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Bonfils Blood Center Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Rewarding work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission driven organization. Good people work here for great reasons. I came from private industry and haven't regretted moving to non-profit. I am challenged in my position and have a great supportive team. All jobs have ups and downs. This is a place where you get out what you put in! A great opportunity in healthcare for lots of job types. Paid training for phlebotomists with no experience required.

    Cons

    Benefits are good but plan used to be more comprehensive. Paid holidays limited compared to private company's but normal for healthcare.

    Advice to Management

    evaluate the market in the area. Denver is bustling and a high growth area with lots of opportunity. don't lose quality employees to the market! This is a great place to learn and grow.


  2. "The Worst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay is ok

    Cons

    Everything. Managment is condescending and rude. They do not care if you have a family. They believe that work comes before all else. You are nothing but a number to them. They make up lies so they can have reasons to fire employees. Lots and lots of favoritism. Staff is can be very childish it makes high school look like a cake walk when it comses to spiteful gossip and vendictive people. Always whatch your back here.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to your employees needs and maybe your turn over wouldnt be so high. Stop playing favorits. Supervisors should not be hanging out with regular staff.


  3. "If Recruiting is this disorganized and discorteous, what must it be like after you sign on?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prospective Phlebotomist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Prospective Phlebotomist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bonfils Blood Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being part of a team who have the potential to improve lives through blood donated by a caring and compassionate community.

    Cons

    Shady organization.

    Recruiters will leave you a message, and only identify themselves by 1st name, without title or reason for call. If you're a regular blood donor, and someone identifieds themselves only as an employee of Bonfils, your mind goes to "What could be wrong with my blood/me?"; because it's easy to imagine it's a nurse or pathologist who needs to notify you of something grave.

    I had to run through a gauntlet of people before discovering the person who called was a recruiter.

    Advice to Management

    TRANSPARENCY.

    If you're encouraging recruiters to conceal their full name, and title, and context of why they're calling, what else are you concealing from the public?


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Hell on earth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Some good people to work with.

    Cons

    Bonfires is a very hypocritical place to work. Not only do you always have to watch your back for who is going to stab you in it, you are constantly walking on egg shells. Management talks about these values that the company is supposed to be held to, all the while it seems to not apply to management at all. For example; and employee will make a mistake and get fired while a supervisor will violate HIPPA laws or break OP and not even get talked to about it.
    Management is a joke. They have no idea how the real world works. So they come up with this great idea to "make things better" and they have never been in the filed to audit how things are done before making these changed. So when they implement things, everything is put is a "rushed" fashion and it is left to the phlebotomists to figure out "how" to make this work.
    They pay is a rate was considered "good" pay 5 years ago. Since denver's cost of living has increased tremendously in the past 5 years, bonfils has not given a cost of living raise nice I had been there. (6 years)
    They do not enforce the chain of command which states "if you have a problem with some one take it up with them first and if it does not resolve then proceed to management". People in the phlebotomy area of this company constantly go to management with petty things like, they did't like the music that was put on at a drive, she/he gave me a dirty look or something stupid and management then pulls that person into the office to have a talk with them. Most of the time these "talks" catch the person completely off guard and they have no idea there was even a problem. These people that snitch are then promoted to team lead and supervisory positions.
    The moral at bonfils is terrible. It is like working at a high school all day. Again, having to walk on egg shells and wonder who is going to stab you in the back next. People there are great at smiling to your face and acting like your friend and that they care, all the while waiting for the chance to get something on you to tell on you to boost their own place in the company. Theres more, but 20 words isn't very much space. :)
    Overall, it is a terrible place to work and if you can avoid working there do so. It will destroy your spirit and eat your soul!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Fire all of you and start fresh and hold management to the same standards as everyone else. Quite the dam favoritism!!!!!


  6. "Donor tech"

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    Former Employee - Donor Technician II in Pueblo West, CO
    Former Employee - Donor Technician II in Pueblo West, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bonfils Blood Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of overtime and van time

    Cons

    horrible hours, management dosnt really care about your personal life


  7. "Great Organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bonfils Blood Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Felxible schedules, great people, mission you can believe in

    Cons

    Management/organizational changes have been difficult on employee moral


  8. "Donor Tech"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Donor Tech III in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Donor Tech III in Lakewood, CO

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

    Pros

    If you're willing to work as a full flex employee at all locations, they seem to pay pretty well.

    Cons

    Experience and reviews are not taken into consideration as far as pay. Not a balanced schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Pay increase for experience and reviews is vital. A comfortable life/work balance would be nice for "non-upper-management" employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The mission is right...but management is treacherous and lazy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are doing a job you can get behind. The donors are amazing and you feel good about what you're doing.

    Cons

    12 hr shifts = one 30 min lunch and two ten minute breaks if donor flow allows. They have no problem with not giving breaks.
    Management is fickle. They help some people and fire others without warning. Employment is only stable if you keep your head down.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your little people. They are the face of your company and they represent you.
    Your donors can see the fear, hate, and discontent you spread amongst your employees. Treat your employees like they are valued.
    Maybe your upper management could give up their bonuses and pay the little people enough to at least put food on the table.
    You will get what you put into your people, all the dissatisfaction you have is of your own doing.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, stable job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mfg Lab Tech II in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Mfg Lab Tech II in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, great coworkers. Stability in Mfg,

    Cons

    Non-profit = below avg.pay for all the training and responsibility put on Mfg.= High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Your greatest asset are your experienced employees. Pay scale should be low for new employees and greater as years served. Get bigger pay rate jumps for years of service. This will cut down on high turnover. Undesirables will be out early. only dedicated employees will stick it out. Major savings on training and errors.. Less stress on dept supes to have to train someone for 3 months only to have them leave 1 or 2 years later. Example: 1year! ($13) 3yrs(15). 5yrs(18). 10yrs(20), 15yrs(22), 20+ should be making $25-30/hr


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, not a great company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bonfils Blood Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the most dedicated, passionate people I've ever worked with.
    Decent pay, particularly for new grads.
    Good benefits, especially health insurance.

    Cons

    Some managers have difficult personalities.
    QA/RA department has been losing all their best employees due to mismanagement. This will hurt them in the long run.
    Loss of employees through attrition has resulted in low morale - everyone is doing 3 people's jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Show your appreciation of the employees more. The monthly "cake and lemonade" parties are pretty sad.
    Hire additional people for extremely overworked areas.


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