Baxter Reviews

Updated 9 September 2014
Updated 9 September 2014
435 Reviews
3.3
435 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 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent salary, flexibility is good but can be better (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of talk about "work/life balance" turns into a lot of *nothing* once you're in your job (in 17 reviews)

  • Rinse and repeat and you'll make it to senior management in no time (in 16 reviews)

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45 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent blue chip employer and company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Manager  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Sydney

    I worked at Baxter full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Variety of roles available
    Flexibility of options to benefit from
    Great local & overseas career opportunities
    Great training programmes & support

    Cons

    Big organisation, can get lost in it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk
    Live your values, your employees see you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Supportive, sensitive and caring working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Sydney

    I have been working at Baxter part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people who facilitate an open and aware culture; adopts and utilises technologies, reasonably flat structure, modern facilities with a gym and cafe. Genuinely concerned and interested in employees, patients and customers

    Cons

    none, am really happy with the company and my role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    contnue to communicate well with your teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome

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

    I have been working at Baxter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love this company it does everything possible and good workplace for everything.

    Cons

    No problems at all just need more hours or something else that would help me get more money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was very pleasurable.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate II  in  Vienna (Austria)
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Vienna (Austria)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, and amazing community culture. I definitely recommend. It would be a great decision to work here. Really nice benefits and such.

    Cons

    The company has a tendency at times to engage in a manner that results in such a state in which the matter of affairs as they continue to develop due is in a way that is extra conservative and takes a long time to get anything done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    MA I

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for more than a 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
  8.  

    Excellent Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for more than a 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
  9.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Collaborative open environment, working with very smart people

    Cons

    might get stuck in one department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Baxter Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Maricao, PR (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Maricao, PR (US)

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

    Pros

    Enviroment is like an extended family

    Cons

    work hours are extreme and long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baxter

    Pros

    Dedicated co-workers, teams focus on patient outcomes

    Cons

    Uncertainty with spinoff of BioScience business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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