Baxter Reviews | Glassdoor

Baxter Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
1,519 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.2
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Baxter Chairman and CEO José (Joe) Almeida
José (Joe) Almeida
312 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Better every day"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Top management is driving a huge transformation to the company culture, there is now investment in a real R&D pipeline, they are actively working to understand what the younger employees in the workforce expect and are taking concrete actions to accommodate those things.

    Cons

    There is still a lot of change happening and still some people unhappy with the change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making your aspirations about culture into concrete changes.


  2. "Traffic Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Traffic Specialist in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Traffic Specialist in Round Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    None to speak of at the moment

  3. "Excellent company to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work with. Good Management.

    Cons

    Closing its east coast business.


  4. "Great Vision"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a great vision- best place to work for its employees.

    Cons

    Management doesn't share the same vision


  5. "A Company In Flux"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Flex scheduling
    - Pretty good benefits for new parents and caregivers
    - Good managers (at least for this employee)

    Cons

    - HQ is in Deerfield
    - Lots of work in the queue currently with not a lot of new resources

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the folks who do not want to do the work and complain about how much they have to do. It's a time suck for everyone else who is just trying to get the job done.


  6. "Great Place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Round Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Round Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company offers many professional growth opportunities

    Cons

    I can’t find any


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A shadow of a once great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baxter full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Products help patients and make a difference in their lives. Some smart, enjoyable coworkers. Main campuses in Chicago, although in far suburban areas away from transportation, offer scenic walking paths. Telecommuting for many positions.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Old school management style which runs counter to working mindset of millennials and many tech companies. Micromanagement , at least in supplychain, is too invasive and counter productive. Cost cutting is pervasive. Almost yearly reduction in force the many years I worked here. Seems like maybe new management is prepping company for a near term sale.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your internsal talent - of which you have much of. The bottom line may please shareholders but if you drive dedicated employees out the door - it's a recipe for failure.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bio surg"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Superior Products that work. Thats It

    Cons

    Not a good working environment when joe almedia wants to cut your position. Everyone is nervous
    No one knows the future past Baxter 2020.

    Advice to Management

    Your TBM’s are your most valuable employees.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Portfolio Territory Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, decent benefits, good products

    Cons

    Pay, direction company is headed


  10. "Worked as a service provider"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Innovation driven and good work culture

    Cons

    No big budgets - Will demand lot of work