Fresenius Medical Care - North America Reviews
58% would recommend to a friend
(3522 total reviews)
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- "Poor management causing people to leave because will not push for additional staff in a busy hospital dialysis unit." (in 221 reviews)
- "Hours are long and erratic" (in 139 reviews)
- "managers are horrible the lie and tell lies on you." (in 87 reviews)
- "Upper management could care less if you or your patients are struggling." (in 65 reviews)
- "No work / life balance.. phone rings all day and night and even have to do some work while on PTO.." (in 49 reviews)
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Updated 4 Dec 2023
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- 2.019 Nov 2023Inpatient RNFormer Employee, more than 10 years
Company is national so it is easy to find a site if you move and want to stay with the company
No appreciation for years of service. Was turned down for an internal promotion after 11 years of service to an external candidate with equivalent experience. Worked in my department for almost 14 years. Left to go back to direct patient care (within the company) for monetary reasons. 4 years later a position opened up in the previous department and I was turned down for rehire back in that department despite my years of experience and good performance reviews in that role. I finally left that company after 17 years and didn’t even get an exit interview3
- 2.020 Oct 2023Registered DietitianFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Your patients are the best part of your day. You can really make a difference in their lives. I also worked alongside some truly stellar social workers, who should be rewarded with higher salaries.
Too many reports and too many mandatory calls. Micromanagement at its finest. Too many non-dietitian tasks, like having to push the company's pharmacy. Finally, after years of excellent reviews from my managers, I never received a real raise...I was given a piddly "cost of living" increase that really didn't keep up with the cost of living at all. I was essentially making less money than when I started there.4
- 3.01 Dec 2023Biomedical Equipment TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSan Antonio, TX
Even though work schedule is the same, however, it can still be pretty lenient, let me explain. If I need to take off on Tuesday due to personal issues, I can make up the hours on Saturday.
Mandatory on-call in rotation with other biomets
- 2.027 Nov 2023Area Technical Operations ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
PTO Decent Benefits Opportunity for Advancement
Salary has been stagnant for the last 5 years and doesn't keep up with inflation Company doesn't pay staff enough to take the job seriously. No work / life balance.. phone rings all day and night and even have to do some work while on PTO.. Workload has grown substantially with no compensation for the extra responsibility. Company refuses to spend any money to upkeep it's facilities, many are in terrible condition. Upper management changes every few months
- 4.025 Nov 2023Renal DietitianCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLake Charles, LA
Good benefits, great flexibility; hard to leave this job because of the advantages for working for such a large company and being able to flex your work over the entire month
You must negotiate for as good of a salary as you can get in the beginning because the pay raises are negligible; 1-2% per year at most. I know some companies don't even offer pay raises but the thing is that you may have been at the company for four years and someone just coming on can negotiate for 5-10 thousand more than you and it's not fair because you will never catch up. Please know what you are worth and aim high. I had a supervisor who was making less than two of their employees. It's crazy. There is not a lot of upward mobility. You can be a facility dietitian or a facility administrator (although this is not that common for RDs to be in this role), or you can try and get a promotion into the Nutrition Manager position. Above that there are a handful of Senior Managers of Nutrition Services across the country and then pretty much just the vice president of nutrition services. In my opinion, that is not a lot of room for growth. I think they see otherwise. But it is improved from when I started. I would recommend the job overall because it is great for flexibility and job security. It's a CMS requirement for there to be a facility RD and social worker so you can rest easy knowing your job is secure. There is also a 401 k and they match it at a higher rate than a lot of other companies.
- 3.04 Dec 2023Biomedical TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsHermitage, PA
Great PTO accrual rate. Somewhat flexible schedule. Decent support.
On call rotation, some weekends necessary. Massive work load. Constant break downs and problems to resolve.
- 3.020 Nov 2023Home Therapies RNFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsGrand Rapids, MI
The benefits overall are very good. But base pay is marginal. Raises do not keep up with inflation.
There is a high expectation to cover other areas besides your own which includes travel. Pay needs to be evaluated given the nursing shortage.
- 3.023 Jun 2023PCT Patient Care TechFormer Employee, more than 1 yearPortland, OR
Lots of PTO offered, decent benefits, so much to learn, excellent hands on patient care experience
Underpaid for work expected Frequent shift changes due to constant understaffing (pay your techs more for what they do and maybe you won’t always be so short staffed) Expect patients like you’d see in an urgent care or ER- it may be a clinic, but dialysis is considered life saving medicine, you will have patients who have the right to dialysis even if they do everything in their power to stop themselves from getting healthy- including treating their healthcare staff pretty badly. Patients have verbally and physically abused techs at times and it can still be very hard to get protective measures put in place for staff. That said, some of the patients are also the greatest people you will ever meet and you get to have a real relationship with them because you see the same patients every other day.4
- 3.04 Dec 2023Hemodialysis Registered NurseCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSaint Louis, MO
Overtime is always available if you are willing to work at different clinics
unprofessional staff did not give a cost of living increase 1-2% annual increases benefits increase annually 1-2%
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Fresenius Medical Care - North America has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 3,757 reviews left anonymously by employees. 58% of employees would recommend working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America to a friend and 50% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.
58% of Fresenius Medical Care - North America employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Fresenius Medical Care - North America 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.