Canadian Blood Services
3.2 of 5 16 reviews
www.blood.ca Ottawa, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

Canadian Blood Services Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014

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Canadian Blood Services CEO Graham D. Sher

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    love to donate there

    Administrative (Current Employee)
    Halifax, NS (Canada)

    Prosgreat coworkers and love to know i contribute

    Constraining program is too complicated

    Advice to Senior Managementclear message on priorities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I've had better jobs.

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsMost of the people there are great. Great job to be around people if you like people.

    ConsBad schedule, no work personal personal life balance. You can't get two days in a row off more then 2 times every 2 months. A few people terrible to work with but management can't or don't get rid of them because of the union. We were reminded constantly that we weren't a humanitarian business but a manufacturing business and to stop trying to get donations out of people with less then ideal veins.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWorry about your front line staff more.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Potential to be a meaningful place to work, but falls short.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay scale, good benefits, meaningful work saving lives

    ConsTop heavy in management. Employees strengths, ideas or hard work are not valued, not much room for advancement. Low morale amongst staff. Front line staff deal with a lot of stress.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunity to meet great people but no challenge

    Donor Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsFlexible hours, meal money, the opportunity to meet many wonderful people who come in to donate, diverse management

    ConsThe clinic staff is almost all women and this contributes to a lot of gossip and talking about each other which can start to weigh down on you.
    Because of the union there is not a lot of opportunity to grow or take on new challenges or tasks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe consistent with employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Room for improvement

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood benefits and pension package
    Work remotely (from home) possible

    ConsPay structure
    Growth opportunities
    Communication
    IT Infrastructure

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication and leadership could be improved

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    love to help people in need

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossatisfaction helping others in need

    Consmanagement lost perspective on what matters with staff political clustering

    Advice to Senior Managementtop heavy, only in it for the outrageous salaries

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent work/life balance overall.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's an organization that truly makes a direct impact on saving lives in the community. We can share our successes by seeing the number of patients that used our blood products.

    ConsInternal re-org happens too frequently and changes occur all the time due to budgeting constraints.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The organization has provided me the flexibility to balance my work, family and education.

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsWork/life balance, compensation/ benefits and knowledge of how your work is helping another life and contributing to the healthcare system.

    ConsSilo effect between departments and struggles to develop a corporate culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe balance to developing a bio-pharmaceutical manufacturer brand and delievring effective customer service can be achieved by viewing the organization from the bottom up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Committment and teamwork with multidiversity

    Lab Assistant (Former Employee)
    Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    ProsExcellent benefits and wages and strong union

    ConsShiftwork is very difficult after 6 shifts straight

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to front line workers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    the people we work with, great team environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe service we provide to Canadians makes you feel really good about the work we do, helps to get through the tough days.

    Consnot much room or oppportunity for growth as the company does not provide education assistance for all employees (only a select group) to move to other jobs in the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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