Fresenius Kabi USA Reviews | Glassdoor

Fresenius Kabi USA Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
45 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
John Ducker
24 Ratings

45 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • It is a non-toxic work environment which supports me in my personal and professional endeavors (in 4 reviews)

  • Gaining pharma experience, most hourly employees are good people to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great health insurance, lower pay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FK provides a great health insurance

    Cons

    Lower annual pay compared to other generic pharmaceutical companies


  2. "Chop Shop"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Publisher in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Publisher in Lake Zurich, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent medical benefits, three weeks of vacation

    Cons

    The already large portfolio keeps growing and in Regulatory Affairs it was one crazy deadline after another. The two publishing managers were extreme workaholics. Although the company has grown, the method of creating submissions never changed, leading to an inefficient mess. On top of that, publishers are expected to be perfect although the workload keeps getting worse. Prepare for comments out of left field on the quality of your work and constant scrutiny where your every minor error is kept track of in a spreadsheet.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how other companies publish. Stop crucifying employees doing good work in order to make them do perfect work.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Upper Management and Dictatorship like Organization"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Lake Zurich, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I quite honestly have no pros to working for this company, other than I did leave there making some friends in some of my co-workers.

    Cons

    If you like a dictatorship like management organization, not thinking for yourself or executing your skills and/ or expertise, Fresenius Kabi (Medical Devices) might be the place for you. If you prefer to keep your professional opinions to yourself, being manipulated, lied to and talked to like a child, and being demanded to do things (whether you feel/ know they are right or wrong), then you may enjoy working for Fresenius Kabi. However, if you enjoy being challenged to be your best, collaborating with others, being innovative in your field, being encouraged to speak your mind within your realm of expertise, having a management organization that is just as invested in your career development and growth as they are their own, and/or working for a company that wants to do the right thing all the time, then I would suggest you look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Dear Management: Listen to your employees and actually act on the many engagement surveys and exit interviews you send out and conduct. It is evident to employees that you are not taking them seriously and/or following up on the feedback provided. No amount of company picnics, free nicknacks, or "go job" emails can make up for the amount of toxic management at the top of the Lake Zurich organization. There was a mass exodus last year (2016) and unless something DRASTIC happens SOON - there will be another one in 2017.


  4. "company does not know how to treat employees"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Zurich, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The other people that work there

    Cons

    company states that they care about their in employee but that is not true they like to control their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get new Sr management in finance


  5. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Scientist in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi USA (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is relaxing, friendly but goal-oriented.

    Cons

    Lack of push to be energised and motivated.


  6. "Company review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Melrose Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits package
    Allot of overtime
    The companies respect for its employees
    Allot of freebies and activities
    Can grow quick but be sure to keep your business and success to yourself
    The company is growing and acquiring more land

    Cons

    Beware of OFFICE POLITICS!!!!!!!!
    Allot of Favoritism and "clicks"
    Way too much gossip
    12 hrs shifts
    Below average pay rate
    Below average professionalism
    Personal don't have the actual experience required for positions held
    The production department basically runs the entire plant (the microbiology department isn't respected at all)

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth
    Remember that all departments are needed for a decent gross income
    Ensure that your salaried personnel are compensated well


  7. "Time to move on; they only pretend to care about employees by having "Engagement" meetings, but continue to get worse."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent and there is overtime available for some, but not all Supervisors; depends on the dept and who your boss is

    Cons

    Upper Management is verbally and sometimes physically abusive, they only care about the almighty dollar; work life balance is horrible for the Plant employees....if you're at Corp, doing nothing all day, you're work life balance is perfect. They put on a front that they care about the employees' families by proclaiming that they'll "close" for Holidays but then ever single Holiday they have some excuse for pressuring (forcing) employees to work, but saying it's "volunteer only"......joke!

    At the beginning of a huge expansion phase, you'd think people would be excited and want to stay; unfortunately because of the way the plant is run people are still looking to jump ship at the first opportunity because those who are actually working to make the money for the Co will just have more pressure on them to perform. The workers will continue to get crappy raises and bonuses while the elitists at the top, especially at Corp, will take all the money and the credit.

    It's tiring seeing so many good people work so hard for no appreciation. They're people who actually care about the patients that we make drugs for, but Corp and upper management doesn't care at all; as long as they get time with their families and take all of the money.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention and listen to your Supervisors....they know a whole lot more than the higher bosses.

  8. "Good place to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good and so are the people. Lots of good projects happening.

    Cons

    No real belief in work/life balance. Not much room for growth unless at the absolute bottom. Management is decent but still tends to safe harbor certain employees that really should not be here.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Awful! Stay far far away. Would be negative or 0 stars if I could rate that."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some coworkers will get you through the day, but otherwise they're always complaining as well because everything is just awful.

    Cons

    HR is cheap. They'll take a good thing and make it bad. Management doesn't care about the employees, just results. They'll fake things to make upper management think everything is ok as long as we're making money. And upper management will turn a blind eye because we're a cash cow. All they want is to run things (regardless of the quality) just to say they did it and push it out the door for their bonuses! People are cliquey. No room for growth. They'll pull you in and make sure you stay put. Even if you want to explore, they'll give you crap for it. Forced overtime. For those salary employees, no overtime pay and you're on call 24/7. They'll say it's important to spend time with family and then they make you go in on a holiday! Everyone is overworked and overstressed. They want to milk everyone until they're dead and they see everyone as disposable.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. You can't keep putting temporary solutions and bandaids on everything and consider it done. You're going to run into more issues down the road with the expansion. There isn't a solid foundation and everything has already started to fall apart. If you don't care for your employees like you claim to, then you're going to be in trouble fast. You don't seem to understand that the worse you treat your employees, the higher your turnover rate, and therefore the less experienced people you'll have on the line and the less smoothly things will run. Therefore more production issues. So treat people better!!


  10. "Not a good experience!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time

    Pros

    There are some nice people that try to work as a team.

    Cons

    Stay away from this company. It is not worth the time.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at the Talent Acquisition area particularly the leadership!


Showing 45 of 52 reviews
Reset Filters