Baxter Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
453 Reviews
3.3
453 Reviews
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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 23 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great company, many opportunities

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Recent employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    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
  9.  

    Overall okay experience, this department leaves much to the imagination about corporate jobs.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    decent pay for the job description

    Cons

    management has poor communication and the department is not run by those with business backgrounds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to communicate effectively with your staff. Encourage career development. Learn from other departments that have business personnel in charge. Learn to actually MANAGE people.

  10.  

    Rewarding Job, but Bad Management, Over-stressed work schedule, Not a Family oriented company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Repair Tech Service Department in Medina, NY
    Former Employee - Repair Tech Service Department in Medina, NY

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

    Pros

    That I actually worked on products that saves lives! My Dad was on IV Infusion Pumps many times before he passed. A few managers really cared about the pump. Not many though!

    Cons

    Schedules, having kids that play sports.Special treatment to employees. Management that would force you to work when emergency family Medical issues happened. My family member was bed-ridden and I was needed to help FORCED TO WORK longer hours,not able to help care for my family member, when we knew he only had a few months to live-VERY UPSETTING! Also employees had school bus issues, and forced us to work Saturdays leaving kids home alone. Threaten you with losing your JOB! Too many young Managers. Untrained and non-caring employees repairing pumps, not following the FDA worksheet instructions-skipping steps-we called it to get more pumps done and make themselves-LOOK GOOD! Job Postings that would not be filled, and not allowed to leave the Repair Dept. Always changing repair processes too much, this week one way, next week, another way. What if the FDA found out this was happening? Management don't recognize the employees who worked the hardest all day, not socializing, or hiding in the bathroom on their cell phones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager's should at least be older and more mature candidates. They should know how to talk to employees, respect that everyone has family and lives outside of work. They call that WORK-LIFE-BALANCE! Get rid of that STUPID prize wheel, and stop nominating the same lazy people every month. Thank the employees who care and are their to work!!!! They are the ones who care about the product, what it will do in the field- help someone or Fail-and Kill someone maybe.

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

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