Baxter Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
449 Reviews
3.3
449 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 22 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent salary, flexibility is good but can be better (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Reluctant to change with the times (technology), work life balance is a struggle (in 22 reviews)

  • upper management does not grasp the daily struggles that the frontline representatives go through (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to start out.

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    • 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
  2.  

    BAXALTA is the future!

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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

    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
  3.  

    Great Experience!!!

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    • 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
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    Baxter

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    Former Employee - Data Coordinator in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Data Coordinator in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Great Company had good benefits great people

    Cons

    Limited advancement in my department

  6.  

    Recent employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Mostly full time employee worldwide

    Cons

    Too scattered campuses around the nation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Baxter

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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

    Pros

    General stock and job stability

    Cons

    Technology and infrastructure is behind.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience, great company, currently passing through lots of changes

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great product line, great products, solid financial position, opportunity to grow over time

    Cons

    Company will be split in 2 next year, there is pressure to become even more competitive in fundamental aspects i.e. financial performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the political situation coming from a split to take too much of your attention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Site Management is short sighted, company is good and products are great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Baxter full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company and lots of growth potential with good compensation. Most people are wonderful to work with and there is a culture of collaboration. Corporate support is great!

    Cons

    New site leadership is changing the culture and the environment is becoming a toxic. Many feel like it's management by fear and they are losing good employees quickly. This is creating high turnover. This not the case at all sites, but it is the case at the Thousand Oaks site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to views other then your own.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Too much process overhead

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    Good tools and good people

    Cons

    Too many processes that don't add value to the job that needs to be done.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Quality intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Intern in Round Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Intern in Round Lake, IL

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

    Pros

    Diverse groups of people.
    Nice people.

    Cons

    over worked and underpaid in manufacturing environment.
    Takes a while to move up the ranks.
    They stick the intern on tasks no one wants to do but are necessary to keep the plant going.

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