Talecris Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for.

    Former Intern - Project Planning Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Project Planning Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Talecris as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work and life balance, nice working environment

    Cons

    Small firm with less geographical option

  2. Entirely too many turnovers

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist I
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist I

    I worked at Talecris full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    401(k) profit sharing benefits and bonus during holidays

    Cons

    turnover rate was too often due poor management decisions

  3. Helpful (2)

    Good ole boy system so BEWARE!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Talecris full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most but not all donors are nice people.

    Cons

    Worst management display ever! Prime example of what NOT to do in management!Good ole boy system and non-educated people in high paying positions. Flocking from one center to the next! Promoting ignorance and jealousy of you are seen as an educated threat to them. So sad these people are destroying the company.

    Advice to Management

    Some of you need to get an education on managerial skills and take the job seriously and not as a social setting!

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  5. People leave, get fired try to cover with less people and less hours

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    Current Employee - Phys Sub Paramedic in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Phys Sub Paramedic in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good medical/dental/vision, 401k has immediately vested matching

    Cons

    they work you to death, LVN phys. subs. make more than Paramedic phys. subs with no training in emergencies, most cannot start IV for emergencies, filing problems (alot of staff can't read/write that well)

    Advice to Management

    pay parity between LVN and Paramedics, quit hiring marginally literate workers

  6. Talecris is an outstanding employer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Yuma, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Phlebotomist/ Donor Floor Tech

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Glendale, AZ

    I worked at Talecris full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  8. Love My Job

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible. Awesome Managers, Co-workers And Donors.

    Cons

    Short staff. Favoritism. Poor pay.

    Advice to Management

    Lazy Coworkers = Poor Donor Flow

  9. Long hours, Easy job

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist

    I worked at Talecris full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a fairly easy job to do.

    Cons

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

  10. Worst experience ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Culture was to find blame, not resolve issues.

    Advice to Management

    Get out, oh yeah, you did.

  11. RUN if you want a life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Coordinator
    Former Employee - Training Coordinator

    I worked at Talecris full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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