Fresenius Kabi Employee Reviews

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it's unorganized
Quality Assurance Specialist (Current Employee) –  Wilson, NCSeptember 22, 2018
A typical day at work is working on machines that take 3 to 4 hours to come up each day. Rushing to send product out regardless of quality. Management is not on one page and very hard to talk to.
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Don't waste your time applying here
Quality Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Grand Island, NYAugust 29, 2018
If you are in the Chemistry field, don't even bother applying here. This is the bottom of the barrel. All of your assignments and the time spent doing them is accounted for and scrutinized by a computer software program. You are treated like a little kid, not an adult, with daily shift meetings where your supervisor asks you what you are working on. Goals are not realistic, laboratory safety is a joke, and the entire laboratory management staff is unfriendly and incompetent. There is a lot of turnover in the department attributed these reasons. They overwork you and don't give you any respect. You are just a number. Management is so arrogant, they don't even acknowledge you when you pass them in the halls. Terrible working environment. Nobody wants to help each other. Stay away from this department. Overall, the company as a whole is not much better. They don't value their employees. This is a generic pharmaceutical company so the bottom line is how many vials they get out the door. They don't care about quality.
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I have nothing good to say about this company
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Nepotism capital of the state
Aseptic Control Operator (Former Employee) –  Grand Island, NYAugust 28, 2018
Of all the places I've worked this is the first one I would've voted for a union if given the chance.
Lying supervisors that throw you under the bus.
There's a reason they have new employee orientations every week!
If you can tolerate the BS- and there's a lot of it- it's a good place to be.
Lots of overtime at a decent rate and excellent health insurance.
If you can keep your mouth shut while you watch relatives of supervisors being given promotions over more seasoned people you'll be fine.
Open your mouth and you'll be back here looking for another job!
Pros
Good pay excellent health insurance
Cons
Cut throat mad bus driving supervisors
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Cliques but a decent company.
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  MidwestJuly 13, 2018
The service division within Fresenius Kabi is nothing but cliques, if you are in, you are set for life. At first I thought this company would allow freedom and a learning curve, but after being employed 3 years they found a way to nit pick anything and everything you did. I feel they have a great upper management that is willing to listen and treated everyone very well with yearly trips, the normal company car, etc. etc. People are going to make small mistakes and a company should be willing to work thru allowing someone to not be so perfect as long as they are willing to do what it takes to give 100%. Travel was at around 75% at the end of my tenure.
Pros
trips, car, health insurance is great!!
Cons
travel, cliques.
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being a contractor is much of a challenge, because there are no benefits, and i can't really expand as an employee the way i want to
sanitizer (Current Employee) –  Grand Island, NYJuly 12, 2018
working with the co workers, the supervisors are very relaxed, and very professional, interactions with other individuals is very heartwarming, and welcoming.
Pros
healthy, and very professional environment
Cons
transportation is a must
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Upper management needs to be more organized
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Grand Island, NYJuly 10, 2018
Upper management needs to be more organized. They tends to rush a study only to repeat the same study later. Proper organization would from upper management would help solve issues in a timely manner.
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Great work place
Aspetic Filler (Former Employee) –  Melrose Park, ILJune 23, 2018
It’s a great job to have, it’s a new learning experience. The only thing is they’re not reasonable with the employees when we complain about supervisors
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Awesome
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Grand Island, NYJune 7, 2018
It's a stressful expected of the highest quality job. But it had to be, one slip up there could harm or even kill a human.
But the reward is a feeling of excellence. The entire management team are the best, they understand that life outside happens. They atcm with a new employee till confident that the nobs can be done by the SOPs offered.
I miss the job, the people and the state of New York
Highly recommend a place to work at on any skill level.
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Decent place to work
QC Chemist II (Current Employee) –  Grand Island, NYMay 29, 2018
In my line of work I had a good supervisor and a task that was good for me. It is not very easy to get promotion as the company can be frugal with that, they also hire from outside instead of promotion which is an issue. Company morale is generally low among peers but benefits are nice.
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Good pay, that's about it
Microbiology Quality Control Technician II (Former Employee) –  Wilson, NCMay 9, 2018
It's stressful working there - but at least it gave me the perspective to learn what I didn't want to do with my time. Only take this job if you have a lot of student loans to pay off.
Pros
exp
Cons
stress
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Quality and regulatory focus needed
Quality (Former Employee) –  Wilson, NCMay 7, 2018
Quality and regulatory implementation delays. Meetings for months to discuss requirements that were implemented in pharma in 2002. Company growth focus instead of getting the existing products and systems correct.
Pros
Some good people wanting to do the right thing but blocked by management and red tape
Cons
Death by meetings. No work/ life balance. Incompetent management unwilling to listen to staff.
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loved it
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCApril 10, 2018
I would have never left but the research department closed and moved to Germany. I loved the job, loved the people and didn't really mind the 45 minute commute.
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Productive work place
Asembler (Former Employee) –  Maricao, PRMarch 2, 2018
Very likely to work again
Fun and desirable
Great help by the employers
The manegers were vey help full when ever i needed them.
Learned alot from employers
Pros
Good hours
Cons
Short breaks, no free lunches
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Regulatory Affairs
Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist (Current Employee) –  Lake Zurich, ILFebruary 26, 2018
I enjoyed working in this environment. They have an open door policy for management. They also provides great training to their employees. They have started the work from home opportunities one day a week. I believe this is a good fit for individual who are self motivated.
Pros
Open learning opportunities, management, staff
Cons
Changing procedures
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Good First Expirience
COOP (Current Employee) –  San Germán, PRFebruary 24, 2018
I worked in of Puerto Rico's facilities as an Engineering COOP student and although it wasn't as work intensive as I'd like, it was a good place to learn about manufacturingg and automation.
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Stressful environment.
Packaging Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Grand Island, NYFebruary 21, 2018
Very stressful environment due to working with medicine. Poor upper management with no support to front-line supervision. Labor force runs the operation.
Pros
Great pay and working schedule.
Cons
Poor management.
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Huge building
Senior Principal Engineer (Current Employee) –  Lake Zurich, ILFebruary 8, 2018
4 buildings are connected to a long hall way. therefore it is easier to walk around even during the cold weather.

High turnover rate and a little hectic.
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Stressful
Aseptic Filling Operator (Former Employee) –  Melrose Park, ILJanuary 22, 2018
Nice place to learn. Little to no advancement for my position. Better if you have a four year degree. Everything is very important one is bound to get fired for a mistake made long ago.
Pros
good team
Cons
hope you have a good team
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Unfair shift priority and stressful work environment
Automation Senior Technician (Current Employee) –  San Germán Municipio, PRJanuary 14, 2018
Fresenius Kabi is not bad at all. With better management, fairly decisions and growing opportunities they will have more happy employees. Every day I have to make corrections was the last shift do not do. Sometimes I do not have spare parts to make corrections and this is stressful. Friendship also make a stressful work environment because friendship is first than the work efficiency. Dispensary close at 12 AM so night shift workers have not a nurse or medicine in case of any accident or situation. You are not suppose to leave the facilities to buy food outside in the paid break and night shift do not have cafeteria available, so if you do not brought lunch or forget it at house you will have to eat vending machine food or drinks only. In resume morning shift have better quality work environment than the evening shift and evening shift have better quality work environment than the night shift. Weekend shift also have the same problems as a night shift or maybe worst because they works 12 hours without dispensary and without cafeteria. The company provide vision, audition and medical examination for free once a year. They provide personal protection equipment too.
Pros
free parking, facilities security, they make free lunch and dinner for special occasions, free turkey and cheese with ham for thanksgiving and Christmas and perfect assistance compensation.
Cons
No cafeteria and dispensary available for all shift, not fair evaluation for salary upgrades, not fair shift compensation, not consideration for night shift workers when they make activities during the next day, have a stressful work environment
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Poor pay and no room for advancement
QC MICROBIOLOGY TECHNICIAN II (Former Employee) –  Grand Island, NYJanuary 13, 2018
Fresenius is not the worst place on the planet to work. However they will pay you just above poverty wages and expect you to be happy with that. They will do everything they can to avoid giving you a promotion or raise unless you are best friends with your manager. If you get in good with management, they'll promote you through nepotism. Yearly "merit increases" in pay are a joke and barely cover inflation. Management plays favorites and promotes based on that instead of seniority. Benefits were good, and PTO was nice. Other than that, it's nothing special if you have even half a brain. You won't be challenged at this job.
Pros
Good vacation policy
Cons
Nepotism amongst managers, terrible pay, terrible raises
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