Fresenius Medical Care - North America

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Fresenius Medical Care - North America Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
364 Reviews
3.0
364 Reviews
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Fresenius Medical Care - North America CEO Fresenius Medical Care North America and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board Rice Powell
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84 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and good people as long as they are not management (in 26 reviews)

  • Great benefits, Development investment, A lot of training oportinuties (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management withholds updates needed to keep up with current company expectations (in 14 reviews)

  • The local competition's pay scale is higher and they offer more room for advancement that what is currently being offered at FMC (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    I enjoyed professional and personal growth while working at Fresenius Medical Care.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Technical Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was proud to be a part of a company that works to improve the lives of patients every treatment. I worked for them almost 20 years and was promoted a handful of times during that period. The employee benefits are amazing, especially the paid time off!

    Cons

    As with any healthcare position, there is a lot of stress in dialysis services. When there is employee turnover, there is increased burden on everyone else in the department and frequently, staff became burned out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that when upper management considers adding to task lists, that it should be also considered that something either be removed or future plans to add staff to accommodate the changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is all about the NUMBERS/Money to them.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The group I work with is really nice and awesome until management changed.

    Cons

    Upper management only cares about the bottom line, saving costs, and the numbers. They don't seem to value patient care or employee morale anymore. The more our division try to save cost for them, the more they spend on unnecessary crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better benefits, at least with vacation and holiday pays, and better pay. It is more than just the bottom line. Yes, every company needs the money and profit, but if you provide exceptional patient care, you will see it in the numbers. Additionally, treat your staff as an equal partner and show them you care; don't just work them to death and continually take away benefits or payments just because of budget cuts. You can't expect to have them drive all over California and not pay them for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great way to get your foot in the door in a healthcare position.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Milford, MA

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great job to get experience, good benefits

    Cons

    hard job to get patients in clinic, weighed, vitals taken, report any changes to RN, cannulated, and get patients on dialysis machines safetly, within 15 minutes. Each PCT gets 3 patients per round to get on a dialysis machine and each patient only has a 15 min window from their appointment time to the next patients appointment time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a better way to schedule patients

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very fast paced workplace.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pct in Vero Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Pct in Vero Beach, FL

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Schedule, teamwork, promotions, great training, the staff is polite and helpful. vacation time with family. RN tuition, all Sundays off.

    Cons

    Long work hours, long amount of standing, bended your back often, being around chemicals, sometimes patients can be mean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate weekends with Pct

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Bad culture, near-sighted company strategy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time

    Pros

    Nice cafeteria, nice and inexpensive gym

    Cons

    Only focus on short term, do not give enough training

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dont

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Accounting in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No weekends. Thats about it.

    Cons

    Lack of clear company vision, low pay, cocky attitudes from managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster a more open relationship with employees,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fresenius is a company which only cares about the bottom line, not a very "human" company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Job security- stable company. PTO good. Pay is good. Team work is both pro and con- if good team great, if poor team you are in trouble. Great opportunity for PCTs - you can be hired right off the street without any prior medical training and then give RNs an attitude !

    Cons

    Career path is limited. Management only cares about numbers. Can be overwhelming work load. Education is out of date and not geared properly toward the various positions. Too many managers, company has recently tried to "slim down" but has created even more obstacles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on the great employees that you have with you now. Promote and hire from within. Pay attention to your teams on the ground. Say thank you once in awhile. Show some appreciation for the hard work, most employees are very happy to get through the day. My goal every day is to make sure nobody dies!! Company goals are gauged by quarterly earnings. There is a lot missing in-between.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    PAR Patient Account Representative

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America

    Pros

    Apart from PaidbTime Off there is nothing else to look forward to.

    Cons

    Very unstructured. Everyone makes their own rule. No ca
    Direction from Upper Management

  10.  

    Good so far...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dialysis RN in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Dialysis RN in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are great, truly work together as a team. Sounds hokey but it's actually the truth! The training is very thorough.

    Cons

    Getting up at 4 am to start so early (but on the positive side you leave early too!)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America

    Pros

    Good Money. Overtime available! Work in other clinics! Evening differential money ! They just adjusted the starting salary !

    Cons

    Prepare to work extra long hours!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more PCT!

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