I worked at Biomat USA full-time
Good place to get some good experience, hard place to make a career
Over worked, understaffed always, never enough donors, no work/life balance unless you force it and they don't make it easy
Advice to Management
Understand the nature of the work and what you need to accomplish, and provide staff with better tools to better do their jobs.
I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Biomat USA.
This is from a long time ago at a Utah location. I HOPE it's improved or expanded since my review below.
I wanted to be hired as a phlebotomist (I had training). The two guys interviewing me insisted during the interview that they didn't have openings "yet" but after working in the lab awhile I could move positions.
That was a bunch of bull which my coworkers let me in on after starting in the lab. They said I was likely stuck there (I had to do TONS of training for the lab). I was so pissed. I didn't want to work in a negative 30 degree freezer, packing 50lb boxes forever.
Not only that, but it seems like 90% of the employees smoke, and they all gather by the employee entrance. Every time I came or left the building I had to walk through a giant cloud. The break room is too small. There aren't enough lockers for staff. It's an old, run down building.
There is no room for advancement or changing positions at this place (unless you earn a degree first). And they pay is below average.
I quit after 3 months, which is unlike me.
If you want to work at a high quality plasma donation center, Biolife is the place to go. It's 100 times better.