Baxter

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Baxter Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
487 Reviews
3.3
487 Reviews
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Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is flexible with your work/ life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent salary, flexibility is good but can be better (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Reluctant to change with the times (technology), work life balance is a struggle (in 23 reviews)

  • upper management does not grasp the daily struggles that the frontline representatives go through (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nice to be able to help people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Mng in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Mng in Waukegan, IL

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

    Pros

    Helping people in need and working with my management and co-workers

    Cons

    Closing down the Whr. they offered me the warehouse Mgr. position in Memphis, TN and Bolder, Co. I did not want to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company could use more incentives. Employees should be kept in the loop more about certain plans and changes. We should listen to more of there suggestions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, great company, doing great things.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    People, purpose (products made), company cares about its employees and customers.

    Cons

    Sometimes things move slow due to their size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Best Place to work - relaxed work environment. Can work from home.

    Cons

    none that I could find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you folks are the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Baxter’s reputation is built on the quality of its products. In one sentence I can say this company puts patient first.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Asheville, NC

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and plenty of interesting projects in the Medical field.

    Cons

    Stressful work environment at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good support from HR

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Good salaries and benefits. HR support employees.

    Cons

    Some of the management don't care about employees just about themselves

    Recommends
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    a good run

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Baxter full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great company and was a good run until I got laid off.

    Cons

    Baxter is successful in spite of the management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do your job and stay out of the way

  8.  

    great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resource Professional in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resource Professional in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Baxter full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    awesome people, wonderful products and great benefits

    Cons

    continue to work on communication with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to work on communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    New Providence NJ facility closure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EHS Contractor in New Providence, NJ
    Former Employee - EHS Contractor in New Providence, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very interesting pharmaceutical R&D/QAQC facility with people who cared about the work they were doing.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, we were in closure mode when I was hired to manage the EHS end of the closure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop closing R&D & manufacturing facilities in the US. Keep our US personnel working before moving the development & manufacturing of pharmaceuticals out of this country.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great career development and culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Vernon Hills, IL

    I worked at Baxter as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked at Baxter for 12 weeks as an IT intern, it was a great experience. I met over 30 upper management employees for one on one coffee chats, no one at this company will deny another person 30 minutes of their time. The overall culture is down to earth people who enjoy helping others. The CIO knew all the IT interns by name at the end of the internship. I also received above average compensation and most interns receive full time offers.

    Cons

    The IT intern program is only in its 2nd year so there is little formal training and managers do not know how much work interns can handle so the first few weeks are very slow. The IT culture is also dominated by a huge age gap where most employees are over 40.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, just bring in younger talent and do not be afraid to hire entry level analysts from the outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Like no other place in the world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Whipping Boy in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Whipping Boy in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    most of the people, lack of supervision, turnover (always meeting new friends),

    Cons

    most of the people, lack of supervision, turnover (always training new people)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do it different, lose the bad managers ('bout 50%) check with me before hireing anyone' becuase you don't know what you are doing.so many people getting moving bonus and sign on bonus for a two year stint. Change it to 5 years for the money you are dishing out. Grunts need to work 5 & 10 years to get 3 or 4 weeks vacation and newbies come in with 4 or 5 weeks use that plus more then leave. Again check with me before hiring. Plus keep it more american and don't hire pregnant women. If you want to throw away money throw it at the semi dedicated employees before more of them leave.
    Get rid of the mold not the good employees. Worst departments to work with because of attitude or lack of knowledge: RA TS QA Eng. Decent departments: SA Maint

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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