6 (tied). Baxter
Number of employees: 50,000
Big 100 revenue ranking: 12
Glassdoor rating: 3.4/5
58% 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: Generally a good place to work; nice people; lots of opportunity for visibility and working with senior leaders. Cons: Recent restructuring leaves little opportunity for vertical role promotions.” —Current employee
“Pros: Great people; great benefits; competitive pay. Cons: Too big to change; so much variance and non-standardization hurt efficiency; people are too stuck in ‘we’ve always done it this way.'” —Current employee
“Pros: My colleagues were great; my department was very accommodating when needing to work from home; modified my schedule around the kids; had a great mother’s room for nursing moms. Cons: Hard to move up if you are not in the “chosen” crowd.” —Former employee
“Pros: Meet lots of people; involved in many tasks; learn about everything. Cons: Need more development; more HR support and presence.” —Former employee
“Pros: Products help patients and make a difference in their lives; some smart, enjoyable coworkers; main campuses in Chicago, although in far suburban areas away from transportation; offers scenic walking paths; telecommuting for many positions. Cons: Very bureaucratic; old school management style runs counter to the working mindset of millennials and many other tech companies; micromanagement, at least in supply chain, is too invasive and counterproductive; cost-cutting is pervasive; almost yearly reduction in force; seems like new management is prepping company for a near term sale.” —Former analyst
“Pros: Flexibility; new challenges; work environment; mission. Cons: Continuous restructuring; extreme focus on financial results are increasing workload.” —Current employee