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Fresenius Kabi Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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Fresenius Kabi Chairman Mats Henriksson
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Pros
  • good environment, well work/life balance, humanist approach, smart objectives (in 5 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, good benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance, and a hint of fear management practiced by some managers, but that isn't the culture in general (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management sets unrealistic goals and pushes employees to their limits to fulfill their unrealistic promises to the board (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, but....."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team culture, great immediate management, great pipeline, job security

    Cons

    Recognition is not even among projects and teams. Compensation is not comparable with other companies around the area. Promotions are liberal in some departments and are made difficult in some.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great diversity of workforce. Excellent products.

    Cons

    Culture requiring long hours for professionals. Poor communication throughout organization.


  3. "Good pay, hard on accidents"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician
    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi (Less than a year)

    Pros

    FK offers good pay and comprehensive training. They have a high workload so expect to work a lot of hours, and some OT. Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Very unforgiving in terms of mistakes - a single mistake can put you under investigation and leave your job at risk. Long hours mean you hardly have time for anything else. The QC department is overworked, understaffed, and under-appreciated.


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  5. "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has so much money they don't care how much you sped on travel. You can fly business class to India for a one day meeting and then fly back. The company is big so vertical movement in ones career is possibe.

    Cons

    It is multinational so you encounter many cultures and you must learn how to navigate the political landscape which is fierce. There is much political infighting between divisions and you can get caught in the crossfire.

    Advice to Management

    Get down into the weeds so you know what really is going on. Management tends to rule from a pulpit but what they think doesnt translate throughout the company.


  6. "current rating"

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    Current Employee - QA Auditor in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - QA Auditor in Morton Grove, IL

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    company is stable and has credibility to be in compliant

    Cons

    The company offers Low salary


  7. "Great Enrty Level Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Great Benefits
    Good Team
    Seniority
    Can expand within the company

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance
    Can become drowned out by older employees
    Seniority
    Their is a lot of egos sometimes


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Production supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great crew of people you work with

    Cons

    Claim to want to change the culture ..but no one proactively pushes the change


  9. "Pharmaceutical Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Inspector in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Inspector in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi (More than a year)

    Pros

    Important company for the pharmaceutical industry.

    Cons

    Poor training and communication with supervisors.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Successful International and US Company that grows continuously and makes assortment of products.
    Good pay and good benefits. Opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Will keep adding work and forced ot, however, skimps on bonuses and will change your shift and will not take into account if it effects your family life. Top leaders make tons of money while
    bottom production crew makes barely enough to survive and keep up with cost of living.


  11. "20 SOPS for the same procedure"

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    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist
    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, stability, flexible work hours, laid back atmosphere, flexible time off

    Cons

    Everything moves frustratingly slow here. They also have 20 SOPs describing very similar procedures and then declare transparency. Pay is mid level.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to be improved and have quicker response time. Better communication and training between departments. Clear standards for reporting if you're going to allow everyone to make their own reports.



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