Fresenius Medical Care - North America

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Fresenius Medical Care - North America Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
388 Reviews
3.0
388 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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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and good people as long as they are not management (in 28 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 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

    1 person found this helpful  

    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.  

    Amazing people, Horrid Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers with heart and compassion who are willing to go through growing pains and explain questions/concerns
    Nice facility, free parking, okay pay

    Cons

    No training - sink or swim mentality, tens of work quizzes supposedly to reinforce concepts are overwrought and tediously unengaging, excessively high complaint/report volumes with unreasonable time constraints, no room for growth or promotion, 80% temp workers who are constantly discarded like trash, management is condescending/rude and will throw you under the bus for their mistakes to make themselves look good--constant power trips, no accountability for poor operating procedures and outdated database systems, awful commute, routinely boring work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to respect employee efforts and time spent in cleaning up your messes and dealing with archaic reporting practices that do not stand up to current FDA standards. Understand that training needs to be interactive/collaborative and not a million slides on a screen. The here today, gone tomorrow practices with employee retention will gurantee your consistent inability to meet expectations when employees are not secure. Pay people what they deserve for the exorbitant amount of work done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fresenius was a great company that was an amazing chance to learn and grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Open environment where you can grow and learn a variety of skills/duties.

    Cons

    I guess the 1 con was that my Contract ended and was one of the last contractors to come aboard, so I could not be transitioned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was excellent. They encouraged employees to grow and did not over manage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Upper management has a hard time keeping qualified CMs

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Gave an inexperienced new hire a chance to learn the job

    Cons

    High turnover in management meant constantly changing policies and rankings of importance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Don't be fooled

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

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only Pro is the patients.

    Cons

    Managers do not stand by their nurses. Pile on more and more work with no compensation. NEVER hear "great job," "your doing well," or a thank you for all you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees instead of the dollar signs in your pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Analyst in Reynosa, Tamaulipas (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Analyst in Reynosa, Tamaulipas (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Frequent opportunities to advance your skills

    Cons

    Senior Management resistant to hear about shortcomings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the management in Reynosa

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Only if you are desparate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America

    Pros

    A paycheck. and a job.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits. Far below the industry norm for IT salaries. They hold back medical benefits for 60 days from your hire date. No sick leave, you are required to use your PTO, aka vacation time. HR is useless, operates like they are in the 1970's. No room for negotiation on benefits or salary. It's their way or the highway. Lucky if you can get a manager that speaks English, let alone understands it. IT management only capable of understanding windows, forget about any Unix knowledge. Even high level software management doesn't know how their software or products work, forget about trying to bring any new technology in. Steer clear of this disaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your 1970's based HR department, they're destroying your chances of hiring good people. Dump the geriatrics that are here for retirement, they're holding you back. Require a good understanding of English, as well as speaking it, and at least some technology knowledge for your management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Love the patient one and one time, never a dull moment, fast paced job with employees who are really like family.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America

    Pros

    Pay, fast paced environment, awesome co-workers

    Cons

    Benefits could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Clinic nurse manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinic Nurse Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Clinic Nurse Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career advancement Google training

    Cons

    A large corporation with a lot of layers of constraints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate monster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in North Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in North Tonawanda, NY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good hours

    Cons

    Low pay and Poor Managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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