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Baxter Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
43 Reviews
3.8
43 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.  

    Family like atmosphere that care for what they do.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tech II in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Love my shift in that I do three 12 hour days that equal a five day work week and have four days to do what ever you want. Great benefits and rewards for implementing new ideas at work.

    Cons

    Most new supervisors are very young in age well educated but lack common sense in decision making process. Do not see to much interaction with upper management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire supervisors with people skills and not just robots.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Baxter

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not very technical for an engineering job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    growth opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    multicultural, diverse staff and management
    business casual, professional environment

    Cons

    ambiguous times as BioScience separates to standalone company
    business technology/tools behind industry
    slow to innovate business processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to jump start career

    Cons

    no advancement option in certain departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I encourage management to Learn more about their direct reports and their career goals as well as their daily tasks. Competitive compensation would be greatly appreciated.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great atmosphere

    Cons

    Parking for plant can become crowded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall good company to work for with plenty of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Manufacturing Associate II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Manufacturing Associate II in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    lots of benefits
    good work culture

    Cons

    salaries are not as high as competitors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Gained a lot of experience, long hours, and a bit too political

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    A lot of hands on learning opportunity

    Cons

    long hours, political environment could be a bit hectic and unproductive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, many opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very stable organization, team driven, employee development is a priority and good visibility if you are a hard worker.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is getting better, but still not the best. Hiring strategy includes hiring many recent graduates, which require significant time before bringing value to the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience, great company, currently passing through lots of changes

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

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

    Pros

    Great product line, great products, solid financial position, opportunity to grow over time

    Cons

    Company will be split in 2 next year, there is pressure to become even more competitive in fundamental aspects i.e. financial performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the political situation coming from a split to take too much of your attention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Long Term employer, almost impossible to be promoted

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

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

    Pros

    Good Company, great products, job security. Knowing that daily what you do literally makes a difference and saves a life is a great benefit in itself. Good health care benefits.

    Cons

    Being promoted almost impossible. Reluctant to change with the times (technology), work life balance is a struggle. HR is not in touch with the employees or management. Usually understaffed in non manufacturing departments which creates animosity between the support groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the employees who work hard and deliver. Work life balance shouldn't just be a motto, we need to give our salaried employees the time to be away from the job when they aren't there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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