Number of employees: 47,000
Big 100 revenue ranking: 11
Glassdoor rating: 3.3/5
54% would recommend to a friend.
Baxter touts its culture as a place for personal and professional growth. The company says employees are encouraged to learn and innovate while making a meaningful difference for millions of people. Every day working at Baxter is a chance to save and sustain lives, according to the company.
Here’s what current and former employees have to say on Glassdoor:
“Pros: Flexibility and work/life balance are fantastic; pay is above average; never a shortage of work/won’t be bored; very focused on diversity and inclusion; goals include to have more women leaders; gym on site; nice walking path. Cons: There is a lot of change happening in the past few years, but they are for good cause; many of our processes were dated and could use review and simplification; many people are not super comfortable with the speed of change here, but I prefer an exciting environment.” —Current employee
“Pros: Competitive pay; benefits; flexible hours; holidays; work from home. Cons: Constant re-prioritization; lack of scheduling; upper management doesn’t understand lower level work and does not communicate before making unrealistic commitments, then don’t compensate salaried employees for extra time they had to put in to compensate for poor planning.” —Former employee
“Pros: They pay a good salary; they have good benefits and I really enjoy the job; leadership is making great changes. Cons: Lower pay for the industry, location and lack of any business nearby.” —Current employee
“Pros: First in class products (with more on the way) with great support from marketing, R&D, and management. I’ve been pleased so far with the culture of the company. Benefits are quite good. Cons: It seems like the culture and expectations are becoming more cutthroat as new senior leadership takes root. I don’t expect there will be a change in this. SalesForce is becoming a tool for tracking and monitoring sales activities–micromanagement is something I was promised wouldn’t happen.” —Current employee
“Pros: Very good company to work for; good pay, benefits, 401K; plenty of opportunity. Cons: Some late hours during close, but has gotten better.” —Former employee
“Pros: Supportive peer environment of friendly and 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.” —Former employee