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"Does not treat people well"

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Former Employee - Professional/Manager in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Professional/Manager in Raleigh, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Grifols full-time

Pros

Satisfying work - you're helping make products that have a tremendous positive impact on patients. Overall, coworkers are smart, highly motivated, and very pleasant people. (Note - this review is based on much experience with the company in North Carolina, and some in California).

Cons

Decisions are made in Spain, often without consulting with executives or managers in the USA. This results in chaos and eventual backpedaling when decisions are announced. The company does NOT treat its USA employees with respect. At the same time as the global CEO was touting how the company had increased salaries (presumably in Spain, although that was not stated), compensation for between a third and a half of the USA workforce was cut, mostly through reductions to bonus targets and eliminating company paid short term disability. As the company continues to trim some parts of its workforce after the acquisition of Talecris, they are circumventing the severance plan and instead dismissing uneeded people by making up performance issues and terminating for cause (hard to know the extent of this, but I know of several cases where long-term, well respected employees were pushed out in this manner). In some parts of the company, not surprisingly, stress levels are very high, and morale poor. Some people have had health issues related to stress.

Advice to Management

Trust your American employees. Reward them and thank them. Don't be sneaky and cheap - do the right thing - if you need to trim staff, do it in an honarable way - sit down with the employee, explain why their services will no longer be needed, and provide them a decent severance package. Don't lie.

Other Employee Reviews for Grifols

  1. Helpful (2)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Grifols full-time

    Pros

    Minimal mental thought process is required for most entry level positions. Compensation for overtime if an hourly employee.

    Cons

    Some departments (if not most) promote based on seniority and not credentials. There is very little room for advancement because of seniority based promotions. Salary is not competitive. The turnover rate in certain divisions is extremely high. There are no sick days.


  2. "Its been a great job so far."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people are what make Grifols the company it is.

    Cons

    Transparency since the acquisition of talecris.

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