Talecris Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. Long hours, Easy job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Worst experience ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. RUN if you want a life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. Poor pay, poor management

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Glendale, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    None that I can remember.

    Cons

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Most stressful position ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor I in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor I in Saginaw, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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


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

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  9. Physician Substitute

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

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, PTO, insurance, profit sharing, 401K (especially prior to Grifols acquisition)

    Cons

    Since the Grifols acquisition there is less priority on donor safety (no vending machines or any accomodations for nourishment) and far less information sharing between management and staff. There is no team approach; few regular update meetings no feedback on how we are doing unless it is negative.

    Advice to Management

    The problem is likely at the corporate level. Accomplishments should be recognized and rewarded. Management should accept responsibility and not delegate all the work. Management should not allow bullying by area leads which can lead to a hostile work environment.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Somewhat unpleasant in certain situtations

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  11. It could be better, it could be worse...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Supervisor
    Former Employee - Medical Supervisor

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive pay, frequent bonuses, get to meet tons of new people.

    Cons

    Always very busy, hours may vary, must follow strict government guidelines (this is true in any plasma center)

    Advice to Management

    none



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