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Baxter Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jun 27, 2019

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Baxter Chairman and CEO José (Joe) Almeida
José (Joe) Almeida
437 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance was not alway achievable the job was very Demanding(in 76 reviews)

  • "Management instability, upper management pressures, targets for managers overall insecurity and instability due to rapid hire and fire strategies(in 47 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Work culture and time flexibility

    Cons

    Management instability, upper management pressures, targets for managers overall insecurity and instability due to rapid hire and fire strategies

    Baxter2019-06-27
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Very poor upper leadership"

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    Former Contractor - Quality Control Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baxter for less than a year

    Pros

    Most of the people are very nice Cool products

    Cons

    The upper management has no interest or connection with most employees No investment in internal talent Leadership will do anything to save money, no matter how much it affects morale A lot of the good people have left or are planning to leave in the near future

    Advice to Management

    Pushing people put who are talented and want to grow is not a good way to run a business. If people don't like you and don't respect you then it's tough to get them to care.

    Baxter2018-12-28
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Constant Turnover, Doesn't value employees, Cog in Uncaring Machine"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Round Lake, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baxter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you're from Southern India, Southern China, or Malta lots of work comes your way as the company exports jobs to try and boost market valuation. They've recognized that they're not actually taking any risks (now if only they'd do something about it). Care about employee fitness (to keep their insurance lower). Dress for your day policy and some managers allow flex hours

    Cons

    A Fish Rots at the Head, the CEO & will give directives to management and lay off hundreds and thousands (literally, last "reorganization" resulted in thousands of terminated employees) of people in order to meet cash flow projections. If there is any doubt look at what Joe did to Covidien and what Sumant did to Hospira, their leadership is a calculated ploy to run the Company into the ground and profit on... selling the remains. CEO-Joe in a rush to sell off company, beware if you make too much money. Look at Covidien for game plan for future of this company. Management posts false "glowing" reviews on this site, and LinkedIn. No Real Innovation Streams, buying outside corporations and trying to outsource to China and India, Upper Management has the Operational Knowledge and Efficiency of an intoxicated 5yr old. Employee Recognition is Patronizing. Spends far far less on advancing than any of their peers, spends far less on employee satisfaction and advancement than any of their peers. Have to go outside for Career or Pay advancement Management will Lie to your face, and rationalize their shortcomings in front of an audience. Tripping over dollars to pick up pennies.

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    Advice to Management

    Address the disconnect between Upper Management and lower levels. Rank and Yank is blatantly subjective and

    Baxter2018-12-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not meant for technically inclined folks"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Round Lake, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Baxter for more than a year

    Pros

    Work is relatively easy going Good old company with lots of product portfolios

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of on site innovation. Heavily dependent on contract work; which does not lead to building a core competent team. Upper management is concerned about feeding on smaller startups with promising products which leaves resident engineers mostly doing managerial work.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to invest and build a competent team. Circulating team members in contract only leads to losing prominent talent.

    Baxter2018-09-07
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Supportive peer environment of friendly & helpful immediate co-workers, good cafeteria, on site gym

    Cons

    Poor support from management and upper management, lack of recognition, poor career development, silo department structure with lack of stakeholder accountability

    Advice to Management

    Place greater focus on employee recognition, follow up more effectively on employee feedback to HR, and establish regimented structures for stakeholder accountability

    Baxter2018-02-23
  6. "TDP intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    The culture is very accepting and everyone is willing to help

    Cons

    upper management is very close minded in what majors they hire

    Baxter2017-12-19
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Baxter review"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Daytona Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Baxter full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I don't have anything good to say

    Cons

    Baxter bought the former company Gambro which was a horrible place to work. Baxter did not make any changes. There was so much nepotism in the company no one could get promoted Upper management got big time bonus. While the hourly employees barely got enough to make a credit card payment

    Baxter2017-11-04
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Working At the Global Headquarters in Deerfield"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Workplace Flexibility, no dress code, great pay.

    Cons

    Baxter is in a state of continual reorganization of it's business. There is no security for long term growth. They brought on a new CEO for streamlining the business (severancing employees). The culture is awful - there is a perpetual state of fear of being severanced. They have revamped their severance package and it is now less than 3 years ago. Upper management does not care about employees. 401K is matching... only 3%. Yearly raises are 2-3 % for good work. Lots of partiality shown towards certain groups. Does not pay for certification classes, will not pay for textbooks to learn on your own. Management very old schooled. No consistency throughout technologies.

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    Advice to Management

    Try to simulate companies that are on the cusp of greatness in employee treatment and retention. E.g. Google, Apple.

    Baxter2017-06-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Upper Management Issues"

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    Former Employee - Research 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baxter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation, peers, there was nothing else

    Cons

    Upper management too focused on self preservation and draconian tactics to oust those responsible for innovation and technology improvements in order to control rather than be competitive in a global environment. I left as soon as I realized that "Macbeth" was more than a Shakespearean play, but the destructive, micromanaging mindset of those in control .

    Advice to Management

    Shareholders should look deeper into the actions and intent of those who have been placed in power positions through cronyism rather than intellect, vision, and the ability to lead this company into the next decade. Baxter used to be a competitive entity -respected in areas of R&D. No longer. Smaller more independent companies have taken advantage of Baxters bravado and "arrogance ". Baxter is on its way out. Within... 3-5 years it will go the way of the dinosaur-and all of the companies who are competing are laughing behind their backs. I now work for one of those companies and Baxter has been in our rear view mirror so long we consider them a cautionary tale in the realm of business acumen.

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    Baxter2017-04-26
  10. "Baxter Corp Canada - great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baxter full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Positive work environment populated with good people. Decent salary for entry level employee, good benefits and vacation. Client base good to work with.

    Cons

    Clandestine upper management. Definite divide between management and the staff, with supervisors caught in the middle. Top down management style, worker feedback often unheeded. Unfortunately in the midst of a "restructuring", so not a very stable work environment. Lots of uncertainty at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Get on with the restructuring already and let people get on with their lives. Quit stringing staff along with secrecy and uncertainty.

    Baxter2017-01-27
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