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Fresenius Medical Care - North America Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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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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  • "Flexible work schedule is encouraged and makes the job so much better if you commute long distances to Lexington" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Good pay great staff good benefits good culture" (in 115 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (33)

    "Hard work, but great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Upper management is really investing in mid and lower management as well as clinic level staff. Lots of room for advancement for those who want to be excellent at what they do!

    Cons

    Dialysis is very fulfilling, but it is hard work. It either grabs you, or it's not your thing.

    Fresenius Medical Care - North America Response

    Apr 20, 2018 – TMP Account Director

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We strive to offer rewarding environments and opportunities for our employees, so we are encouraged by your positive perspective. As you... More


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of advancement opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    There aren’t any cons to report

  3. Helpful (1)

    "RN Clinical Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours, good pay, lots of autonomy

    Cons

    The company is extremely focused on making money and not necessarily about providing care to human beings. Cutting hours and focusing on TAP (Total area productivity, AKA how much money we are spending to run a facility) Quality metrics based on patient health affect payment from medicare/Medicaid so we are constantly trying to change patient behavior when dealing with a population of people who 90% of are on dialysis because they weren't compliant to begin with (didn't manage diabetes or hypertension) then make it a measure of how well we are performing at our jobs when we can't change their behavior. Also having to deal with the PCTs who are undereducated and underpaid, making turnover for that position a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on what you can cut to save money. Once you stop being penny pinches you might get employees who want to stick around and then you won't have to pay so much to train new ones all the time.


  4. "LCSW Dialysis Social Worker"

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    Current Employee - LCSW Dialysis Social Worker in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - LCSW Dialysis Social Worker in Springfield, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, competitive salary, strong interdisciplinary team work model, great opportunities for collaboration within the clinic as well as other work environments such as hospitals and social service agencies; support for ongoing continuing education; FMC reimburses me $500.00/year for any continuing education opportunity of my choosing, ongoing opportunities for mentoring and case conferencing with large pool of dialysis social workers, easy access to my clinic manager as well as Director of Operations, supportive HR Dept

    Cons

    Downside is not fault of FMC it is the downside faced by all of us in healthcare: large caseload; increased demands around paperwork which takes us away from more indepth interactions with patients

    Advice to Management

    Consider some degree of financial support for those MSWs working toward licensure; possibly assist with cost of supervision. Currently FMC does help pay for cost of nursing school


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay little training"

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    Former Employee - Ccht in Woodland, CA
    Former Employee - Ccht in Woodland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Patients, propaganda, large company, uniforms

    Cons

    Unappreciated, no training, unsafe, favoritism, low pay, equipment failure, bad transition, not HIPAA complaint, short breaks

    Advice to Management

    Try some human compassion without favoritism


  6. "Biomedical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule / benefits after 90 day

    Cons

    Poor management and high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth


  7. "Good job, Tech need a Union"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement
    Off Sundays unless major Holiday falls on week day. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

    Cons

    Not enough pay for techs with all the duties and new duties begin pereformed daily. TAP seems to be bit more important than patient care. Everything in care giving is rushed.

  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time

    Pros

    Management is reliable
    Great Training
    Team Oriented
    Drama Free
    Great PTO/Benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    There is room for growth


  9. "Receiving"

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    Current Employee - Receiving in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Receiving in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Work is easy not much to it. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management. Pay is lower than surrounding warehouses. Company doesn't pay for holidays. Raises are not good.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Plymouth, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Plymouth, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home
    Amazing co workers and immediate supervisors

    Cons

    Upper management has made me feel like I am not a part of my team