Gulf Coast Blood Center

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Gulf Coast Blood Center Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    OK EXPERIENCE ALL AROUND

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

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Blood Center

    Pros

    CULTURE
    GREAT MANAGEMENT
    FULFILLING WORK
    nice co workers
    lovely pto

    Cons

    LOW PAY
    LONG HOURS
    NO ADVANCEMENT
    promoting within
    needs more dental coverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Supervisor

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

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Blood Center

    Pros

    Great paying job. Is always about helping others.

    Cons

    Horrible team members and managers. They care more of who their friends are instead of quality workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to lead

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Blood Center

    Pros

    Alot of changes to go up

    Cons

    Hours alot of drama not alot of cons u usually if u work you got it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great coworkers, horrible management!!

    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Gulf Coast Blood Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Saving lives and coworkers were what made work enjoyable

    Cons

    For a not for profit organization the Blood Center was all about the bottom dollar. Blood donation is the greatest hustle known to man. A pint of donated blood could easily profit 1000 dollars, while the Donater would get free cookies and a t shirt. Upper management and HR were in collusion against employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honorable and fight for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It ok...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Gulf Coast Blood Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    you get a cost of living raise every year and a yearly bonus.

    Cons

    Poor management. No promotions, it's all about money money money instead of saving lives!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Worked for two years at the Blood Center.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Gulf Coast Blood Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I met some nice people and the job duty of saving lives meant a lot to me. I always had something to do and every day was an adventure.

    Cons

    Bullies are a major problem there. HR is an incompetent group that favors certain "creeds" and goes "Above and Beyond" to protect those certain creeds. Lack of communication is a big problem there along with incompetent managers and back stabbing "friends" that will be more than happy to throw you under a bus to put themselves in a better job title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jettison the bullies and enforce rules to EVERYONE, not just the employees you don't like. And treat everyone fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall experience: Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Gulf Coast Blood Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Their Mission statement: Saving Lives

    Cons

    I feel they have Poor Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of good folks work there, but departments don't work well together.

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

    I worked at Gulf Coast Blood Center

    Pros

    Great employees work there who care a lot about the organization and its mission. The business of collecting blood is a good cause to work for. Some innovative business practices are used to get the work done.

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism. Departments fight as often as they work together. Some of upper management are really arrogant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop fighting amongst themselves and create a more cooperative environment company wide. Also, being a manager doesn't mean you can delegate all of your work to your subordinates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Fun and then terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apheresis Tech II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Apheresis Tech II in Houston, TX

    I worked at Gulf Coast Blood Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime so you get overtime pay. You travel around Houston and the surrounding area so you meet new people and see different places.

    Cons

    Your schedule is as hectic as it can get, terrible attendance policy, shady management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your attendance policy and the turnover rate won't be so high

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Last leg of donation process, least trust & respect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver I in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Driver I in Houston, TX

    I worked at Gulf Coast Blood Center part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was left alone, for the most part.

    Cons

    Supervisors did not give any trust, at all. People hang around to get over time, even though the work load was minimal. Opaque is the best word to describe operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest some trust in your employee. If they betray it, fire them. Finding someone who is qualified to drive a motor vehicle is not difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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