Baxter

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Baxter Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
510 Reviews
3.3
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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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    Baxter

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not very technical for an engineering job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It is what you make of it

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Fantastic Work/Life balance if you don't insert yourself into demanding roles
    - Wonderful physical work environment - Northern Illinois facilities have credit unions, laundry service, fitness center, etc.
    - Tuition reimbursement programs - financial support and scheduling flexibility available for higher education options
    - Eventually, you'll find your niche - There is a plethora of opportunities at Baxter. There are a lot of internal shift/movement opportunities for those looking to try something new without leaving the business.
    - Community Outreach - Baxter does a lot for the local community and cultural institutions. Baxter employees benefit from the beautiful, healthy environment and are able to enjoy perks such as free admission to many museums and gardens.

    Cons

    - Occasionally feel like you're pushing a rope
    - Upper management does not always show appreciation for hard work
    - "Credit" for efforts often unjustly distributed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be VERY helpful for the business entity to understand the manufacturing, R&D and technical abilities of the business. On occasion, unrealistic promises are made by the business that the technical teams are unable to deliver, likely due to disconnect between the 'say-ers' and the 'do-ers'.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company Overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, opportunities to move around internally, for the right person it can be a place where you spend your entire career, good people

    Cons

    Very traditional, slow moving, lots of unnecessary bureaucracy, easy to get "stuck" doing the same thing forever, no formal management training in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement management training programs in order to attract and retain top management talent. Simplify overall management structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    good company but

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    what Baxter does for patients across the world, is amazing.

    Cons

    the corporate environment and politics is awful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Research Scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Easy atmosphere, large company fair benefits

    Cons

    Company outlook, beauracratic work, outdated systems,

  7.  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Provides incentives, professional development, and great perks.

    Cons

    It would be nice if the incentive trips were more based on hard work than luck in a territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    growth opportunity

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    multicultural, diverse staff and management
    business casual, professional environment

    Cons

    ambiguous times as BioScience separates to standalone company
    business technology/tools behind industry
    slow to innovate business processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Quality Associate I

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has been a satisfying place to work with opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Vacation does not roll over and cannot be paid out.

    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Stable, yet conservative company

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    Former Employee - Engineer I in Round Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Round Lake, IL

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

    Pros

    -Many very talented people in R&D
    -Strong, diverse product line
    -Professional working environment
    -Good benefits (401K match, stock options)
    -Competitive compensation for recent grads

    Cons

    -Very conservative company (a challenge for working in R&D, at times)
    -Communication can be difficult with R&D teams in such a large organization
    -Multiple re-orgs in the past several years have stunted some innovation potential
    -Concern over acquisitions for some product lines vs. leveraging in-house talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great learning experience if you apply yourself

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Guaranteed 40hrs a week. Close knit teams in manufacturing. Many opportunities to advance into many different fields.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime with very little notice when situations arise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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