Fresenius Medical Care - North America Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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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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103 Ratings

Pros
  • Good benefits and decent salary (in 28 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great vacation time (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Direction from Upper Management (in 16 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (16)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Overall pretty good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is secure and has the cash to spend on R&D when it wants to. Job experience, will ultimately depend on your direct supervisor.

    Cons

    Company has been mired in documentation over the last year plus. Very difficult to launch new products because there is so much documentation. Even for the medical device industry.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to find a way to bring efficiency to product development. It should not take a year to make a simple change to a product.


  3. Collections Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America

    Pros

    Management was flexible but yearly raises are very small.

    Cons

    No days off during month end. No room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Nephrology Social Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nephrology Social Worker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Nephrology Social Worker in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fulfillment from working directly with patients on a regular basis. Flexible hours, PTO accumulates quickly, decent pay and benefits. They have branches all over the country so there is a lot of availability if you choose to relocate. Social Workers are given flexibility to shape their own role. It's important to be an autonomous social worker, but still be able to collaborate with team members from other disciplines.

    Cons

    Typically there is one social worker per clinic, so you need to call or e-mail if you require social worker support. The company re-organizes often and does not always take into consideration if new policies are realistic for clinical staff. Lack of opportunity for promotion that does not include a lot of traveling. As someone committed to service, it is hard for me to participate in pushing pharmacy enrollment or other programs that are designed to help the company get more money from patients.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate does not always seem to understand the role of a social worker and we get stuck with a lot of random projects when they simply don't know who else to give them to. Invest in workers to give them motivation to stay with the company. A lot of the reports we do are redundant and we could work more efficiently if we streamlined the record keeping process.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Competitive Benefits, great work environment!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative in Kennesaw, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Cultivate talent
    -Opportunity to grow/move within company
    -Very supportive network of professionals

    Cons

    -Salary is not competitive
    -Large corporation sometimes stretches employees thin

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on rewarding employees for services completed, revisit salaries.


  7. Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dialysis Technician in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Dialysis Technician in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very stressful like crazy. I love my patients but the work is so much.

    Cons

    Management can be crooked please look at them too


  8. Revenue Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Revenue Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Revenue Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great PTO days off and the staff is really nice. They encourage students right out of high school and there is plenty of room to grow

    Cons

    The pay is low compared to the titles and the hours can be long during the close process depending on what department you are in.

    Advice to Management

    More training to new employees and a better understanding of how people learn. Teaching by powerpoint does not always do the trick


  9. Good

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are very good, and annual pay raises

    Cons

    Pay rate, and no growth in company


  10. Helpful (2)

    Major Re-Org in Finance Services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The longer you work here the more PTO you earn though time off, sick and holiday is rolled up into one bucket. Company pays a good bit of the medical, however be careful which plan you choice cause you could end up paying more out of pocket. Dental is about the same you'll find any where else. The company's intranet has a wealth of knowledge that can assist you with your job however most new employees don't know about all the information as the setup is very hard to navigate and search features are horrible.

    Cons

    Company tends to re-org every few years. Past year and half the financial teams across the whole company are being centralized including Accounts Payable, Billing and more. There is a lot of politics with the re-org as everyone wants things to be ran their way or their group to be in charge. With the re-org a lot of jobs are being created and posted however most of the time upper management already knows who they are hiring so you don't have a chance of getting the job. A lot of favoritism with Manager's and their staff, it all depends on where you work and who you work for it's a good environment. For such a large company they are very behind on technology services. Also there's always a ton of hoops to jump through to items changed or updated. If you work in any of the Financial areas the pay is very low compared to what other companies pay (i.e. for accountants, analyst, etc.) The longer you are there the more likely you are to be capped out on your pay.

    Advice to Management

    When making company wide changes don't forget to take in account how those changes will effect the financial teams, billing teams, etc. More recognition for long term employees. Training programs for the financial and billing side like the clinical side receives.


  11. PAR

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly staff.

    Cons

    The most qualified aren't always those selected for advancement opportunities.



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