Baxter Reviews

Updated 30 October, 2014
Updated 30 October, 2014
457 Reviews
3.3
457 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 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.  

    Experience of 3 years in Baxter prepared me for my long career ahead.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader - Engineering in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Team Leader - Engineering in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Lot of exposure to business strategies, budget planning, Collabrative and inclusive culture, Lean and Six Sigma

    Cons

    Work life balance is challenge, tough targets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Baxter is a very nice place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great company on the cutting edge of hospital pharmacy technology

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement and large resource pool. The work is interesting and you make a difference in peoples lives each day. Baxter offers state of the art products that improve patience's lives.

    Cons

    Depending on location advancement may mean relocation. However, anyone looking to advance their career can do so with education and work experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on maintaining and recruiting top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Organizational Behavior

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

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

    Pros

    Huge opportunity for career pathing due to size. In an industry that will never go away.

    Cons

    I was hired for one position and excelled. A new manager put me into a new position and I was put on performance warning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure when you hire a full time position that all of management agrees that position is necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Baxter Contract Employment

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

    I worked at Baxter as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Liked working at Baxter. They have processes and practices in place to help make the environment better.

    Cons

    Contract to hire seems to be a long process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11.  

    Long Term employer, almost impossible to be promoted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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