Baxter Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
455 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 22 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent salary, flexibility is good but can be better (in 26 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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  1.  

    Wrecking Ball

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only thing good about this company is if you are a full time employee with one of the original Baxter facilities the pay scale and benefits.

    Cons

    They are buying up any medical product company they can find and dismantling it. Once it has been dismantled lay off ensue and whatever they can outsource over seas they will. They don't seem to mind constantly filling the unemployment lines with people who have been with the companies for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking at the people below management and start letting go of the overstaffed upper management you have. You might actually make a better profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Exploration based work and a heavy top management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Baxter as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to the biologics industry

    Cons

    Heavy top structure make things very bureaucratical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engages lower level employee more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Part time opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good mid western company culture

    Cons

    Not enough part time opportunities accommodating professional moms - other than that its a good company to work for - good luck

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  5.  

    It's ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Baxter is very flexible with work from home options

    Cons

    A lot of red tape to do even the simplest of things.

  6.  

    Company with large global presence and job opportunities in a diverse array of departments.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Westlake Village, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Westlake Village, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Global company leading to experiences with other cultures and individuals. Good opportunities to develop with certain functions.

    Cons

    Changing times have led to changing culture; at times challenging to keep up with the ambiguity. Extra effort required to break through siloed functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue/increase communication of activities as they impact invidividual functions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Long Term employer, almost impossible to be promoted

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Company, great products, job security. Knowing that daily what you do literally makes a difference and saves a life is a great benefit in itself. Good health care benefits.

    Cons

    Being promoted almost impossible. Reluctant to change with the times (technology), work life balance is a struggle. HR is not in touch with the employees or management. Usually understaffed in non manufacturing departments which creates animosity between the support groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the employees who work hard and deliver. Work life balance shouldn't just be a motto, we need to give our salaried employees the time to be away from the job when they aren't there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Getting Along

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Working at the corporate HQ, I got to know many who worked there. Walking through the corridors with a smile on my face, most people returned the favor.

    Cons

    It is easy to get caught up in the politics of what is expediant and easy instead of following the stated company policies. While people are not outright breaking the rules set forth, they are clearly skirting policies they should not. This practice, in turn, causes upper management to change policies that work into ones that ultimately don't because of false or skewed data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch for "brain drain". Promoting, whether it is vertical, lateral, or just a title change could keep a vital person from leaving the company.

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

    Baxter is a very nice place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Research Chemist in Round Lake, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Research Chemist in Round Lake, IL (US)

    I have been working at Baxter as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good hour and supervisors are understanding of life's needs at home.

    Cons

    Sometimes the deadlines can be very challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much to say here. Haven't been with the company long enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to develop your career!

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for lateral moves
    Great benefit
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Takes forever to process one single thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Control Process Engineer II

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

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Good salary and compensation. Good buisness relations.

    Cons

    No constrains in this company. Is a solid company today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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