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6 people found this helpful  

Baxter is a company on a downward trajectory

Finance Manager (Current Employee) Deerfield, IL

ProsBenefits 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.

ConsAnnual 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 Senior ManagementThere 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Solid place to work, but work pace is relatively slow.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Round Lake, IL

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros: Best group of engineers I have ever worked with who… Cons: Pace can be slow and the reorganization can cause a lot of confusion.… Advice to Senior Management: Pay more attention to the engineering that backs up the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Caparra Hills, PR

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros: Diverse workgroup Fast learning curve Meaningful work Fast paced work environment Motivated employee… Cons: Remote location Salary and benefits Slow promotions pace Advice to Senior Management: Be mindful of competitor's salaries More

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