Baxter Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
457 Reviews
3.3
457 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 23 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Wish I was a FT employee, I love it here!

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, charity of your choice they donate to, casual atmosphere. The campus here in RL are great and close to home.

    Cons

    Hard to get on FT as a contractor. Your foot is in the door, but they truly hire from within first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your contractors, and if respected and liked, find them a position within.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Lot of opportunities with new projects and market .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Hard working, team oriented culture.

    Cons

    Keeping up with the growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, many opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    Good place to start out.

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    company culture and values - feels like a second family
    instant access to benefits - no waiting periods (stocks, 401k, etc)
    supportive direct supervisors
    solid training, program has been tweaked of late but it has new reps hitting the floor faster.

    Cons

    lack of exposure to some other aspects of the company
    upper management does not grasp the daily struggles that the frontline representatives go through
    severe lack of communication between sectors of the supply chain
    out dated technology, systems do not communicate well with each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful of the employees that work under you, they have lives outside of the work place. Sit with them and listen to some of the daily trials representatives go through. Listen to suggestions for improvement and implement them accordingly. Work on communicating changes and the status of the business to the whole department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    BAXALTA is the future!

    • 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

    Highly qualified, friendly people. Strong sense of direction, mission & vision.

    Cons

    Connections = Promotion. Employees often switch jobs. Poor on boarding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience!!!

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

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Geat hours, flexible schedules and great benefits!!

    Cons

    Standing for long periods of time, machines are breaking down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest they hire former employees first that knows how to work the assigned position.

    Recommends
  8.  

    I did not have a positive experience with the people of Baxter in my division. I wish I had done more due diligence.

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

    I worked at Baxter full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work we did was great. I worked with high level clients and sr leadership and was encouraged to do so on a regular basis. The technical skills I honed there were equally satisfying.

    Cons

    I wasn't a good fit with the culture. I had hoped for a progressive culture and found it to be uber conservative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. It works for them

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

    Run, don't walk, in the opposite direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, 99% of coworkers very friendly and helpful, excellent training provided for all functions of the job.

    Cons

    Call center, micromanagement, poor (petty) leadership in the center, prepare yourself for an unreal dose of nepotism, inconsistency, and Big Brother in this environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate the supervisors in customer service, make time to know your employees, make communication more direct instead of the trickle-down style it is now.

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

    Decent Company, Lots of Bureaucracy

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good. You are fairly stable. There are several different worksites and divisions that you can transfer to if you want to.

    Cons

    So much bureaucracy. Every boss has two more bosses to answer to. There is constantly some new acronym, intranet site, standard, or system that the company is rolling out that is supposed to make things easier, but it complicates everything more. Granted, the company is changing (spinning off its Bioscience division and assimilating a former competitor, Gambro) and things could settle down soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is constantly shuffling around. Much of upper management is reluctant to put their name on big projects, so they drag their feet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Pleasant Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits options, talented people to work with, easily accessible by Metra, good work life balance

    Cons

    While there are great career growth opportunities, it depends on how involved your manager is, and you have to own your development path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more transparency to lower ranking people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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