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I have been curious for ahile now about which company is better to work for. I look at careerbuilder.com and see many Biomedical positions available at Davita and Fresenius. Is this turnover? I know some of it may have to do with the Gambro takeover by Davita and likewise the RCG takeover by Fresenius, but it can't account for it all. They are the two giants in the industry now. I would like to know from the inside sources about how your treated, do you do inventory?, and did you drink the Davita punch and are now part of the cult? Just a joke. But, seriously I am curious in case I need or get aquired by them in the future. Thanks.
 
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spare yourself the trouble both have their good and bad. take your pick at this point
 
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Probably the best answer. Should have thought of it that way.
 
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6 of one and half a dozen of the other....

You just have choose which one works best for u. As for me I drank the punch....
 
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I've got nearly ten years with FMC. Can't complain - who'd listen? Big Grin
I'd imagine that it's as everyone else has said: take your pick. I can honestly say I've had much worse jobs.
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It is what it is. Started with Fresenius and Iam currently with DaVita, as far as I see it somethings are each has its positives or negatives.
 
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Pick your poison. 8 years ago I should have been a political analyst. Could have predicted that old man Bush would run this country into the ground.
"Burn, baby, burn" (Bush's thoughts as he leaves the White House.)
 
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Agreed... worked for both and can't say much good about either.
 
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I'll go with Door # 3 - Biomed!
After doing everything else in the world of electronics repair, I went Biomed, where I was routed into Dialysis repair. I've to several schools with Fresenius, Baxter, Gambro, and most of you company guys seem overworked. I don't mix bicarb or inventory consumables, and I only pull LAL's and micros on my own RO machine that I use for remote service. Most Biomeds I know run from dialysis. Why? Who cares! It makes dialysis techs into specialists. Plus you have variety to what you do if you're careful to not get pigeon-holed. That's my 2 cents in $5 woth of space.


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Worked for both.....Fresenius is a little bit better , but not by much....There are a few new companies out there that have taken a really new approach to structuring and managing Biomed.
I have heard a lot of good things about RAI biomed team ..B.E.S.T. and the way they are managed...not a lot of the team leader,abc,tech2 bull.You have a situation you deal with the regional manager not a bunch of flunky wannabees running around under his shirt tail with a tital.
 
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In 2000, seeing a Braun machine first time, i thought this was the best
can't tell right now
especially business how small or big focuses on the number
 
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Thank you for the replies. I realize that this is beating a dead horse but after checking through the classifieds I wanted to know why, all of a sudden, so many positions posted. Years back you could barely find one. Thanks again.
 
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There is so many new openings because some ass clown decided he was going to by the clinics that people were loyal to and then came in and changed everything. Some adapted, as they always do. Some didn't. I was one who didn't along with MANY others. I know a lot of guys who were with Gambro before DaVita bought them out. The structure of DaVita is so poor for the biomeds that some of us just couldn't deal with it, among other things.

I don't necessarily mind the fact that the CEO runs around with a Three Musketeers costume on, swinging a plastic sword and saying, "One for all and all for one". He's a passionate man and we all show it in different ways. Nothing wrong with that... I can even tolerate an animated character teaching me the new policies. A bit childish and irritating, but okay. It gets the job done.

What I can't tolerate is being told how many hours I should be spending in my clinics based on someones OPINION of how long it takes to do my job PROPERLY, let alone someone who has NEVER done my job and has NO idea what goes on behind the scenes. DON'T TELL ME HOW LONG IT SHOULD TAKE TO DO MY JOB! I've been doing it for over 8 years and I think I've got a good grasp on how things work.

Another beef I have with this company is how they said they were going to use the "best of both worlds". I still have yet to see it. I see the least expensive of both worlds. But not the BEST.

I won't even get into the whole "budget" thing. I'm sure that anyone who works for DaVita knows what I'm talking about very well. The mere mention of the word "budget" makes me want to vomit.

So, this is just a drop in the bucket full of reasons why you see so many positions open.
 
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There is so many new openings because some ass clown decided he was going to by the clinics that people were loyal to and then came in and changed everything. Some adapted, as they always do. Some didn't. I was one who didn't along with MANY others. I know a lot of guys who were with Gambro before DaVita bought them out. The structure of DaVita is so poor for the biomeds that some of us just couldn't deal with it, among other things.

I don't necessarily mind the fact that the CEO runs around with a Three Musketeers costume on, swinging a plastic sword and saying, "One for all and all for one". He's a passionate man and we all show it in different ways. Nothing wrong with that... I can even tolerate an animated character teaching me the new policies. A bit childish and irritating, but okay. It gets the job done.

What I can't tolerate is being told how many hours I should be spending in my clinics based on someones OPINION of how long it takes to do my job PROPERLY, let alone someone who has NEVER done my job and has NO idea what goes on behind the scenes. DON'T TELL ME HOW LONG IT SHOULD TAKE TO DO MY JOB! I've been doing it for over 8 years and I think I've got a good grasp on how things work.

Another beef I have with this company is how they said they were going to use the "best of both worlds". I still have yet to see it. I see the least expensive of both worlds. But not the BEST.

I won't even get into the whole "budget" thing. I'm sure that anyone who works for DaVita knows what I'm talking about very well. The mere mention of the word "budget" makes me want to vomit.

So, this is just a drop in the bucket full of reasons why you see so many positions open.

That hit the nail on the head!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Work here, help out there get your job done and a few others too but don't get over 40hrs or your on the crap list for sure. Rebuild everything you can, order new if you must but make sure it comes from the cheapest vendor to keep the budget as low as possible.It seems it's all about the $$$$'s these days. Larger profit means lager bonus checks for the chiefs....but not the indians
 
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Would you say this is nation wide or can depend on the regional biomed administrator?
 
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