Baxter Reviews

Updated September 1, 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 (2)

    Baxter, great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    One of the best companies to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You gain lots of experience and understanding.

    Cons

    It's a big company so you have a lot of competition within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the experienced managers and don’t let them go.


  3. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Shared values that are meaningful, like integrity and respect for people. Open communication, with suggestions taken seriously.

    Cons

    Would have liked to see more enthusiasm from employees in general. People seemed to be content but the environment lacked excitement.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to motivate people, including team-building events


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  5. A great place for work/life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    This company truly does invest in their employees and tries to provide opportunities for development, advancement, and workplace flexibility. The culture is the biggest draw for this company - the people overall are genuine, caring, and try to make Baxter a great place to work.

    Cons

    As others have mentioned, the systems are a little antiquated in places, which is surprising for a company of this size.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better, more timely communication around key hiring and compensation changes.


  6. Great internship - very flexible and stress free

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Engineering Intern in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Computer Engineering Intern in Largo, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great environment, flexible schedule, good experience, very relaxed environment, nice employees and even nicer management

    Cons

    Pay was about average for the position, could make more elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work as a company. Apply more effort in following up with interns after graduation to offer potential jobs if the intern would make a good fulltime employee.


  7. Good experience overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Associate III in Round Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Associate III in Round Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baxter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation package Life saving products

    Cons

    Complex systems, high bureaucracy, slow to adapt

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to simplify things. So many processes are burdened with non-value-added junk. Lean it out!


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start out

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of options. Baxter is a big company so there's plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    Big companies have too many bureaucratic policies/procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Someone at a higher pay grade does not necessarily mean that they should have more authority to make decisions against various functions. Baxter needs to eliminate condescending and rude leaders.


  9. You can't beat the Baxter culture!

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

    Pros

    A very secure company who is a leader in the medical industry.

    Cons

    Need develop R&D program to compete internationally.


  10. I had a great work experience at Baxter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Baxter has so many oppertunities for employees to grow in their professional career.

    Cons

    Its very competitive to obtain a good position.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone I've worked with is very nice.


  11. Great place for the career minded

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Baxter is committed to training and career development. If you live near a facility or are willing to relocate, this company is worth looking at. With the diversity in departments and divisions, if one area doesn't work for you there is usually another that you could move into to continue your career path.

    Cons

    Given the number of employees this company has, it does not have a large volume of alternate work situations (flex hours. job share, work from home).

    Advice to Management

    Consider extending hiring requirements to include an option for a combination of education and experience rather than just limiting positions strictly to those individuals with a bachelors degree or higher.



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