Octapharma Plasma

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Octapharma Plasma

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Octapharma Plasma

Pros

A stepping stone for a bigger and better career elsewhere

Cons

Very CHEAP company, and it is not WHAT you know but WHO you know when it comes to promotions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember you were once in a smaller position

Doesn't Recommend

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    Schedules bad but better than a hospital

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    Former Employee - Physician Substitute in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Physician Substitute in Newport News, VA

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy - the managers are not medical professionals so they trust the nurses' judgement as long as you have documentation to back it up. Good coworkers, drama was there if you went looking but most people could stay out of it. Pay was pretty good, about the same as hospital for a new grad. Lots of head to toe assessments, some first aid/emergency care. If you wanted to do nothing you could hide out with paperwork until you were needed -- if you like to stay busy you can cross-train to the floor and to the front registration.

    Cons

    Shifts start at 6:30am, 9:30am, 12:30pm and go for 8 hours (or until center is closed). Despite repeated requests, management wouldn't allow the nurses to go to a 10 hour or 12 hour shift schedule, though other areas were allowed to have those shifts. Lots of silly trainings that happened every few months. Doctor only visited once a week and wasn't always available by phone.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Great for experience but don't make it a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Moved up reasonably fast to a point. Learned a few new skills. The work is pretty easy more like a factory. New people constantly, both employees and donors.

    Cons

    Supervisors are the worst about spreading gossip and usually do the least amount of work. The center director plays favorites based on who he hired vs. who actually works hard and shows up. Starting pay is $8.00/hr. There are no set schedules. Promotions and raises are not really work based more popularity based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to make special considerations for one person you should do it for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
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