Baxter Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
435 Reviews
3.3
435 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 27 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of talk about "work/life balance" turns into a lot of *nothing* once you're in your job (in 17 reviews)

  • Rinse and repeat and you'll make it to senior management in no time (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great training ground into healthcare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baxter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent leadership throughout the organization

    Cons

    Overall pay is probably at or possibly below industry average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recruit next level leadership and management candidates into the organizatoin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worthwhile

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Round Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Round Lake, IL

    I worked at Baxter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good, helpful people. Was given a pretty good project to work on as an engineering intern

    Cons

    Lots of commotion and drama in the company due to new management style

    Recommends
  3.  

    Marketing Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    People are very professional, smart, and friendly. "Willing to help each other" type of work culture. Constant training opportunity.

    Cons

    Kind of political work environment. If you are more quiet, you might not have good oppotunity for career advancement. Company wants "rising stars".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Baxter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love this company it does everything possible and good workplace for everything.

    Cons

    No problems at all just need more hours or something else that would help me get more money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to develop your career!

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities for lateral moves
    Great benefit
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Takes forever to process one single thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Some things were ok, others could be better...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Baxter full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Global company that offers an opportunity to work with a diverse group of individuals. Lots of opportunities to learn new skills or participate on project teams.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth or advancement were often limited by short-sighted leaders who either believed the exact experiences or career paths they had in their career were required of their subordinates. Additionally, saw a lot of "nepotism" type behavior in leaders who only advanced their "favorites" (regardless of those individual's actual capabilities).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The goal should always be to "train your replacement" so you can move up. Often, leaders were so concerned with their own advancement that they forgot to look out for those beneath them. Be an advocate for your people. Help them grow and give them opportunities to shine, it makes you a better, stronger leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A lot of work. Which means a lot of opportunities for some. However its difficult to maintain a high level of quality.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Associate I  in  Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Associate I in Hayward, CA

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

    Pros

    create versatility on your resume

    Cons

    High workload. Culture is nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overworked and understaffed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Long term employee

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

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

    Pros

    Global company with dedicated employees

    Cons

    Communication. Priorities. Silo mentality. Numerous processes to get a task completed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees have generally been unhappy. They need to really pay attention to the present culture and it's cultivation of negativity.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it use to be.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Great experience with medical devices and a built-in increase of older patients to drive growth.

    Cons

    Top heavy with management. Significant bureaucracy results in excessive time to make decisions. The good-ol-boy network is alive and well along with the mindset of what have you done for me lately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demand that all employees be treated with respect, are valued and have career progression options. Do a better job of training managers. Recognize the disparity of workloads across organizations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Wrecking Ball

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

    I worked at Baxter for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The only thing good about this company is if you are a full time employee with one of the original Baxter facilities the pay scale and benefits.

    Cons

    They are buying up any medical product company they can find and dismantling it. Once it has been dismantled lay off ensue and whatever they can outsource over seas they will. They don't seem to mind constantly filling the unemployment lines with people who have been with the companies for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking at the people below management and start letting go of the overstaffed upper management you have. You might actually make a better profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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