11. Fresenius Medical Care
Number of employees: 30,230
Glassdoor rating: 3.5/5
66% would recommend to a friend.
Fresenius Medical Care North America (NYSE:FMS) claims that health is its most precious asset. One of the key assignments of employees is improving healthcare for critically ill patients and creating affordable products and treatments. The company says that if you believe in and want to dedicate yourself, you would be a perfect Fresenius employee.
Here’s what current and former employees have to say:
“Pros: Good clear company policies; gave COVID-19 childcare. Cons: Lesser PTO equivalents compared to Davita; no extra-curricular activity; no growth like being sent to nursing conferences.” —Current employee
“Pros: Good benefits; 401k with company match; good pay; flexible schedule; lots of resources and education provided by the company. Cons: Difficult to earn merit-based raises.” —Current employee
“Pros: Leadership; patient-centric; flexibility; training; benefits. Cons: Technology; workflow; innovative; speed to market.” —Current employee
“Pros: Awesome place to get experience in a highly regulated industry; for the most part pretty good people; great benefits and PTO structure. Cons: Hard to get any real raises unless you switch positions and people stay there for life so moving up is difficult as no one leaves; you have to use your PTO to cover all holidays and shutdown.” —Former employee
“Pros: Basic benefits like healthcare; 401k contribution as well as tuition reimbursement if you want to go to nursing school; all hours are direct patient hours; lots of opportunity for overtime; usually great teams to work with. Cons: Long shifts; early starts; understaffed; sometimes hostile environments when working with difficult patients under super-stressful conditions.” —Former employee
“Pros: The main products haven’t been redesigned substantially since the ’70s; the manufacturing division is very slow-moving and conservative; as a result, not much is expected of/needed from the employee base; you won’t have to do a lot if you don’t want to. Cons: Not a dynamic work environment; upper management wants to do just enough to collect their paychecks; very much an old-boys club; it’s easy to keep the lights on in an extremely vertically integrated company funded through government Medicare reimbursements.” —Former employee