Baxter Reviews

Updated 1 August 2014
Updated 1 August 2014
422 Reviews

3.3
422 Reviews
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Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is flexible with your work/ life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent salary, flexibility is good but can be better (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of talk about "work/life balance" turns into a lot of *nothing* once you're in your job (in 17 reviews)

  • Rinse and repeat and you'll make it to senior management in no time (in 16 reviews)

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42 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    MNC with good culture and Ethics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASM  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - ASM in Mumbai

    I have been working at Baxter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture,has good culture and value for skill

    Cons

    Value to skill and Talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

  2.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Labeling Artist  in  Round Lake, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Labeling Artist in Round Lake, IL (US)

    I have been working at Baxter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn the pharma industry. Wonderful training programs. Recognized for your quality work and efforts. Fabulous benefits. Culturally sound. Fellow team members share information and support the new hires.

    Cons

    Compensation is above average. Work/Life: It is not policy to close for a 'polar vortex' or snow days. Due to busy schedules/demands/deadlines, personal growth is on the agenda, however, sometimes not the priority. However, managers have open door policies and will re-visit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the process improvement initiatives, open door policy, answering the questions and reassuring the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    MA I

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate I  in  Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate I in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

    I have been working at Baxter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, the thousand oaks facility is in a beautiful area. The majority of people are very polite and willing to help with whatever you need done.

    Cons

    Manufacturing gets paid less then everyone else. They push you to get trained very quickly which leads to poor training which leads to errors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay manufacturing more! They makeyour paychecks. Without them there is no product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate IV  in  Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate IV in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

    I have been working at Baxter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Benefits, Great People (despite usual politics).

    Cons

    Usual politics, Not many minorities in leadeship roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Up the Good Work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Collaborative open environment, working with very smart people

    Cons

    might get stuck in one department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Baxter Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Maricao, PR (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Maricao, PR (US)

    I have been working at Baxter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Enviroment is like an extended family

    Cons

    work hours are extreme and long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sustaining products

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D PMO Project Manager  in  Round Lake, IL (US)
    Current Employee - R&D PMO Project Manager in Round Lake, IL (US)

    I have been working at Baxter as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Products save and sustain lives.

    Cons

    Silo management structure and culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New begginning with company split in 2015, out with the old, in with the entrepreneurs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Dedicated co-workers, teams focus on patient outcomes

    Cons

    Uncertainty with spinoff of BioScience business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to grow a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Round Lake, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Round Lake, IL (US)

    I have been working at Baxter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I believe Baxter has a way of finding the right spot for the talent. The pay + benefits are acceptable but I wouldn't call them extremely competitive.

    Cons

    Difficult to move vertically in some groups, reorganizing seems more common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to promote some of your young talent early in order to keep them dedicated to their roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, excellent management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Sales Specialist  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Area Sales Specialist in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Baxter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very supportive of sales and great education

    Cons

    Commissions should be higher than the current plan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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