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Baxter Reviews

Updated 22 Aug 2019

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3.4
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59%
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72%
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Baxter CEO José (Joe) Almeida
José (Joe) Almeida
400 Ratings
Pros
  • "Pretty good benefits for new parents and caregivers(in 112 reviews)

  • "Career Development, Great Culture, Work/Life Balance, outstanding & well educated people(in 105 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not achieved - OT in late evening and public holidays(in 73 reviews)

  • "The upper management has no interest or connection with most employees(in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Baxter is a growing company with a great future."

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    Former Employee - EHS in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baxter for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Awesome employee atmosphere onsite. Plenty of employee engagement opportunities. Friendly Senior Management Team and competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Global initiatives can become challenging on a local scale.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Baxter2018-07-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ok,average side would be better"

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    Current Employee - Planner 

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, physical location and environment

    Cons

    Management, imbalance work load across the team

    Advice to Management

    Changes

    Baxter2019-06-01
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great pay but no job security"

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    Former Employee - Quality in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baxter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Above average pay for Quality Staff who work full-time. -Good overtime. -Great team in manufacturing, awesome to work with. They make the hours go by. -No racism. Diverse staff.

    Cons

    -Poor involvement of senior management. In some cases, will only respond when machine breaks down / start losing thousands of dollars. -Hopeless in terms of job security. There are too many casuals with some working as casuals for as long as 10 years only to find out someone else took your job for no reason. By casuals I mean full-time workers including weekends. -HR are 'selective'. Just because you worked for the...

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff. There are staff leaving or being swapped around simply because management/HR dont care or are actually giving jobs out to 'mates'. Also make good casuals permanent after a year as its the law now and it makes your company look more professional since you get more out of staff who are not worried at work!

    Baxter2019-05-28
  4. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter part-time

    Pros

    flexible work place, understanding of life issues/situations where may need to leave

    Cons

    taking annual leave is a task you need to work out who else is away and only then may you take it

    Baxter2019-04-05
  5. "Generally a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter for more than a year

    Pros

    Provide workplace flexibility Good management Nice food in canteen

    Cons

    Work life balance sometimes not achieved - OT in late evening and public holidays

    Baxter2019-04-02
  6. Helpful (4)

    "A once great company now going down the tubes, unfortunately."

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, lovely working site, professional staff, great product range and a real commitment to helping patients.

    Cons

    Constant head count reduction since the appointment of the current CEO has destroyed staff morale. Most folk are assuming he is prepping the company for sale and as such people are leaving in droves. I left of my own choice to join another company because it was becoming too difficult to work at Baxter.

    Advice to Management

    While profit and shareholder return is important, so is the staff who provide that revenue. More focus on the well being of the staff would pay dividends in the long run.

    Baxter2019-01-15
  7. "Growing market"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangement is strength of Baxter Work from home, flexible work hour

    Cons

    Few opportunity when you pursue better career

    Advice to Management

    More opportunity

    Baxter2018-08-18
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pharmacy Compounding QA ANZ"

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    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    lots of personal development, pay rate on the high side

    Cons

    Very silo'ed (manufacturing vs compounding), senior (compounding ) management girls club, very political and toxic if you are not part of this "exclusive club", very gender unbalanced, needs a better balance at senior management level. Senior Quality Management team are micro-managers and bullies- do not listen to learn....creating a toxic environment- finger pointing and shifting liability....gossiping amongst senior...

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    Advice to Management

    Rotate all Senior Management roles (Director and above) on a 5 yearly basis. Balance out gender inequality. Get Senior Management to "listen to lead" rather than act as as micro-managers. HR should make sure Senior Management act with integrity and lead my example. Senior Managers in Compounding Operations who have been there a while appear to be my way or the highway...and very defensive when challenged on their...

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    Baxter2018-05-03
  9. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baxter full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Boys club, lack of opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Don't show favoritism

    Baxter2017-10-17
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good diligent employees treated poorly while sycophants regale"

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse opportunities across multiple BU's, flexible work hours, onsite cafe at H/O,

    Cons

    Extremely siloed across organisation, processes are counter-intuitive to (internal & external) efficient customer response, actions don't reflect the company/team charter

    Advice to Management

    'Be' the moto & values, not do as I say but not as I do

    Baxter2017-09-28
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