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"Years for Tears"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great donors, friendly employees (most of them), good pay

Cons

Horrible hours, so if you want a life, don't work here! Sick time is very limited, so people come in sick all the time and get every one else sick including donors! Had several employees come in sick because they had no sick time left and would have been fired if they hadn't. One person got fired because she "just wasn't a good fit". It was because she had a brain and used it and that's one thing you can not do here! You have to be willing to be a sheep....following blindly without a mind of your own. Major stress due to he pressures of getting as many people on the beds as possible! It was never fast enough or good enough.

Advice to Management

Management needs to be willing to stand up for their good employees. The company, as a whole, seems to be doing well, but they need to look at the high turn over in employees ( I was there for almost 10 years and we had over 250 employees come and go). They need to be more fair when it comes to work-life balance...some employees get preferential treatment, not only with time off, but also with preferred hours and days. Preferential treatment doesn't stop there....it's also seen in promotions and corrective actions. Some get them, some don't, depending who you are.

Other Employee Reviews for Biolife Plasma Services

  1. "A decent company with challenges"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plasma Center Technician in Broken Arrow, OK
    Current Employee - Plasma Center Technician in Broken Arrow, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interact with different people daily. Ability to cross-train into dfferent areas of the business. Most stress stems from having the donors watching you when things are busy. Great people at the facility. A thorough training program enables anyone to learn phlebotomy.

    Cons

    A fluid schedule that is always changing makes it hard to plan things outside of work. Expanding hours when the facility is not busy is a decision that is wrong. Work/Life balance is not even. The manager is two-faced and even bragged about calling in sick when he was hungover.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a continuous flow of information about why things are happening such as expanding hours and the company split.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great company to be a part of"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Center Technician in Sheboygan, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Center Technician in Sheboygan, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, advancement opportunities exist, and lots of interaction with people every day! This is a social workplace. Compensation is fair, annual raises are common. The location is Sheboygan is VERY well managed. The manager cares about individual employees and is a good advocate for them when dealing with the demands of higher management.

    Cons

    Schedule and hours vary even for full time employees, often micromanaged by supervisors, very goal driven company. At times, they struggle to find the proper balance between taking good care of employees vs. decisions that meet the company's goals. Specifically- the productivity metric goals require employee sacrifice that is unreasonable for some.

    Advice to Management

    Managers, supervisors, etc: you guys make ALL the difference in a work environment like this. The small encouragements make a big difference. Talking to employees as people instead of a means to meeting a goal is important. It is always a plus when supervisors are willing to put on a lab coat and do even the lowest tasks at times so that employees feel like they're on the same team as their management.

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