Memorial Blood Centers Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. Tech

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    Former Employee - Component Lab Tech in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Component Lab Tech in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Memorial Blood Centers (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place to work. great benefits, and salary

    Cons

    Salary raises are very low, work 24/7


  2. Helpful (1)

    Lack of leadership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Memorial Blood Centers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff that wants to save lives

    Cons

    Culture of Collect blood at any cost.

    Advice to Management

    If the goal is to be a Top Worplace try following the values.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Leadership non-existant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Driver in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Memorial Blood Centers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company does help allot of people.

    Cons

    The phlebs are immature, clicky and judgemental. Leads don't control their teams. Drivers work too long due to extremely poor leadership. And nobody knows how to fix these problems because overall leadership is lacking the skills to do this. Promotions are only given to friends, not the people that deserve it.

    Advice to Management

    Quit so people with real management skills can take over, maybe then this company can figure things out.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Hostile work environment and poor leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Memorial Blood Centers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated frontline staff. Outstanding mission. Amazing volunteers!

    Cons

    CEO is unaware of what is going on. Leaders are leaving due to hostile environment and no one even asks why. Integrity is not a value that is followed by certain leaders. There is very sophomoric behavior in how some leaders speak to there staff. Overheard one manager tell an employee that they looked like a "terd" when they came to work wearing all brown. Who does that? Synergy is lacking and passive aggressive behavior is fostered by certain VP's. It's a mean girls club.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes or more great peole will leave, myself included. The old saying "Culture eats strategy for breakfast"? Well the current culture is eating MBC alive.


  6. It was a job I enjoyed for the most part.

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Memorial Blood Centers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They train you at everything. Lots of room to advance. Will hire with no experience. pay increases are significant. Something new everyday.

    Cons

    Won't work with you if you need days off or if you want to work part time. You can't be off work every day at a certain time unless you work at a center.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Donor Recruitment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Peer Culture, great inter-departmental communication, events.

    Cons

    Senior leadership direction, hearing the voice of the employees


  8. Helpful (3)

    Not the best choice for work if you have any amount of integrity.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid Management in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Mid Management in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers for the most part. Kind and caring people doing the best they can in a very difficult environment.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunity for the "IN" crowd only. Values are only applicable to those not in control. Do as I say does not always match regulatory requirements. This is not a non-profit and should not be considered or categorized as such. CEO is left out of the loop when it comes to the treatment of his employees. He is a nice guy but does not seem to know how his upper management functions. This company has saved many lives but cares little for the employees that have made this possible. Harassing people does not make a better employee or product.

    Advice to Management

    Be more cautious of following your own standard and values. A poor working environment is always promoted and sustained by management.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Memorial Blood Centers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible with taking time off, amazing co-workers.

    Cons

    Management was horrible. Won't listen to our opinions and refuses to own up to their mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a know it all and listen to your employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Mind-numbing Work in the Call Center

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Call Center in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Call Center in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Memorial Blood Centers part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are monthly bonuses you can make in the call center. The work is easy and the work schedule is nice. It's a non-profit organization, which attracts like-minded people. Fixed working hours in the call center (20/week or 40/week). Paid holidays (New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) - paid double time if you work those days.

    Cons

    Call center jobs suck, in general. The mind-numbing repetitiveness will drive you insane. Part-timers and site reps work weekends and evenings. Management is incredibly passive aggressive and all communication has to go through channels - you forward your concerns to the next tier up, they forward it on, etc etc. It's absolutely absurd and a waste of time. The mission of serving the community gets lost and forgotten about - everything is about meeting goals and getting silly "rewards" if you do (like food). Call center staff are essentially treated like children - "If you do this, then we'll reward you with a treat!" It's degrading. There is an extremely high turnover rate in all departments. If management is leaving left and right, it's probably not a good sign. Turnover rate in the call center itself is even higher. Many don't last more than a couple weeks. There's a lot of hires through temp agancies in the call center, so those who don't enjoy the job within the first couple days simply stop showing up without notice. There is absolutely no opportunity for growth with in the organization. I would almost say that it is discouraged. All open positions are filled through external hires. Inter-department transfers is hard to do as there is a 1-year commitment policy to your department.

    Advice to Management

    Address concerns directly with the persons in question, stop going through channels. When you ask for input and suggestions, please actually listen and maybe even once in a while implement these suggestions. Stop micro-managing.


  11. Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Memorial Blood Centers full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, great senior leadership, and positive mission.

    Cons

    Salary is below average for the area



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