Baxter

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Baxter Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
473 Reviews
3.3
473 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent place to work

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

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and learning possibilities. Many opportunities once in the door with many different disciplines. Dynamic environment and challenging as well. Very good people to engage with.

    Cons

    Finding the right balance of work / life. Seems that if can sway to work if it is not watched closely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the employees and understand the challenges with balancing the work load.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great atmosphere

    Cons

    Parking for plant can become crowded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall good company to work for with plenty of opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    lots of benefits
    good work culture

    Cons

    salaries are not as high as competitors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Good Work/Life Balance

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good work/life balance for people

    Cons

    Disorganized, poor communication, employees not valued

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication, focus less on perception.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of changes

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Great teams
    Great culture
    leader in Hemophilia

    Cons

    Management has been making bad decisions for a while.. Reorganization that took 1 full year to finalize is being nullified with a new reorganization

    New competition does not know how lucky they could be with the management in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear goals
    Success related transparent people management

  9.  

    Generally great.

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

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 Company - looks great on your resume, no matter what position you hold.
    Great benefits.

    Cons

    It's a huge corporation and it's all about making the shareholders happy, naturally. So if you want some sort of feeling of a family, you won't get it. If you're lucky to work with great people, you might get some of that cozy feeling within your own team. Otherwise, "it's not personal, it's just business."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd consider investing in the talent development from within. Outside talent is not always the answer.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an 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
  11.  

    Baxter overall is good company, but certain departments are not well managed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Associate in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Associate in Round Lake, IL

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees are great people, and this leads to a productive office culture. The compensation was decent, but for the type of work, and the quality of the work that management expects, there are other companies that pay much more well. I would recommend this company for someone to start off.

    Cons

    The expectations were very high. Everyone, including the trainers were so busy with work that it affected training so much that the majority of new hires were let go before even the training period. Assimilation for entry-level positions is a joke here. Think you might get promoted? If you basically eliminate everything else outside of your work then yes, otherwise, there is no way to move up because there are people working there that keep on working after technically leaving work... Everyday! Also, rules and regulations constantly change, so even employees that have been there for years may be completely lost on work procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New-hire assimilation needs to be improved. There are people who may be productive employees, but no nothing about mentoring. Some employees don't even bother to follow the company's code of conduct.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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