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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Our products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, we aim to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.

Our products help address some of today’s biggest challenges, including global population growth, an aging society and the need to make efficient – and, wherever possible, sustainable – use of natural resources.

In line with our mission “Bayer: Science For A Better Life,” we aim to improve people’s quality of life by preventing, alleviating or curing diseases. We also help provide an adequate supply of high-quality food, feed and renewable plant-based raw materials. For these endeavors, we focus on developing and successfully commercializing innovative products and solutions based on scientific knowledge.

South Oak Way, Reading, RG2 0
Industry Chemicals
Company size:   10,001+ employees
Industry:   Chemicals
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South Oak Way
RG2 0

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bayer have embraced flexible working in order to meet the meets of its employees, aiming to balance work and life. Flexi-time is available to the vast majority of our employees, apart from shift workers. Their range of part-time models also gives employees the option to customise their working hours to meet their own requirements. 

What we love about Bayer:

💡 Bayer have developed a program designed to reduce the associated pressures for older workers, by increasing the amount of annual leave for employees aged 57 and over by up to 30 additional days.

💡 Bayer allows employees to save up their time off in lieu in advance, so that they can take longer holidays 

💡 Bayer prioritise employees performance rather than presence 

Articles about Bayer:

💡 How Bayer is Redefining the Workplace around Purpose, Innovation and Culture

💡 Bayer gears up hybrid work model

Flexible Working Approach

We want to create an optimal working environment for our employees in all life phases. Ensuring the safety of our employees and the compatibility of private and professional life are of central importance to us.

Within the context of our demographic management, we take a range of steps to address the various challenges – including health and sports programs, flexible worktime models, age-appropriate jobs and knowledge management.

We support employees in balancing their work and private lives. We provide various programs to support employees, including flexible working arrangements (how, when and where employees work) and support for childcare and care of close relatives within the scope of local social and legal guidelines. In many countries, our commitment in this area goes beyond the statutory requirements.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are developing an approach for when, where and how employees will work in the next normal. More flexible ways of working is a core theme throughout this ambition, embracing empowerment at all levels of the organization to define and shape a next normal that strengthens our business, best meets the needs of our customers and employees, respects cultural differences and complies with all labor law and tax law requirements. 

Part-time: An employee who works fewer hours than a full-time worker. There is no specific number of hours that makes someone part-time, but a full-time worker will usually work 35-40 hours a week.
Flexi-Time: This is a working schedule that allows employees to choose when they start and end their workday, usually to accomodate an individuals needs and other commitments outside of work.
Compressed Hours: This is where an employee increases the volume of hours worked each day in order to reduce the number of days worked.
Time-off in lieu: This refers to when an employer gives an employee time off instead of paying for overtime. The employee agrees to the terms (for example, when it can be taken) with the employer.
Phased Retirement: This refers to an approach that gives employees the ability to manage the transition from full-time employment to retirement.
Hybrid Working (Office / Home): This means an employee splits their time between the workplace (usually office based) and remote working (usually at home).
Remote or Mobile Working: This is a type of working arrangement that allows an employee to work from a remote location outside of corporate offices.
Work From Home (WFH): This is where an employee has the ability to set up their workspace at home, and manage their work without the need to go to the office.
Office Working: This refers to an employee being physically present in the workplace to fulfil their contractual responsibilities.
Shared Parental Leave: This allows parents to share a portion of leave and pay with their partners to care for children from birth, usually until their first birthday.

*Please note that not all flexible working options may not be available for every role.

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