Baxter

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Baxter Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
488 Reviews
3.3
488 Reviews
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Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is flexible with your work/ life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent salary, flexibility is good but can be better (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Reluctant to change with the times (technology), work life balance is a struggle (in 23 reviews)

  • upper management does not grasp the daily struggles that the frontline representatives go through (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work and family balance is important to company

    Cons

    Highly regulated field doesn't allow for quick changes to company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Awesome place to work definitely

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Westlake Village, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Westlake Village, CA

    I have been working at Baxter as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment, boss, days off, flexible

    Cons

    Hours, long days 10 hr shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Company that has a clear mission - A Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, company values and mission, work life balance

    Cons

    Quick decision making. Budget constraints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with a lot of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Analyst in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Analyst in Round Lake, IL

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Great company with plenty of opportunity to move into other functional areas in many different locations around the globe. Very Happy here

    Cons

    Heavily Regulated environment presents lots of operational challenges. Very Matrixed company with lots of red tape and hurdles to clear in order to meat deadlines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good (not perfect) place to work and learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and work in different roles (if you push hard). Many technical resources to consult with who are almost without exception eager to help. Salary is competitive. They will cover the cost of external training. Most of my supervisors have been supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    Training for a specific role may or may not happen, so you need to be a self starter. It is easy to get lost in the crowd if you are not gifted at self promotion. it is a very vertical organization and it seems that important things are not recognized as important by the time they get to the level that can make a substantive change. Good people get let go to make up for budget issues, every year different groups get impacted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constantly changing organizations and new slogans do not make meaningful change. The people doing the work DO understand and want to do the right thing. Sometimes people are not qualified for their roles but most often there are systemic reasons some things are not successful. It is hard to get to root cause and I am sure it is difficult to process so much technical information and sort the "self serving bull" from real issues. My advice would be to have technical consultants who are unbiased and can help evaluate the pros and cons of each argument so that you can make better decisions. These should be more high level systems analysis for impact of changes. A decision that is good for the short term of one organization may not be a good long term strategy for the entire company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Really good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very challenging at times. Knowing that the products we make will help to improve people life's is really regarding.

    Cons

    Some managers seems to be lost, showing lack of knowledge, expertise and structure. Feedback to management isn't necessarily an easy task to achieve due to the lack of managers interest to receive it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Satisfied: Best Employer So Far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Associate II in Marion, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Associate II in Marion, NC

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of opportunity to advance, strong leadership

    Cons

    Employees are not always held accountable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overly Conservative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse Educator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse Educator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work with a great team that is supportive. Good manager who tries to give team good work-life balance

    Cons

    Overly conservative--sometimes this makes it difficult to accomplish job, and possibly impacting pt outcomes.
    Very poor IT support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    sr. manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Midwest culture, work life balance

    Cons

    midwest culture, taking their time with decision making

  11.  

    Good Learning experience but relatively low salary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, benefits. Great learning opportunities and people to work with. Large company which talents can move internally in order to get diverse experiences

    Cons

    From what i have been informed, the salary is relatively lower compared to other competitors. Like other large coporation, things move slower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To enhance the retention rate, consider increasing the compensation for workers.

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