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  1. Talecris is an outstanding employer.

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    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Yuma, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Talecris has entry level positions and is a company with room to grow from those positions to the corporate level. The company will support your growth and success with internal and tranditional education and training. The staff is fun. The envirnonment is warm and enviting.

    Cons

    If you have a family, and your child-care is not flexible, the schedule may present hardship. The company is open most holidays and weekends. The hours can be outside normal business hours to meet the needs of clientel.

    Advice to Management

    Management has generally been very supportive of formal education, regardless of operational hours. That shows great employee support and builds moral! Pay is very competitive for the Yuma area.

  2. Love My Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Donor Processor in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Donor Processor in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible. Awesome Managers, Co-workers And Donors.

    Cons

    Short staff. Favoritism. Poor pay.

    Advice to Management

    Lazy Coworkers = Poor Donor Flow

  3. Working for Talecris has taught me a lot about plasma that I never knew about from being a donor.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Donor Processor/Phlebotomist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Donor Processor/Phlebotomist in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Talecris

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent location, it's 1 mile from my home. I've never made a better hourly rate like this from previous jobs. The donors are like family at times, and since I started off as a donor back in March 2006 and converted to an employee in September 2006, there has been a lot to experience and learn from this company that can take me anywhere I want to go in the med field. Thanks for believing in me TPR.

    Cons

    The current management that is at BRLA isn't quite as friendly as the management team that worked there when I was hired. The center manager talks to us as if we're animals, barking orders, not even speaking in the morning when you speak to her. Of course she blames it from being in the military for so long. I wish there was no such thing as HPD(Hours Per Donor), it puts such a damper on our paychecks around tax season. We all understand that the company wants to make more money than pay us more around this time, but it just makes it not working from January - May.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to your employees, we have feelings too and at times you act as if you don't care. But please be aware that Karma does exist.

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  5. Outstanding!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Supervisor
    Current Employee - Quality Supervisor

    I have been working at Talecris

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, very professional and passionate about the plasma industry, yet relaxed enough to make long lasting friendships. I am very impressed by this company.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, at times the amount of work is overwhelming. Some days are just hectic. This industry is not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Management at the center level is outstanding. Kudos to the great teams of Talecris Plasma Resources. Donations are increasing all across the nation!

  6. Smart, Fast, and Growing Company with Exceptional Leadership

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

    I worked at Talecris

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exceptional leadership
    Disciplined strategy in managing portfolio of products
    Ethical organization
    Hires and attracts great talent at mid-senior level
    Board is knowledgeable/ asks good questions

    Cons

    Stock options were not available when I was an employee; this is an important benefit that should be available to everyone.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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