Fresenius Medical Care - North America Patient Care Technician Reviews

Updated 18 Jun 2020

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Fresenius Medical Care - North America CEO Fresenius Medical Care North America and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board Rice Powell
Rice Powell
15 Ratings
  1. "Get it in writing"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are the number one provider of dialysis.

    Cons

    The management change their minds with the blink ok an eye. It is always best to get it in writing. It does not matter if you disclose it to them during your interview process; if it is not in writing it does not count and no one will acknowledge.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Better than DaVita!!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician 

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fresenius is a better employer than DaVita. I worked for both and recommend Fresenius. The pay and patient care are superior

    Cons

    Like all dialysis jobs, you will work at 3am, and work 15 hour shifts.

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  3. "Patient Care Tech - Texas"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Patient Care Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great training program. Organized and stern facility management.

    Cons

    Long hours with little room for advancement unless you become a nurse. Pay was too low for having to pick up a lot of the nurses’ duties when they did not feel like doing them themselves.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Patient Care Technician"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Marion, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's an amazing company to work for. I absolutely love what I do, but the people you work with is really the defining attribute. If you work with the wrong people, you get burnt out quickly.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like you're just a number instead of an employee.

  5. "Fresenius"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, and competitive pay

    Cons

    Not a good place to work if you have small children and are not very flexible.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Patient Care Tech"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent core values Excellent educators Tuition Reimbursement Very rewarding career because you are truly saving people lives with every treatment

    Cons

    Super long hours Single parents need to make sure child care is set up and dependable Always short staff Cliques are formed and if you're the odd man out you will get treated as such

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Transition Position"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The amount of hands on patient care experience gained at the entry level is a plus. On the job training and certification. Tuition reimbursement. A good transition job for those seeking to enter nursing

    Cons

    Lack of management presence, fast paced environment, unrealistic demands, hours are terrible, always short staffed, early mornings, late nights, leaky machines, written policies and procedures are not applicable in the field as they are set by those who never work the field or worked the field 10-20 years ago, there is also no opportunity for upward mobility within the company as a technician

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Essentially lead tech, responsible for infection control and training new hires in addition to normal PCT duties."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Ada, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, tuition reimbursement, depending on location you can have a great support system and manager allowing for more schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    Some long days, work weekends and holidays (with extra compensation), can have problems with management depending on location.

  9. "Working as a Travel Technician"

    4.0
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    Current Contractor - Travel Patient Care Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Medical Care - North America for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to see the country, able to pick and choose desired assignments. Ability to renew contracts (based on need) with clinics you like. Compensation is above average and negotiable based on education/location. Standardization accross clinics helps with orientation to new locations.

    Cons

    Benefits are bare bones, travel is not ideal for those with children. Contacting recruiting staff with concerns may take a few days.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Job was amazing, manager...not so much"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Kent, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Medical Care - North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced, exciting, and fulfillment of doing something great to help patients.

    Cons

    Had a horrible manager. Hours are not consistent .

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