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Current Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor

I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

This company is an efficient one. They got rid of the paper charts and are constantly looking for easier ways to do our work. They contribute up to 6% to your 401K! That is super-awesome!

Cons

The company needs alot of work when it comes to employee morale. We only have 3 holidays and in severe weather we are still expected to come in. They seem to be more concerned with the equipment and plasma, than the staff. Salaries are very low.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Step down off the pedestal and listen to the critical members of the company who work in the centers.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Other Reviews for Octapharma Plasma

  1.  

    Okay place to get your foot in the door with phlebotomy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Always promotions because turnover is so high
    Train people with no experience
    Employee of the Quarter Program
    Suggestion box they actually read
    Flexible with scheduling

    Cons

    Could make more as a server. I was a Donor Floor Supervisor making 11.70. Haha sad.
    Inexperience phlebs cause a lot of complaints. Donors don't know that they are getting stuck by a person who has never used a needle in their life and it is frankly not fair to the donors. I will never donate plasma knowing this. As an experienced phlebotomist I would always get requests and other inexperienced phlebs always called me for help. It got tiresome.
    Had to take work home (scheduling and other things) because I had to spend my time at work helping the floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced phlebotomist. Pay better so there is less turnover.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic Environment

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    Former Employee - Proccesing Tech  in  Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Proccesing Tech in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Pros

    Good for entry-level managent training and experience, or for hands on phelobotomy experience otherwise, that is all.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management, part-time hours, little room for advancement, and an overall toxic environment that is created by from the top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on morale, It was the most miserable experience of my entire life to come to work and listen to 100% of your employees whine and complain about the company, and the management. Please put an emphasis on hiring and promoting those with a positive attitude rather than those who thrive on gossip and "pot stirring."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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