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.  

    Not a bad place to work.

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

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    Location, Size, Pay, Benefits, Coworkers

    Cons

    Poor management, Hours, Vacation, Layoffs, Promotions

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job Security goes along way.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Documentation Specialist in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Documentation Specialist in Clayton, NC

    I have been working at Talecris

    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.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Outstanding!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Supervisor
    Current Employee - Quality Supervisor

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    Great people, very professional and passionate about the plasma industry, yet relaxed enough to make long lasting friendships. I am very impressed by this company.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, at times the amount of work is overwhelming. Some days are just hectic. This industry is not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at the center level is outstanding. Kudos to the great teams of Talecris Plasma Resources. Donations are increasing all across the nation!

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Excellent Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    Excellent benefit/compensation. Energetic work environment.

    Cons

    Talecris Management Committee is incompetent. Sr. Management will work you to death for their own benefit.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Felt like an outsider because everybody who worked there went to High School together.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Clayton, NC

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    If you are in with the good ole boy network then you will have a wonderful experience. If not, your experience will be horrible. Not a good place for a Northerner or an outsider to work.

    Cons

    It is a managers place to work from a standpoint of HR. Company's HR policy is heavy favored for the manager and not the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the good ole boy network and get some talent in there. Make clayton a melting pot. The un-welcoming of outsiders will catch up eventually.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Educational

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

    I worked at Talecris

    Pros

    Excellent pay if you ask for it. Great leadership seminars.

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management with no intrapersonal skills makes it more difficult to enjoy your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and don't be petty. Give more independence and appreciation to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    worked like a mule, center understaffed, no time to crosstrain or advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    experience, and flexibility with schedule

    Cons

    center staff is viewed as bottom dollar, work them harder and harder is the motto. was there 2.5 years and couldn't get cross trained because the center was always understaffed and trying to get as many donors though in as little amount of time that they could.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you center staff work darn hard and you need to recognize their efforts, stop looking at bottom dollars costs and give them opportunities

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good place to start a career, but the company is always in the market for sale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Process Development Engineer in Clayton, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Process Development Engineer in Clayton, NC

    I worked at Talecris

    Pros

    A good location in the matter of cost of living. Nice weather in North Carolina. Close to three very good universities.

    Cons

    Overstaffed in R&D, and too many layers in management. Communication is slow, and morale is low. People feel unsafe due the company is always on sale.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The Best Plasma Company Out There

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

    I have been working at Talecris

    Pros

    Education of Senior Staff
    Broad experience of Senior Staff
    Transparency from the top down and I've noticed there is a lot of feedback sought from the bottom up.
    This company values integrity

    Cons

    It's plasma and there are a lot of hours involved. If you are in any exempt position you are going to be working at least 50-60 hours most weeks. This is a 24/7 job. If you don't like being completely available outside of normal business hours an exempt position is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of how valuable the center employees are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A very unsatisfying experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Center Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Center Operations Manager

    I worked at Talecris

    Pros

    Best pay in industry for managers.

    Cons

    No room for growth.
    Inapropriate promotion and hiring practices.
    85% Turnover rate in 2 years I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotr individuals based on job performance. Not on who they know or are friends with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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