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"Great place to start off for experience as an entry level"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Engineer I in Glendale, CA
Current Contractor - Engineer I in Glendale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Baxter as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

chance to build up experience really fast for entry level
Fortune 500 name recognition
Friendly people
flexible time for salaried employee

Cons

overqualified but underpaid
little upper management recognition
high turnover rate

Advice to Management

HR need to see why the turnover rate is so high (pay on wrong end of the pay scale, poor benefits vs other pharmaceuticals). Organize team-building activities instead of having Sr managers and directors just sit in their offices all day.

Other Employee Reviews for Baxter

  1. Helpful (2)

    "okay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are lots of gaps to fill so hiring is constantly happening.

    Cons

    Difficult colleagues delay progress most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions based on science, not emotion.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A Strange Culture of High Politics and Self Preservation"

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

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

    Pros

    Front line teams and first line management are knowledgeable and capable. The clear mandate to help sustain and make life better for our patients is a solidifying and fortifying goal.
    Good growth and opportunity for those with a keen eye to advance as reorganizations take place..
    Profitable company with a need for good critical thinking management.

    Cons

    It is frustrating that posturing and politics are foremost in middle to upper management in this survivalist culture. If you like to "get things done" you will not be happy. Much outsourcing of engineering results in the loss of product knowledge and support systems. Senior management has had recent changes that result in the past CFO running a significant portion of the devices franchise. The financial mentality of reducing costs without understanding the benefits of those investments to long term growth, means that running "lean" is starving the children who need to keep this family growing and healthy.. Education and travel cuts (crucial to employee health) results in increased incestuous thinking and stunted management attitudes of self worth and importance of protecting projects with faulty foundations.

    Advice to Management

    "Baxter makes too much money", is a phase told me by a Vice President. So stated when I asked how the inefficiencies and lack of financial data needed to understanding planing and perform basic management principles were lacking. Give your managers the goal to understand the real total costs and real return on investment of their products and your Sustaining Organizations will be true owners of valued products and not life support technicians.


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