Talecris Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
54 Reviews
2.8
54 Reviews
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Talecris CEO & Chairman Lawrence Stern
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Entirely too many turnovers

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist I
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist I

    I worked at Talecris full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    401(k) profit sharing benefits and bonus during holidays

    Cons

    turnover rate was too often due poor management decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Donors are difficult at times, working Saturdays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Talecris is an outstanding employer.

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    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor  in  Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Yuma, AZ

    I worked at Talecris full-time for 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 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Love My Job

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    Current Employee - Donor Processor  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Donor Processor in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Talecris full-time for 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
  7.  

    Long hours, Easy job

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist

    I worked at Talecris full-time

    Pros

    Its a fairly easy job to do.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worst experience ever

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Talecris full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Culture was to find blame, not resolve issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out, oh yeah, you did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    RUN if you want a life

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    Former Employee - Training Coordinator
    Former Employee - Training Coordinator

    I worked at Talecris full-time for more than 5 years

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Poor pay, poor management

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    Former Employee - Donor Processor  in  Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Glendale, AZ

    I worked at Talecris full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None that I can remember.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Most stressful position ever

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Talecris full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    made some really great lasting friendships with co-workers

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend

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