Bonfils Blood Center Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Good work experience!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    In my position there was a lot of room for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Some individuals were challenging, not able to embrace criticism or understand that the point of being critical was only to make the company better.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to frontline staff, they are the experts.


  2. If you want Bonfils to be your home, this is the place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bonfils Blood Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and okay pay.

    Cons

    Bonfils is a terrible company. It maintains an altruistic and philanthropic perception in the community and media, and they claim that Bonfils is for the "community" but it often forgets that it's own employees are apart of the community that it values. Bonfils is a highly profit driven company where the workers are forced to work ridiculous amounts of hours per week (sometimes over 50-55+ hrs) The work to life ratio is ridiculous. There isn't much room for career growth, and management can be very unethical at some points.


  3. Too bad for Denver and Colorado

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people are genuine you just won't find them in senior management.

    Cons

    Since the affiliation of Bonfils with BSI they have lost or fired many people. The people who are employable left for other jobs which tells you a lot about who is there now It's all about the bottom line and money over quality. BSI was a bad choice.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck. You've been sold out and you're hanging on as long as you can.


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  5. The mission is right...but management is treacherous and lazy

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bonfils Blood Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You are doing a job you can get behind. The donors are amazing and you feel good about what you're doing.

    Cons

    12 hr shifts = one 30 min lunch and two ten minute breaks if donor flow allows. They have no problem with not giving breaks. Management is fickle. They help some people and fire others without warning. Employment is only stable if you keep your head down.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your little people. They are the face of your company and they represent you. Your donors can see the fear, hate, and discontent you spread amongst your employees. Treat your employees like they are valued. Maybe your upper management could give up their bonuses and pay the little people enough to at least put food on the table. You will get what you put into your people, all the dissatisfaction you have is of your own doing.


  6. Poor Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Saving lives, giving back to the community

    Cons

    Very poor leadership. Angry CEO


  7. Helpful (1)

    Pays the bills

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bonfils Blood Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, alright pay for recent graduate

    Cons

    In the past the company was really geared toward the community. Now it seems the company has a more business mindset, and very interested in making a profit and cutting costs. Upper management doesn't care about the little guys, the hours are imbalanced -its either feast or famine, the past couple years we've only had 2% raises, no bonuses. There have been a lot of unexpected firings and layoffs, so everybody is in fear of losing their job. Upper management is sketchy and untrustworthy.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better to your people. Let us see the rewards of affiliating with BSI - ie. Raises.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great people, stable job!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mfg Lab Tech II in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Mfg Lab Tech II in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bonfils Blood Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great coworkers. Stability in Mfg,

    Cons

    Non-profit = below avg.pay for all the training and responsibility put on Mfg.= High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Your greatest asset are your experienced employees. Pay scale should be low for new employees and greater as years served. Get bigger pay rate jumps for years of service. This will cut down on high turnover. Undesirables will be out early. only dedicated employees will stick it out. Major savings on training and errors.. Less stress on dept supes to have to train someone for 3 months only to have them leave 1 or 2 years later. Example: 1year! ($13) 3yrs(15). 5yrs(18). 10yrs(20), 15yrs(22), 20+ should be making $25-30/hr


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great people, not a great company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bonfils Blood Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the most dedicated, passionate people I've ever worked with. Decent pay, particularly for new grads. Good benefits, especially health insurance.

    Cons

    Some managers have difficult personalities. QA/RA department has been losing all their best employees due to mismanagement. This will hurt them in the long run. Loss of employees through attrition has resulted in low morale - everyone is doing 3 people's jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Show your appreciation of the employees more. The monthly "cake and lemonade" parties are pretty sad. Hire additional people for extremely overworked areas.


  10. Helpful (2)

    This is the worst job experience of my career.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Satisfaction of helping save lives; nice breakroom facilities; nice gifts (vests, t-shirts, camp chair) once a year and some of the employees are great.

    Cons

    The cultural environment is very dysfunctional. There is constant back stabbing and finger pointing, not a team environment at all. Most mid-managers are interested only in saving their own jobs, not at all interested in or capable of coaching their staff.

    Advice to Management

    The cons of working for Bonfils starts at the top and trickles down quickly. Upper management should be replaced with people competent in their field who are willing to build and coach good teams. Many employees have been there so long and are in their positions not because they are capable and good managers, but because of longevity. Everyone, particularly in management positions should be let go and required to re-apply for their jobs.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Bonfils is a good place for a paycheck but that is about it.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Donor Tech in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Donor Tech in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Develop new skills and can take them elsewhere. Helping your community blood supply.

    Cons

    No recognition from management and constant pressure to meet unfair goals. No pay raises in years. Very low morale in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to recognize and actually compliment people rather than threaten them all of the time. Morale is so freaking low it is a shame. Flex schedule is unfair and you don't allow people to have a life. Bonfils Management is often unapproachable and incompetent.



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