Talecris

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Talecris Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
54 Reviews
2.6
54 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Talecris is an outstanding employer.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Yuma, AZ

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

    Pros

    Talecris 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love My Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Donor Processor in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Donor Processor in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Talecris full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible. Awesome Managers, Co-workers And Donors.

    Cons

    Short staff. Favoritism. Poor pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lazy Coworkers = Poor Donor Flow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Outstanding!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Supervisor
    Current Employee - Quality Supervisor

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    Great people, very professional and passionate about the plasma industry, yet relaxed enough to make long lasting friendships. I am very impressed by this company.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, at times the amount of work is overwhelming. Some days are just hectic. This industry is not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at the center level is outstanding. Kudos to the great teams of Talecris Plasma Resources. Donations are increasing all across the nation!

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Working for Talecris has taught me a lot about plasma that I never knew about from being a donor.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Donor Processor/Phlebotomist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Donor Processor/Phlebotomist in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    Excellent location, it's 1 mile from my home. I've never made a better hourly rate like this from previous jobs. The donors are like family at times, and since I started off as a donor back in March 2006 and converted to an employee in September 2006, there has been a lot to experience and learn from this company that can take me anywhere I want to go in the med field. Thanks for believing in me TPR.

    Cons

    The current management that is at BRLA isn't quite as friendly as the management team that worked there when I was hired. The center manager talks to us as if we're animals, barking orders, not even speaking in the morning when you speak to her. Of course she blames it from being in the military for so long. I wish there was no such thing as HPD(Hours Per Donor), it puts such a damper on our paychecks around tax season. We all understand that the company wants to make more money than pay us more around this time, but it just makes it not working from January - May.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to your employees, we have feelings too and at times you act as if you don't care. But please be aware that Karma does exist.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Smart, Fast, and Growing Company with Exceptional Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Talecris

    Pros

    Exceptional leadership
    Disciplined strategy in managing portfolio of products
    Ethical organization
    Hires and attracts great talent at mid-senior level
    Board is knowledgeable/ asks good questions

    Cons

    Stock options were not available when I was an employee; this is an important benefit that should be available to everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Rewarding

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

    I have been working at Talecris full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Donors are difficult at times, working Saturdays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Somewhat unpleasant in certain situtations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Talecris full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not having connections with the management staff to move up in the business, just to sum up in so many words.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change, change, change, starts with yourself, then only you will run a successful business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great place for learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Talecris

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Clayton, NC

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  11.  

    Not a bad place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    Location, Size, Pay, Benefits, Coworkers

    Cons

    Poor management, Hours, Vacation, Layoffs, Promotions

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