Baxter Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
450 Reviews
3.3
450 Reviews
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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 22 reviews)

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

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    MA I

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Baxter Contract Employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    Excellent Company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate IV in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate IV in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Benefits, Great People (despite usual politics).

    Cons

    Usual politics, Not many minorities in leadeship roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Up the Good Work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good benefits. Opportunities to learn and grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Director Research

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Research in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Director Research in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work hours, good salary,pension

    Cons

    too political, yearly head count reduction, low moral at the present time. not much learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people below you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Corporate level is excellent. Local level is painfully flawed.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Associate in Medina, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Associate in Medina, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to relocate and grow within a large multinational company. Very good benefits. Great level of security for people who are motivated to work.

    Cons

    At the local level (Medina, NY), there are MAJOR management issues in the service area. Many people in management positions lack the professional and people skills that their positions require, often degrading subordinates, and causing morale levels to be very low. The outcome of this is diminished product quality and unrealized goals. Corporate is a bit too detached to realize the issues at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those who ARE effective and decent managers... keep up the good work and continue with the cultural direction of corporate. As for the others there is truly no hope as egos prevail...enjoy your paychecks now, as your days are numbered. Hopefully you will be replaced with better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work Experience at Baxter IT, Vernon Hills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Vernon Hills, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Vernon Hills, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    The place is good for time-off and no growth.

    Cons

    If you want to throw your career in the water, the Global IT department is right for you. I worked there for a year and a half with no appreciation for results, half-hearted commitments, worst diversity experience. Everytime a task came to the table, the PM and the Director used to always shuffle it to the contractors without providing adequate time for completion. The result job dissatisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you commit to people on project length be specific and truthful, as once committed to a project the individual has to decline other opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Frustrating place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Decent benefits.
    Better be a salaried employee with a degree.

    Cons

    Lots of mandatory overtime and weekends in manufacturing.
    Management only worries about their numbers.
    Very high turn over of employees.
    Lots of regulations.
    Minimal training.
    Lots of managers / supervisors in way over their head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit the floor once in a while to see how things really work.
    Enough with the mandatory overtime! Pay them a decent wage and treat them fairly and the good ones might stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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