Baxter Reviews

Updated June 30, 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. Enjoyed my time at Baxter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Baxter (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a very interesting place to work as an intern and was very flexible with my needs as a student. I really liked my manager as well, she was always helpful and did a great job of explaining how things worked.

    Cons

    Depending on what your age is, it's hard to find people in the same age group to get to know and make friends with.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe give the intern a little more structure, as I felt like I could have helped out with other projects outside my main one.


  2. Excellent work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Baxter (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work culture where you can learn from people from all walks of life who are more than willing to share with you their experiences.

    Cons

    Some level of red tape and hierarchy in discussions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the openness to listen to employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    senior engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent salary packages

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary for new positions, with large counter-offers accepted!

    Cons

    Too many group changes and shifts. Unstable feeling among the employees

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanaging and more hands-off guidance. Senior people managers really need people managing experience.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Provides lots of growth

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

    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

    Company does not mind providing overtime for employees

    Cons

    Difficult to reach management for change

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the employees that are on the floor on all shifts


  7. Helpful (2)

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

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Flexible hours, meaningful work, great benefits, great people, good compensation, good business model, bright future, etc.

    Cons

    Some of the systems are outdated and conservative, but there is room for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, treat your employee well and they will work had and treat Baxter well.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great

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

    I have been working at Baxter

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria is good and clean

    Cons

    Overtime gets to be to much


  9. Great experience

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

    I have been working at Baxter

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

    Pros

    Baxter is a great place to work with great people. I love the fact that there is a good work/ life balance. They are overall a great organization

    Cons

    I don't think I have anything negative to say about the company


  10. Helpful (1)

    A very rewarding experience helping in healthacre.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Global Advisor in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Technical Global Advisor in Largo, FL

    I worked at Baxter

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

    Pros

    The company cared about it's employees as well as what was best for medical applications.

    Cons

    I did not have any negative issues.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. Quality

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Quality in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Baxter (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly guys and fine environment. Managers are not isolated from their teams, they r involved with them! Just wish the company had more activities for the employees

    Cons

    Salary can be better but not bad, equipments needs to be updated. More activities for the employees should take place more often than now



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