Baxter

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Baxter Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
473 Reviews
3.3
473 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 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Reluctant to change with the times (technology), work life balance is a struggle (in 23 reviews)

  • upper management does not grasp the daily struggles that the frontline representatives go through (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Baxter

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    Former Employee - Data Coordinator in Deerfield, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Data Coordinator in Deerfield, IL (US)

    I worked at Baxter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Company had good benefits great people

    Cons

    Limited advancement in my department

  2.  

    Recent employee

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mostly full time employee worldwide

    Cons

    Too scattered campuses around the nation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great experience, great company, currently passing through lots of changes

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great product line, great products, solid financial position, opportunity to grow over time

    Cons

    Company will be split in 2 next year, there is pressure to become even more competitive in fundamental aspects i.e. financial performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the political situation coming from a split to take too much of your attention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    People are very professional, smart, and friendly. "Willing to help each other" type of work culture. Constant training opportunity.

    Cons

    Kind of political work environment. If you are more quiet, you might not have good oppotunity for career advancement. Company wants "rising stars".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great training ground into healthcare

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Baxter full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership throughout the organization

    Cons

    Overall pay is probably at or possibly below industry average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recruit next level leadership and management candidates into the organizatoin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Worthwhile

    Former Employee - Intern in Round Lake, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Round Lake, IL (US)

    I worked at Baxter full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good, helpful people. Was given a pretty good project to work on as an engineering intern

    Cons

    Lots of commotion and drama in the company due to new management style

    Recommends
  8.  

    Excellent blue chip employer and company

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Variety of roles available
    Flexibility of options to benefit from
    Great local & overseas career opportunities
    Great training programmes & support

    Cons

    Big organisation, can get lost in it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk
    Live your values, your employees see you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Intern in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love this company it does everything possible and good workplace for everything.

    Cons

    No problems at all just need more hours or something else that would help me get more money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was very pleasurable.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Vienna (Austria)
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Vienna (Austria)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, and amazing community culture. I definitely recommend. It would be a great decision to work here. Really nice benefits and such.

    Cons

    The company has a tendency at times to engage in a manner that results in such a state in which the matter of affairs as they continue to develop due is in a way that is extra conservative and takes a long time to get anything done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sad decline of a once great company.

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    Current Employee - Quality Lab Associate II
    Current Employee - Quality Lab Associate II

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefit package offered is good.

    Cons

    No communication from Management. Quality is suffering, what matters is cutting staff,overworking employees, and treating employees like numbers. The company used to be a great place to work where contributions were recognized and employees valued. The company is having big regulatory issues because of the drive to increase profits and minimize staff. Work/life balance doesn't exist. Culture of do what we want, when we want, with no regard for product quality. Personnel who don't adhere to this philosophy are constantly intimidated by management. My facility is bleeding experienced talent because of these tactics. Most of us who have been with the company over 10 years have either retired, resigned, or are looking for other employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees with such disregard. Stop the bully mentality. You're loosing such a tremendous amount of talent each year because of this. Replacing us with new grads is not the answer as it can take 2-5 years for new employees to understand our complex systems and regulatory environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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