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"Great products, good company, ok senior management team"

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL
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Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

The company has many great products.
Senior leaders are willing to invest in acquisitions for new products and technologies.
Company is financially stable and sound.
Good work life balance.

Cons

Limited ability to develop products in-house. R&D process is slow to non-existent.
Limited upward mobility unless you are inner circle.
Few senior leaders able or willing to make a decision by themselves, almost always seek group thought/agreement before moving forward.
Limited career development plan. Talking points sounds good, but an actual plan clearly communicated to the employees would be nice.

Advice to Management

It is ok to make decisions based on the information at hand. Not all decisions need to be analyzed to death, then agreed upon by a group.
Invest in your employee's development, encourage mid-level managers to train and cultivate young talent, encourage promotion from within the company rather than bringing in outside people.

Other Employee Reviews for Baxter

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Many Disfunctional Areas"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly good reputation. Some very good products and mediocre pipeline. Pays above average.

    Cons

    HR (Bioscience) is lacking professionalism and respect. Poorly functioning teams throughout organization.

    Advice to Management

    Need to resist promoting people who are unable to lead. Unfortunately I witnessed may promotions based on ability to "kiss up" versus real talent.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Hard to get anything accomplished"

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

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

    Pros

    -Coworkers were great, very supportive
    -The company loves to hire from within, so it's easy to get promotions if you work hard

    Cons

    -There was a culture of fear. Fear of being reprimanded, fired, laid off, ect. This made it difficult for people to bring new ideas to the table or "rock the boat" in order to get things done or make improvements
    -The work/life balance was way out of whack.
    -Managers were not given proper authority to get anything done. This made even small tasks monumental to achieve, what with all the red tape.

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