Baxter
3.1 of 5 387 reviews
www.baxter.com Deerfield, IL 5000+ Employees

Baxter Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.1 387 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.

Robert L. Parkinson Jr.

(178 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Inclusive team environment, work-life balance, flexible work hours"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Good benefits, decent salary, flexibility is good but can be better"
    in 26 reviews
Cons:
  • "A lot of talk about "work/life balance" turns into a lot of *nothing* once you're in your job"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Rinse and repeat and you'll make it to senior management in no time"
    in 14 reviews
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    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    Maricao, PR

    ProsEnviroment is like an extended family

    Conswork hours are extreme and long

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDedicated co-workers, teams focus on patient outcomes

    ConsUncertainty with spinoff of BioScience business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sustaining products

    R&D PMO Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Round Lake, IL

    ProsProducts save and sustain lives.

    ConsSilo management structure and culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew begginning with company split in 2015, out with the old, in with the entrepreneurs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to grow a career

    Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
    Round Lake, IL

    ProsI believe Baxter has a way of finding the right spot for the talent. The pay + benefits are acceptable but I wouldn't call them extremely competitive.

    ConsDifficult to move vertically in some groups, reorganizing seems more common.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook to promote some of your young talent early in order to keep them dedicated to their roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, excellent management

    Area Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsVery supportive of sales and great education

    ConsCommissions should be higher than the current plan

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Research Associate II (Current Employee)
    Round Lake, IL

    ProsAwesome benefits plan, education reimbursement (100% pre-grad and 80% post-grad), ability to cross train in other departments, summer hours (work monday thru friday at nine hours a day, half day on friday)

    ConsExcellent talent base makes it difficult to aquire a promotion (most employees have a masters degree or greater). Can't complain

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore mentoring needed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsValues, quality is truly important

    ConsPoor raises last couple years

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive a reasonable raise!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Johannesburg (South Africa)

    ProsGreat benefits, values and ethos. Reward and inventives are amazing.

    ConsHours of work are particulalry trying but once you get used to it you're fine.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Pay, Excellent Benefits

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsI've worked in two different areas and both times I've been surounded by great people and have had my superiors eager to help me grow. The pay is good, but e benefits are great (although Obamacare has hurt them). I've been with the company for 9yrs so far and I'm not looking at leaving

    ConsStandard big corporate TPS reports garbage, but really not that big of a deal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a terrific summer interning at Baxter Healthcare at the corporate office in Deerfield

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOutstanding work environment, bred by a common purpose to fulfill Baxter Healthcare's motto of "doing work that matters".

    Employees are very open to connect and meet with new people

    Shining example of how a corporate setting should be

    ConsEasy to get lost in the shuffle given the amount of employees

    Advancement may be difficult given the amount of talented employees employed at Baxter

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain the work environment, it is what creates the best work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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