Biolife Plasma Services

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Biolife Plasma Services Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
57 Reviews
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Pros
  • You get a lot of interaction with many people, and the pay is good when you are starting out of school (in 6 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Open some holidays and every Saturday making it difficult to have a good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management decisions which make zero sense (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Center Technician in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Center Technician in Boise, ID

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Environment is awesome, and people are really nice.

    Cons

    They expect their employees to stay late day after day, witch can be nice sometimes but when their are kids involved staying hours after your shift is expected to be over is uncalled for. They have favorite employees also, and most of them slack, while the hard working employees get no recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get rid of the good employees, watch the Masters!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Tolerable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Supervisor in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Medical Supervisor in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, managment is a little young and inexperienced. Rapid advancement opportunity available to non nursing staff. Average pay and benefits.

    Cons

    No opportunity to advance for nurses, the expectation is that you will cross train to fill lesser roles when you are not engaged in nursing activities. Work/life balance is approaching that of a hospital as the company continually expands hours to increase profitability. Wages stagnant with annual increases that barely match inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add at least one nurse to the management/decision making team. I don't like the fact that a group of 25 y/o's with no medical expertise or experience is determing how I should best do my job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Enjoyable, educational, and a bit of a struggle.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Center Technician in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Center Technician in Harrisonburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for not having any phlebotomy experience. The training wasn't too bad either, could be sped up a little more.
    Very nice vacation time.
    Good hours during the day.

    Cons

    The management seem to have a hard time listening to their employees that have suggestions. A little too much drama leaking into working causing a dysfunctional team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen every now and then and you might have things running smoother.

    Recommends
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services

    Pros

    Only that the pay was competitive

    Cons

    Management was harassing and hostile. They made unsafe decisions in the name of productivity putting donors and employees at risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take complaints serious and don't falsify documentation.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dedication and Hard work do not pay off here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI

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

    Pros

    The benefits the company offers are excellent. Health insurance benefits are better than most work places, they also offer 401k, life insurance, spouse and dependent life insurance and they cover domestic partner's and their children. They offer great discounts with various different companies and services. There is a decent amount of PTO available.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, almost non existent annual pay increases, shady dishonest management, broken promises. There is a lack of communication between the abundance of management and the employees. Schedules are extremely inconsistent. It is hard to get any type of work/life balance. Management does not care about employees as individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management seems to be blind about what is really happening in the various centers. If they want to reduce the employee turn over rate they should hire more experienced center managers who start treating their employees like they are valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad for temporary, but this job can be spiritually exhausting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services

    Pros

    You get a lot of interaction with many people, and the pay is good when you are starting out of school. Far more money than your average LPN LVN position here.

    Cons

    The business expects more from their employees than can be expected. This causes a lot of employees to be dissatisfied, but the pay is good enough that some push it out. They don't require certifications for any of their phlebotomists, so many don't have the ability to sustain their lifestyles outside of this company, causing begrudging job lock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While it is important to grow your business, do not treat your employees as interchangable cogs, with no value. Also, realize that a overwhelming majority of the people that donate plasma are going to come, regardless of your hours. So scheduling employees until late at night is not conducive to either business or morale.

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

    Great place but Stressful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services

    Pros

    It is such an excellent feeling knowing that you are helping to save lives! The company is very well respected and the pay, vacation, and benefits are good and they will train you on the job.

    Cons

    If you can't handle very fast paced job that can at times be quite stressful, then this isn't the job for you. They also don't work with you as far as scheduling. The hours are very all over the place so if you have a family, again this probably wouldn't be the place for you. You also are on your feet 9 hours a day so physically it wears you down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Biolife is about helping others and helping to save lives, but at what cost to your employees? There are many times that the donors get treated better than the staff. Many of my coworkers are quitting because they were physically pushed to far.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast Paced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Elkhart, IN

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked with really great co-workers, available training in MA and Phlebotomy

    Cons

    Management had their favorites, and if you weren't one of them it was very stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be equal to everyone and give everyone a chance at advancing

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Great Place to work!

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    • 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 (less than an 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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