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"A long haul to go public, then comes the sellout."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

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

Pros

Health insurance
Comfortable yet busy work place
Staff are mostly awesome
Sundays always off

Cons

Uncertainty due to recent firings
Buyout by Grifols makes long time staff less valuable
Management lacks independence from corporate that it once had

Advice to Management

Stand up for you staff. You know their character, now keep yours by fighting for the good ones.

Treat the donors better. They are the lifeblood of your business, literally, so a gatorade or a speedpass will mean nothing when your numbers drop too low for Grifols to maintain you.

Don't badmouth hourly staff to other hourly staff--every word you say gets back to them. If a person is willing to sit and listen to badmouthing, they are willing to share it with everyone else, and that becomes part of your character to the whole staff.

Remember that "Go read the SOP" is only a fair answer if it's followed with "and I'll do your job for you while you read the SOP" because the staff with good work ethic will simply go ask someone else instead of making donors wait.

Other Employee Reviews for Talecris

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Somewhat unpleasant in certain situtations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Talecris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, quarterly bonuses,hours of operation, have the ability to do medical work with out certification.

    Cons

    Not having connections with the management staff to move up in the business, just to sum up in so many words.

    Advice to Management

    Change, change, change, starts with yourself, then only you will run a successful business.


  2. "stressfree, sometimes boring, friendly atmosphere, not very organized company."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Clayton, NC

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    excellent work life balance
    people eager to share knowlege.
    lateral movements possible.
    decent compensation package
    Stable
    job security
    Great hours

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy'
    alot of inefficiency due too much paperwork
    much older demographic
    Management not that great. too many shortcuts without spending money on long term vision
    not enough innovation
    not alot of growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Streamline paperwork.
    reduce bureaucracy
    have better long term vision
    invest more in development and innovation
    retain talent and actively recruit new talent

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