Fresenius Medical Care - North America Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Registered Nurse

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, flexible schedule, doctors are great

    Cons

    Horrible Management, hired people who were never in management before and wanted to DEVELOP them. Not a good thing.

    Advice to Management

    Screen your new management better. There so rude


  2. Education Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education
    Current Employee - Education

    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

    All employees have the ability to positively impact patients lives on a daily basis. Exeptional amount of training for direct patient care staff. Generous PTO program.

    Cons

    Consistently disorganized when rolling out new initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with staff. Stay realistic with expectations


  3. Telephonic Nurse Case Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Greenwood Village, CO
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Greenwood Village, CO

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice work area and nice co-workers. Orientation provided.

    Cons

    Management lacks experience in corrective actions. Once on management radar for corrective action there is no plan or means of correcting what they disapprove of.

    Advice to Management

    Teach management how to work with employee's to obtain desired outcomes.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Upper Management unavailable and not supportive.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, staff cares about patients

    Cons

    Do not follow their own Core Values, lies, and deceit. Focused on money, not safety and quality.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, and be available.


  6. Helpful (1)

    FMC Inventory Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best dialysis providers in the country. Decent health benefits. Committed to patient care.

    Cons

    Lack of training and support. Expected to be available 24 hr per day 7 days per week. Clinical management did not understand functions of inventory & compliance team and did not always work well with team. Reimbursed mileage under the government recommendation for reimbursement. Eliminated profit sharing.


  7. Career changing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Westchester, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Westchester, IL

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good People
    Decent Salary
    Ability to gain on the job training and experience in many different areas of the organization.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management
    Superiors intimidated by less senior employees with more qualifications.
    Old systems

    Advice to Management

    Place heavy emphasis on employing the most qualified people for the job!


  8. Monotonous

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America

    Pros

    Money. It's not really great money by any means. The work you do is important, but it doesn't ever feel like you get to contribute to the important stuff.

    Cons

    Void of passion or excitement for what they do. Job roles are very defined. Think the opposite of startup, and that is Fresenius.

    Advice to Management

    Be friendly, helpful, wanting to teach and encourage your employees to grow in their field. Give some responsibility to others and challenge people. Be excited about what you are doing because it is hard to go to work every day for a place that has no enthusiasm for what they do.


  9. Unhappy after two decades

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent working conditions, clean facility

    Cons

    The corporate culture has gone procedure happy. every process no matter how simple has a procedure for it. Unfortunately no one can agree on how to follow the procedures. They have hired several temporary consultants that want to do things they way they did at their previous jobs, they come in and write procedures that conflict with each other, then Corporate comes in and wants to harmonize everything across all sites. We've literally turned into a bunch of lawyers trying to stab each other in the back. Internal Auditors have exacerbated the problem. Then the consultants leave and we're stuck with the problems they've left behind.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to harmonize procedures across different divisions. We all have different functions. What works at a manufacturing site may not be applicable in a dialysis clinic or a pharmacy. Also Company Policies should be Controlled Documents, not written at the whim of HR.


  10. Being a Nurse for FMC

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The high stress levels forces you to be a productive nurse.

    Cons

    it's too many bosses, that are not getting paid for the position. the PCT's with seniority feel they don't have to respect new young nurses. The employees lack respect for the RN and a lot of the times themselves and others

    Advice to Management

    We should stick to the current policies in place. We should enforce them when discipline is needed.


  11. HR Generalist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and excellent work - life balance. Ethical and caring company that really fosters a culture which reflects it's values. Dynamic and inspiring CEO

    Cons

    The trumendous recent growth achieved through acquisitions has resulted in the typical growing pains one would expect including the need to realign acquired companies benefit and compensation matrix

    Advice to Management

    Continue the review and alignment of acquisitions into the conpany's big picture as well as review and support first line managers who may have excellent clinical skills but little or no management experience in order to increase the effectiveness of people and change.



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