At Baxter, we recognize the experience and dedication veterans bring to the workplace
Skills developed in the military are highly transferable to a career at Baxter and can help our employees carry out our mission of saving and sustaining lives. Leadership, courage, unmatched loyalty, problem solving, following through on commitments and delivering results are all attributes valued at Baxter and help foster an inclusive and diverse workforce across all levels of our organization. We are proud and grateful to employ military veterans and thank them for their contributions to our company and our country.
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We actively recruit veterans through recruitment fairs, as well as by offering résumé writing clinics and providing support to those transitioning from the military into new careers in the civilian world. If you are interested in careers at Baxter, learn more at https://www.baxter.com/careers
Resources and network for veteran
As one of Forbes “America's Best Large Employers,” Baxter is honored to have military veterans continue their career with us. We’re committed to continue focusing on the recruitment, on-boarding, development and mentoring of veterans as they are huge assets to our organization and workforce.
Among the many tools and programs designed to help employees assess their strengths and development needs, as well as their career interests and personal motivations, Baxter has successfully launched several Business Resource Groups (BRGs) that raise multi-cultural awareness, drive engagement, develop colleagues, and contribute to the company's overall inclusion and diversity strategy.
BaxVets, one of Baxter’s BRGs, addresses the unique experience of veterans re-entering the workforce, focusing on the recruitment and retention of veterans at Baxter. The group unites Baxter employees who are veterans, including those currently serving in the military or those with family members who are serving. Additionally, BaxVets gives back to the military community by supporting veteran career events and engaging in volunteer projects.
Jack Borre is an IT director, Research and Development in Round Lake, IL. He served as a Marine Corps for four years as a ground radio repairman. Borre is also co-president of BaxVets.
“As I rose through the ranks in the military, I received various types of leadership training and that knowledge has stayed with me as I currently manage a team at Baxter. A leader in the military is taught to put your troops before yourself and to delegate when appropriate. These concepts are helpful in my current role -- to care for your team, build them up to be successful and trust the team you lead to accomplish the mission.
In the military, you are given a military occupational specialty which has a very specific job description. Civilian jobs are not always that specific and defined. This can be challenging since your experience in the military won’t always clearly correlate to a civilian job description. However, I encourage my fellow veterans to look at the breadth of your experiences from the military and apply them to your future position.”
To read about the experiences of other veterans working at Baxter, click here.
We are honored to be cited frequently for distinctions that make Baxter a best place to work, which is why our recognition as a Military Friendly® Employer for 2018 by Victory Media was an honor for Baxter. The Military Friendly® Employers list is the leading designation for an organization’s commitment to creating better outcomes for veterans. Each year, this list recognizes service members and their families, helping them discover the best post-military career opportunities available.
To read more about the Military Friendly® Employer award, click here.
Donation to Disabled American Veterans
Giving back to organizations and communities around the globe is a focus for Baxter. In 2016, Baxter International Foundation granted more than $50,000 grant to ARVets to fund the Bridge to Care program that delivers mental health care coordination to veterans and their families living in northern Arkansas.
To read more about the Baxter International Foundation grant to ARVets, click here.