Talecris

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Talecris Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
54 Reviews
2.6
54 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to lead by example

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    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

    I have been working at Talecris full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Physician Substitute

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Somewhat unpleasant in certain situtations

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    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Charlotte, NC

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Medical Supervisor
    Former Employee - Medical Supervisor

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Nice place to begin

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    The management position is respected by the hourly staff. If you get a good Assistant Director you will be able to run your center your way if not you will have a less than desirable time

    Cons

    Many battles are fought between some quality supervisors and the management staff. some centers show favoritism towards theiir coworkers and will make life unhappy for those people they do not like

  8.  

    Great place for learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Talecris

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and grow in the science field. Lots of opportunities to expand knowledge with classes such as auditing, computers, etc.

    Cons

    The company paid lower salaries than most of the competing companies. However, the company is stable providing most with good job security, so this may be looked over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was doing a pretty good job when I was employed at Talecris, however, they may need to listen to the needs of their employees as far as salaries to be more competitive.

    Recommends
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Clayton, NC

    I have been working at Talecris

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  10.  

    It's a good place to start.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    High turn over means a good opportunity to start a career here.

    Cons

    this place is Bogged down by politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to be fair.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Clayton, NC

    I have been working at Talecris

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends

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