Baxter

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Baxter Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
512 Reviews
3.3
512 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent pay, but limited growth opportunities and completely dysfunctional senior management

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

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    - Good Work/Life Balance
    - Decent Pay

    Cons

    - Dysfunctional senior management
    - Red tape everywhere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the Best Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Big company to have as a reference in your resume

    Cons

    - Bad salary and incentive
    - The worst management system that I have seen
    - Not organized
    - Non existent development plan
    - Don't appreciate employees
    - Runed by management emotions instead conscious decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    The work/life balance tips the scales to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Large company that allows/encourages movement.
    Opportunity for travel (if you desire).

    Cons

    Managers will tell you that family is important, but that's never the case. I was told that should the FDA show up for an audit (my wife was due to give birth to our first child), I would be expected to come in to manage the audit.

    They withhold raises for as long as possible. Performance reviews are a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your top performers. Support their families. Stop putting results before people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate business as usual all business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    No apprecation for work done

    Cons

    Eveeryone is treated as a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to really know your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Chew you up and spit you out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Line Op's in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - QA Line Op's in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits for the location

    Cons

    Expectations are unrealistic, shotgun approach, everything is a number 1 priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on small things and focus on big picture

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Los Angeles BioScience Baxter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The name Baxter is a plus.

    Cons

    Busy environment. Management do not take the time to listen to their own employees. Everyone works to survive the day. It's a great place to work for a little bit just to get the name Baxter on your resume. Treatment from management is very unfair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your are not helping retain good employees. LA Baxter is too out of control.

  8.  

    Mediocre

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting to work with products.

    Cons

    Leadership childish skills is ruining the company. There is no clear long term working management vision, things are going just because of inertia not because of the upper leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let smart people to take over your jobs...I know is not easy, you cannot let the money to somebody else...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing people but dysfunctional environment (within Baxter BioScience).

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

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

    Pros

    Strong company overall
    Great people
    Team members can get broad experience within a given role

    Cons

    Repressive and overly controlling management style from Vienna-led management team
    Poor systems and processes do not support adequate compliance
    Too much responsibility without proper support/mentoring for most team roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and improved/streamlined processes are needed, and a stronger US & Vienna leadership team is needed to turn things around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start off for experience as an entry level

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

    I have been working at Baxter as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    chance to build up experience really fast for entry level
    Fortune 500 name recognition
    Friendly people
    flexible time for salaried employee

    Cons

    overqualified but underpaid
    little upper management recognition
    high turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR need to see why the turnover rate is so high (pay on wrong end of the pay scale, poor benefits vs other pharmaceuticals). Organize team-building activities instead of having Sr managers and directors just sit in their offices all day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor strategic decisions by management, employees not valued

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Round Lake, IL

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

    Pros

    Overall there is low stress and very little overtime required. There are a few good managers, and if you are lucky enough to work for one, then it's not a bad place.

    Cons

    Poor strategic decisions by management. A lack of interesting technical work, since most work is now outsourced. Employees are not valued, so overall morale is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your greatest asset, so treat them as such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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