Talecris

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Talecris Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
55 Reviews
2.6
55 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k (in 3 reviews)

  • Great people, very professional and passionate about the plasma industry, yet relaxed enough to make long lasting friendships (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • turnover rate was too often due poor management decisions (in 3 reviews)

  • Very fast paced, at times the amount of work is overwhelming (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Employees are nice but working conditions aren't.

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Peoria, IL

    I worked at Talecris full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The employees I met were hard working and conscientious.

    Cons

    The hours are terrible; very limited potential for growth, pay is at the low end of the national average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers re tired of waiting so long to be taken care of; there is a constant lack of supplies and equipment and workers are getting burnt out because of lack of manpower.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Long hours, Easy job

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist

    I worked at Talecris full-time

    Pros

    Its a fairly easy job to do.

    Cons

    long hours, mandatory overtime, short staffed, never know when you'll be getting off work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor pay, poor management

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    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Glendale, AZ

    I worked at Talecris full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can remember.

    Cons

    Pay was not so great and neither was the management at that time.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Most stressful position ever

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    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Talecris full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    made some really great lasting friendships with co-workers

    Cons

    LONG hours! I was a salary employee and the expectations were on average 60-65 hours/ week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Life Balance
    Listen to your employees/ line staff/ middle management- they know how the business works

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    worked like a mule, center understaffed, no time to crosstrain or advance

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    experience, and flexibility with schedule

    Cons

    center staff is viewed as bottom dollar, work them harder and harder is the motto. was there 2.5 years and couldn't get cross trained because the center was always understaffed and trying to get as many donors though in as little amount of time that they could.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you center staff work darn hard and you need to recognize their efforts, stop looking at bottom dollars costs and give them opportunities

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It's a good place to start.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    High turn over means a good opportunity to start a career here.

    Cons

    this place is Bogged down by politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to be fair.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    A very unsatisfying experience.

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    Former Employee - Center Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Center Operations Manager

    I worked at Talecris

    Pros

    Best pay in industry for managers.

    Cons

    No room for growth.
    Inapropriate promotion and hiring practices.
    85% Turnover rate in 2 years I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotr individuals based on job performance. Not on who they know or are friends with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Talecris - be wary

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are good, some great people to work with, nice location, going public has been a valuable experience.

    Cons

    Executive leadership not focused on long term success of company-more about their own pay. Company culture is more about blaming than resolving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people who work for you and treat them as assets, not just a means to an end. Encourage collaboration across departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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