Baxter Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.
Robert L. Parkinson Jr.
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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. A very rewarding experience helping in healthacre.

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    Former Employee - Technical Global Advisor in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Technical Global Advisor in Largo, FL

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    The company cared about it's employees as well as what was best for medical applications.

    Cons

    I did not have any negative issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Seriously nice people

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Round Lake, IL

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    The people are just rediculously nice. I've worked at places before that are cliquish, and that is not the case here. Also nice is that you are doing good work for the betterment of mankind :-). Also, even though Baxter is in major flux right now, everything's been transparent and you get the feeling that people higher up than you (I'm pretty low) care about you.

    Cons

    Things move s l o w l y because Baxter is so big.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Fast Paced

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Benefits, stock options, 401k match, growth

    Cons

    No real training, long hours even on weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great opportunities for movement, family-oriented culture, fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    People have strong work ethic.
    Company making great improvements to excel in industry.
    Very strong team and family-oriented environment.
    Company investing more money in pipeline and improving facilities.
    Everyone cares to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Too big of a company to make simple changes quickly.
    Disconnect between management and floor staff.
    Not enough vacation compared to other companies in its industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage floor staff in decision making. Often there is a disconnect between vision and direction of management and what is being communicated/executed on the floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good, solid company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    positive culture, great benefits, quality mission

    Cons

    reallocation of resources not infrequent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Working at Baxter

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Forward thinking, company striving to be a premier company in Biotech world, non-salary compensation package is great. Room for personal growth is at Baxter is good, including the higher education reimbursement program

    Cons

    Salary compensation and the amount of PTO per year could be more competitive. The amount of unrequired employee training sessions (in leadership, communication skills, etc) could be better communicated to all employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the room for personal growth is available through the day-to-day tasks, classroom courses do not seem to very frequently, and if they do, then it certainly is not communicated well to all employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great experience, culture where you are made accountable.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Loyal, dedicated and commitment workforce.

    Cons

    Unsure of the stability of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. There are pros and cons, like any company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Ability to move around the org

    Cons

    Slow and not quick to react to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Quality

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    Current Employee - Quality in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Quality in Hayward, CA

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

    Pros

    Very friendly guys and fine environment. Managers are not isolated from their teams, they r involved with them! Just wish the company had more activities for the employees

    Cons

    Salary can be better but not bad, equipments needs to be updated. More activities for the employees should take place more often than now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful

    Toxic culture overshadows any good that is going on.

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    Former Employee - Technical Services Representative in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Technical Services Representative in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    The fellow employees are great to work with and are generally hardworking. Bloomington is a great city to work and live in.

    Cons

    Not sure where to begin here. First and foremost, the culture is toxic. The employees from most every department (manufacturing, quality, engineering, etc.) are overworked and under-appreciated. Annual raises are a joke, even during a good year for the plant. I received a promotion within my department at only a 1% raise. This was the final straw in motivating me to find a new job.

    The benefits package in general is weak: vacation time is very limited, health insurance is expensive with very few options, the bonuses are small, and there are no cash rewards for excelling. I saved the company $2 million in 2013, and I was given a card with a cheap pen and water bottle as appreciation.

    Management is not willing to invest in the facility. There were plenty of equipment failures that could have been prevented if proper care and replacement were made a priority. In addition, procuring the best equipment was to a priority. Most times, the cheapest junk was purchased and the engineer was tasked with making it work in compliance of the regulatory requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The benefits package needs overhauled. Top talent is not going to stay if they are not treated well and rewarded properly. Employees need to be treated with more respect. Working at Baxter is not their only life.
    The maintenance of the equipment and facility need to be a priority. Shortcuts will only make things worse in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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