Baxter Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.
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Pros
  • work-life balance ( depending on area) (in 24 reviews)

  • Great Company had good benefits great people (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance doesn't exist (in 23 reviews)

  • Direction from upper management seems scattershot at times (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Finance Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I like the people I work with.

    Cons

    Work load is a lot and pay is okay.

    Advice to Management

    none, nothing


  2. Helpful (1)

    senior engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Round Lake, IL

    I have been working at Baxter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    omg, sooooo many! The best, I have to say, is the people I work with. People are cooperative, will take the time to really explain something to you (and not make you feel stupid), and genuinely want to do the right thing. And everything is transparent. The last company I worked at had more of a back-stabbing vibe (just by a few, but they polluted the overall atmosphere) and cliquish culture. This is just not the case at Baxter. Everyone acts like adults and is generous. My boss is more like a mentor. He is sort of hands off, but gives me the guidance and support I need.

    Cons

    The drive to Round Lake sucks. But, considering that that is the ONLY con I can come up with, it's worth the effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. You do an awesome job of hiring top notch people.


  3. Great place to work, needs improvement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician/Customer Service in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician/Customer Service in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home flexibility
    Great facility
    Co-workers easy to get along with
    On grounds Starbucks and sushi

    Cons

    Supervisors not very knowledgeable
    Advancement only if you brown nose
    Help from management is lacking
    Mandatory overtime

    Advice to Management

    Train all managers in all areas before putting them on the floor.


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  5. For creative people

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lack of rigid structures allow a lot of freedom in role definition...perfect for creative people.

    Cons

    Lack of structure may be confusing at first...require some time to adjust

    Advice to Management

    Lots of opportunities to improve...focus is necessary


  6. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Good culture and work environment

    Cons

    Location is not good and far from the city


  7. Helpful (1)

    Group Marketing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, smart people, great career opportunities, and good culture

    Cons

    Too slow, too much bureaucracy, too traditional and too focus on the short-term

    Advice to Management

    Depends on the business but overall we do have good management


  8. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Baxter

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    i do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (1)

    Quality Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work with little effort. Laid back environment.

    Cons

    Not very challenging or brain stimulating at all. Take smuch to long to qualify for tasks


  10. Split to Baxalta

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Westlake Village, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Westlake Village, CA

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Separating the two divisions into separate companies will allow each side to be more responsive to their business.

    Cons

    The company is going through a lot of changes and ambiguity to split since this is new to most employees. I think the company took on too many initiatives at once -- splitting, restructuring function groups, and streamlining processes. The company would have been more effective if it focused on one thing major initiative at a time.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Product Surveillance Quality Associate II

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Surveillance Quality Associate I in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Product Surveillance Quality Associate I in Round Lake, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, Great benefits, Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Very poor communication from management, No development from management, lack of ability to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Start attempting to develop talent so talent wants to stay.



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