Fresenius Kabi USA Reviews

Updated 21 Aug 2020

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2.3
31%
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Fresenius Kabi USA President & CEO John Ducker (no image)
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44 Ratings
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  • "No real belief in work/life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "Upper management pressures lower management and staff to act without processes or plans in place(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Could be better"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Melrose Park, IL

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time

    Pros

    Not a lot of blame games

    Cons

    Long shifts. Not great pay either.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "It’s about money, always."

    1.0
    Former Employee - Chemist 

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time

    Pros

    Great health insurance but that’s about it.

    Cons

    -They cut corners to get product out fast, even if it means going against their own mantra or SOPs. -They underpay their workers for the amount of time they require you to be there and will ask you to cut your breaks if work is behind, even if it has nothing to do with your own work ethic.


  3. "Project/Manufacturing Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Melrose Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loads of opportunities with ability to utilize and learn from the latest manufacturing technologies in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

    Cons

    Not your typical 9 to 5 job. Requires patience and solving challenging scenarios.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Big Pharma Atmosphere, Focus on Profits, not Employees."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Melrose Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility, great for new opportunities

    Cons

    Pretty normal to be overworked and underpaid-difficult to work your way up. Definitely a 'big-pharma' type atmosphere.

  5. "Don't Bother"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In general people are nice but other than that not much else. Health insurance is good.

    Cons

    No clear training, guidance or mentoring. Everyone is too busy to really work as a team. Company doesn't focus enough resources on innovation so it take a long time for new products to come out. Senior leadership is an old boys club...really hard to work with if your not in the club. Overall not enough diversity or females in upper management here.

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    Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist in Melrose Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benifits for now Some managers Pay is decent

    Cons

    Horrible upper management Bad quality systems Negligence with revenue Poor work life balance Poor company culture that doesn't care about the employees

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  7. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Melrose Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company offers great health insurance and very good 401K plan. It's a great place to get experience in Pharma. Management makes some effort to make this a good place to work for.

    Cons

    Big plans and ambition for future earnings and unfortunately many areas suffer because of this.

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  8. "Good Healthcare, Average Pay, No Long Term Career Growth"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The healthcare is good. Pay is average but honestly everyone needs a market valuation done as this company low balls everyone that gets hired on.

    Cons

    3 percent to 401K is not standard anymore. Companies are offering work from home more than once a week, stock options, profit sharing and bigger bonuses. There is no incentive to stay with this company and this is why turnover is so bad.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Family business atmosphere no place for advancement unless you are favorite or a relative ."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits and health insurance is good . Vacations hours are nice but goes out fast too as 12 hrs are the shifts . Sick calls are just to show off if you use them you don’t get raise and review goes against you .

    Cons

    Management is all either relatives or people who don’t welcome new talent and they don’t hire competent and educated person then the person hiring as their jobs gets in jeopardy. This was a bad attitude . If you want to be honest and work the right way you won’t be able because they want to save some family who is not doing the job right . Now either you fix some others person mistake or give up your raise because if you argue not fixing it you won’t get the raise and review you deserve .

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  10. "What WE do helps lives."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company offers an excellent benefits package - unlike most.

    Cons

    I do not have any to share at this time.

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