Lifesouth Community Blood Center Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
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Lifesouth Community Blood Center CEO Nancy Eckert
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  1. Building a winner

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    Former Employee - Facilities Specialist in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Facilities Specialist in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at Lifesouth Community Blood Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The workload was evenly balanced in proportion, you must have been prioritized coming in for simplicity's sake.
    You did a variety of duties and found fulfilling lasting relations with coworkers and friends.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work was a little physically taxing, under time constraints. We were sometimes caught unawares as
    to the instruction learning modules preparation. We needed a little more homework in terms of study guide material to
    decipher from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more parking for the direct buildings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work, but needs a bit of work like any other company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at Lifesouth Community Blood Center full-time

    Pros

    They have great pay and benefits. Work with the same people frequently so you become a bit of a "family". Working for a good cause.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to communicate with upper management. They hear what you say, but don't always act on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the little people. They are the front line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Not a very good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Associate in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at Lifesouth Community Blood Center part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours .
    Mid managers and fellow staff members were pleasant to work for/with.
    It really is hard to think of 20 positive words to say about Lifesouth community blood center.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of micromanaging.
    The interview process for an menial admin job was well over an hour.
    Kind of disgusting how much upper management / executives make considering it's a non-profit.
    No room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure your top tier pay scales and allocate more of that money to opening new branches and benefiting the people for which blood donation was intended instead of treating it as a money grab for executives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at Lifesouth Community Blood Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Talented and supportive co-workers helped a new team member get up to speed quickly.

    Cons

    Very high turnover among software developers. They only have 3 developers yet they are frequently advertising for another. They are known in town for a high turnover and letting good people go without good reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage strategically, employ middle managers that you trust and stop demanding input on day to day design decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    LifeSouth Community Blood Centers

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at Lifesouth Community Blood Center

    Pros

    The best reason to work for LifeSouth; is the scheduling. The lab manager is pretty decent in allowing time off on short notice.

    Cons

    Annual pay raise is a little skimpy at times but they have been decent in performing cost of living assessments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the work force a bit more.

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