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Updated Jun 26, 2014

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    Interesting introduction to phlebotomy

    Donor Floor Technician (Former Employee) Aurora, IL

    ProsThe hours were always steady due to the nature of the business. You got to know some people very well because of their frequency in attending to donate. Not a whole lot of growth opportunity as a phlebotomist. Though new donors were the most challenging, frequent donors were easy to insert the needle because of how often they would donate. Some overtime depending on if one of the last donors were to have a reaction that would require them to remain in the chairs to hydrate and eat something. Benefits were sub-par to non existent but at least it was something rather than nothing at all.

    ConsLong hours on your feet. Some donors could be very difficult in personality and the company expected you to tolerate them unless they became overwhelmingly verbally abusive and of course physically threatening. Have to "watch" and listen to a limited repertoire of movies. Repetitive work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was very good to the employees. They were trained to do the work of donor technician so they would be able to jump in if it got very busy and the floor was down 1 or 2 technicians. It would have been beneficial to have cross-training for the screening and intake services as well as the processing of the product.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dissatisfied employee

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI can't think of any.

    ConsScheduling is a joke! No consideration to employees needs. No respect to employees. Hourly pay is ridiculous! There are too many chiefs and none of them know what the others are doing. No one is on the same page. You can ask two of them the same question and they will give you two different answers. Employees are not being trained correctly. They are all taught something different.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe considerate of your employees needs. You have a lot of unhappy employees and some of them are looking for others jobs. If you want to keep them, show them respect.
    Find someone who knows how to make a schedule that works!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting

    Senior Medical Screener (Former Employee) Aurora, IL

    ProsLEarn different walks of life, you appreciate the simple things.

    ConsYou learn to understand that not everyone has a "normal" life

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the favortism and move your hard workers up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you would like to return to high school.....

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe experience for a better job.
    Learning to treat reactions, performing high volumes of blood draws and vital signs
    Donors are usually plesant

    ConsWhere to begin?
    There is no rewarding,promoting, or incentives for working hard. To advance within this company you have to be willing to throw your own mother under a bus. The people designated to be the top paid and hardest workers (area leads).... lack motivation, harass anyone they deem unworthy of their presence, and humiliate anyone they see fit. All of which is acceptable because they are in good with management. Ive seen 5 people come and go in just a few months due to the unabashed bullying which goes unchecked. If you do lodge a complaint with your Manager... he is very likely going to tell the person AND do nothing about it. So there is an environment where not only will you be bullied, humiliated and overworked....but you better not speak up about it or you will find yourself in thr unemployment line.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry and avoid a lawsuit by removing negativity
    Give employees incentives
    Raise hourly wages

     

    To get by

    Medical Screener (Former Employee) Ypsilanti, MI

    ProsIt was a steady paycheck.

    ConsThe hours were grab baggish, the co-workers were loud and ghetto, the facility was not clean, the pay was horrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire everyone and start over

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswas good to see all the customers

    Conshad fum working with former employees

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more attention

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    Busy business, saving lives

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSave lives, people, benefits, work experience

    ConsLong hours but no complaints

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't get stuck in the loop.

    Medical Screener (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsThe insurance package, some coworkers are very easy to get along with, easy job training, guaranteed 32-34 hours a week for full time

    Constime off policies, lots of favoritism, abuse of position, very repetitive and boring job, not much in terms of advances, the raises are a joke.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't play favorites and don't talk about employees as if they aren't there because it'll get back to them eventually.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lack of professional advancement or acceptable compensation incentives.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAs the economy worsens, business increases but so does stress and dissatisfaction increases among the staff, with no end in sight.

    Cons20% growth in revenue each year for four years, that should equal at least a minimum increase in compensation for all of those employees that have led to that phenomenal success. A 1% yearly raise, really?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High turnover rate for a REASON!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can get away with almost anything as long as you get along with management. And the experience

    ConsWhat isn't wrong with this place? Management knows diddly about running this establishment. They practically pay you in peanuts. The people who work there shouldn't even be allowed to come near the building. They let ANYTHING donate, no matter how ghetto they are. If you don't kiss up to management you probably won't be there for long. You have to reuse the gloves on multiple donors until they rip, or get blood or iodine on them. Management is no where to be found in stressful situations. The few who have been there for years don't even know the proper protocols. Who do you go to when your superiors don't have the answers? I can go on for days...

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring imbeciles and stop awarding those who are lazy and do nothing throughout the day and start rewarding those who actually deserve it. And as far as corporate goes... Just because you're in a certain position doesn't mean you are better than anyone else. I breathe the same air you do so get off your high horse.

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