Baxter Reviews

Updated June 28, 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. "Worker"

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    Current Employee - Engineer I
    Current Employee - Engineer I

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

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

    Pros

    Convenient location to home and town
    Company had a recent spin off and slightly better employee benefit to come

    Cons

    No decision is the decision
    no guidance is the guide
    this place is killing my self confidence
    no mentorship, no development. pls work

    Advice to Management

    not sure of the future outlook


  2. Helpful (1)

    Cost saving initiatives at the expense of workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Can be fun at times, pay and benefits package is very competitive. Relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Company decisions ordered from home office are not in touch with the reality of the work flow and common practices. Outsourcing studies to find more "efficient" ways to save money tends to backfire in the long run, a lesson that Baxter fails to learn over and over. High turnover of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your grunts. They know best.


  3. Helpful (1)

    No life just work
    Was harassed and bullied

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    Former Employee - Worked Hard Cared A Lot in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Worked Hard Cared A Lot in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Baxter full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Old company good products but need to be updated . I can not come up with 20 words for pros sorry glass door

    Cons

    Bad bad red necks . Old fashion kiss assers move up
    And get the jobs

    Advice to Management

    Get on with diversity and tech


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great benefit, immature personnel

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Baxter full-time

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

    Pros

    Benefits were great and always looking to standardize work flow. Tries really hard to gain merit in programs, awards, kaizens, etc.

    Cons

    A majority of people I knew were great but very immature and takes everything personal. Unwelcoming cliques at work who will bully you if not liked. I'd be friends with some of these people but not work them again.
    Although I was successful and high performing, I was scrutinized for many things that others were not, even with same cases. Anyway they could knock me down, they did it.
    Compensation was not great either..

    Advice to Management

    people will try and get their way, not matter how it affects the product.. As long as they don't get caught or it keeps getting brushed off, they will keep doing it.


  6. apprentice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

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

    Pros

    mnc culter to work is good

    Cons

    management is somewhat neglecting employees


  7. Avs

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Polyvalent in Maurepas, Yvelines, Ile-de-France (France)
    Former Employee - Assistant Polyvalent in Maurepas, Yvelines, Ile-de-France (France)

    I worked at Baxter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Avantages sociaux très intéressants dans cette société.

    Cons

    Turn-over, rémunération des alternants et stagiaires.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Senior Manager

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

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

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

    Pros

    good work life balance and pretty got pay packages

    Cons

    major politics and lack of collaboration


  9. Helpful (5)

    Pick your department carefully

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Company is splitting into two: Baxter & Baxalta. Baxalta is the high risk/high reward biotech focusing on oncology & hematology. Lots of potential upside from a growth perspective. New HQ just north of Deerfield

    Cons

    Marketing division is way too top-heavy. Even in the new structure, I have 7 level of management to the CEO. Tons of chiefs and few worker bees leads to a great deal of extra work and managing up. Work load on both launch & in-line brands is extreme, and weekend work is the norm. Buyer beware: you may accelerate your career but at a personal price.

    Advice to Management

    Starting a new company gives you a one-time opportunity to remove a few layers of management and reallocate the HR budget to individual contributors...will drive performance if you have the courage to do so.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Employer cares very little about their employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Baxter (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good company benefits and market value pay.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for advancement. Frequent random lay-offs without warning.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    QC Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Baxter

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

    Pros

    There are pretty good benefits

    Cons

    no concern for safety, quality

    Advice to Management

    management needs an overhaul/culture re-education



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