Biolife Plasma Services

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Biolife Plasma Services Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
54 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits are good, in many cases better than even government benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • You get a lot of interaction with many people, and the pay is good when you are starting out of school (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Open some holidays and every Saturday making it difficult to have a good work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • if upper management doesn't like you they will jump at first chance to fire you rather than help you work thru issues (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great entry level place for career development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plasma Center Technician  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Plasma Center Technician in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits at entry level. Nice tuition reimbursement program.

    Cons

    FMLA program needs to be better defined. Too many employees abuse the program causing shortages in staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FMLA program needs to be better defined and managed. Too many employees abuse the program causing shortages in staff undue stress on remaining staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fond du Lac, WI

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Culture of continuous improvement
    -Involve all employee levels in decision making
    -Understand the importance of integrity when making decisions
    -Actually making a difference in the lives of others who need our product

    Cons

    -Extremely difficult to manage a work/life balance, specifically when the job expectations require quality at a high rate of production

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Improve on reward and recognition..

    Recommends
  3.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Donor Processor  in  Clarksburg, WV
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Clarksburg, WV

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, excellent management, good work hours, excellent training

    Cons

    There really was nothing bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plasma Center Technician  in  Cheyenne, WY
    Current Employee - Plasma Center Technician in Cheyenne, WY

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to promote

    Cons

    Constantly in training for every part of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very nice company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plasma Center Technician  in  Mount Pleasant, MI
    Current Employee - Plasma Center Technician in Mount Pleasant, MI

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, management cares, excellent opportunity for advancement, great benefits and pay is competitive. Management is organized and care about employees.

    Cons

    In order to move to upper management relocation is probably necessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A decent company with challenges

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plasma Center Technician  in  Broken Arrow, OK
    Current Employee - Plasma Center Technician in Broken Arrow, OK

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interact with different people daily. Ability to cross-train into dfferent areas of the business. Most stress stems from having the donors watching you when things are busy. Great people at the facility. A thorough training program enables anyone to learn phlebotomy.

    Cons

    A fluid schedule that is always changing makes it hard to plan things outside of work. Expanding hours when the facility is not busy is a decision that is wrong. Work/Life balance is not even. The manager is two-faced and even bragged about calling in sick when he was hungover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a continuous flow of information about why things are happening such as expanding hours and the company split.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    A great company to be a part of

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Center Technician  in  Sheboygan, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Center Technician in Sheboygan, WI

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good, advancement opportunities exist, and lots of interaction with people every day! This is a social workplace. Compensation is fair, annual raises are common. The location is Sheboygan is VERY well managed. The manager cares about individual employees and is a good advocate for them when dealing with the demands of higher management.

    Cons

    Schedule and hours vary even for full time employees, often micromanaged by supervisors, very goal driven company. At times, they struggle to find the proper balance between taking good care of employees vs. decisions that meet the company's goals. Specifically- the productivity metric goals require employee sacrifice that is unreasonable for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers, supervisors, etc: you guys make ALL the difference in a work environment like this. The small encouragements make a big difference. Talking to employees as people instead of a means to meeting a goal is important. It is always a plus when supervisors are willing to put on a lab coat and do even the lowest tasks at times so that employees feel like they're on the same team as their management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Hard work, but very rewarding career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay for those that have a high school diploma as their highest level of academic achievement. The benefits are amazing including health, dental, vision, 401K, and tuition reimbursement. It is rewarding to know that the work you put in everyday is bettering patients lives and even saving them in some cases. Great opportunity for advancement if you are willing to put in the work to get there. Great atmosphere with fun people.

    Cons

    Undesirable hours that mean starting very early in the morning or working late into the evening. Open some holidays and every Saturday making it difficult to have a good work/life balance. Operational policies and hours are changed frequently to meet the demand for the product. The company has to be very demanding so they are able to meet their goals as patients lives depend on it. You really have to embrace the goals and become part of the team to adjust to the disadvantages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the triple bottom line in mind when strategizing to meet goals and forming policies. The business is important and the goals need to be met, but the employee's needs have to be taken into account in those decisions as well. The knowledge and experience each employee has cannot be replaced by hiring someone new.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great Place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist  in  Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    pay is decent for the work, benefits, great morale overall

    Cons

    stressfull at times when really busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    BioLife

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

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule.
    Rewarding.
    Team oriented.
    Overall a great place to work at if you want to help others on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Variable work hours.
    Plateau quickly.
    Have to work weekend and will only get one day weekends every other week. Consistency would be nice.

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