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"Poor pay in a dangerous environment"

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Current Employee - Medical Screener in Norfolk, VA
Current Employee - Medical Screener in Norfolk, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

- Good medical experience for those just starting out in the medical field
- Easy to be cross-trained to other departments and increase salary/experience

Cons

- Extremely low salary for everything that you have to do
- Actively seeks out employees with college degrees but does not pay them according to expertise or experience levels
- Management is so far detached from the actual problems of the employees that many don't even bother going to management with problems
- Donors are rude at best and dangerous at worst (there's no security in the building, and my location faced many problems with sexual harassment from donors)
- Hours are ridiculous; you could easily be there until 10pm during the busier times

Advice to Management

Be more sensitive to the needs of employees and stop trying to work them like workhorses. They are people too, surprisingly enough.

Other Employee Reviews for Octapharma Plasma

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Proccesing Tech in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Proccesing Tech in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good for entry-level managent training and experience, or for hands on phelobotomy experience otherwise, that is all.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management, part-time hours, little room for advancement, and an overall toxic environment that is created by from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on morale, It was the most miserable experience of my entire life to come to work and listen to 100% of your employees whine and complain about the company, and the management. Please put an emphasis on hiring and promoting those with a positive attitude rather than those who thrive on gossip and "pot stirring."


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Everybody wants to be important"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I come from the IBR group so the training provided was awesome and the culture with IBR was positive. There was so much potiential for growth, promotion and opportunity to learn but there again this was with IBR and then OPI came along. The only pro was the line staff received health benefits.

    Cons

    Information is not readily shared, unqualified management (most are not educated) and the morale is not the greatest because its all about the numbers. My advice to anyone PLEASE don't even bother. Most of the employees with credible backgrounds immediatly leave. There is a lot of redtape involved.

    Advice to Management

    fire yourself or quit

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