration) business units, offers short-term work exchange assignments with the company's China office, Bayer's Crop Science Division employs over 180 summer associates, recruited from local colleges and universities

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