Baxter Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
435 Reviews
3.3
435 Reviews
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Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.
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200 Ratings

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 27 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of talk about "work/life balance" turns into a lot of *nothing* once you're in your job (in 17 reviews)

  • Rinse and repeat and you'll make it to senior management in no time (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Exciting new product introductions and solid business leadership make it an excellent environment.

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Round Lake, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Round Lake, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great team camaraderie and common goals.

    Cons

    Round Lake is a bit remote from the greater Chicagoland area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Collaborative open environment, working with very smart people

    Cons

    might get stuck in one department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great company

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    fast pace at daily job duty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sustaining products

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    Current Employee - R&D PMO Project Manager  in  Round Lake, IL (US)
    Current Employee - R&D PMO Project Manager in Round Lake, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Products save and sustain lives.

    Cons

    Silo management structure and culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New begginning with company split in 2015, out with the old, in with the entrepreneurs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Baxter Review

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Maricao, PR (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Maricao, PR (US)

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

    Pros

    Enviroment is like an extended family

    Cons

    work hours are extreme and long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Nice place to begin a career

    Current Employee - Quality Analyst II  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst II in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good leadership, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of genuine development opportunities, and difficult to move up for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more development opportunities

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company with strong positions in industry

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

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

    Pros

    Stable company - lot of long time employees
    Opportunities for growth (if you work in the right areas)
    Smart people - very pleased with how intelligent and supportive coworkers were
    Quality of life - hours were reasonable even with high profile projects

    Cons

    Some employees are better at managing up vs managing down -- no upward feedback into reviews on leadership
    Tough commute if you want to live in Chicago (working in Deerfield)
    Lot of approvals required to get things done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great starting point for graduates.

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    Former Employee - QLA  in  Bloomington, IN (US)
    Former Employee - QLA in Bloomington, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for career growth within the company. Frequent promotions and position changes were common, hard work paid off for those who put in the work.

    Cons

    Senior management did not recognize the lower level employees, even though their offices were in the same buildings. It lowered team moral at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Dedicated co-workers, teams focus on patient outcomes

    Cons

    Uncertainty with spinoff of BioScience business

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

    Lack of training, lack of experience, lack of movement

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Associate II  in  Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Control Associate II in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Sense of community was nice.

    Cons

    Spent a few months here as a contract employee and was never properly trained. If trained, it was not per protocol and incorrect since they were rushing to train. Not only that, most of their instrumentation were outdated. This is a common problem throughout all of QC. Often employees are forced to work extra hours and off schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider training your employees as this is a common occurrence throughout Baxter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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