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  1. "Long wait for the jobs are worth it."

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    Former Employee - Pharmacological Manufacturing/Biologics Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Pharmacological Manufacturing/Biologics Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida's Blood Centers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is wonderful to work here.

    Cons

    There is an extremely slow hiring process.


  2. "Apheresis tech"

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    Former Employee - Apheresis Technician/Phlebotomist in Deland, FL
    Former Employee - Apheresis Technician/Phlebotomist in Deland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Florida's Blood Centers (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping others and making friends

    Cons

    No work life balance. Pay was embarrassing and they work you to the grave.

    Advice to Management

    Horrible place to work

  3. Helpful (1)

    "After all the changes/merger company is disgusting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida's Blood Centers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best things were the benefits/401K

    Cons

    FBC used to be PRO family. NOW ITS ALL ABOUT MONEY, FORGETTING ALL ABOUT ITS EMPLOYEES

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, listen to your employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "no organization"

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    Current Employee - Donor Services Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Donor Services Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida's Blood Centers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    decent starting pay compaired to other companys

    Cons

    nothing is organized, little communication about changes happening.

    Advice to Management

    get it together, enforce the rules, punish those who abuse and break the rules.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Donor Services Recruiter in Rockledge, FL
    Former Employee - Donor Services Recruiter in Rockledge, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida's Blood Centers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive company offering great benefits and opportunities for advancement.
    Great team of employees and employers to work with.

    Cons

    I was in a new position to the company and was incorrectly advised about benefits and hours to be worked.
    Management and employees need better communication.

    Advice to Management

    When creating a new position, determine all aspects of what the number of hours will really be involved. I was told numerous times by management the position was 32 hrs week and on average received only 17 hours a week. If not for this I would still be with this company.
    Notify HR of what benefits will be given for the position and if type of benefits offered are changed, inform the employee so they may partake in them (such as insurance, holidays, 401K, etc)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A fulfilling but exhausting job."

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    Current Employee - Donor Services Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Donor Services Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Florida's Blood Centers full-time

    Pros

    The job is very fulfilling and fun. You meet new people all the time and go places if you work on the mobiles.

    Cons

    Not nearly paid enough for the stress, amount of work, and hours spent working. You often go unappreciated. It's all about collecting the blood. The donor is always right. Management never gives good evaluations, no matter how good you are.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees a bit and give better raises.


  7. "exhausting because we were always short of staff"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Montgomery, AL

    Pros

    the donors were excellent and friendly

    Cons

    the staff were lazy and unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    needs new management

  8. "Not a good environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the employees associated with Donations were nice.

    Cons

    Management does not have a clue and have extreme salaries with a little bit of knowledge.


  9. "Not What It Say's It Is"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competetive salaries and benefits. Excellent 401k program.
    Working with the donors is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Salaried employees are expected to work in excess of 40 hours per week.
    Poor communication between Executive Management and the front line employees.
    Use to be family oriented and care about their employees now upper management only cares about making themselves look good.
    It appears that they have formed an alliance between Executive and middle management to form an alliance to keep front line employees in the dark.
    They do nothing about complaints from front line.
    Customer service training should have started at the top so that they would know how to treat their front-line staff (their greatest asset?)

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is going on around you and not just in your area.
    Listen to your employees and don't just ignore issues and wait for them to go away.


  10. "Florida's Blood Centers Workplace Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    competitive 401 k program, change control processes help keep changes from being poorly implemented.

    Cons

    salaried positions are expected to "donate" many hours beyond 40/week. Some top heavy departments, less Chiefs more Indians needed.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to address the recent bad publicity with employees instead of trying to ignore it. Employees need to hear developing news from within, before it is published in the local newspaper.


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