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Baxter Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.1 401 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.

Robert L. Parkinson Jr.

(184 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    A very structured company to work for.

    Quality Inspector (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsGreat talent, the culture is diverse and various benefits that make you want to stay.

    ConsVery competitive, sometimes a bit discouraging to get hired as permanent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good pay, good people, poor management

    Group Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Deerfield, IL (US)

    ProsA lot of good team players trying to do the right thing.

    ConsHighly political senior management only focused on their next move.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on doing what is right for the company rather than what is right for you.

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    Going through major change

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Deerfield, IL (US)

    ProsLife saving products, most employees genuinely care about the patient

    ConsGoing through major culture change and don't seem to know what the culture should be anymore. Only employees that can navigate the political landscape getting ahead.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great possibilities lie ahead.

    Middle Management (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsGrowth, desire by the upper management to lead the division toward a premier Biotech company. Tenure is good and also a new wave of new hires are brought on to help create a healthy culture for positive changes.

    ConsMultiple sites has historically created too many possible "silos" and this needs to be addressed methodically.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe bold and more aggressive in order to bring your vision into reality.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast paced, a little buttoned down but great place to work

    QA (Current Employee) Round Lake, IL (US)

    Prosgreat people, but every group is different, there is a lot of cross talk and collaboration

    Constough commute, round lake IL is a very rural area

    Advice to Senior Managementmore ride sharing incentives and programs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Research Associate II (Current Employee) Round Lake, IL (US)

    ProsAwesome benefits plan, education reimbursement (100% pre-grad and 80% post-grad), ability to cross train in other departments, summer hours (work monday thru friday at nine hours a day, half day on friday)

    ConsExcellent talent base makes it difficult to aquire a promotion (most employees have a masters degree or greater). Can't complain

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore mentoring needed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quality Associate I (Current Employee) Round Lake, IL (US)

    ProsGood benefits, very competitive salary, good work environment

    Consmust be able to deal with a lot of turnover/ change

    Advice to Senior Managementminimize turnover in personnel, attempt to standardize SOPs so they are consistent. effective training of employees is an issue, mostly because SOPs change frequently.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been a rollercoster with ups and downs, lately more downs than ups.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits
    perks
    Stable company
    Great Credti Union
    work-life balance ( depending on area)

    ConsLocally:
    Poor Management
    very small advancement opportunities

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed

    Group Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Deerfield, IL (US)

    ProsSome great opportunities if you are in with the right people. There is also a very, very, very wide disparity between the level of service you get from HR, leaving many people to fend for themselves.

    ConsCulture can be challenging as in any headquarters. However, with the recent announcement of the company split, there is a lot of uncertainty and not a lot of answers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good first experience

    Engineer II (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsSome great and encouraging managers

    ConsBad work-life balance, perks, and time-off policies

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate schedules that are not so imbalanced for newcomers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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