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  1.  

    12+ Years

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

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

    Pros

    Initially had good work/life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Management went from having a great rapport with employees, to having no backbone, to horrible within a couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are not slaves or mere cannon fodder. They are not there to serve the "masters" in upper management. I *quit* after 12 years of dedication because of poor leadership, both at an immediate level and on up the food chain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Bureaucratic

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

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    -Flexibility
    -good Benefits
    -Professional Environment
    -High Intellect
    -Very Diverse
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    Cons

    -Too Bureaucratic
    -Not good on development
    -Compete for jobs with age groups 27-52
    -Low pay below management
    -HR is awful and outdated
    -Turnover, 4 bosses in 4 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    overall company was great to work for

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance was great, office culture was good

    Cons

    leadership in certain departments was horrible. Expectations were too high for the amount of responsibility they handed out. There were favorites and it showed. If you were a favorite, you would move on in the department or company, if not you moved nowhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to actually do the work that they are handing out for an extended period of time in the amount of hours that they require (no more) and actually see how difficult things can be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    disorganized changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Writer in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Writer in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    nice people to work with basically

    Cons

    the older employees are in fear for their jobs all the time during the change overs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest with your dealings with contractors, we just might have a valuable view of your company that Can help you transition,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Work and family balance is important to company

    Cons

    Highly regulated field doesn't allow for quick changes to company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A Company that has a clear mission - A Good Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, company values and mission, work life balance

    Cons

    Quick decision making. Budget constraints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with a lot of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Analyst in Round Lake, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Analyst in Round Lake, IL (US)

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Great company with plenty of opportunity to move into other functional areas in many different locations around the globe. Very Happy here

    Cons

    Heavily Regulated environment presents lots of operational challenges. Very Matrixed company with lots of red tape and hurdles to clear in order to meat deadlines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome place to work definitely

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Manufacturing Associate in Westlake Village, CA (US)
    Current Contractor - Manufacturing Associate in Westlake Village, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, boss, days off, flexible

    Cons

    Hours, long days 10 hr shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    All good here - good environment, improving management direction

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    It is good to work in a health care environment. They take their work seriously, have a very high level of quality. the management has really improved their efforts to make it a better and more engaging place to work.

    Cons

    Some of the work is repetitive and can be physically demanding. Everything gets checked so its normal for human errors to occur and be discovered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the efforts to make the work varied and rotate people through different areas.

  11.  

    A good (not perfect) place to work and learn

    • 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

    Opportunities to learn and work in different roles (if you push hard). Many technical resources to consult with who are almost without exception eager to help. Salary is competitive. They will cover the cost of external training. Most of my supervisors have been supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    Training for a specific role may or may not happen, so you need to be a self starter. It is easy to get lost in the crowd if you are not gifted at self promotion. it is a very vertical organization and it seems that important things are not recognized as important by the time they get to the level that can make a substantive change. Good people get let go to make up for budget issues, every year different groups get impacted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constantly changing organizations and new slogans do not make meaningful change. The people doing the work DO understand and want to do the right thing. Sometimes people are not qualified for their roles but most often there are systemic reasons some things are not successful. It is hard to get to root cause and I am sure it is difficult to process so much technical information and sort the "self serving bull" from real issues. My advice would be to have technical consultants who are unbiased and can help evaluate the pros and cons of each argument so that you can make better decisions. These should be more high level systems analysis for impact of changes. A decision that is good for the short term of one organization may not be a good long term strategy for the entire company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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