CSL Plasma

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CSL Plasma Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
87 Reviews
2.7
87 Reviews
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Randy L. Furby
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunity for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Room for growth and advancement, good benefit, cross training (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, favorites of managers and supervisors (in 8 reviews)

  • Sometimes short staffed, leaving long waits for donors and staff playing catch-up all day (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Processing tech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSL Plasma full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's really repetitive, if you like that.

    Also no interacts with donor, your left in peace.

    Cons

    The pay is really low for the amount of work and responsibility that you have.

    Being exposed to untested plasma... And yes you will be exposed, I've had it spill on me multiple times.

  2.  

    CSL Plasma was great place to learn the plasma industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager, Quality in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager, Quality in Racine, WI

    I have been working at CSL Plasma full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    CSL is innovated and is progressing in the plasma industry.

    Cons

    Upper Leadership does not support the values or knowledge or supports the employees' goals or missions within the centers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Love my job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Donor Support Technician in Kent, AL
    Current Employee - Donor Support Technician in Kent, AL

    I have been working at CSL Plasma part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. The pay is low but the people are great. The benefits once you reach full-time are amazing. It is a great way to get into the medical field.

    Cons

    A lot of work for a little check , part time schedules, low pay, not a lot of salary advancements, poor scheduling

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Poor Management

    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at CSL Plasma

    Pros

    The donors were great . I enjoyed the actual job . Clean facility because employees cleaned

    Cons

    Poor management. . Breaks not given to employees hardly ever just your lunch. . Employees I was one of them work 10 hours with only one break .If any mistakes are made you are singled out and called to office and it is recorded on paper and management talks down to employee like you are dumb and not allowed to make mistake . Management shows up a whole hr late to open the doors to employees another few times about thirty minutes late . Not enough employes scheduled Dobor wait times can be very long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as you would like to be treated You yourself make mistakes also . Stop showing favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mixed bag - the pros can be great, but the cons can be terrible.

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

    I have been working at CSL Plasma full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Important note: this review only covers employment at a collection center - the corporate office could be an entirely different story. At the time of this review (Q4 2014) CSL is in a phase of extreme growth. This translates to numerous opportunities for advancement, especially if you're open to relocation. Support structure at the regional level tends to consist of knowledgeable, compassionate managers.

    Cons

    As other reviews have mentioned, compensation is low across the board. Over the long term, this results in a lower-than-average caliber of employee, in terms of education, motivation, and raw talent. The job market may be bleak, but the real assets tend to find their way out to greener pastures eventually.
    Being such a huge company, the culture can feel a bit dry - to everyone but the people you interact with on a daily basis, you're no more than a cog with an ID#.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite what you might believe, your pay scales are NOT competitive, and the only reason you continue to fill (frequent) vacancies is because the labor market is currently skewed so heavily in favor of employers. Combine this with a breakneck pace of growth, and you get collection centers that are frequently stretched too thin to operate anywhere close to efficiently. Employee burnout is a real problem that will continue to boil as long as nothing changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Alright job to get you through school, wouldn't make it a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reception Technician in Hamilton, OH
    Current Employee - Reception Technician in Hamilton, OH

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere is relaxed, employees and donors have a lot of personality, hours go by fast, 8 hours of PTO on every check, bonus when the center does well, reasonably lax if you're late to work

    Cons

    Low pay (especially since you're dealing with blood and the dredges of society), donors can be rude and even scary depending on where the center is located, you're forced to serve suspected drug users unless your center has a drug test policy, management plays favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a part of the change you want to see in the center. This isn't the kind of job where employees accept managers who aren't active on the floor occasionally. Morale tends to be low on donor floor because all of the pressure is on them all of the time and management doesn't always offer support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great friends not a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Louisville, KY

    I worked at CSL Plasma part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Met alot of great people there including the donors but management was extremely poor. Played favortism alot and if u were not a phlebotomist you were basically looked down on.

    Cons

    Met alot of great people there including the donors but management was extremely poor. Played favortism alot and if u were not a phlebotomist you were basically looked down on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Love what I do, don't love the place.

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

    I have been working at CSL Plasma full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Never a dull moment. It's great to interact with different types of people.
    Lots of room for advancement if you can handle the poor management.

    Cons

    Management runs company like a dictatorship.
    No accommodation to employee's personal lives. Long hours, not enough compensation for the amount of work lower-level employees do.
    On busy days when we are short staffed, management still does not come out to the floor to help relieve some pressure.
    Open on most federal holidays. Thanksgiving day, Christmas day, and New year's day are the only days they are closed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees fairly for the amount of work being done.
    Stop accepting donors 30 minutes before closing.
    Learn to properly schedule employees. Schedule more people on the busier days and less people on the less busy days. It's common sense really.

  10.  

    phlibotomist

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

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

    Pros

    excellent people to work with, great benefits

    Cons

    the donors, never getting off work on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to work more on scheduling, never get off on time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Worked with the company for over 13 years, great personal experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Center Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Center Manager

    I worked at CSL Plasma full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company offers great opportunity for advancement. You can start out as a Phlebotomist, Receptionist or a Processing Technician and then qualify for a Management Trainee position in less than a couple of years. Of course this all depends on your drive and determination, professionalism, people skills and knowledge of operations. Once you've entered the amgr trainee program and thereafter there will be lots of opportunity to travel to assist other centers with training and attend Corporate meetings. (I would work for the company again)

    Cons

    There are no con that really sticks out, however every company has them, just keep up your performance, do the job that you were hired to do and you will be greatly rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that your that your Directors and AD's are fair, keep in mind that some people will do and say anything to cover their own backside and Corporate not truly knowing the whole truth of a situation resulting company losing excellent long term employees like my wife :-) Ratings reflect the time of my employment with company!!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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