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Talecris Reviews

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

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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)

53 Employee Reviews
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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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    Physician Substitute

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefits, PTO, insurance, profit sharing, 401K (especially prior to Grifols acquisition)

    ConsSince the Grifols acquisition there is less priority on donor safety (no vending machines or any accomodations for nourishment) and far less information sharing between management and staff. There is no team approach; few regular update meetings no feedback on how we are doing unless it is negative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe problem is likely at the corporate level. Accomplishments should be recognized and rewarded. Management should accept responsibility and not delegate all the work. Management should not allow bullying by area leads which can lead to a hostile work environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Somewhat unpleasant in certain situtations

    Donor Processor (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsBenefits, quarterly bonuses,hours of operation, have the ability to do medical work with out certification.

    ConsNot having connections with the management staff to move up in the business, just to sum up in so many words.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange, change, change, starts with yourself, then only you will run a successful business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It could be better, it could be worse...

    Medical Supervisor (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive pay, frequent bonuses, get to meet tons of new people.

    ConsAlways very busy, hours may vary, must follow strict government guidelines (this is true in any plasma center)

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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    Nice place to begin

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe management position is respected by the hourly staff. If you get a good Assistant Director you will be able to run your center your way if not you will have a less than desirable time

    ConsMany battles are fought between some quality supervisors and the management staff. some centers show favoritism towards theiir coworkers and will make life unhappy for those people they do not like

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    Great place for learning

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany opportunities to learn and grow in the science field. Lots of opportunities to expand knowledge with classes such as auditing, computers, etc.

    ConsThe company paid lower salaries than most of the competing companies. However, the company is stable providing most with good job security, so this may be looked over.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was doing a pretty good job when I was employed at Talecris, however, they may need to listen to the needs of their employees as far as salaries to be more competitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    stressfree, sometimes boring, friendly atmosphere, not very organized company.

    Engineer (Current Employee) Clayton, NC

    ProsFriendly atmosphere
    excellent work life balance
    people eager to share knowlege.
    lateral movements possible.
    decent compensation package
    Stable
    job security
    Great hours

    Constoo much bureaucracy'
    alot of inefficiency due too much paperwork
    much older demographic
    Management not that great. too many shortcuts without spending money on long term vision
    not enough innovation
    not alot of growth opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline paperwork.
    reduce bureaucracy
    have better long term vision
    invest more in development and innovation
    retain talent and actively recruit new talent

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    It's a good place to start.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHigh turn over means a good opportunity to start a career here.

    Consthis place is Bogged down by politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry harder to be fair.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a very good place to work and I am satisfied with my career

    Manufacturing Supervisor (Current Employee) Clayton, NC

    ProsIt is very rewarding to work for a company that is involved in the community and provides a product to critically ill patients. Pay and benefits are above average.

    ConsThe transition to new ownership makes it hard to maintain job focus. Sometimes it appears that different departments are not treated fairly in comparison to each other.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe need to work hard during the integration to be honest and open to the new opportunities presented while maintaining our committment to the patients.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLocation, Size, Pay, Benefits, Coworkers

    ConsPoor management, Hours, Vacation, Layoffs, Promotions

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