Baxter Reviews

Updated August 27, 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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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Baxter, great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Baxter is a fun place to work, there is flexibility in schedules, working with very smart people and challenging work to do. The separation with Baxalta will allow Baxter to shine!

    Cons

    Deerfield in the past was very formal, so excited that with the new company it is changing! An opportunity to be more casual in dress is awesome!

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for your emphasis on development, career advancement, cool products and great opportunities for the future!


  2. Happy @ Baxter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm treated with respect, my opinion matters and I feel valued at work. Supportive of ideas. Great work/life balance options, covered parking, onsite workout facility and walking trail....and I get to wear jeans!

    Cons

    The traffic and the drive can be difficult because of the area - thankfully, we have a flexible ways of working which helps me avoid the traffic mess.

    Advice to Management

    You do a great job investing in your employees - through education that helps us align our goals.


  3. Research Associate

    Former Employee - Research Associate and Scientist in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate and Scientist in Concord, CA

    I worked at Baxter (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's good place to work with.......

    Cons

    There was no growth in the future


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  5. Good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    nice cafeteria, good benefits, interesting work, good training program, very knowledgeable people, orderly environment (for the most part), very nice facility

    Cons

    No budget for extra headcount, long hours


  6. area manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pros all around with great structure

    Cons

    pressure. too much to do in allotted time.

    Advice to Management

    communicate


  7. Calibration Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Benefits, Great Supervisor and manager.

    Cons

    Stuck on the shift you start with, don't expect any big raises negotiate for what you can live with forever, they base your level of pecking order on your seniority not your knowledge or work ethic, Upper level managers are just yes men and women to corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Use common sense more often, goals should be achievable, give you managers and engineers a break and reason to stay don't ride them till they leave, realize we make medicine not autoparts.


  8. Baxter Med Products

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Leader in Round Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Leader in Round Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good culture,

    Cons

    Rely too much on 3rd party services. All innovation is done outside.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate within, stop outsourcing!


  9. Great Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Round Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respect for work life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of Steady Eddy's who don't want to work as hard or smart or long.

    Advice to Management

    Need to transition in to a data driven company


  10. OK

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Round Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting mix of people with minimal physical demands. Work is steady and benefits are great. Excellent training program with computer resources provided at work.

    Cons

    No individual feedback on performance. Poor proactive planning sometimes results in excessive OT to achieve customer demand. Garbled communication to entry level employees leaves rumour mill the best source of information

    Advice to Management

    Your entry level people are engaged, but need solid information from you to be effective. Cut out the favoritism and strive to be fair and consistent.


  11. Quality Control Analyst

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    Former Employee - QCAII
    Former Employee - QCAII
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy to move around and promote

    Cons

    Training could be better depending on the trainer

    Advice to Management

    They should conduct place a little more professionally



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