Talecris Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. Worst experience ever

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    Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talecris full-time (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 Management

    Get out, oh yeah, you did.


  2. RUN if you want a life

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    Former Employee - Training Coordinator
    Former Employee - Training Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Talecris full-time (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.


  3. Poor pay, poor management

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    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    None that I can remember.

    Cons

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Most stressful position ever

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Talecris full-time (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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    I like Talecris Plasma resources, it was close to home and I liked the pay.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor I in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor I in Saginaw, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice full time work, loved our donors and co-workers

    Cons

    All of management doesn't help out the employees when they fall behind, just some.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to lead by example


  7. A long haul to go public, then comes the sellout.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Health insurance Comfortable yet busy work place Staff are mostly awesome Sundays always off

    Cons

    Uncertainty due to recent firings Buyout by Grifols makes long time staff less valuable Management lacks independence from corporate that it once had

    Advice to Management

    Stand 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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Somewhat unpleasant in certain situtations

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Clayton, NC

    Pros

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

    Cons

    too 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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Clayton, NC
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Job Security goes along way.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Documentation Specialist in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Documentation Specialist in Clayton, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Job Security, Friendly, Professional growth opportunities,

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are hard to come by. Employees stay at the company for a long time which provides little room for advancement.



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