Baxter Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.
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Pros
  • work-life balance ( depending on area) (in 24 reviews)

  • Great Company had good benefits great people (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance doesn't exist (in 23 reviews)

  • Direction from upper management seems scattershot at times (in 17 reviews)

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609 Employee Reviews

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  1. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Baxter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great work environment.

    Cons

    None come to mind at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Great place to work.


  2. Enjoyed my time at Baxter

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

    I worked at Baxter (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a very interesting place to work as an intern and was very flexible with my needs as a student. I really liked my manager as well, she was always helpful and did a great job of explaining how things worked.

    Cons

    Depending on what your age is, it's hard to find people in the same age group to get to know and make friends with.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe give the intern a little more structure, as I felt like I could have helped out with other projects outside my main one.


  3. Excellent work environment

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

    I worked at Baxter (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic work culture where you can learn from people from all walks of life who are more than willing to share with you their experiences.

    Cons

    Some level of red tape and hierarchy in discussions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the openness to listen to employees


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  5. Finance Manager

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

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I like the people I work with.

    Cons

    Work load is a lot and pay is okay.

    Advice to Management

    none, nothing


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    senior engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Round Lake, IL

    I have been working at Baxter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    omg, sooooo many! The best, I have to say, is the people I work with. People are cooperative, will take the time to really explain something to you (and not make you feel stupid), and genuinely want to do the right thing. And everything is transparent. The last company I worked at had more of a back-stabbing vibe (just by a few, but they polluted the overall atmosphere) and cliquish culture. This is just not the case at Baxter. Everyone acts like adults and is generous. My boss is more like a mentor. He is sort of hands off, but gives me the guidance and support I need.

    Cons

    The drive to Round Lake sucks. But, considering that that is the ONLY con I can come up with, it's worth the effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. You do an awesome job of hiring top notch people.


  7. Great place to work, needs improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician/Customer Service in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician/Customer Service in Deerfield, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home flexibility
    Great facility
    Co-workers easy to get along with
    On grounds Starbucks and sushi

    Cons

    Supervisors not very knowledgeable
    Advancement only if you brown nose
    Help from management is lacking
    Mandatory overtime

    Advice to Management

    Train all managers in all areas before putting them on the floor.


  8. Solid Organization

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

    I worked at Baxter (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company, solid benefits. Given the big name, it's a great place to work.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up because the company is so big.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for younger employees to move up.


  9. Customer Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Travel Coordinator in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - International Travel Coordinator in Deerfield, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, and a good way to get your foot in the door with a good company.

    Cons

    ALOT. extremely micromanaged, low pay, managers dont care about their employees, terrible departmental communication. mandatory overtime.

    Advice to Management

    If you treat your employees with respect they are more likely to stay in their roles. 1-2% raises isnt a good way to improve employee morale after a tough year.


  10. Former Baxteran

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Baxter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment
    Company Culture
    Salary and bonuses

    Cons

    Work load is a bit much


  11. Baxter Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Great workplace environment for getting work done.

    Cons

    Healthcare corporation - somewhat stodgy and slow-moving



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