Number of employees: 48,000
Big 100 revenue ranking: 10
Glassdoor rating: 3.4/5
60% 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: Great people; plenty of opportunities to move around in the company. Cons: Slow moving company; layered decision-making processes.” —Current senior analyst
“Pros: There [are] a lot of women in upper management and they all really deserve to hold their positions; I feel like there are a lot of good mentors here; upper management really cares about everyone’s individual success; great instructors in the gym; good health benefits. Cons: Facility is located really far from civilization and unhealthy processed food in the cafeteria.” —Current research associate
“Pros: Great insurance; competitive pay; relative freedom; flexibility; lots of overtime. Cons: Too many people delegating work, and not enough people to complete it.” —Current employee
“Pros: My management is excellent – always feel like they have my back; new dress policy is nice (can wear jeans); during the summer they have “summer hours” (work longer Monday–Thursday and half day on Friday); have a lot of amenities onsite in Round Lake (drycleaning, oil change, fitness center, Starbucks barista, etc); working with sites globally is an amazing experience – get to see a lot and expand my network. Cons: Being part of corporate America – there seems to be lots of cooks in the kitchen; good initiatives to improve the company, but with new management last year (2016), expectations seem unrealistic; direction from executive level makes corporate group work toward one goal and then plants another; we are both told to ‘get it done,’ but that conflicts with the same resources.” —Current principal engineer
“Pros: Stable and secure with a fair number of opportunities for growth. Cons: Occasionally over-regulated; highly stratified; not always innovative.” —Former employee
“Pros: Top notch products; professional advancement; good benefits; care about employees. Cons: Management can change a lot with several having no experience in the field; often look to downsize the sales force which leads to fewer sales and more contracting.” —Former employee