Friday - May 10, 2019

Bayer is a UK Best Workplace for the fourth year running

At the Great Place to Work UK Best Workplaces awards in London it was revealed that Bayer is one of UK’s best workplaces for the fourth year in a row being placed at 22nd in the list of the UK’s Best Workplaces in the category for large companies.

Coming in at 22nd place amongst organisations with 251-1,000 employees, this award underlines Bayer’s belief that its employees really do enjoy working there and are very proud of the company.


“At Bayer, we are continually in a period of change as we focus on becoming a pure life science company in line with our mission, “Science for a Better Life”. Added to that, there are extra pressures of environmental changes and efficiency opportunities that have meant our team need to adapt and work really hard yet, despite all of this, our results and the resilience of our people shines through, said Lars Bruening, Bayer UK & Ireland CEO. “We really are passionate about our people and take great pride in our work place. This award reflects the hard work and fantastic culture we have. It highlights the high trust and high engagement we focus on and, most importantly, all these results are based on employee feedback, so the fact that our people have given us their support and confirmed that they like working here is extremely encouraging”.


Rebecca Harrison, Head of Talent Management, said: “The UK Best Workplace process enables us to showcase and celebrate the many positive stories that we have gathered as an organisation and also provides great insight into how our people view us as an employer. The survey results give deeper insight into the areas of strength that we must strive to do even more of, but also where we can continuously improve by learning from other organisations. We work hard to share the results and identify areas that need focus, with representatives from across the organisation working together as a team to put solutions in place and contribute to an even more successful future”.


The UK Best Workplace rankings are published annually by the Great Place to Work Institute to celebrate the creation of great workplaces in the UK. These best workplaces tend to out perform the average organisation, with employees saying they look forward to coming to work, that they have trust in their leadership and find their company a fun place to work.


The rankings are defined by the Best Workplace survey, the world’s largest survey of workplace cultures and people practices. Assessment involves both the employee experience (through a Trust Index employee survey) and the HR and leadership practices that create the workplace culture that employees experience, through a Culture Audit.


Bayer’s 2019 results reveal high employee engagement and a strong sense of diversity. Innovation and continuous improvement also polled high which endorses our focus on becoming a life science company.



Karen Tait, +44 118 206 3521