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Talecris CEO & Chairman Lawrence Stern
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Pros
  • The employees I met were hard working and conscientious (in 2 reviews)

  • Gained a lot of experience with venipuncture and monitoring donors for plasmapherisis reactions (in 7 reviews)

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

  • Many of the donors were rude and would occasionally curse at you (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Somewhat unpleasant in certain situtations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Talecris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, quarterly bonuses,hours of operation, have the ability to do medical work with out certification.

    Cons

    Not having connections with the management staff to move up in the business, just to sum up in so many words.

    Advice to Management

    Change, change, change, starts with yourself, then only you will run a successful business.


  2. Helpful (1)

    It is a very good place to work and I am satisfied with my career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Clayton, NC

    I have been working at Talecris

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is very rewarding to work for a company that is involved in the community and provides a product to critically ill patients. Pay and benefits are above average.

    Cons

    The transition to new ownership makes it hard to maintain job focus. Sometimes it appears that different departments are not treated fairly in comparison to each other.

    Advice to Management

    We need to work hard during the integration to be honest and open to the new opportunities presented while maintaining our committment to the patients.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Job Security goes along way.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Documentation Specialist in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Documentation Specialist in Clayton, NC

    I have been working at Talecris

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Job Security, Friendly, Professional growth opportunities,

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are hard to come by. Employees stay at the company for a long time which provides little room for advancement.


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  5. Excellent Pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    Excellent benefit/compensation. Energetic work environment.

    Cons

    Talecris Management Committee is incompetent. Sr. Management will work you to death for their own benefit.


  6. Helpful (1)

    good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physician Sub I in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Physician Sub I in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Talecris

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, 401k with matching (immediate vesting), short and long tern disability, long term care insurance, life insurance, supplemental life/AD&D, spouse life and child life, 3 weeks vacation/year,

    Cons

    the paperwork is a beat-down. it is a highly regulated industry.

    Advice to Management

    try to look at the FDA regulations from another angle or point of view. i think alot of of the standard operating procedures are too complex because of misinterpretation of the FDA rules.


  7. Decent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Talecris

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexible hours -No micro managing - Hands on opportunities - Good starting salary - Continuing education opportunities - Nice cash bonuses

    Cons

    Not too many cons; Sometimes there is a long lull in work which can get very boring. Also, the "family feel" is not apparent; cliques are often seen.

    Advice to Management

    Make promotional opportunities much more obvious. Shorter gaps betwen downtimes in work. Promote unity between coworkers. Make sure everyone is notified about company wide changes.


  8. Good coworkers, bad processes.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IS Analyst in Clayton, NC
    Former Employee - IS Analyst in Clayton, NC

    I worked at Talecris

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are very friendly, and the overall work environment is great. There are many opportunities to take on new projects, get training, and even change jobs. Communication is excellent at all levels.

    Cons

    Small tasks are over-managed. Validation is an absolute nightmare. Upper management is very quick to say no to any requests, so a lot of work either goes undone or gets done under the radar. IS management talks about leveraging synergy way too much.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage specialization. Don't expect everyone to be able to do everything for every project.


  9. Rewarding

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for advancement, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Donors are difficult at times, working Saturdays


  10. Great place for learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Talecris

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and grow in the science field. Lots of opportunities to expand knowledge with classes such as auditing, computers, etc.

    Cons

    The company paid lower salaries than most of the competing companies. However, the company is stable providing most with good job security, so this may be looked over.

    Advice to Management

    Management was doing a pretty good job when I was employed at Talecris, however, they may need to listen to the needs of their employees as far as salaries to be more competitive.


  11. Not a bad place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    Location, Size, Pay, Benefits, Coworkers

    Cons

    Poor management, Hours, Vacation, Layoffs, Promotions



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