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Baxter Chicago Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Great Company, smart/intelligent people to work with, great benefits, flexible work/life balance

    Cons

    Change can take too long at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep advancing/pushing along new processes and avoid status quo


  2. "Excellent Contract Opportunities"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baxter as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people
    Challenging work
    Established methodologies
    Excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    No offer of permanent employment


  3. "Baxter"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Territory Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Portfolio Territory Manager in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, great company.

    Cons

    There really isn't a con for me regarding company.


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  5. "Good Company but Layoff are a reality"

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    Current Employee - Proofeading Specialist in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Proofeading Specialist in Round Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The fact that your job does make a difference in the world makes a difference. The company's moto is to Save and Sustain lives. That made me feel like what I did made a difference even if I do work in an office

    Cons

    Lay-offs are going to happen. The bottom line is this is a business and the point of business is to make money


  6. "Sr. Labeling Graphic Artist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Labeling Graphic Artist in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Labeling Graphic Artist in Round Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Awesome culture and flexible work option.

    Cons

    Regulated company is not for everyone.


  7. "Best Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong leaders extremely committed to the company's vision

    Cons

    High-degree of change - speed and change are good - Is there too much?

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your top talent


  8. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Round Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Round Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly well paid, decent benefits. Good place to start career

    Cons

    Very poor annual raises. Use "loyalty" as a way to control how much they have to spend to keep talent

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the changing job market. If a new hire can work for you for two years then go to a different company for a 20% raise and a promotion, when you offer 2% a year and a promotion every 3 years, that employee will leave every single time. Also, work/life balance has to be a focus. With so many companies offering frequent work from home, benefits outside of 401K (gym memberships, etc.), and schedule flexibility, the old guard mentality will push young talent out the door.


  9. "Working at Baxter"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Round Lake, IL
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Round Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baxter as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are very considerate of work-life balance and very trusting of employees to get their work done.

    Cons

    The atmosphere can be very formal.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Too Bereaucratic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baxter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company benefits.

    Cons

    The long term employees seem to have a lock on decision making and career advancement/promotions or hold on to their jobs for too long.

    Advice to Management

    Change the corporate culture to clean out some of the old ideas that long-time employees hang on to. "The Baxter Way" was used so many times which meant they were not open to considering new, fresh ways look at a project/problem.


  11. "Great work place with good pay and benefits, but no job security."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Continued training.

    Cons

    The company cares more about the shareholders than the employees. Will cut budget everywhere even if it means outsourcing to different country some of the job functions.

    Advice to Management

    To be considered "great place to work for" you must care about the employees future. Most employees are loyal and dedicated, but when you outsource their job and lose their jobs feels like you betrayed those employees.



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