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Frustrating

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Round Lake, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Lake, IL

I worked at Baxter

Pros

Work-life balance was the highest priority. Their benefits packages were great. They are very highly respected in the industry and the region.

Cons

The workplace was highly political. The company has had ongoing trouble with the FDA for over a decade. They are constantly trying to reorganize in order to address their issues. The management's intelligence and leadership ability is terrible. You will receive recognition for your successes, but that will not be translated into raises or tangible rewards. After your initial offer, do not expect to get many raises.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit. Your employees need to be paid competitively, or they will go to other companies in the area that do the same type of work and will pay them. You have been trying to fix your FDA issues for decades, and clearly, you do not know how to do it.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Wanting more

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    12b company with products that do make a difference in people's lives
    Some strong, competent people ther who are not being leveraged

    Cons

    Incompetence of sr management team
    Too much compounding change
    No development of people
    Promotions bad on subjectivity
    Redundancies everywhere and no 2 hands talking to eachother

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set benchmarks and be held accountable
    Avoid constant change
    Thank employees on jobs well done
    Act like leaders and if you can't, step aside
    Remove incompetent leaders from their roles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Global Pharma/Medical Device Company with a very big presence in key therapy and drug areas. Nice campus (Deerfield, IL), Cafeteria.

    Cons

    The corporate HQ is known to be very dry, old, and grey...you can say this about the people there also. Moving up the ladder is tough, unless you fall in a certain category and also inner circle. There is lack of leadership that actually cares about people development and movement. Lot of the departments are working in their own little areas and do not talk to the other counterparts from differente divisions. Corporate has no control over its other sites as much, especially with IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Baxter really needs to step up its game when it comes to people development, marketing their drugs in key countries, and of course learning from their mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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