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Talecris Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Talecris – Clayton – “Talecri Biotherapeutics”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 53 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Talecris CEO & Chairman Lawrence Stern

Lawrence Stern

(5 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k(in 3 reviews)

  • Great people, very professional and passionate about the plasma industry, yet relaxed enough to make long lasting friendships(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • turnover rate was too often due poor management decisions(in 3 reviews)

  • Very fast paced, at times the amount of work is overwhelming(in 2 reviews)

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    Talecris is an outstanding employer.

    Quality Supervisor (Former Employee) Yuma, AZ

    ProsTalecris has entry level positions and is a company with room to grow from those positions to the corporate level. The company will support your growth and success with internal and tranditional education and training. The staff is fun. The envirnonment is warm and enviting.

    ConsIf you have a family, and your child-care is not flexible, the schedule may present hardship. The company is open most holidays and weekends. The hours can be outside normal business hours to meet the needs of clientel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has generally been very supportive of formal education, regardless of operational hours. That shows great employee support and builds moral! Pay is very competitive for the Yuma area.

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

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    Phlebotomist/ Donor Floor Tech

    Phlebotomist (Former Employee) Glendale, AZ

    Prossome good people both donors and staff, decent breaks, good training time

    Conssome of the leads shouldnt have their position, communication was off, for someone with hospital and certifications in what they do the pay was low.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Love My Job

    Donor Processor (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsFlexible. Awesome Managers, Co-workers And Donors.

    ConsShort staff. Favoritism. Poor pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLazy Coworkers = Poor Donor Flow

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

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    Long hours, Easy job

    Phlebotomist (Former Employee)

    ProsIts a fairly easy job to do.

    Conslong hours, mandatory overtime, short staffed, never know when you'll be getting off work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst experience ever

    Director (Former Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsDid a lot of work in a very short period of time.

    ConsCulture was to find blame, not resolve issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out, oh yeah, you did.

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

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    RUN if you want a life

    Training Coordinator (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary is decent
    My manager is okay
    It is a job in a poor economy.
    Better to collect the plasma than donate the plasma.

    ConsSince Grifols has taken over...benefits not as good, business model is purely production number driven . hours are terrible.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor pay, poor management

    Donor Processor (Former Employee) Glendale, AZ

    ProsNone that I can remember.

    ConsPay was not so great and neither was the management at that time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Most stressful position ever

    Manager (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    Prosmade some really great lasting friendships with co-workers

    ConsLONG hours! I was a salary employee and the expectations were on average 60-65 hours/ week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork Life Balance
    Listen to your employees/ line staff/ middle management- they know how the business works

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I like Talecris Plasma resources, it was close to home and I liked the pay.

    Plasma Processor I (Current Employee) Saginaw, MI

    ProsNice full time work, loved our donors and co-workers

    ConsAll of management doesn't help out the employees when they fall behind, just some.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to lead by example

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

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    A long haul to go public, then comes the sellout.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bloomington, IL

    ProsHealth insurance
    Comfortable yet busy work place
    Staff are mostly awesome
    Sundays always off

    ConsUncertainty due to recent firings
    Buyout by Grifols makes long time staff less valuable
    Management lacks independence from corporate that it once had

    Advice to Senior ManagementStand up for you staff. You know their character, now keep yours by fighting for the good ones.

    Treat the donors better. They are the lifeblood of your business, literally, so a gatorade or a speedpass will mean nothing when your numbers drop too low for Grifols to maintain you.

    Don't badmouth hourly staff to other hourly staff--every word you say gets back to them. If a person is willing to sit and listen to badmouthing, they are willing to share it with everyone else, and that becomes part of your character to the whole staff.

    Remember that "Go read the SOP" is only a fair answer if it's followed with "and I'll do your job for you while you read the SOP" because the staff with good work ethic will simply go ask someone else instead of making donors wait.

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

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