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Fresenius Kabi USA Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2019

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Fresenius Kabi USA CEO John Ducker (no image)
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Pros
  • "The work environment is relaxing, friendly but goal-oriented(in 6 reviews)

  • "Benefits are average with 3% 401KMatch, Good Health Insurance Options, 3 Weeks Vacation to start with(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "No real belief in work/life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • "Busy also means that you can sometimes have long hours and have to stay to finish up something important(in 7 reviews)

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

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Find employee incentives to have them stay around. We know this company's profits are gigantic so spread the wealth and improve employee flexibility and benefits.

    Fresenius Kabi USA2019-09-10
  2. "Family business atmosphere no place for advancement unless you are favorite or a relative ."

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    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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    Advice to Management

    Please hire the leaders not the bosses

    Fresenius Kabi USA2019-08-28
  3. "What WE do helps lives."

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    At the moment, I do not have feedback to provide.

    Fresenius Kabi USA2019-07-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere!"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Grand Island, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bi-weekly pay checks Unlimited overtime opportunities

    Cons

    Poor Management that literally shows slides of their new house or boat they bought with their yearly bonus Horrible Culture Little to no room for growth within the company Safety is an afterthought to any level of employee

    Advice to Management

    Whatever you're doing to hide all of the blatant disregards to quality/security of the product from the FDA and DEA seems to be working

    Fresenius Kabi USA2019-07-23
  5. "Potential to grow if changes are made."

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    Former Employee - Technology Transfer Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time

    Pros

    Department co-workers are very helpful and willing to help you succeed. The benefits offered at this company are great which includes a yearly bonus.

    Cons

    Must be very flexible with the production schedule that consistently changes. Work typically takes over your life and there is a lot of political drama at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to improve processes and modernize equipment in order to prevent delays in manufacturing.

    Fresenius Kabi USA2019-06-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose Park, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Raises were OK, they have a bonus program too which is nice -I really liked my boss -Lots of potential to learn a lot very quickly

    Cons

    Overall, FK- Melrose Park has the potential to be a great place to work. It could've been worse however the environment at the plant is unnecessarily hectic. At the end of the day, it's the same old story; the low base pay and hectic schedule is what keeps the plant having "swinging doors". Turn over is very very high. They remind you that its a manufacturing environment with a lot of changing priorities, but coming... from prior experience in SEVERAL manufacturing plants, the work environment is unnecessarily chaotic because it is not managed properly. I have worked at larger corporations with bigger product lines than FK and have had MUCH MUCH smoother work days compared to a typical day at the plant. I've also noticed a lot of hostility between other departments and people at Melrose Park. No one is really willing to help each other out because everyone is so stressed out. At the end of the day, between the work culture and the low base pay, Melrose Park is wasted potential. There is A LOT to learn there and it gives you the opportunity to really jump start any position you want to be in and take control of your career, however, there is very little incentive to stay and continue to develop at the site. FK as a company has a good benefits package and fair raises but Melrose Park has several things that can be addressed to make it a better site. In the meantime, the plant will continue to be a stepping stone with swinging doors, full of people staying until they learned enough to get a job that has a much better salary and not as demanding of a work schedule.

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    Advice to Management

    Anticipate things that can go wrong further ahead of time. Stop the "put it off until tomorrow" mentality; that is why things are never caught up. Revise systems that aren't working. Think about the big picture and not just about what needs to get done today so you can go home. Your employees spend the majority of the day putting out fires; implement processes to ensure that fires wont happen again!

    Fresenius Kabi USA2019-05-24
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too many meetings with too many cooks in the kitchen"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fresenius Kabi USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, clean facility and decent hours.

    Cons

    Zero work-life balance, constant mandatory over-time, pay is below-average for the area, very few actual full-time workers on the manufacturing team and extremely click-oriented. With one or two exceptions, virtually all of the full time employees at this facility are either friends or family of upper management. Management itself is largely made-up of the old-guard, who are only in their current positions... because they've been there for so long, not because of their ability to lead or mentor, or even manage! There are a lot of outside events, but you pretty much have to be full time and a close friend of manager to go with them. IF THIS PLACE COMES CALLING, RUN!

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    Advice to Management

    It's too late, the rot set in a long time ago.

    Fresenius Kabi USA2019-06-28
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Deadlines are only thing that matters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay location, there are some nice people here

    Cons

    Deadlines are pushed without care of quality or efficiency. People are ignored. Upper management pressures lower management and staff to act without processes or plans in place. Constant! Change in direction. Rework and horribly inefficient workplace. Communication is one way. Management coddles favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Plan better. Follow through. Hold yourselves accountable.

    Fresenius Kabi USA2019-06-12
  9. "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Days went fast.

    Cons

    No cons. I liked it there.

    Advice to Management

    None.

    Fresenius Kabi USA2019-04-20
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Hostile and Toxic Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Office in Lake Zurich, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good company mission.

    Cons

    High turnover, people walk out or are let go every week.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother, it's no use...

    Fresenius Kabi USA2019-04-26
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