Baxter Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Company does not value employees

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Organization is seeking to grow; long term growth outlook is positive

    Cons

    - Pay is not competitive with market - Very top heavy organization; many people to review work but few people to actually do it - Work life balance is not upheld across all groups across the organization; some groups have great work life balance and others do not - Lack of opportunities for career development


  2. Lack of Direction

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive pay at first Good benefits

    Cons

    Senior management out of touch Raises few and far between Large amounts of turnover


  3. Good team, but HR overly involved and painful to work with.

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

    I worked at Baxter as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Life work balance. -- Rarely work over 50 hours a week. Low stress. -- Jobs rarely really get stressful due solely to the nature of work. Location (If with a family). -- Northern Illinois is a great place to raise a family.

    Cons

    Location (If young professional). -- As a young professional, Northern Illinois (Not Chicago) is not a great location to be in. Nature of Work. -- There is a lack of inherent excitement in the work. You can make it be there, but it does not come naturally. HR Staff. -- The HR staff was extremely overly involved, and hard to deal with in a mutually beneficial manner.


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  5. In my experiences, co-ops are the equivalent of data monkeys.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Round Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Round Lake, IL

    I worked at Baxter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice, welcoming people. Pay well for co-ops.

    Cons

    I worked out of their Round Lake, IL location which was in the middle of nowhere. You were also forced to buy your own coffee, food, etc. Almost nothing was provided at Baxter. I was not the part of most data analyses; I was however forced to learn how to work tons of different machines to collect data for superiors.

    Advice to Management

    Use your co-ops! They're more than just data monkeys.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing Internship

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

    I have been working at Baxter as an intern

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

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, friendly people, open community

    Cons

    Disorganized intern program, HR not in the loop, poor choice of intern project


  7. A place to learn a lot

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

    I worked at Baxter (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wear many hats. Can learn different things

    Cons

    Responsible for too many things at one time. Very rush enviroment.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback. Understand complexity of business


  8. Helpful (2)

    Hard to get anything accomplished

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Coworkers were great, very supportive -The company loves to hire from within, so it's easy to get promotions if you work hard

    Cons

    -There was a culture of fear. Fear of being reprimanded, fired, laid off, ect. This made it difficult for people to bring new ideas to the table or "rock the boat" in order to get things done or make improvements -The work/life balance was way out of whack. -Managers were not given proper authority to get anything done. This made even small tasks monumental to achieve, what with all the red tape.


  9. Helpful (3)

    A scary place to work

    • 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 full-time

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

    Pros

    Hardworking and dedicated co-workers, good co-operation within study teams.

    Cons

    An environment of fear perpetrated by senior management. Constant employee turnover due to a hostile work environment. Lack of accountability on the part of senior management. Illogical decision making. Extreme micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect your employees and to value their contribution.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Research Scientist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities if you are willing to take on additional responsibilities outside of your job description.

    Cons

    Clueless management, they don't want to hear "no" and just want you to drink the koolaid.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the floor so you don't keep losing the best team players when they feel alienated.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Management Lacks Vision

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Many dedicated people who cared about what they do

    Cons

    People in management are too busy trying to get promoted to the next level to worry about improving the plant

    Advice to Management

    Stop with creating new ideas and programs and just roll up your sleeves and do some actual work



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