Baxter

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Baxter Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
488 Reviews
3.3
488 Reviews
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Getting Along

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Working at the corporate HQ, I got to know many who worked there. Walking through the corridors with a smile on my face, most people returned the favor.

    Cons

    It is easy to get caught up in the politics of what is expediant and easy instead of following the stated company policies. While people are not outright breaking the rules set forth, they are clearly skirting policies they should not. This practice, in turn, causes upper management to change policies that work into ones that ultimately don't because of false or skewed data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch for "brain drain". Promoting, whether it is vertical, lateral, or just a title change could keep a vital person from leaving the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Baxter is a very nice place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Research Chemist in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Research Chemist in Round Lake, IL

    I have been working at Baxter as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good hour and supervisors are understanding of life's needs at home.

    Cons

    Sometimes the deadlines can be very challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much to say here. Haven't been with the company long enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to develop your career!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for lateral moves
    Great benefit
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Takes forever to process one single thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Control Process Engineer II

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Good salary and compensation. Good buisness relations.

    Cons

    No constrains in this company. Is a solid company today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company on the cutting edge of hospital pharmacy technology

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

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement and large resource pool. The work is interesting and you make a difference in peoples lives each day. Baxter offers state of the art products that improve patience's lives.

    Cons

    Depending on location advancement may mean relocation. However, anyone looking to advance their career can do so with education and work experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on maintaining and recruiting top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    MA I

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate I in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate I in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, the thousand oaks facility is in a beautiful area. The majority of people are very polite and willing to help with whatever you need done.

    Cons

    Manufacturing gets paid less then everyone else. They push you to get trained very quickly which leads to poor training which leads to errors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay manufacturing more! They makeyour paychecks. Without them there is no product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Organizational Behavior

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Waukegan, IL

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

    Pros

    Huge opportunity for career pathing due to size. In an industry that will never go away.

    Cons

    I was hired for one position and excelled. A new manager put me into a new position and I was put on performance warning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure when you hire a full time position that all of management agrees that position is necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Baxter Contract Employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, CA

    I worked at Baxter as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Liked working at Baxter. They have processes and practices in place to help make the environment better.

    Cons

    Contract to hire seems to be a long process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Labeling Artist in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Labeling Artist in Round Lake, IL

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn the pharma industry. Wonderful training programs. Recognized for your quality work and efforts. Fabulous benefits. Culturally sound. Fellow team members share information and support the new hires.

    Cons

    Compensation is above average. Work/Life: It is not policy to close for a 'polar vortex' or snow days. Due to busy schedules/demands/deadlines, personal growth is on the agenda, however, sometimes not the priority. However, managers have open door policies and will re-visit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the process improvement initiatives, open door policy, answering the questions and reassuring the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good benefits. Opportunities to learn and grow.

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

    I worked at Baxter full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Baxter is a large, global corporation with locations all over the world. It has great benefits and provides lots of opportunities to learn and grow. Provides an annual opportunity for feedback which is taken seriously and responded to by management. A good place to work.

    Cons

    Like all corporations today, understandably conscious of the bottom line. Some departments run very lean.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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