Baxter Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
455 Reviews
3.3
455 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 22 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 23 reviews)

  • upper management does not grasp the daily struggles that the frontline representatives go through (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Control Process Engineer II

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Good salary and compensation. Good buisness relations.

    Cons

    No constrains in this company. Is a solid company today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company on the cutting edge of hospital pharmacy technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement and large resource pool. The work is interesting and you make a difference in peoples lives each day. Baxter offers state of the art products that improve patience's lives.

    Cons

    Depending on location advancement may mean relocation. However, anyone looking to advance their career can do so with education and work experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on maintaining and recruiting top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    MA I

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate I in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate I in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, the thousand oaks facility is in a beautiful area. The majority of people are very polite and willing to help with whatever you need done.

    Cons

    Manufacturing gets paid less then everyone else. They push you to get trained very quickly which leads to poor training which leads to errors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay manufacturing more! They makeyour paychecks. Without them there is no product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Baxter Contract Employment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, CA (US)

    I worked at Baxter as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Liked working at Baxter. They have processes and practices in place to help make the environment better.

    Cons

    Contract to hire seems to be a long process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Labeling Artist in Round Lake, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Labeling Artist in Round Lake, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn the pharma industry. Wonderful training programs. Recognized for your quality work and efforts. Fabulous benefits. Culturally sound. Fellow team members share information and support the new hires.

    Cons

    Compensation is above average. Work/Life: It is not policy to close for a 'polar vortex' or snow days. Due to busy schedules/demands/deadlines, personal growth is on the agenda, however, sometimes not the priority. However, managers have open door policies and will re-visit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the process improvement initiatives, open door policy, answering the questions and reassuring the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Poor Organizational Behavior

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Waukegan, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Waukegan, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Huge opportunity for career pathing due to size. In an industry that will never go away.

    Cons

    I was hired for one position and excelled. A new manager put me into a new position and I was put on performance warning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure when you hire a full time position that all of management agrees that position is necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good benefits. Opportunities to learn and grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter full-time (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
  9.  

    Hayward Baxter

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Good product, good relations in the plant

    Cons

    High turnover in the plant.

  10.  

    Company with large global presence and job opportunities in a diverse array of departments.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Westlake Village, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Westlake Village, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Global company leading to experiences with other cultures and individuals. Good opportunities to develop with certain functions.

    Cons

    Changing times have led to changing culture; at times challenging to keep up with the ambiguity. Extra effort required to break through siloed functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue/increase communication of activities as they impact invidividual functions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good, but could be better.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good robust company to work for, lots of opportunities for growth depending on business and facility where you work, decent pay.

    Cons

    opportunities for advancement often ruled by "business needs" and depending who you know or who likes you, pay could be better based on what the make.

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