Octapharma Plasma Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Donor Floor

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    Current Employee - Donor Floor Technician
    Current Employee - Donor Floor Technician

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    low hours and low pay for cross training

  2. Good for experience, severely underpaid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Screener
    Current Employee - Medical Screener

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to get experience

    Cons

    Low wages, rarely get weekends off

    Advice to Management

    Raise wages

  3. Worst job I've ever had!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Occasionally work with nice people.

    Cons

    Low pay, work every weekend, management doesn't care about you (even if your kids get sick), management plays favorites, high turn over, employees are talked down to, certain rules apply to certain people. Don't let employees be cross-trained when they ask to be. They work with your schedule if you want to take classes.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees respect. You don't have to be friends with them but you should treat them like adult human beings. Show your employees appreciation...not just the donors.

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  5. This place sucks.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Screener in Portsmouth, VA
    Current Employee - Medical Screener in Portsmouth, VA

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I can't think of anything positive at the moment.

    Cons

    People stuck between regular employees and management think they're special. When really, they try to act professional without a degree like they're something special. Donors smell bad and are not attentive to their surroundings.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing what you do. (at least in my center)

  6. Roller coaster Ride

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There are some really good employees here as co-workers. The current management is great and tries their hardest to work with you. They really are looking to advance you up in the company. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Revolving management, along with "cliques" in the work place and employees utilizing their call off exceptions to miss work. The flexible scheduling can be a con because your schedule isn't consistent and changes every week. Starting pay is crappy as well as raises when cross training in different areas

    Advice to Management

    Talk more with employees about issues that arise within the work area, which would help with training, personal growth and potentially help with promoting.

  7. Great for experience but don't make it a career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Moved up reasonably fast to a point. Learned a few new skills. The work is pretty easy more like a factory. New people constantly, both employees and donors.

    Cons

    Supervisors are the worst about spreading gossip and usually do the least amount of work. The center director plays favorites based on who he hired vs. who actually works hard and shows up. Starting pay is $8.00/hr. There are no set schedules. Promotions and raises are not really work based more popularity based.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to make special considerations for one person you should do it for everyone.

  8. Probably the best plasma company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma

    Pros

    Good co-workers, ability to spend money on employees

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends can be frustrating.

  9. Hard to become manager unless you're willing to move

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fully Cross Trained
    Current Employee - Fully Cross Trained

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Job Security, 40 Hours, Good People to work with.

    Cons

    Level of Appreciation for Hard Work

    Advice to Management

    Help Develop Leaders, Not Stunt Growth

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Experience in a "medical atmosphere".

    Cons

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

  11. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Be more attentive to your employees needs.

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