Grifols Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Grifols Chairman and CEO Victor Grifols Roura
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Pros
  • benefits are good and it is considered a health care facility (in 5 reviews)

  • Although the focus on work/ life balance is great (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work life balance here (in 4 reviews)

  • your working 7 days a week and your days off are ones a week and there is no work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. senior phleb. / trainer/ donor processer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Laboratory in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Laboratory in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Grifols

    Pros

    love the job for what it has taught me

    Cons

    feel I can do and am ready to grow more

    Advice to Management

    don't leave people to not feel wanted in all they do give them the tools to grow


  2. Few Benefits can be given to Intern other than that I

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Intern in Clayton, NC

    I have been working at Grifols

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work Environment
    Flexibility
    Balanced Life
    And lot more.....

    Cons

    No benefits for intern
    Average Salary

    Advice to Management

    More Snacks can be added to the cafeteria :)


  3. Grifols NC

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Development Scientist II in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Process Development Scientist II in Clayton, NC

    I have been working at Grifols full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable job with some challenging projects. Friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Top heavy with management means very little advancement opportunity.


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  5. Phlebotomist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Grifols full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, providing life saving services

    Cons

    Low pay,Co workers,working you more than expected, favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Handle your trouble makers


  6. Great for entry level

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

    I have been working at Grifols full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers, donors, experience, promotional ladder, benefits

    Cons

    management, non-flexible schedules, 12 hour shifts, open 7 days a week, morale

    Advice to Management

    There shouldn't be so much drama and dis-organization generated from center management. This isn't high school.


  7. Plasma Processor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Grifols part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There's room for growth if you're willing to work.

    Cons

    Some people just don't have a great work ethic and it makes working irritating to have to pick up people's slack.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Stable company but lacks room for growht

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, NC

    I have been working at Grifols full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -The work you do contributes to the production of life saving products
    -On-site cafeteria with really reasonable prices; good work-life balance
    -Relaxed atmosphere in some departments
    -Pretty good health insurance
    -Immediate company vesting in 401K

    Cons

    -Some groups have only two tiers in their job family, so once you hit that second level, there is no more growth unless you apply for open positions within the company
    -This is a company that retains a lot of its employees and many make it life long careers, which in itself is a pro, but it makes moving up for others difficult since that leads to very few vacancies which is a big negative for those aspiring to grow their careers there
    -Mandatory two week vacation during company shutdown in late June/July which pretty much requires you to use all your accrued vacation during that time frame, saving little to none to use prior for any personal issues
    -Lack of separate sick/personal time which leads to issues with the above

    Advice to Management

    Add more levels to some job families. Most employees will be capped out and relatively stagnant after as little as two years. If all accrued vacation is going to be used during the plant shutdown period, consider giving separate sick/personal time to allow more flexibility for personal issues during the beginning of the year.


  9. great company

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

    I have been working at Grifols full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The whole company is great, it is a major player in the plasma industry.

    Cons

    raises are not the best, but then again its a stable company

    Advice to Management

    give better raises on an individual basis not department wise


  10. Helpful (1)

    great place if you can stay on the chosen side

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

    I have been working at Grifols full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it is a great company that was the first to innovate the plasmapheresis process. the people are fun and exciting. I haven't had too much drama with any of my co-workers, but I get along with most everyone I meet, and especially work with. The donors who come in are usually from all walks of life as its a great way to earn some extra money if you haven't done any of the "high risk" activities that most blood donation centers tell you to avoid. The donors can be a source of a lot of drama as they are told not to count on their compensation money as a source of income, because any number of things could happen to keep them from getting paid that day and many of them will get quite mad if they aren't able to make it through and donate because of a high temp or low red blood cell ratio and such. which can cause some stress but usually most of the problems come when the wrong employees get promoted over the ones that have worked harder to be more qualified for the promotion and may have been there longer.

    Cons

    management is very clique! you have to walk on eggshells for quite a while till you find out if you are on their favored side or not. Often people will get blacklisted from getting any kind of promotion if they get on managements bad side sometimes for even the smallest of mistakes. I have seen many people reach their ceiling as far as promotions go within in a very short time. They will work their hardest and in many cases be great and stellar employees but because of some small mistake or the fact that they don't like basketball as much as the center manager or any number of small and for the most part petty things, they will never be able to move up.
    my experience has been one of those who has hit their ceiling and won't be able to move up from now on, no idea why or what I may have done.
     in many cases the ones that get promoted get the promotions simply because they get along better with management. In many instances they haven't been around long enough to know the operations side of a plasma center to know how to effectively fill their new role, whereas the ones who have worked for the promotion know how to do the job and would be great at it if they were give the opportunity, but they have been blacklisted for some petty reason by management and will never get the opportunity to showcase their skills.

    Advice to Management

    put your petty stupidity behind you and be a leader! stop promoting the unqualified simply because they kiss up to you. they are more than likely the worst worker and worst person for the position.


  11. Tech Ops

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grifols

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity, I had a good manager, some good company perks

    Cons

    Lots of work, no additional compensation for extra work.



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