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Gulf Coast Blood Center Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Gulf Coast Blood Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working there you are making a difference in peoples lives. The donors are great to work with and so are your fellow employee's.

    Cons

    The negatives to working there are minimal


  2. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Assistant NDC Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant NDC Manager in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Blood Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Giving back to the community, stable employment, can move up the chain if SOP is strictly adhered to, and attendance is kept in check. Recent changes have resulted in more recognition where it is/has been due. It is very challenging in any clinical business to find a phlebotomist who exhibits strong clinical and customer service skills.. that being said, the education & training department and some upper managers are wonderful for fostering a positive and passionate organizational culture.

    Cons

    Pay could be way better. "Assistant NDC Manager" is just a title. Some apples are still working here due to favoritism and it undermines those who work hard, have a passion, and do good. Hoping for more positive changes and reorganization.

    Advice to Management

    Revenue is up and contracts have been locked in, front line employees (collections) should receive more of a financial incentive to motivate their continued metric success - they are the faces of The Blood Center.


  3. "It's okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Blood Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    I don't know if I have any.

    Cons

    Opportunity for career advancement is slim. Appraisals are inaccurate.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gulf Coast Blood Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None. The only pro is if you DON"T Waste your time here.

    Cons

    Employees, Management, and HR were extremely unprofessional, rude, lazy. Issues were reported to HR, whom allowed for misconduct of "safe" employees and "safe" managers to continue without write up. Watching sports, movies, YouTube, blaring loud music, taking high number of personal calls all day, coming in late, leaving early, and working side jobs full time, and using personal laptops full time is allowed by "safe" employees but not allowed by other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Issues with management and below. LONG over due for a company wide house cleaning starting with upper management (CIOs, Directors), Management and lower level employees for All departments. It's the bad culture and values that are being held on by the long term employees that are holding the company down. Many departments are Extremely over employed due to the lazy long term "safe" employees.


  6. "Recruitment review"

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    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent management, very supportive work environment, positive atmosphere, important life-saving mission, flexibility, good teamwork.

    Cons

    Hard to leave work behind at end of day
    No opportunities for advancement
    No merit increases only annual cost of living adjustment
    Pressure to meet ever-increasing goals

    Advice to Management

    Value hard workers with merit based pay


  7. "Blood Bank Job ReView"

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    Former Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    donors are nice
    room for moving to different departments
    training is thorough
    nice office equipment
    great incentives for donor recruitment

    Cons

    hard to transfer
    training is very long
    management is not active
    breaks are too short
    not enough team work
    lack of positive morale

    Advice to Management

    Start being more active in the workplace. Don't stay in your office or cubicle if we are short staffed. Use your technical skills to contribute to the success of the team.


  8. "Just got hired, staff is very friendly"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Blood Center full-time

    Pros

    Guaranteed full time hours, training classes, get a raise after training, great opportunity, seems like a good company to work for, happy they offer benefits

    Cons

    The pay is kinda low starting off but good for inexperienced phlebotomist, seems like alot of information to learn in train


  9. "Good first job for Phleotomists"

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    Former Employee - Mobile Phlebotomist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mobile Phlebotomist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gulf Coast Blood Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They give phlebotomists with no experience a chance, lots of opportunity for overtime.

    Cons

    Long hours, no set schedule-only set days off, long daily travel, extremely heavy equipment to move, some of their vans don't have working seat belts for employees to use, hours can be extremely long each day, no real chance to have much personal time on a day you work, exhausting work.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the seat belts in the vans. Get people who can move the equipment for mobile phlebotomists. Most employees are women and the equipment is just not reasonably easy to move and set up and still have the energy to do your job.


  10. "mobile phlebotomist 1"

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    Former Employee - Mobile Phlebotomist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mobile Phlebotomist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gulf Coast Blood Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    money to be made in the mobile department, always varying in scenery and setup great group of people to work with and your teams are like family

    Cons

    if you have a family, sometimes it is difficult to see them because you work all day.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "if you don't mind sweating like a dog every morning and feeling unappreciated this is the perfect place for you"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gulf Coast Blood Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping save lives and most of the donors are nice,overtime

    Cons

    EXTREMELY HIGH turnover rate for a reason.everyday consist of the following:be to work sometimes as early as 4 am,ride in those disgusting vans Aka death traps, to the blood drive location. Then we lift heavy boxes and equipment onto dollies despite it being rainy,snowing etc.Set up all the heavy beds and equipment.I guarantee that after all is set up,you will be drenched in sweat before the blood drive even starts.Mobile supervisors are terrible here.No one truly has morals and values ,its very "cliquesh" and favoritism is what determines your future here not your work performance. You dont really get a lunch.rarely you get 30 minutes but usually its eat your food and come back .After the 6 to 8 hour blood drive you have to break everything down and load it all back on the van and do it all over again tomorrow. Everyone does not do their fair share and help out.some People hide in the bathroom so they wont have to do much and you're the one left feeling overworked and frustated. The pay really Isn't worth it considering all the physical work that the job entails.do yourself a favor and apply to a company where you will truly get what you deserve.consider yourself warned

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and their concerns.treat everyone equally and not based off of your personal relationships with certain employees


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