Octapharma Plasma

  www.octapharmaplasma.com
  www.octapharmaplasma.com
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Poor pay in a dangerous environment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Medical Screener in Norfolk, VA
Current Employee - Medical Screener in Norfolk, VA

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

Pros

- Good medical experience for those just starting out in the medical field
- Easy to be cross-trained to other departments and increase salary/experience

Cons

- Extremely low salary for everything that you have to do
- Actively seeks out employees with college degrees but does not pay them according to expertise or experience levels
- Management is so far detached from the actual problems of the employees that many don't even bother going to management with problems
- Donors are rude at best and dangerous at worst (there's no security in the building, and my location faced many problems with sexual harassment from donors)
- Hours are ridiculous; you could easily be there until 10pm during the busier times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more sensitive to the needs of employees and stop trying to work them like workhorses. They are people too, surprisingly enough.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

36 Other Employee Reviews for Octapharma Plasma (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Business as usual

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    No two days are exactly the same.

    Cons

    Negligible room for professional advancement and financial compensation is well below comparable averages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase security measures for all field locations and don't be afraid to reward those who are directly responsible for that very significant success you continue to enjoy in a hard economic climate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Growing

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

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (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
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