Florida's Blood Centers

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11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Donor Services Recruiter  in  Rockledge, FL
    Former Employee - Donor Services Recruiter in Rockledge, FL

    I worked at Florida's Blood Centers part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Positive company offering great benefits and opportunities for advancement.
    Great team of employees and employers to work with.

    Cons

    I was in a new position to the company and was incorrectly advised about benefits and hours to be worked.
    Management and employees need better communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When creating a new position, determine all aspects of what the number of hours will really be involved. I was told numerous times by management the position was 32 hrs week and on average received only 17 hours a week. If not for this I would still be with this company.
    Notify HR of what benefits will be given for the position and if type of benefits offered are changed, inform the employee so they may partake in them (such as insurance, holidays, 401K, etc)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    After all the changes/merger company is disgusting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Florida's Blood Centers full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The best things were the benefits/401K

    Cons

    FBC used to be PRO family. NOW ITS ALL ABOUT MONEY, FORGETTING ALL ABOUT ITS EMPLOYEES

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair, listen to your employees.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    no organization

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    Current Employee - Donor Services Specialist  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Donor Services Specialist in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Florida's Blood Centers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent starting pay compaired to other companys

    Cons

    nothing is organized, little communication about changes happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get it together, enforce the rules, punish those who abuse and break the rules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A fulfilling but exhausting job.

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    Current Employee - Donor Services Specialist  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Donor Services Specialist in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Florida's Blood Centers full-time

    Pros

    The job is very fulfilling and fun. You meet new people all the time and go places if you work on the mobiles.

    Cons

    Not nearly paid enough for the stress, amount of work, and hours spent working. You often go unappreciated. It's all about collecting the blood. The donor is always right. Management never gives good evaluations, no matter how good you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees a bit and give better raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    exhausting because we were always short of staff

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist  in  Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Montgomery, AL

    I have been working at Florida's Blood Centers

    Pros

    the donors were excellent and friendly

    Cons

    the staff were lazy and unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs new management

  7.  

    Not a good environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Florida's Blood Centers

    Pros

    Some of the employees associated with Donations were nice.

    Cons

    Management does not have a clue and have extreme salaries with a little bit of knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not What It Say's It Is

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida's Blood Centers

    Pros

    Competetive salaries and benefits. Excellent 401k program.
    Working with the donors is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Salaried employees are expected to work in excess of 40 hours per week.
    Poor communication between Executive Management and the front line employees.
    Use to be family oriented and care about their employees now upper management only cares about making themselves look good.
    It appears that they have formed an alliance between Executive and middle management to form an alliance to keep front line employees in the dark.
    They do nothing about complaints from front line.
    Customer service training should have started at the top so that they would know how to treat their front-line staff (their greatest asset?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what is going on around you and not just in your area.
    Listen to your employees and don't just ignore issues and wait for them to go away.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Florida's Blood Centers Workplace Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida's Blood Centers

    Pros

    competitive 401 k program, change control processes help keep changes from being poorly implemented.

    Cons

    salaried positions are expected to "donate" many hours beyond 40/week. Some top heavy departments, less Chiefs more Indians needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to address the recent bad publicity with employees instead of trying to ignore it. Employees need to hear developing news from within, before it is published in the local newspaper.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    FBC needs to go back to basics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Florida's Blood Centers

    Pros

    Working with donors and the front line staff. Both are very rewarding. The gift of life is just that it does help others.

    Cons

    Executive management. The executive leader is looking out for her own self promotion. The team has lost vision of what the gift represents, for a not for profit organization they run the organization as a for profit company. Bonus are high and extravagant. This cost in turn is passed down to the people receiving the gift in the hospital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into what the gift of life use to be. Former CEO had the right stuff. No frills, no large bonus for management, he kept cost down so it would not be passed on to the patients. He thought about others and the true meaning of the gift of life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look past the marketing image and see what is really FBC.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Florida's Blood Centers

    Pros

    Their role in the community. The life saving aspects of the job were real and working with the donors to meet the needs of the blood supply was extremely rewarding. The front line staff support of the mission was evident daily and working with them was a tremendous pleasure. Working with the donors in educating them on the need to donate and seeing their support was very gratifying.

    Cons

    Communication and support from executive management was either non-existent or clueless about anything that occurred on any level lower than senior management. Yes, they did talk about the blood center's role in the community, but only for personal gain in an arena of other corporate executives or national platforms. There was never any true commitment to the community or the employee's of the company unless it would bring them better publicity or was good for their CV. They ignored employee survey results which clearly stated the front line wanted better communication from management.

    Executive management never acknowledged the high turn-over rate other than to believe it was employee incompetence and stupidity. Suggestions made by senior and middle management were rarely acknowledged unless , of course, it was 100% supportive of the CEO's opinion. If it wasn't in support of the CEO's opinion you were now on the short list and most knew it was time to look for another job, because you would be out very soon. The term "Hire and Fire at will" was greatly supported by the CEO when it came to senior and middle management. Hormones and emotions carried more weight than someone's actual performance. There was a definite segregation which was another reason for the lack in communication. The CEO seemed more concerned about the physical appearance of herself and her executive and senior manager's than their skills and knowledge.

    Executive spending and salaries far exceeded that of other "Not for Profit" organizations, including outrageous bonuses and costly company cars. The board also had caviar tastes which executive management encouraged and supported. Money would be spent on executive/board retreats yet equipment and vehicles used for the actual collection of blood were in disrepair.

    In today's society when abuse of power by executives is in the spotlight, someone should look a little closer at FBC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time on the front lines in all areas not just the one you are responsible for, talk to the staff and have the guts to listen and take real action.

    Remember what the mission is and the actual role FBC plays in saving lives.

    Disapproves of CEO

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