Baxter

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Baxter Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
512 Reviews
3.3
512 Reviews
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Baxter Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.
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229 Ratings

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 Company from top to bottom, it's a blessing that they are in the west.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Utility in Castlebar (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Utility in Castlebar (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    As far as non skilled jobs in the west of Ireland go, I would put this at the top for pay and type of work.

    Cons

    Can be a bit boring sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they are great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Inspector in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Inspector in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to jump start career

    Cons

    no advancement option in certain departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I encourage management to Learn more about their direct reports and their career goals as well as their daily tasks. Competitive compensation would be greatly appreciated.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wish I was a FT employee, I love it here!

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, charity of your choice they donate to, casual atmosphere. The campus here in RL are great and close to home.

    Cons

    Hard to get on FT as a contractor. Your foot is in the door, but they truly hire from within first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your contractors, and if respected and liked, find them a position within.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Awesome opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Inspector in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Inspector in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great atmosphere

    Cons

    Parking for plant can become crowded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good company to work for with plenty of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate II in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate II in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    lots of benefits
    good work culture

    Cons

    salaries are not as high as competitors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I've ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Little overtime required because they do not care until the situation is out of hand. When that happens they want you to provide something to keep them going. If you're lucky enough it's not a bad place.

    Cons

    Envious and inexperienced technical managers afraid to lose their jobs. Back-stab, nit-pick and berating starts when the opportunity comes or if you mention/apply for better offers. Big turnover, nobody stands it. No growth and training unless you are below the manager's bullying radar. HR is only to cover management tracks and get you out of there at their most convenient moment... Beware!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management only care for eloquent responses (until it get out of hand) than for results. This is a company of losers that couldn't make it anywhere else or people who want to move out from other companies and didn't have more options.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Bureaucracy rules

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL (US)

    I worked at Baxter full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, nice amenities at corporate, great benefits package, some exceptional leaders

    Cons

    Slow decision making, meetings just to plan for meetings, overwhelming amount of PowerPoint presentations, low tolerance for risk, over processed (too many steps, forms), empowerment lacking, several inept HR leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your senior leaders and trust your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Work/Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Quality in Round Lake, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Quality in Round Lake, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good work/life balance for people

    Cons

    Disorganized, poor communication, employees not valued

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication, focus less on perception.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Gained a lot of experience, long hours, and a bit too political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    A lot of hands on learning opportunity

    Cons

    long hours, political environment could be a bit hectic and unproductive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of changes

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Great teams
    Great culture
    leader in Hemophilia

    Cons

    Management has been making bad decisions for a while.. Reorganization that took 1 full year to finalize is being nullified with a new reorganization

    New competition does not know how lucky they could be with the management in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear goals
    Success related transparent people management

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