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Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Deerfield, IL
Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Deerfield, IL

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

Pros

Good benefits and development opportunitites

Cons

Managers are not always qualified to supervise others.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Going through some changes, but hopefully for the better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    -The plant is going through some reorg, but hopefully for the better
    -A lot of openings, so good for career advancement
    -Opportunity to learn a lot of different things
    -Decent benefits
    -Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    -Annual raises are less than market
    -Parking
    -Lunch room is too small
    -Not enough meeting rooms
    -No chewing gum
    -No eating at your desk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Spend less time on "Gemba" Walks and 5S-ing everything, and focus more on the work environment. At the end of the day, employees are what keeps the plant running and profitable.
    -Work on talent retention tactics. In the past year or so, we've lost too many people in decision-making roles to competitors
    -Reward your employees more for hitting milestones, etc
    -Work on pest control procedures, so that employees have the flexibility of eating at their desk. Not everyone has the luxury of taking 2 hour lunches in the cafeteria
    -"Trim the fat" - There are way too many non-exempt employees that take advantage of the system. Very discouraging and demoralizing to work hard day in and day out, only to see your fellow colleagues not work as hard and milk the overtime and lunch clock system. Ask yourself, Why work hard throughout the day, when I can just go at a snail pace and then stay for overtime or dump my work on an exempt employee?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Baxter Hayward is the worst company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA

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

    Pros

    I have to think hard for pros. It depends on which department you work for. If you work in Operations and operation support groups, there is no pros I can think of. Poor compensation, no appreciation for hard work and no growth opportunities. If you are in PD, people seems happier.

    Cons

    1. Poor incompetent management. Big bosses know nothing about processes on the floor. Politics and favortism are their expertise. It doesn't matter if you are a qualified person for promotion because the people get promoted are people who know how to kiss asses. Micromanagment from top down.

    2. Very negative company culture. Most people are very unhappy and openly talk about finding new jobs. People are afraid of punishment from management when make a honest mistakes and throw other people under the bus.

    3. There are high turnover both in management and non-management. Managment will not do anything to timely replace the lost resources until people are absolutely burned out. They keep placeing interim managers in critical positions. I have never had so many interim managers and temp employees for support in any of my other jobs.

    4. Management is lacking vision because they only care about how to please their bosses and climb the corporate ladder. They invest nothing to develope employees. There are rediculou layers of middle and lower managment. Micromanagement is from top down. They do not trust their people, manage their employees like elementry school kids.

    5. Compensation is very poor, much lower than industrial standards.

    6. Systems are very old. A lot of paper and manual process. People are old school thinking, resistent to new ideas and changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanage people. trust your employees, empower and develop them. Care more about your people instead of climbing corporate ladder. Be open to communicate and be accountable for your mistakes. Properly compensate your employees and plan adequate amount of resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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