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Baxter Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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. "Good Company Overall"

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

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

    Pros

    Well regarded name in the industry. Interesting products. Good work environment and compensation.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Not great at innovation or new product development.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the bureaucracy. Seems like too much middle management.


  3. "Life @ Baxter"

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    Current Employee - Filling Operator in Marion, NC
    Current Employee - Filling Operator in Marion, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get paid weekly and make a decent wage considering you do not have a college education. Work is not too hard.

    Cons

    The culture and attitudes of the people that work there make it a difficult place to work @ times. You have people that try to boss you around when they have no authority themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Do something about the culture of the people employed by Baxter. This makes the company look bad!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, mission of company is good. Talented people among the best in the industry. Established company in stable industry.

    Cons

    Company is in a constant state of flux. Job cuts are frequent and sometimes seem to come from nowhere. Despite the constant HR talk about becoming a best place to work - after more than a decade I've yet to see any substantive evidence beyond talk.

    Advice to Management

    You've got good talent - make them feel good. Sometimes just telling someone you appreciate their contributions can go a long way.


  6. "Good company to work"

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    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

    Good culture and supportive team

    Cons

    Work life balance is an issue


  7. "Desktop and infrastructure support"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Established company with separation of duties.

    Cons

    They do not provide a budget for career development and training.
    Promotion comes thru politics not thru knowledge or skills.

    Advice to Management

    Don't stay in one position too long.


  8. "North Cove"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marion, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marion, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Currently a lot of change and turnover.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company Overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products, people, history. Opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and centralized decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Top management has good awareness of the challenges. Much of the middle management is stuck in past.


  10. "Perform routine maintenance and calibration, perform evaluations, protocols and validations"

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    Current Employee - Quality Lab Associate III in Marion, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Lab Associate III in Marion, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for the area, potentially more in neighboring cities.
    Low cost of living in Marion.
    Stock option and 401K available.
    Yearly bonus based on site's performance.

    Cons

    Very little to do in Marion itself.
    People who have been here years have a "this is how things are done, just do it this way". Push against any type of culture change and improvements
    Overload workers with responsibilities as opposed to hiring more resources


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Too many changes too fast....."

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

    I worked at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, can bid/move to a new position if you're not happy with a current position

    Cons

    Turnover is tremendous....supervisors treat people like dogs. Overtime is never ending. Only worried about the product getting out. Employees have lives outside of Baxter but management doesn't think that way.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like human beings and be respectful. Thank you goes a long way.


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