Octapharma Plasma

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Octapharma Plasma Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Octapharma Plasma is a good learning place. If you want experience in phlebotomy, this is the place for you.

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    Current Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Garland, TX

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company to learn Phlebotomist skills.

    Cons

    The pay rate should match the job description. Little pay for a very serious job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more attentive to your employees needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Terrible place to work, get the experience and LEAVE!!!

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    Current Employee - Phelbotomist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Phelbotomist in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Experience in a "medical atmosphere".

    Cons

    Micro managing, poor pay, disrespectful managers, rude and disrespectful donors, unapproachable leadership, DRAMA!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Wonderful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma

    Pros

    Very fast promotions! I started as a donor less than two years ago now I am assistant manager making good money and opportunities are still developing. I love working for OPI!

    Cons

    The operating hours make scheduling fair difficult. The starting pay is $8.00/hr which is on the low side for the type of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always train/retrain employees so that bad habits don't develop. Reward job well done. And I don't like the new rule on only hiring those with a college degree into management positions new employees with a degree are not better than the employ whose worked for the company for years. They do not understand the company as well. That might just be this area though.

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    SMH

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hour lunch to get away from the nonsense, the schedule. Nothing else.

    Cons

    Omg where do I start. Gossip, gossip and more gossip, constant horse-playing and inappropriate conversations in front of donors, catty women, drama, the way they treat the donors smh ..... not cool at all. The pay is no where near enough for the amount of bs you have to deal with on a day to day basis. Very hostile environment at times. Other times is tooooo laid back. Lack of structure. Obvious favoritism. Training is pretty rushed. I can go on forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No words!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Dissatisfied employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma

    Pros

    I can't think of any.

    Cons

    Scheduling is a joke! No consideration to employees needs. No respect to employees. Hourly pay is ridiculous! There are too many chiefs and none of them know what the others are doing. No one is on the same page. You can ask two of them the same question and they will give you two different answers. Employees are not being trained correctly. They are all taught something different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be considerate of your employees needs. You have a lot of unhappy employees and some of them are looking for others jobs. If you want to keep them, show them respect.
    Find someone who knows how to make a schedule that works!!

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    If you would like to return to high school.....

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma

    Pros

    The experience for a better job.
    Learning to treat reactions, performing high volumes of blood draws and vital signs
    Donors are usually plesant

    Cons

    Where to begin?
    There is no rewarding,promoting, or incentives for working hard. To advance within this company you have to be willing to throw your own mother under a bus. The people designated to be the top paid and hardest workers (area leads).... lack motivation, harass anyone they deem unworthy of their presence, and humiliate anyone they see fit. All of which is acceptable because they are in good with management. Ive seen 5 people come and go in just a few months due to the unabashed bullying which goes unchecked. If you do lodge a complaint with your Manager... he is very likely going to tell the person AND do nothing about it. So there is an environment where not only will you be bullied, humiliated and overworked....but you better not speak up about it or you will find yourself in thr unemployment line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and avoid a lawsuit by removing negativity
    Give employees incentives
    Raise hourly wages

  8.  

    Busy business, saving lives

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Save lives, people, benefits, work experience

    Cons

    Long hours but no complaints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Don't get stuck in the loop.

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    Current Employee - Medical Screener in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Medical Screener in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The insurance package, some coworkers are very easy to get along with, easy job training, guaranteed 32-34 hours a week for full time

    Cons

    time off policies, lots of favoritism, abuse of position, very repetitive and boring job, not much in terms of advances, the raises are a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play favorites and don't talk about employees as if they aren't there because it'll get back to them eventually.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    High turnover rate for a REASON!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma

    Pros

    You can get away with almost anything as long as you get along with management. And the experience

    Cons

    What isn't wrong with this place? Management knows diddly about running this establishment. They practically pay you in peanuts. The people who work there shouldn't even be allowed to come near the building. They let ANYTHING donate, no matter how ghetto they are. If you don't kiss up to management you probably won't be there for long. You have to reuse the gloves on multiple donors until they rip, or get blood or iodine on them. Management is no where to be found in stressful situations. The few who have been there for years don't even know the proper protocols. Who do you go to when your superiors don't have the answers? I can go on for days...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring imbeciles and stop awarding those who are lazy and do nothing throughout the day and start rewarding those who actually deserve it. And as far as corporate goes... Just because you're in a certain position doesn't mean you are better than anyone else. I breathe the same air you do so get off your high horse.

  11.  

    Lack of professional advancement or acceptable compensation incentives.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As the economy worsens, business increases but so does stress and dissatisfaction increases among the staff, with no end in sight.

    Cons

    20% growth in revenue each year for four years, that should equal at least a minimum increase in compensation for all of those employees that have led to that phenomenal success. A 1% yearly raise, really?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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