Talecris Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Run, far and fast unless you enjoy being treated like a disposable product

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse/Physician Substitute in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse/Physician Substitute in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is an income, they will have hours available when tax season is over. And I have to make this 20 words and I can't. That's how awful this place is.

    Cons

    When I say you're disposable, you are completely disposable. You get fired when a manager is in a bad mood, otherwise, they "let it slide" so you never know if you actually going to get in trouble. Grifols is the parent company, they have taken away all sense of morale by taking away an employee fund, and incentive to have perfect attendance and no errors. You are expected to work while being completely understaffed and the management does not back the employees. Grifols cut down the amount of vaca time you can earn per time period. This is a multi national company, every quarter they send out a magazine with high gloss cardboard paper nicely bound in both Spanish and English about higher up management that the center level never sees or really cares about. They are making multimillions, they actually SAVED money by acquiring Talecris by cutting out the middle man supplier. The savings ended up in cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Back your employees. If a donor talks or yells at an employee, how about defending your employee as opposed to making the donor complacent, just for another donation. We understand more donations, more money, but when physical threats get involved and nothing is done, that becomes a problem.


  2. I was a phlebotomist at Talecris.

    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Portland, OR

    I worked at Talecris part-time

    Pros

    Gained a lot of experience with venipuncture and monitoring donors for plasmapherisis reactions. Also learned about how plasma is utilized for medical conditions and the process to use it as a medical supply.

    Cons

    The training was very thorough. Almost too thorough though. I had to read a training manual that was literally 1,000 pages long before I could start venipuncture. I felt like it was a method to weed out the weak that weren't really interested in phlebotomy.


  3. It was some unorganized with top level managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - QA Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were none. except pay that was above industry standard

    Cons

    The management did not have a clue of how to run a business

    Advice to Management

    THey have all left


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  5. under staffed always

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Talecris full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There medical plan is pretty good.

    Cons

    under staffed always but then complain about employees getting overtime


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good ole boy system so BEWARE!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Fayetteville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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!


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phys Sub Paramedic in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Phys Sub Paramedic in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  8. Entirely too many turnovers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist I
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist I
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401(k) profit sharing benefits and bonus during holidays

    Cons

    turnover rate was too often due poor management decisions


  9. Rewarding

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  10. Talecris is an outstanding employer.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Yuma, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talecris full-time (More than a 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 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.


  11. Phlebotomist/ Donor Floor Tech

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.



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