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Fresenius Medical Care - North America Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  • Upper management treats patients like cattle (in 39 reviews)

  • Awful management, long hours, low pay for what the job requires (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for, great for patients and staff

    Cons

    It can get hectic, but that's anywhere you work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Acute Dialysis RN in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Acute Dialysis RN in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Massively high pay, long hours, 3-4 days a week=plenty of OT

    Cons

    Some clinical staff very lazy/slow ( because they want to make more hours/money).

    Advice to Management

    Management won't listen anyway so it doesn't matter what I suggest


  3. "Great place to work!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN Clinical Manager in Terrell, TX
    Current Employee - RN Clinical Manager in Terrell, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training and education to ensure your success. Great benefits not offered elsewhere. They truly invest a lot in their employees

    Cons

    Hours can be long depending on shifts available at facility. Every clinic varies with number of shifts


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  5. "Patient care tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, small clinic and good pay.

    Cons

    Early shift, benefits were expensive and management did not care about employees.


  6. "Pct"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naranja, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naranja, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, many locations, room for advancement

    Cons

    Over worked ,long days , unappreciated, low pay too much favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Equality is Key


  7. "Certified Hemodialysis Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of training materials. Free scrubs

    Cons

    Battleground full of narrow-minded people.

    Advice to Management

    Stick up for yourself and manage your team effectively. Dont be afraid to get your hands dirty and help out more on the floor.


  8. "Worked for FMC for almost 9 year..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pct in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Pct in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management teams are very accommodating with schedules, great benefits, tuition reimbursement, pay rates were increased that compared to similar companies.

    Cons

    As a PCT, limited advancement opportunities available. Internships or management training would benefit both techs and the organization. I wish I had the opportunity to join a internship while I was going to school

    Advice to Management

    Involve PCT's in the daily operations, sometime techs feel like they don't have a voice....


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable company , no work load

    Cons

    This is career suicide - Avoid even taking interviews with this company
    No leaves or insurance coverage for first 3 months
    No growth
    Pathetic pay as compare to job market
    No promotions & salary hikes or good bonus
    No remote work allowed. People asked to take a paid leave if late by 2 hours.
    No good projects in IT - only support work
    401k is vested after 5 years. 20% each year
    NO sick leaves are allowed - You have to take paid leave
    Micro management at its worst.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Staff RN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average benefits, except for sick time which is abysmal, 3 holidays off per year. 401k match 25% after 1 year of employment.

    Cons

    Very long shifts that begin at 5:30am, sometimes working 4 days in a row. Must work most weekends (minimum 4 out of 6). Pay not commensurate with education or experience. Lots of "extra duties as assigned" without extra time to complete said duties. Patient to RN ratio sometimes exceeds 15:1 which makes shift change very stressful. Patient to tech ratio averages 5:1. Leadership in the Raleigh area is not supportive and with obvious favoritism, the result of which has been the loss of several good clinic managers over the course of the past year. Favoritism, sadly.

    Advice to Management

    On the off chance that anyone in management will ever see this, build a great team, support your staff, provide them with enough resources so that they can do their jobs to the best of their ability. Don't be overly obsessed with pinching every penny and maximizing your bonuses at the detriment of the rest of your team. Successful leaders put the needs of their people first. It's not your job title that makes you great, it's a great team that makes you shine.


  11. "Senior Manufacturing Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Friendly co-workers who actually help you when you can't find an answer

    Cons

    Some of the Director/VP 's have un-realistic deadlines.
    Need better process improvement
    Need to improve the training
    More PTO and Holidays, they do match companies such as Abbott & Baxter offer

    Advice to Management

    Work on PTO and Holiday structure to improve morale.


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