Interstate Blood Bank

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Updated November 9, 2014
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  1. I have overall enjoyed my time at this company.

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Saint Joseph, MO

    I have been working at Interstate Blood Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, easy job, flexible scheduling, great employees and management, the chance to indirectly help people who suffer from a wide range of diseases and conditions.

    Cons

    Even though it is a medical environment, working with the public, sick days are not offered. The pay is low for the type of work performed and compared to what similar companies offer, no real chances of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    More needs to be done to advertise and to change the image that so many people have of donating and about the "type" of people who donate.

  2. Don't expect too much!

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    Former Employee - Center Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Center Manager in Kenosha, WI

    I worked at Interstate Blood Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Only when you not on call.

    Cons

    Don't expect too much for a family run company. Terrible benefits, not much of pay package for upper level or even lower level workers.

    Advice to Management

    You have to do more for the employees, especially the lower level workers, and compensate for the hard work of the management accordingly. Cheapskate!

  3. Plasma center

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Interstate Blood Bank

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

    Pros

    Great benefits..... 2 weeks paid vaca after a year...... Good insurance benefits the company pays part of your monthly insurance so it ends up being about 40$ a month for single people.

    Cons

    Short staff most of the time...... When people call off management doesn't come on the floor to help most of the time...... They really do not care about their employees from what I have seen....... It's hard to keep a full staff buzz people can't handle it and quit...... By the way the pay benefits suck........ U get at the most a 30 cent raise every year

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding of the employees and more compassionate..... When a company makes there employees feel like they don't care no one wants to work for them.

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  5. If You're Not in the "clique", you're targeted

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - A/P Clerk
    Former Employee - A/P Clerk

    I worked at Interstate Blood Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Dependable 40 hours a week at a fair rate of pay, excellent and inexpensive benefits, generally nice people, and a company that does something meaningful to mankind.

    Cons

    Petty managers, cliques and too much socializing between managers and some employees, unresponsive bosses (executive level) to problems with managers, family-owned business in which, much to my surprise, there is little regard for others' families. Expectations of perfection in all things, and even when you hit the mark, there is no gratitude or recognition. Hit it once, and you're expected to never miss it again. Unreasonable expectations, unless you're on the good side of the manager over you. Then she will fix your mistakes and cover for you before her boss sees them.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother? You won't listen anyway.

  6. Terrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Interstate Blood Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers management does not care about us. So its nice to have good coworkers

    Cons

    Pay is terrible. Too much work for little pay. Management sucks. Very lazy. Cant be sick. Do not work here

    Advice to Management

    Pay the money that we deserve

  7. Ridiculous.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Donor Processor
    Current Employee - Donor Processor

    I have been working at Interstate Blood Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The employees below management. They motivate each other to get the job done.

    Cons

    There's people who have worked there for over 5 years & never received the raises as promised. Poor communication. Horrible management.

    Advice to Management

    Get new ones

  8. Good cause, Terrible Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Madison, WI

    I worked at Interstate Blood Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -Great experience and hands on training if you are looking to enter into the field of biotechnology, nursing, or PA
    -Plenty of opportunities for advancement, in the beginning
    -Flexible scheduling/ Great work/life balance
    -Get the opportunity to work one on one with donors and develop a relationship with them

    Cons

    -Extreme lack of proper training for staff. While I worked there we had a large boom of donors, management chose to rapidly hire several people and did not put them through the proper training. This resulted in several employees engaging in inappropriate and dangerous behavior.
    -While there are several internal and external audits, management continually oversees that only certain employees are engaged with the auditors. This results in a false representation of the company.
    -There was several times when I overheard management use abusive language and threats to other employees. Upper management segregates themselves from employees, creating a workplace full of tension and anger.
    -Management will encourage you to take on more responsibility and urge you in training for other positions but will fail to recognize or promote good work. During my time there, several great employees left after being promised pay raises continually and never received them.

    Advice to Management

    -Take the time to train new employees properly. Donating plasma is such a great cause but because of this company it is getting a severely negative report due to improper techniques. I have plenty of donors improperly treated and hurt.

  9. Great Benifits, Hard Work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Donor Processing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Donor Processing in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Interstate Blood Bank

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great pay and benifits especially for student.

    Cons

    Misscommuncation, and unprofessional attitudes. Need more respect towards employees

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qulified employees. Understaffed

  10. interstate blood bank

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interstate Blood Bank

    Pros

    flexible hours, holiday double pay, interesting travel places, bi-weekly pay, holidays off, learn a needed skill, learn about blood banks

    Cons

    sometimes blood drives will leave early in the morning; sometimes drives last a long time, lots of guidelines to follow

    Advice to Management

    You should work on making more time for employees to spend with their families, and giving employees more rewards for doing good work

  11. Great job, not enough pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator

    I have been working at Interstate Blood Bank

    Pros

    Great job , very detail oriented.

    Cons

    No work life balance, no sick days, on personal days, and only 2 wks vacation no matter how many years you work there.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage, and promote work life balance.

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