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Its wonderful place to work.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Associate in Round Lake, IL
Current Employee - Research Associate in Round Lake, IL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Its good company to work. People are very nice

Cons

Very slow advancement in career

Other Employee Reviews for Baxter

  1. Helpful (1)

    A very competent and solid organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a solid company with many opportunities for career advancement. If you like a lot of structure in the workplace, you'll like it here.

    Cons

    It is a very large organization that is highly structured, therefore it takes more time to see changes or the results of your work.

    Advice to Management

    I have a great deal of respect for this organization and their role in the health care industry. Keep your focus on the lives of the people we help.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Baxter is a company on a downward trajectory

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are in line with other companies, locations are convienient from most parts of the Chicago area, facilities are decent, people for the most part are friendly.

    Cons

    Annual merit raises are becoming almost non-existent - in 2012 the raise for a "meets" expectations is only 1%. The company continues to have difficulty bringing new products to the market and is now turning to acquisitions to grow the top line. A large restructuring is currently going on, the company recently set aside 200 million dollars for "business optimization" - i.e. plant closures and layoffs. Layoffs have already occurred and will continue to occur in 2012 and 2013. There is almost no chance for promotion unless you are in the right "political clique". Even if you do get a promotion, the raise is only 3-4%.

    Advice to Management

    There is a significant credibility gap developing in what senior management says to employees during townhalls, etc., and what is really going on at the company. For example, management continues to paint a bright picture, yet the company is setting aside 200 million dollars for layoffs and restructuring over the next two years. Of course, this is never spoken about to employees even though it is a matter of public record via the recent earnings release. Most of the senior management is either new to the company or new to their current role and therefore unproven. Most employees do not have confidence in senior management and this is slowly working its way down to lower levels of management as well. With the recent 1% raises, increasing numbers of employees are looking outside the company for other opportunities, and with the local job market improving, more are finding such opportunities.


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