Baxter Reviews

Updated 26 September 2014
Updated 26 September 2014
441 Reviews
3.3
441 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 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Reluctant to change with the times (technology), work life balance is a struggle (in 20 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.  

    Good benefits. Opportunities to learn and grow.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Baxter is a large, global corporation with locations all over the world. It has great benefits and provides lots of opportunities to learn and grow. Provides an annual opportunity for feedback which is taken seriously and responded to by management. A good place to work.

    Cons

    Like all corporations today, understandably conscious of the bottom line. Some departments run very lean.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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
  3.  

    It was good. The working environment was fiendly.

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Baxter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Baxter is a well known international healthcare company. The working environment here in Gurgaon plant was good.

    Cons

    Leadership were not clear. Less promotion chances. Mis - management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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

  10. 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company that could be great company..

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    Current Employee - Sales Training Manager  in  Deerfield, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Training Manager in Deerfield, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Company has ambitious goals and a decent plan of action to achieve those goals.

    Cons

    Culture of the company is not as encouraging as far as career advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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