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Baxter Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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3.1 392 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.

Robert L. Parkinson Jr.

(181 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is flexible with your work/ life balance(in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent salary, flexibility is good but can be better(in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of talk about "work/life balance" turns into a lot of *nothing* once you're in your job(in 16 reviews)

  • Rinse and repeat and you'll make it to senior management in no time(in 16 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting new product introductions and solid business leadership make it an excellent environment.

    Senior Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Round Lake, IL

    ProsGreat team camaraderie and common goals.

    ConsRound Lake is a bit remote from the greater Chicagoland area

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Sustaining products

    R&D PMO Project Manager (Current Employee) Round Lake, IL

    ProsProducts save and sustain lives.

    ConsSilo management structure and culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew begginning with company split in 2015, out with the old, in with the entrepreneurs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great company

    Manufacturing Engineering (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    Prosgreat people to work with

    Consfast pace at daily job duty

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Good company with strong positions in industry

    Group Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Deerfield, IL

    ProsStable company - lot of long time employees
    Opportunities for growth (if you work in the right areas)
    Smart people - very pleased with how intelligent and supportive coworkers were
    Quality of life - hours were reasonable even with high profile projects

    ConsSome employees are better at managing up vs managing down -- no upward feedback into reviews on leadership
    Tough commute if you want to live in Chicago (working in Deerfield)
    Lot of approvals required to get things done

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT Manager (Current Employee) Maricao, PR

    ProsEnviroment is like an extended family

    Conswork hours are extreme and long

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Nice place to begin a career

    Quality Analyst II (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsFriendly environment, good leadership, decent benefits.

    ConsLack of genuine development opportunities, and difficult to move up for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more development opportunities

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    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDedicated co-workers, teams focus on patient outcomes

    ConsUncertainty with spinoff of BioScience business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is flexible with your work/ life balance.

    ConsEver changing mid-level leadership at the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Baxter is a secure company.

    Manufacturing Supervisor (Current Employee) North Cove, NC

    ProsBaxter cares about the quality of the products they manufacture. Good compensation with excellent health and dental benefits. There are personal growth opportunities available to those who qualify.

    ConsYour work experience depends on the manager you work for and their leadership style; some of the managers use old style techniques, some just pretend to be leaders, and some are true leaders. There is a lot of favoritism for promotions. It doesn't always depend on your hard work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBaxter needs better communication across the board; this includes senior management. Part of this problem is due to the hectic work environment. Also - employees needs to hear from the CEO in person at least once per year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company for experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of resources and good learning environment

    Conssomewhat bureaucratic, need to understand Baxter system to move

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep developing leaders

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