Talecris

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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.  

    I was a phlebotomist at Talecris.

    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Portland, OR

    I worked at Talecris part-time

    Pros

    Gained a lot of experience with venipuncture and monitoring donors for plasmapherisis reactions. Also learned about how plasma is utilized for medical conditions and the process to use it as a medical supply.

    Cons

    The training was very thorough. Almost too thorough though. I had to read a training manual that was literally 1,000 pages long before I could start venipuncture. I felt like it was a method to weed out the weak that weren't really interested in phlebotomy.

  2.  

    under staffed always

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    Current Employee - Plasma Processor in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    There medical plan is pretty good.

    Cons

    under staffed always but then complain about employees getting overtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for.

    Former Employee - Project Planning Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Project Planning Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Talecris as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work and life balance, nice working environment

    Cons

    Small firm with less geographical option

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  5.  

    Entirely too many turnovers

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist I
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist I

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

    Pros

    401(k) profit sharing benefits and bonus during holidays

    Cons

    turnover rate was too often due poor management decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Phlebotomist/ Donor Floor Tech

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Glendale, AZ

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

    Pros

    some good people both donors and staff, decent breaks, good training time

    Cons

    some of the leads shouldnt have their position, communication was off, for someone with hospital and certifications in what they do the pay was low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    RUN if you want a life

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    Former Employee - Training Coordinator
    Former Employee - Training Coordinator

    I worked at Talecris full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is decent
    My manager is okay
    It is a job in a poor economy.
    Better to collect the plasma than donate the plasma.

    Cons

    Since Grifols has taken over...benefits not as good, business model is purely production number driven . hours are terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I like Talecris Plasma resources, it was close to home and I liked the pay.

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    Current Employee - Plasma Processor I in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor I in Saginaw, MI

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

    Pros

    Nice full time work, loved our donors and co-workers

    Cons

    All of management doesn't help out the employees when they fall behind, just some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to lead by example

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    A long haul to go public, then comes the sellout.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL

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

    Pros

    Health insurance
    Comfortable yet busy work place
    Staff are mostly awesome
    Sundays always off

    Cons

    Uncertainty due to recent firings
    Buyout by Grifols makes long time staff less valuable
    Management lacks independence from corporate that it once had

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up for you staff. You know their character, now keep yours by fighting for the good ones.

    Treat the donors better. They are the lifeblood of your business, literally, so a gatorade or a speedpass will mean nothing when your numbers drop too low for Grifols to maintain you.

    Don't badmouth hourly staff to other hourly staff--every word you say gets back to them. If a person is willing to sit and listen to badmouthing, they are willing to share it with everyone else, and that becomes part of your character to the whole staff.

    Remember that "Go read the SOP" is only a fair answer if it's followed with "and I'll do your job for you while you read the SOP" because the staff with good work ethic will simply go ask someone else instead of making donors wait.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    stressfree, sometimes boring, friendly atmosphere, not very organized company.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Clayton, NC

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    excellent work life balance
    people eager to share knowlege.
    lateral movements possible.
    decent compensation package
    Stable
    job security
    Great hours

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy'
    alot of inefficiency due too much paperwork
    much older demographic
    Management not that great. too many shortcuts without spending money on long term vision
    not enough innovation
    not alot of growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline paperwork.
    reduce bureaucracy
    have better long term vision
    invest more in development and innovation
    retain talent and actively recruit new talent

  11.  

    good place to start a career, but the company is always in the market for sale

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Development Engineer in Clayton, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Process Development Engineer in Clayton, NC

    I worked at Talecris

    Pros

    A good location in the matter of cost of living. Nice weather in North Carolina. Close to three very good universities.

    Cons

    Overstaffed in R&D, and too many layers in management. Communication is slow, and morale is low. People feel unsafe due the company is always on sale.

    No opinion of CEO

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