Baxter

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Baxter Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
485 Reviews
3.3
485 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 24 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.  

    Great location, but not-so-good employee benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Plant located near MRT station, ease of access.
    Baxter has company share purchase policy, which is good to invest part of salary back into company, to earn dividend and also additional commitment to company's success.

    Cons

    HR policy of BioScience plant was aligned to Medical Delivery plant. The disparity between the two manufacturing plant led to poor employee benefits, compared to other biopharmaceutical plants in Singapore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve on the Quality Management System, especially for a GMP facility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Recent employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mostly full time employee worldwide

    Cons

    Too scattered campuses around the nation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Baxter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    General stock and job stability

    Cons

    Technology and infrastructure is behind.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience, great company, currently passing through lots of changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great product line, great products, solid financial position, opportunity to grow over time

    Cons

    Company will be split in 2 next year, there is pressure to become even more competitive in fundamental aspects i.e. financial performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the political situation coming from a split to take too much of your attention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Site Management is short sighted, company is good and products are great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    great company and lots of growth potential with good compensation. Most people are wonderful to work with and there is a culture of collaboration. Corporate support is great!

    Cons

    New site leadership is changing the culture and the environment is becoming a toxic. Many feel like it's management by fear and they are losing good employees quickly. This is creating high turnover. This not the case at all sites, but it is the case at the Thousand Oaks site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to views other then your own.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Too much process overhead

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Englewood, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Englewood, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Good tools and good people

    Cons

    Too many processes that don't add value to the job that needs to be done.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Quality intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Intern in Round Lake, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Intern in Round Lake, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Diverse groups of people.
    Nice people.

    Cons

    over worked and underpaid in manufacturing environment.
    Takes a while to move up the ranks.
    They stick the intern on tasks no one wants to do but are necessary to keep the plant going.

  9.  

    Reliable company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Associate in Deerfield, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Associate in Deerfield, IL (US)

    I have been working at Baxter full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -good job security
    -good benefits
    -great brand recognition

    Cons

    -chances for advancement are not good
    -work can be too simple
    -working schedules are not flexible enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there needs to be more career development

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

    Marketing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Deerfield, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    People are very professional, smart, and friendly. "Willing to help each other" type of work culture. Constant training opportunity.

    Cons

    Kind of political work environment. If you are more quiet, you might not have good oppotunity for career advancement. Company wants "rising stars".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great training ground into healthcare

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent leadership throughout the organization

    Cons

    Overall pay is probably at or possibly below industry average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recruit next level leadership and management candidates into the organizatoin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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