Octapharma Plasma

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Octapharma Plasma Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great for experience but don't make it a career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Moved up reasonably fast to a point. Learned a few new skills. The work is pretty easy more like a factory. New people constantly, both employees and donors.

    Cons

    Supervisors are the worst about spreading gossip and usually do the least amount of work. The center director plays favorites based on who he hired vs. who actually works hard and shows up. Starting pay is $8.00/hr. There are no set schedules. Promotions and raises are not really work based more popularity based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to make special considerations for one person you should do it for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Hard to become manager unless you're willing to move

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

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, 40 Hours, Good People to work with.

    Cons

    Level of Appreciation for Hard Work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help Develop Leaders, Not Stunt Growth

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Probably the best plasma company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma

    Pros

    Good co-workers, ability to spend money on employees

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends can be frustrating.

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  5.  

    Company's sole focus is on productivity regardless of personnel

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Great system with years of service in the industry. this has created a huge company with many different Standard Operating Procedures to help guide personnel on the path they want you to grow in.

    Cons

    Down side is the work culture in this facility (San Diego Duke Street). This crab mentality, where if someone is growing and becoming better, others will spread rumors about that individual, mock them continuously and want to make themselves feel better. The customer service provided is horrible. just take a look at yelp.com. The management team is inconsistent and fair at best. there is no accountability for the employees because of the boss of the facility is %100 non confrontational, so others just walk all over her when she tries to make a point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the culture, its the hardest thing to change but must be to make the best facility. This can only be started from within your management team, hold meetings and follow through with action statements to start holding the team below you accountable for their actions for the days or week before. Ensuring all management and quality assurance team members are on the same page daily to function like a well oiled machine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Worst job I've ever had.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma

    Pros

    The only thing I can think of that was positive about this job was when we had a hurricane the paid us for bad weather and gave us the day off. The structure the company offered was pretty consistent.

    Cons

    It was AWFULLY monotonous. The same thing for 8 hours a day 40 hours a week. Nothing was interesting or challenging at all. There was also no possibity for advancement. I was promised a raise and new job title within a month of hire and it never happened. It finally got to the point I couldn't take anymore and walked off the job. I wouldnt recommend this job to my worst enemy..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have got to break the monotony.

  7.  

    Terrible place to work, get the experience and LEAVE!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Phelbotomist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Phelbotomist in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Experience in a "medical atmosphere".

    Cons

    Micro managing, poor pay, disrespectful managers, rude and disrespectful donors, unapproachable leadership, DRAMA!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Octapharma Plasma is a good learning place. If you want experience in phlebotomy, this is the place for you.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Garland, TX

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company to learn Phlebotomist skills.

    Cons

    The pay rate should match the job description. Little pay for a very serious job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more attentive to your employees needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    It's a fun great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma

    Pros

    Meeting new people,always something different, fun staff and company

    Cons

    Working Holidays and Evening shifts

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    SMH

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hour lunch to get away from the nonsense, the schedule. Nothing else.

    Cons

    Omg where do I start. Gossip, gossip and more gossip, constant horse-playing and inappropriate conversations in front of donors, catty women, drama, the way they treat the donors smh ..... not cool at all. The pay is no where near enough for the amount of bs you have to deal with on a day to day basis. Very hostile environment at times. Other times is tooooo laid back. Lack of structure. Obvious favoritism. Training is pretty rushed. I can go on forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No words!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    A Bio-Therapeutic Company that gives people a chance to SAVE a LIFE.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Processing Tech/Designated Trainer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Processing Tech/Designated Trainer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Building work/personal relationships
    Advance in company, whether production or upper management
    Benefits
    Offers Training without degree
    Great to gain experience
    Management made time for their employees

    Cons

    Stressful
    Demanding (expect to make it your life)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Doesn't Recommend

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