Baxter

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Baxter Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
511 Reviews
3.3
511 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 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.  

    Not a bad place to start

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very busy and business seems to be abundant

    Cons

    I was hired at the TO location and my position as a MA I did not pay enough for somebody holding a chemical engineering degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your team members more. I felt like I was just another young face that people easily looked over.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very Satisfied: Best Employer So Far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Associate II in Marion, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Associate II in Marion, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of opportunity to advance, strong leadership

    Cons

    Employees are not always held accountable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Marketing Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    1. People are respectable to each other.
    2. People working here are open-minded in general.

    Cons

    1. The experience one gets varies from group to group depending the franchise/functionality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down some corporate bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work

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

    I worked at Baxter

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and learning possibilities. Many opportunities once in the door with many different disciplines. Dynamic environment and challenging as well. Very good people to engage with.

    Cons

    Finding the right balance of work / life. Seems that if can sway to work if it is not watched closely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the employees and understand the challenges with balancing the work load.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
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    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

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