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Baxter Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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  1. "Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Longterm employment giving a successful career

    Cons

    Adverse to change slowing down evolution

    Advice to Management

    Spread the vision


  2. "Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for with good team work and management

    Cons

    Workload can get to unmanageable amount

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Baxter Healthcare"

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    Current Employee - Band II in Stockport, England
    Current Employee - Band II in Stockport, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting Pay is good,
    Team is great,
    Acceptable shift pay

    Cons

    No investment in failing equipment (compounding site),
    Clueless management,
    Forced over time,
    dead

    Advice to Management

    Fix issues as they arise, do not wait few years for minor issue become major problems.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Politics beats all"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thetford, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thetford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Didn’t come across many, product does help the customer when they can get it

    Cons

    Constant firing and instability of senior teams in Europe (we had 4 plant managers in 4 months and no one wanted the job!)
    Very poor management team, most either went or should have already been pushed
    Quality and safety wanted but not really planned for and just seemed to be a buzz word
    Those who leave get the blame for those higher above who don’t want to take any responsibility for their actions
    Lying and inactivity the main management technique

    Advice to Management

    Get some who want to be there and then train them


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    There is a great manufacturing team

    Cons

    The management is not supportive

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the production has to say


  6. "Supply chain manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and autonomy, complexity of process we learn a lot in Baxter

    Cons

    A lot of changes; no stability


  7. "Great vibe and people"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Northampton, England
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well organised and lovely people to work with. Good incentives and training to engage and motivate people. There’s room for career growth

    Cons

    None at the moment, I don’t expect to get 100% satisfaction though.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from other great managers

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Competitive salary, but very poor work environment"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Thetford, England
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Thetford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Site with very low morale. Management team has low qualifications and competences. Low investment in employee development. Shop floor staff has a very nationalistic culture and integration of foreigners is very difficult, although Baxter claims betting on diversity and inclusion.

    Advice to Management

    Clean the house; hire competent people for key management position and promote diversity and inclusion on a serious way (no just posters on the walls).


  9. Helpful (3)

    "New leadership"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot, unfortunately mainly on how not to do it.
    Learn how to accomplish objectives with no resources (budget and headcount).

    Cons

    New leadership (CEO and Top management) are creating an unhealthy culture of increased stress, cost cuts, headcount cuts and mainly a fear culture. No one is currently allowed to challenge them without suffer consequences. The ones who have challenged have been forced to leave, the remaining ones just do what they are told. Company is trying to impress the market with increased profits due to lack of investment and cuts in preparation to sell the company. Baxter 2020 strategy is a short term strategy to achieve impossible objectives. It is scary the future of the company in the medium term when all the best employees have left and were not replaced due to the cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Hear experienced people and do not bully employees if you want to achieve the best place to work objective.


  10. "A good team to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely atmosphere. Everyone is polite saying hello and holding doors open. Supervisors are very hands on and help problemsand work loads along side you.

    Cons

    Fast paced, very physical and forklifts everywhere.