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Baxter Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
417 Reviews

3.3
417 Reviews
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Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.
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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company with good standing.

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

    Pros

    Job security for the foreseeable future with opportunities for growth by moving up and sideways. Acceptable benefits and attractive salaries for those who negotiate.

    Cons

    Scarce advancement opportunities. Be prepared to negotiate for the best offer. They interview for one position and then offer you another way below your salary expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of resources and good learning environment

    Cons

    somewhat bureaucratic, need to understand Baxter system to move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep developing leaders

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Baxter's real review!

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

    Pros

    The pay is really good here, higher then most companies. The people working are good people seem to really care.

    Cons

    Management is disconnected, they do try but it doesn't seem genuine. more like lip service. Bonuses are more important then actual safety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality of life used to be priority, not in the last 6 years. No appreciation when you work away from home for long periods of time. Poor decisions made without consulting experienced professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job for the area but can get stuck

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Quality Associate  in  Marion, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Associate in Marion, NC (US)

    Pros

    The initial pay is better than anywhere else in the area although not up to industry par. Good opportunity to learn business and management skills. The advancement opportunities are there. Successful established company isn't going anywhere, a rarity in this area.

    Cons

    When I was there there was a lot of overtime. Management is very secretive about flaws and what is coming up. You can get stuck in one area and not be allowed to move on if you are not in good graces of management. Management seems to arbitrarily take a liking to some people and give others less of a chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with your employees. There are a lot of rumors and that comes from not having facts and having to guess.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sustaining products

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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
  7.  

    A standard internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    tidy work hours, never needed to work after 6 pm. , job environment and the equipment were high qualified. good and helpful people

    Cons

    there is no opportunity to improve yourself, there is no goals to achive which would challenge you,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 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)

    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
  9.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Seems to pay more than other places in the area

    Cons

    Heavy weight of organization and just too many people not communicating with each other.

  10.  

    Great company, excellent management

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

    Pros

    Very supportive of sales and great education

    Cons

    Commissions should be higher than the current plan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunities exist here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Consultant
    Current Employee - Legal Consultant

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, very good benefits, good professional development for entry to mid level careers. Can be a little overwhelming at first, but as Baxter is splitting into two companies next year, it should make it a little easier to manage. People are their best asset.

    Cons

    As noted above, the sheer size can be overwhelming. Increasing Global focus, which can mean meetings during odd hours - since they will include those from overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to help staff develop a career path/plan. Provide mentoring opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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