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Baxter Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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Baxter Chairman and CEO José (Joe) Almeida
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  1. "Better every day"

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    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. Helpful (1)

    "Can’t get out of their own way"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexibility to work remote, casual dress, summer hours every year, on-site bank, on site dry cleaning drop-off, and overall great building/ facility

    Cons

    The many changes over the last few years has left you way too lean. Theres a lot of talk of being fast, but the overall company is still slow to learn. Worst thing about marketing here is that there are barely any MARKETERS in marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Marketing leadership should know marketing. Care about results more than optics of your staff. Open your eyes....The new marketing leadership is making people leave.

  3. "Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Good people, lots of projects

    Cons

    Can be a chaotic environment at times

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize Projects Better


  4. "Marketing"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good mix of coworkers and nice knowing you are making a difference in patients lives

    Cons

    Management has no ownership, HR lacks ethics


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Baxter lacks vision to be best place to work 2020.... more like 2040"

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    Current Employee - Production Associate in Round Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Round Lake, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the mandatory overtime usually causes paychecks to double. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Revolving door hiring practices, some of the people that are hired could get lost in a paper bag. Management lacks communication during and between shifts, the phrases "not my problem" "let them figure it out" are common. Understaffed on all shifts, making work/life balance difficult. Nepotism is standard practice for promotions and hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs a major overhaul


  6. "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Baxter work culture to challenge status Quo and grow within the organization

    Cons

    Lot of changes which is not good for a healthy organization


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Snowball headed for hell"

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    Current Employee - Senior Material Handler in Marion, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Material Handler in Marion, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, easy to get day shift now.

    Cons

    Little promotion within the company. Ridiculous lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the Gestapo tactics on employee break times. A lot of these people are on their feet 8 to 12 hours a day and give up time with their families to work overtime to meet over sold quotas.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Monitoring in Marion, NC
    Current Employee - Environmental Monitoring in Marion, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    They pay a good salary, they have good benefits and I really enjoy the job. Leadership is making great changes.

    Cons

    Lower pay for the industry, location and lack of any business nearby

    Advice to Management

    Value employees more, need more feedback and reviews, needs to be more interaction between employees and management in general


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, The company mission to save lives

    Cons

    Horrible Culture, HR is in need of a complete overhaul. Recruiting is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    The company has changed since Joe Almeida took over. Wake up! Once he digs into the details and finances, he will see. Baxter is in need of management overhaul.


  10. "Quality engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excelente Word environment and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Long work hours and challenging

    Advice to Management

    More internal training


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