Baxter Reviews

Updated August 3, 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. Helpful (5)

    Overall good company - Need to invest more in its employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Documentation Associate in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Documentation Associate in Deerfield, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall Baxter is a good company to work for. The benefits are great - from the basic health and dental insurance to free entrance to most Chicago museums and 1:1 match for my personal donations and volunteer time. The culture is great, but it does vary from department to department.

    Cons

    Given the company split most people are scared they will be laid off. Also, it's hard to move up and yearly raises are a joke. Make sure you get a good deal when you initially start because not much will change after that.

    Advice to Management

    Don't start the 1st CEO webcast as New Bax talking about cutting costs and laying people off - it's not as exciting as you might think. Reward your good employees, encourage internal promotions, work harder to keep your good employees.


  2. Sr. Technical Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Westlake Village, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Westlake Village, CA

    I worked at Baxter full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great intellectual employees. Business is expanding after the split.

    Cons

    Too much internal politics in each and different departments.

    Advice to Management

    No comment.


  3. Love it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

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

    Pros

    Friendly, family focused company with great ethics and caring environment.

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great forward thinking and employee recognition.


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  5. Baxter

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Good people and work environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up


  6. Safety Review Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Baxter

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

    Pros

    Great organization and corporate culture.

    Cons

    Large department; hard to grow


  7. Associate

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    Former Employee - Research Associate and Scientist in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate and Scientist in Concord, CA

    I worked at Baxter (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Stable company I was working for 20 years.

    Cons

    Got lay off that I was n't expected.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Manager I

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Upward mobility possible. Very good training ground for Good Manufacturing Practices and learning US and international standards and practices.

    Cons

    Very top-down management. Hesitant to terminate poor management. Work schedule can be very demanding. very rigid in systems and tools .

    Advice to Management

    Observe trends when people are quitting and transferring to new jobs to get away from bad bosses. Have corporate people work at the plant level for a while to understand the challenges of implementing new initiatives.


  9. Good 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

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

    Pros

    At least for the Quality Departments there as very good management, decent pay and good educational opportunities. In Quality, growth and advancement are encouraged. Also hard work and effort are noticed.

    Cons

    Need an anonymous issue bin or something. Upper management does not do a good resolving plant-wide issues. Layoffs could come at anytime so be guarded. Specifically for the Bloomington plant, there are way too many rumors and not enough answers. It is a though this specific facility is treated differently than other Baxter facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Dispel the rumors and be more transparent to your employees.


  10. Mechanical Design Intern

    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Design Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Design Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Baxter (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot and was given some real projects with a lot of freedom and independance to be creative.

    Cons

    Was kind of a boys club.


  11. Baxter healthcare

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    A lot of knowledge in the facility. Great for learning and a lot of room to move up.

    Cons

    The location is very rural and diversity is minimal. Very minimal vacation days and the days can only be used on certain days



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