Baxter
3.1 of 5 348 reviews
www.baxter.com Deerfield, IL 5000+ Employees

Baxter Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.1 348 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.

Robert L. Parkinson Jr.

(154 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Inclusive team environment, work-life balance, flexible work hours"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Good benefits, decent salary, flexibility is good but can be better"
    in 23 reviews
Cons:
  • "A lot of talk about "work/life balance" turns into a lot of *nothing* once you're in your job"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Rinse and repeat and you'll make it to senior management in no time"
    in 14 reviews
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Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Round Lake, IL (US)

I have been working at Baxter full-time for more than a year

ProsThe finance organization at Baxter is very strong. We provide decision support for many aspects of the business and our voice is always heard and used in decision making. The tools used in finance are up to date and user friendly.

ConsSometimes hard to become a mangaer as there are many Sr. Analysts but not as many manager roles...this is common at all companies however.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to management at this time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, great company, doing great things.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Baxter

ProsPeople, purpose (products made), company cares about its employees and customers.

ConsSometimes things move slow due to their size.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent place to work in.

CSV Consultant (Former Employee)
Haina (Dominican Republic)

I worked at Baxter as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGlobal company with social responsibility to the communities they operate in. Is a unique team work experience. Products base is diversified and life saving in the medical device market.

Consinitial compensation and benefits are below industry average. Also company is depending heavily on outsource temporary resources. Work load is overwhelming.

Advice to Senior ManagementCross training should be implemented to assure business continuity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company to work for

Senior Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
Deerfield, IL (US)

I worked at Baxter full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBest Place to work - relaxed work environment. Can work from home.

Consnone that I could find.

Advice to Senior Managementyou folks are the best.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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started great but was pushed out so they could hire under payed younger employees.

Manufacturing Tech II (Former Employee)
Newbury Park, CA (US)

I worked at Baxter full-time for more than 10 years

Prosjob security,benefits. freindly co workers, cafeteria.

Conspolitics,supervisors who pass the blame.

Advice to Senior Managementinvestigate supervisors and leads.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Baxter as a contractor for more than a year

ProsI have found Baxter to have a positive development culture. Ample opportunities were made available, and lower management was extremely knowledgeable and supportive.

ConsMuch of the conversation among employees seems to revolve around griping. Direction from upper management seems scattershot at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Busy, there is always a lot of work to do, with little help to do it. Too many chiefs and not enough indians.

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Round Lake, IL (US)

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

ProsThe pay is very good and within line for the area.
You truly get experience on the operations end of healthcare

ConsManagement does do a lot to help promote you. They are all for throwing people under the bus, so that they won't take the fall for failures.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to look at current managers, Directors and above. A lot of them are more then willing to throw employees under the bus, instead of taking responsibility themselves.

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Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsIt's a wonderful company as far as security and business the company is engaged in saving and sustaining lives.

ConsThere is always shortage of resources. Work for 2 or 3 people usually falls on one person. The pay almost never matches to the job entailed as well as it's impossible to get a raise in pay where it will match a promotion received. Usually promotion means more work and same pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate employees according to promotions. It provides drive, work ethic, and motivation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stagnant career growth with revolving-door of lower management incompetence.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Deerfield, IL (US)

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

ProsBaxter makes products that help save and sustain lives. This is the single redeeming value at working for Baxter.

ConsSo big and slow that very often feel like you will never make a difference or get noticed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Average. Poor work/life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Baxter full-time

Prostalented peers. Nice campus with good location

ConsMicromanagement. Poor advancement opportunities outside of sales/marketing

Advice to Senior ManagementReward on performance, not politics

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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