7. (tied) Baxter
Number of employees: 50,000
Glassdoor rating: 3.6/5
67% would recommend to a friend.
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) 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:
“Pros: Large company with a diverse portfolio of products and fantastic senior leadership; Baxter genuinely cares about providing the very best products to our customers and to the patient; quality and safety of the products come first at Baxter, without a doubt. Cons: Work-life balance is very difficult, especially for leaders in the company; Like other companies, people can be afraid to challenge the current system out of fear for losing their jobs.” —Current employee
“Pros: Amazing opportunities for women’s leadership and a role model of a company toward inclusion; super-awesome team empowerment. Cons: Very low in benefits and pay; very limited career opportunities [unless] you actively and frequently pursue those; management abuses the ‘more experience and exposure’ card to increase the workload without actually recognizing that a just company exchanges work for compensation.” —Current employee
“Pros: Enjoyable coworkers; mostly younger aged people who enjoy a lighthearted work environment. Cons: Management changes your shift and lab as they desire regardless of your opinion or expressed willingness to do so.” —Current employee
“Pros: Flex schedule; benefits; remote work; technical help; software applications for work; resources; cafeteria. Cons: Management accountability; prejudicial behavior; bias.” —Former employee
“Pros: Strong mission and ability to have an impact with work in healthcare; company transforming itself to be more innovative. Cons: Not great at promoting employees; compensation sub-par.” —Former employee
“Pros: Great people (lower management or non-management). Cons: Bureaucracy; hypocrisy; inconsistency; favoritism.” —Former employee