Fresenius Medical Care - North America

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Fresenius Medical Care - North America Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
349 Reviews
3.1
349 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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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!

  3.  

    "Growing and open to try new ideas"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
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  5.  

    None

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great one no problems will work

    Cons

    None no problem with this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good 401 matches up to 6%

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Future is unknown

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere.
    Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Managers lack organization and leadership skills.
    Company reorganization has employees feeling anxious and unstable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive and in touch with employees

  8.  

    Great People, Slow moving company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hospital Patient Services Manager
    Former Employee - Hospital Patient Services Manager

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

    Pros

    Employees are very professional and hard working. I must say it is hard to find nice people to work with, and FMC does this very well. If you're looking for a company where you can maintain and great work/life balance, then this is your dream job.

    Cons

    Salary is quite low, and if you qualify for bonuses, they are paid quarterly. Typically 6 weeks after quarter end. If you are getting into medical and looking for a job that you can build on, do not apply. Most sales jobs here resemble pharmaceutical jobs, meaning you're going out and selling. There are a lot of compliance issues surrounding dialysis, which makes any aspect of selling difficult. Lastly, The company moves very slow. Everything from IT to implementing any change. Lots of wasted time for conference calls, with certain positions. Constantly creating new positions and terminating old ones. Great company, just needs a stronger foundation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you can to attract young professionals and give them the training and TOOLS to succeed. Motivation is key, and pay bonus monthly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    MSW-Mississippi

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Master Social Worker
    Former Employee - Licensed Master Social Worker

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

    Pros

    They are really trying to move MSWs from case managers to medical counseling. Pay wasn't bad for first job out of grad school.

    Cons

    Caseloads were way too large- almost 150 patients in three different settings. Rural Mississippi population had a lot of needs outside of dialysis clinic. Not all staff followed up on their jobs with patients. Company not supportive of military spouse status, was told to I could transfer my job but received little help from supervisors in making it happen. Spent four months speaking with HR, clinic managers, and directors of operations only leading to unemployment. Commercially insured patients treated better. Had to use PTO on holidays even if the clinic was closed. Bottom-line: profit driven company. I'd rather work for a non-profit knowing they weren't exploiting patient insurances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Excessively and physically demanding work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Marlborough, MA

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

    Pros

    Good company with future potentials

    Cons

    Stressful with job environment with meagre pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the compensation and excessive productivity targets at the DC

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ccht in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Ccht in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time (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

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