Baxter Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. quality associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    tons of opportunities for career development (if you are working in Northern IL); large networking opportunity; great people to work with

    Cons

    Extremely large company- little communication; and change is very slow and sloppy; Baxter seems to often value outside applicants from pharmaceuticals over internal applicants; plants located in not the best places

  2. Sr Maintenace Controls Technician

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    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Controls Technician in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Controls Technician in Glendale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Steady Work all year round

    Cons

    Far from home, lots of traffic

    Advice to Management

    Lots of room for improvement

  3. Baxter is a great place to work at, but like every company in the regulated biotech industry, there is a lot of paperwor

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    Former Contractor - Reliability Engineer in Baxter, CA
    Former Contractor - Reliability Engineer in Baxter, CA

    I worked at Baxter as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    good company structure that prevents errors
    good healthy atmosphere
    general sense that you're doing something good for people

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy
    lots of company politics, but that's every almost company
    they are not very nice to temporary workers

    Advice to Management

    hire more young people.
    make it easier for engineers to make a change, because they often run into meaningless clerical obstacles. A small change requires 4-6 people from different departments to approve, this is not always efficient. This creates a delay in improvement.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    A culture of continuous change

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Deerfield, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, potential for flexible managers, they want to do the right thing, patient is always top of mind, compensated fairly

    Cons

    Inflexible culture, work flexibility is extremely manager-dependent, not enough focus on the employees

    Advice to Management

    If you truly want a diverse and inclusive culture, you need to accept people for who they are, not try to retrofit them into the Baxter mold. Try to focus more on the employees. Happy employees = more productive environment. It takes more than good pay to keep employees happy.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Promotions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Excellent work conditions very collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Very clique oriented. Promotions not always based on merit

  7. Great experience, culture where you are made accountable.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

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

    Pros

    Loyal, dedicated and commitment workforce.

    Cons

    Unsure of the stability of the organization.

  8. There are pros and cons, like any company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to move around the org

    Cons

    Slow and not quick to react to change

  9. Helpful (1)

    Gambro was a performance driven organization that was recently purchased by Baxter Healthcare, Inc.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Gambro maintained a consistent, performance driven culture. There were always high growth expectations that were, at times, not in line with market growth. The verdict is still out as to how the purchase of Gambro by Baxter will affect the Gambro business. Baxter is a large corporation and it can be easy for employees to get lost in the shuffle. Theoretically, professional development and growth should improve for Gambro employees based on the size and opportunities available at Baxter.

    Cons

    Lack of employee personal and professional development. (In all fairness, this was addressed in a positive manner during 2012 - 2014 and should improve as a Baxter company.)

    Advice to Management

    Baxter should be transparent with all employees as to their recruitment process for senior positions. Leadership positions have been filled internally without job descriptions or postings. This creates a negative blemish on the corporate culture.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Typical Big Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good compensation benefits. Good working environment

    Cons

    Mind numbing work. Passive aggressive culture. Tolerant of bullies.

  11. QLA I

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    Current Employee - Quality Lab Associate I
    Current Employee - Quality Lab Associate I

    I have been working at Baxter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good hours with overall flexibility

    Cons

    lack of focus in mngmnt

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