Biolife Plasma Services

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Biolife Plasma Services Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
Biolife Plasma Services – US – “Biolife Plasma Services”

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2.9 51 reviews

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good, advancement opportunities exist, and lots of interaction with people every day(in 5 reviews)

  • You get a lot of interaction with many people, and the pay is good when you are starting out of school(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Open some holidays and every Saturday making it difficult to have a good work/life balance(in 6 reviews)

  • if upper management doesn't like you they will jump at first chance to fire you rather than help you work thru issues(in 3 reviews)

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    A decent company with challenges

    Plasma Center Technician (Current Employee) Broken Arrow, OK

    ProsInteract with different people daily. Ability to cross-train into dfferent areas of the business. Most stress stems from having the donors watching you when things are busy. Great people at the facility. A thorough training program enables anyone to learn phlebotomy.

    ConsA fluid schedule that is always changing makes it hard to plan things outside of work. Expanding hours when the facility is not busy is a decision that is wrong. Work/Life balance is not even. The manager is two-faced and even bragged about calling in sick when he was hungover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a continuous flow of information about why things are happening such as expanding hours and the company split.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work, but very rewarding career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat pay for those that have a high school diploma as their highest level of academic achievement. The benefits are amazing including health, dental, vision, 401K, and tuition reimbursement. It is rewarding to know that the work you put in everyday is bettering patients lives and even saving them in some cases. Great opportunity for advancement if you are willing to put in the work to get there. Great atmosphere with fun people.

    ConsUndesirable hours that mean starting very early in the morning or working late into the evening. Open some holidays and every Saturday making it difficult to have a good work/life balance. Operational policies and hours are changed frequently to meet the demand for the product. The company has to be very demanding so they are able to meet their goals as patients lives depend on it. You really have to embrace the goals and become part of the team to adjust to the disadvantages.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the triple bottom line in mind when strategizing to meet goals and forming policies. The business is important and the goals need to be met, but the employee's needs have to be taken into account in those decisions as well. The knowledge and experience each employee has cannot be replaced by hiring someone new.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tolerable

    Medical Supervisor (Current Employee) Green Bay, WI

    ProsGreat people, managment is a little young and inexperienced. Rapid advancement opportunity available to non nursing staff. Average pay and benefits.

    ConsNo opportunity to advance for nurses, the expectation is that you will cross train to fill lesser roles when you are not engaged in nursing activities. Work/life balance is approaching that of a hospital as the company continually expands hours to increase profitability. Wages stagnant with annual increases that barely match inflation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdd at least one nurse to the management/decision making team. I don't like the fact that a group of 25 y/o's with no medical expertise or experience is determing how I should best do my job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dedication and Hard work do not pay off here.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Green Bay, WI

    ProsThe benefits the company offers are excellent. Health insurance benefits are better than most work places, they also offer 401k, life insurance, spouse and dependent life insurance and they cover domestic partner's and their children. They offer great discounts with various different companies and services. There is a decent amount of PTO available.

    ConsPoor compensation, almost non existent annual pay increases, shady dishonest management, broken promises. There is a lack of communication between the abundance of management and the employees. Schedules are extremely inconsistent. It is hard to get any type of work/life balance. Management does not care about employees as individuals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management seems to be blind about what is really happening in the various centers. If they want to reduce the employee turn over rate they should hire more experienced center managers who start treating their employees like they are valued.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not bad for temporary, but this job can be spiritually exhausting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get a lot of interaction with many people, and the pay is good when you are starting out of school. Far more money than your average LPN LVN position here.

    ConsThe business expects more from their employees than can be expected. This causes a lot of employees to be dissatisfied, but the pay is good enough that some push it out. They don't require certifications for any of their phlebotomists, so many don't have the ability to sustain their lifestyles outside of this company, causing begrudging job lock.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhile it is important to grow your business, do not treat your employees as interchangable cogs, with no value. Also, realize that a overwhelming majority of the people that donate plasma are going to come, regardless of your hours. So scheduling employees until late at night is not conducive to either business or morale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place but Stressful

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is such an excellent feeling knowing that you are helping to save lives! The company is very well respected and the pay, vacation, and benefits are good and they will train you on the job.

    ConsIf you can't handle very fast paced job that can at times be quite stressful, then this isn't the job for you. They also don't work with you as far as scheduling. The hours are very all over the place so if you have a family, again this probably wouldn't be the place for you. You also are on your feet 9 hours a day so physically it wears you down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBiolife is about helping others and helping to save lives, but at what cost to your employees? There are many times that the donors get treated better than the staff. Many of my coworkers are quitting because they were physically pushed to far.

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    Great Place to work!

    Phlebotomist (Current Employee) Appleton, WI

    Prospay is decent for the work, benefits, great morale overall

    Consstressfull at times when really busy

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    BioLife

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedule.
    Rewarding.
    Team oriented.
    Overall a great place to work at if you want to help others on a daily basis.

    ConsVariable work hours.
    Plateau quickly.
    Have to work weekend and will only get one day weekends every other week. Consistency would be nice.

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    It is good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey do a great job accommodating to a persons schedules and the people there are so friendly.

    ConsThey don't really give room for advancement until your first year in the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good, I have made some pretty great friends there.

    Master Plasma Center Technician (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are great, it's a fast pace environment, donors are friendly

    ConsSome days are pretty hectic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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