I have learn many skills while bein here as leadership, how to take quick decisions and how to work with others. I have experience in the quality areas such as auditing and supplier management process. in the manufacturing areas I have been from an assembler to a manufacturing supervisor.
Senior Manager, IT Global Solutions Delivery (Former Employee) – Deerfield, IL – December 17, 2015
Overall, Baxter is a decent place to work, really depends on the area you are in. It seems they've lost the focus on coaching and developing their resources and are willing to outsource any work based on cost alone.
IT Project Manager (Current Employee) – Deerfield, IL – January 29, 2016
Positive team-oriented atmosphere. Individuals I've worked with across all departments are a pleasure to work with. Flexible schedule, can work from different locations including remotely and really enjoying "dress for your day". Even though we dress up when we have important meetings, myself and many of my team members wear jeans to work frequently. nice perk!
I'm continually stretched in my knowledge and capabilities, but I like that, because I learn something new every day and grow as I learn from team members etc.. My managers communicate their expectations well, but let you do your work without micromanaging and are easy to work with.
Hardest part of the job is probably not having the best infrastructure to support teamwork on common projects, but that is always getting better as the company has a high interest in keeping technology up-to-date, efficient and productive.
I love what I do and the people I work with!
Perks I mentioned in my review
In my area of work, there aren't alot of opportunities for promotion.
Competitive work environment requiring expediency, efficiency and initiative
Director, Quality (Current Employee) – Round Lake, IL – October 12, 2015
Wrestling with legacy infrastructure (like many companies), innovating new technologies and ways of serving the patient population. All products are genuine life saving or life saving drugs and devices. The level of expertise and experience is generally thin and narrow.
Quality Analyst I (Current Employee) – Thousand Oaks, CA – October 9, 2015
A typical day at work includes an 8 AM meeting to go over our metrics from the day before, any safety and GMP issues from the day before and any tasks that must be completed during the day. From there employees would work on any items that were received and needed to be inspected throughout the day. Coworkers were very outgoing and eager to help with any and all problems.
The work environment is extremely productive with a sort of push to make sure you finished all of your work on time and release material to manufacturing as needed.
Global Product Surveillance Quality Associate I (Current Employee) – Round Lake, IL – October 8, 2015
Take an assignment daily of complaints of Baxter products. Determine portability to the FDA and complete necessary tasks/investigation for closure of complaint. I loved working for this company but after its split into two companies, job security is now an issue.
Was a great company to work for
No more job security, overtime is no longer an option as resources are tight
Lean job staff, great people, struggling through larger company aquisition
Senior Quality Engineer (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – October 8, 2015
This site is going through the worst of their big company acquisition growing pains. The smaller company of Synovis was acquired by Baxter 3.5 years ago, and since Baxter itself has split into 2 separate companies. That has caused a lot of commotion the site is struggling to overcome. Management seems to be very reactionary instead of preventative, which is frustrating. The most rewarding part of my job is working with my colleagues whom I enjoy and interact with on a daily basis. The culture and work/life balance is very good and I have great personal relationships with everyone.
Flexible hours, intriguing products, great colleagues, good benefits package
Operational Supervisor (Current Employee) – Riverton, UT – December 30, 2015
Great company and culture to work for! It was actually on top ten forbes 100 list companies to work for! The company just recently split and created a new company called baxalta also a great company to work for!
Warehouse Operator I (Former Employee) – Guayama, PR – September 24, 2015
A very demanding and interesting job. In my time at baxter I have learned a lot and grow as a professional. My supervisor and my manager make me feel at home at all times. only 350 employees so basically, you get to know everybody. I do a lot of variety work, from inventory duties, material handling, receiving components to prepare and dispatch finished products to port. That's what I love about my job, the variety and challenging of it. All my co workers are nice and help me a lot.
Certifications and continued education
Only thing i can think of is distance from my family and home
Assembler 1- repair department (Former Employee) – Medina, NY – November 13, 2015
I know a lot of people who have advanced in company and are making good money. They love the job, as i had previously worked there for two years, i would come back. I have not had anyone i worked with say anything bad about the company
Tedious but fun. The work is easy, yet hard, and the people are great.
fill line (Former Employee) – North Cove, NC – September 5, 2015
I learned pretty quickly how to keep up and no one got frustrated if you had to ask questions more than once. You learned to orient half liter IV bags, put them in their over wrap and in the carousel, so they could be sealed at a pace of about 25-30 bags a minute. We learned to inspect the bags quickly for folds, mis print, or being sealed incorrectly. We also learned to work other lines with different rules and bigger/smaller bags. We got to see different ways to run a business that all worked.