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Management Lacks Vision

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Former Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

Many dedicated people who cared about what they do

Cons

People in management are too busy trying to get promoted to the next level to worry about improving the plant

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop with creating new ideas and programs and just roll up your sleeves and do some actual work

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    Senior Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Round Lake, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Impact lives, Global, Open to change. The very best company in terms of work / life and ability to drive results when ever you can. Opportunity to do good work is there, the opportunity to rise in the organization to positions commesserate with experience is limited.

    Cons

    Difficult to rise up and reach potential once in a position, everyone is a senior program manager there - it means nothing regarding influence, stature, experience, success. Results do not lead to promotion - supporting VP views does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Normalize talent pool based on experience, potential and look past the old school favoritism. Leaders during times of change need to be dynamic high energy and engaging vs. isolating and waiting for others to write their scripts.

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Depressing, bureaucratic place to work

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Round Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Round Lake, IL

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

    Pros

    SOME of the people are smart and engaging, and really trying their best. If you're lucky enough to work on a small team with a great manager, it can be a very rewarding short-term experience.

    Cons

    There is a general disdain for the R&D group in Round Lake from the corporate leaders in Deerfield. In some ways, the disdain is justified. So many people in Round Lake are incompetent and working with them can be a chore. The bureaucracy at all locations can be infuriating at times. It sometimes seems that authority has been delegated to the least capable individuals while talented people have trouble getting promoted if they can't play the politics. Little priority or effort given to meeting deadlines, as evidenced by a horrendous product launch track record over the last 15 years. In general, people feel content with mediocrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the Round Lake organization. Clean house of poor performers and reward competence. Perform a complete overhaul of the corporate culture (something less ridiculous than "Power Up").

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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