Fresenius Medical Care - North America

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Fresenius Medical Care - North America Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
341 Reviews
3.1
341 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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78 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    "Growing and open to try new ideas"

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    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    It is company that has a lot of potential for growth. Casual office environment.

    Cons

    They could train employees better and more collectively. Instead of picking and choosing who to train first, it should be so that everyone feels like they are working as a team and not picking up after others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    None

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    Current Employee - Ccht  in  Anniston, AL
    Current Employee - Ccht in Anniston, AL

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great one no problems will work

    Cons

    None no problem with this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good 401 matches up to 6%

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    Current Employee - Clinical Certified Hemodialysis Tech/CCHT  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Certified Hemodialysis Tech/CCHT in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    stability, 401 6% match, 12.5 hour shifts, benefits

    Cons

    demanding,stress, only xmas and new years off!!(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    market adjustment with pay scale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The ability for promotions due to experience and time with the company.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Plymouth, MI

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Compenstion, benefits, opportunity for promotions, as admin. asst. had a flexible schedule and the ability to work remote.

    Cons

    company doesn't do enough training to new staff. need to cover position on floor to get an emergency day off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    visit the clinics to see who does all the work (revenue) for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Could be a really good company to work for if they got it together!

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    Former Employee - Ccht  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Ccht in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Overtime is ALWAYS available somewhere.
    Patients are so easy to become attached to which means they're more inclined to take care of their bodies bc they feel like somebody really DOES care.
    Training a new employee that doesn't have any experience is a HUGE bonus.
    Tuition reimbursement program is great but comes with a lot of strings attached.

    Cons

    I know i put the patients on the pro list but they also have to be put on the con list too.
    Great Clinic managers are way too few and you WILL learn very quickly about yours. Mine was sadly taking advantage of us PCT/CCHT's without a care about our families, hours or personal lives outside of the clinic. If you choose to work for this company, be prepared to be treated like a slave. Just how it is.
    No paid holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clinic managers really need to remember that (a majority of the time) they use to be a PCT, CCHT, and/or RN and worked their way up...and that a lot of the PCT's are in school to do the same. Positive remarks will ALWAYS make employees work harder, be happier and also makes the patients feel better as well.
    Clinic managers really do need to be closely monitored and evaluated.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Corporate should really be more lenient with pay

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    Current Employee - Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The days are only 3 and its close to home

    Cons

    Weird clinical managers, a lot of politics, unfair writeups, when a patient is verbally abusive management is scared and does nothing. Our team and Management well corporate constantly fights with us to give us a raise for our hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to us hard workers...while you're sipping coffee staff constantly gets mistreated and the management is so weak it's pathetic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Stable Company

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    Current Employee - Warehouse  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Company with good medical benefits and decent wages.

    Cons

    One of the supervisors in the warehouse department may not have been the best choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure Fair treatment of employees by management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Certified Hemodialysis Technician  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Certified Hemodialysis Technician in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Dialysis is all what you make it. All companies have their ups and downs. I just find that FMCNA has more ups and in my own opinion treats staff just a bit better. Patients in my clinic get well qualified care, not the assembly line that you find at so many clinics who hire minimally skilled staff at best.

    Cons

    Long Hours, lack of support from charge nurses during turn over when under staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation to those with years of experience in non nursing titles, i.e, PCT's.....They carry you and make or break your numbers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company with strong business model that is constantly modifying in order to remain successful no matter the econmony.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, Benefits, Opportunites depending on who is hiring. Great PTO, lots of overtime. Far more education than other dialysis companies. Depending on your location it is easy to transfer.

    Cons

    Company pushes profits before employees, removes important programs like profit sharing to create programs that are less likely to be used by employees in order to save more money for the company. Holds 3% employee match until last day of year...if you aren't employee on 12/31 you aren't matched.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examine that each employee has a different path to success; the career path that the hiring manager used is not always the only way to advance and help the company. Ensure that the internal review board makes decisions based on facts and does not simply make harmful choices against long term employees just because they have power to do so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    STILL ONE OF THE BEST HEALTH CARE COMPANIES TO WORK FOR,

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    Current Employee - Ccht  in  Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Ccht in Springfield, MA

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

    Pros

    as a dedicated CCHT>( with a BS and a COTA ( cert occupation therapist assistant degree) i always look to ensure i am up to date with all this company has to offer to protect my position. I am the "jack of all trades" man, and can do and learn most anything with our company.from computers to plumbing to machine PM AND DONE SO. YOU have to in this job market, as most will see, there are very FEW CCHT positions, because it is an excellent position and no one wants to leave. So to prevent burnout and complacency, you must keep mentaly busy.
    PTO, JOB safety ( dont screw up, and your job is virtually safe till retirement). satelite opportunities to ensure 40 hour weeks and OT if needed, usually at employee choice. Benefits, very fair, THE BEST training in the industry as shown by our competitors offering Fresenius RN and CCHT's huge hourly increases starting at 5.00$ and up based on experience! Lots of assistance, offered although i never see it. patient care is unmatched BY MY COMPARISON TO OTHER dialysis companies. GREAT to work here if you are raising a family as FRESENIUS works with you as much and realistic as a company can. i have 3 children to prove it. RESPECT from most all other diciplines i work around in the acute setting

    Cons

    no advancement unless you favor up with someone. Once ( in) no one just "gives up" their position unless they have a better one. CM and up positions usually open when previous CM and upper get caught, or really just screw up. FAVORITISM is obvious. Pay scale NOT realistic, area adjustments although fair for what i do. NOT up to competitors. NO APPRECIATION or financial incentive to do more than your share, i do because its my WORK ETHIC, but i do not expect anyone else to be like me. RNs are favored fresh out of school more than CCHTs, so be prepared to defend yourself against the newbies who want to "reinvent the dialyzer". TO many RNs with EGOS,, CCHTs with 20 years have grown with the company, so dont tell them what the company wants or how to care for a patient ,,until youve asked them first. this Company is very forgiving
    Patient care can be in jeopardy do to poor staffing, and poorly trained Rns. PCTs at a basic level of education tend to have a better work ethic, understanding and attitude after training i believe than Rns.
    Just because you need staffing in the building to comply with state code. You cant force your CCHTs to cover for new RNs for Patient safetly. we want our jobs, and know how BAD these RNs and managers can make it for us.
    one last thing, Racial inequality, Keep the hiring practice Blind to some degree. You have lost alot of 4.0 Graduates just because they are BLACK /hispanic or Have an accent. I now meet with these same people every weekend and compare and share companies stories and can tell you they are geniouses in the field. Just with the wrong company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STILL i believe this to be the BEST company to work for and truly a LEADER. in PATIENT SAFETY AND CARE. BUT to truly offer employee incentives to keep the best employees faithful and give 160% in work effort , and counter work burnout, Give where you truly can. We understand that we have to work in unsafe conditions when needed, so we work HARDER. but work with us. COME ON OUT TO THE FLOOR.
    recognize ALL RNs and PCTs for achievments that help the company, from patient education to STAFF education.
    EGOS ASSIDE, PCTs have alot to share AND CONTRIBUTE with RNs and management and the education team with all areas of this company You dont have to do anything but at least listen.
      Promote employee intereaction with each other, ie, monthly lunches, xmas party with the administrator present for an hour, bonuses for 0 late, 0 non sched. pto etc etc (yes its childish but were all children at heart). and when we talk, LISTEN first before you turn your back. that way we can feel that our contributions may sometime in someones lifetime, be of value. and finally
     seperate managment from non, Dont offer a Scholarship and say its fair and for everyone, when you see CMs and above getting all the money. Under paid RNs and CCHTs need help too. give the profit sharing to upper management (the rate you gave us) and the scholorships to us. Makes it look like a scam for upper management to make bigger bonuses.
     AGAIN i stand with this company and believe it can be alot more, just bring everyone closer as a group with strength and magnitude, with cohesive values incentives to promote a healthy working atmosphere, that in itself makes a great patient centered quality of care working environment. You would have to offer early retirement to get rid of some of us.Keep the hiring based on need and skill ,,not on race.
    If i described myself, many many employees and managers and educators i have worked with would know who wrote this. I am laughed at, laughed with, i talk alot, and do my best to take away even a little of the pain our patients AND STAFF are experiencing, and try to let them forget they are ill for just a moment, and remind them that its a fun job, with purpose and to practice with pride.
    No im not going ANYWHERE. YES now that my kids are grown i am in a RNs program to further myself where i can in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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