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Blood Systems Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Corporate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have a great manager and get to learn new skills in my field. Love working with my team. Pay is very good with opportunity for bonus. Great work/life balance.

    Good 401k with matching. Telecommuting is available.

    Cons

    Health insurance is just OK. Aetna does not have the best customer service. It's in-network only with a fairly high deductible. The company funded HRA does help with that but still higher deductible than I've had at other companies. Doctors visits and prescriptions are all paid at full price out of pocket until the deductible is met.

    No short-term disability insurance. There is an in-house illness/injury accrual benefit but it accrues slowly and has to be replenished over time if used.

    PTO accrual is OK. Paid out at termination.

    If you have a spouse with great benefits it will help.

    Advice to Management

    There's room for improvement with benefits, but overall a great company to work for.


  2. "Good Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Blood Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    No Hot Chocolate made available like there is coffee

    Advice to Management

    Don't discriminate with the hot chocolate


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Scott, LA
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Scott, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blood Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented company. Takes care of their own. People are long termers. They tend to stay a very long time.

    Cons

    Because people stay a long time, they tend not to have any other experience with any other company. It can be difficult to get management to see any other ways of doing things.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great company.... pity!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Worked At Corporate Office in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Worked At Corporate Office in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blood Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great. The mission is worthwhile and the people are wonderful. Training was top notch and thorough.

    Cons

    Reorganizations, layoffs, and uncertainty! There was a "changing of the guard" and many key positions retired. Now several new high level executives are making sweeping changes. The focus is less on community and making a difference and more on profits and take overs of other blood banks.

    Advice to Management

    I think it would be hard to get back the "people focused" "do good to help others" company back, but you can try.


  6. "Blood Business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician and QC in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician and QC in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Blood Systems full-time

    Pros

    Small company which lends itself to knowing everybody pretty well that works for the company.

    Cons

    The business of collecting donated blood and selling it is on the down turn due to new medical break throughs. Every year less and less blood will be needed by patients. The company needs experienced workers, just not long term workers.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unix Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - UNIX Administrator in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - UNIX Administrator in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Supervisor, good benefits. There were a lot of very nice people working there. There were many people there that had worked 25 years or more. I early retired to spend more time with my wife.

    Cons

    I had a personality conflict with a person in another department. (This happens)


  8. "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laveen, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laveen, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blood Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, Easy, and understanding. Love the team. Very hardworking people

    Cons

    budget for game room and other cool things


  9. "Document Review Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Review Specialist I in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Document Review Specialist I in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blood Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great benefits, easy work, good environment, good commute, good parking, work incentives, easy to get promoted.

    Cons

    long hours, there is to much favoritism, if management doesn't like you, your gone!

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Oppressive, 1950's style of top down executive management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, some good employees, several good managers. Good company mission.

    Cons

    Stagnant leadership that rules top down without seeking input from staff. CIO that constantly pushes staff without any recognition, praise or respect. Blatant favoritism goes unchecked Little accountability of managers makes for a toxic work environment. Lack of long term opportunities and CIO micromanagement that focuses on non-value added activities.. Siloed departments that don't work well together on projects. Long term executives (not all) that take a simplistic view of the amount of work that staff can accomplish without burning out.

    Advice to Management

    Bring more outsiders into the organization to infuse some new ideas, practices and insights. Focus on better leadership and staff empowerment without micromanaging staff several levels below. Reward individuals for working effectively on project teams, and promote directors and managers that are eager to share information and collaborate on projects.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Hard times"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people working at Blood Systems corporate office and in the centers and they are all about saving lives.

    Cons

    Short sighted management is more focused on reaction instead of planning. Business decisions leave us scratching our heads and wondering if we'll be the next ones RIFFED.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate director and manager positions instead of laying off all of the workers. Analyze which ones have cost the company so much money and jobs and let them go. Hold people accountable and don't promote people who have bad judgment.


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