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Octapharma Plasma Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Opportunities to cross train in other areas (in 11 reviews)

  • Pretty easy job if you can put up with foul mouthed rude donors who threaten you if you don't give them their way (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Turnover rate is high due to low pay and high production expectations (in 22 reviews)

  • Some days long hours and only 2 15 minute breaks and 30 minute lunch that can be interrupted if your the only physician substitute on duty (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Processing Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Processing Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma (More than a year)

    Pros

    Career not just a job.

    Cons

    Should give a high pay to lab people.


  2. "Lack Of Respect"

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    Former Employee - Physician Substitute in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Physician Substitute in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty easy job if you can put up with foul mouthed rude donors who threaten you if you don't give them their way.

    Cons

    Low pay and lower respect for the work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize your peoples strengths, its not a popularity contest. Advance from within, you should never tell an employee to quit and reapply.

  3. "Great To Start In Medical Field"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to get into management in a fairly short time.

    Cons

    Turnover rate is high due to low pay and high production expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more character developed management.


  4. "Company that will get your "foot in the door""

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get experience in plasma, get your foot in the door as a new phlebotomist, get continuous $50 payments for each donation as an employee.

    Cons

    Very low pay, over worked, high turn over rate, anyone can come off the street and be a "phlebotomist" here and get paid the same as someone who is educated in phlebotomy or has previous experience. No overtime. No rotating weekends. Constant harassment from donors.

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to scheduling, not scheduling employees every weekend and rotate everyone to every other weekend as promised when hired. Raise starting pay based on education/experience.


  5. "Do Not Work Here"

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    Former Employee - Process Technician in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The managers really try to work with you if they like you and you work hard.

    Cons

    They do not pay enough for the amount of work and ghetto people we have to deal with so there is a high turnover. Old Navy pays more.

    Advice to Management

    If you up the pay you will get better applicants that will want to stay so your turnover won't be so high and you can be more selective.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "By far the worst job I've ever had."

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    Former Employee - DFT in Madison Heights, MI
    Former Employee - DFT in Madison Heights, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros here.

    Cons

    - Extremely low pay, they pay $8.50/hour for a job that should get at least $14-$15

    - Managament was definitely the worst thing about this job. The three women that managed the center I worked at (Madison Heights) were all extremely rude, demeaning, unprofessional, uncaring, unhelpful, displayed blatant favoritism, and many times were abusive. You are nothing but a number and barely human to them.

    - Little room for advancement and managers lie to you and make false promises to get you to stay.

    - Unsafe and disgusting working environment: lots of harassment from hostile donors, many donors are felons or addicts and managament encouraged employees to not change gloves between donors even if they had blood or plasma on them.

    - Very ghetto coworkers and donors.

    - Racism against white employees by black employees.

    - Poor training and skills you gain here are very specialized and not transferrable to many other fields.

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourselves with people who are educated, competent, and actually care about their employees.


  7. "Phlebotomist"

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly and fun donors keep you smiling

    Cons

    Low pay. A lot of drama. Horrible management.

    Advice to Management

    Management from the Director to Management to Supervisors are horrible. Supervisors are lazy and out for themselves. Management same thing. And the Director is just a puppet for them. Employees are backstabbers. All in all very stressful place to work. The job is easy but coworkers are not. Would not recommend this place to anyone!

  8. "Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy work, nice coworkers, good company

    Cons

    Management needs improvement, for some members of management it was either their way or the highway

    Advice to Management

    be open to other people's opinions


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Donor floor techinician"

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    Current Employee - DFT Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - DFT Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibity--you are valued and your late/call out is weighed with your work performance (may be individual center)

    Relationships--the managers and the staff work together and help each other out.

    Cons

    Being provoked by clients and negative employees. And the pay is not clearly defined and manipulated by management with confusion and empty promises .


  10. "Phlebotomist"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO and Personal Time, Health Ins.

    Cons

    Poor staffing, poor management, poor scheduling, super poor pay!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your loyal employees better and they would stop looking for new jobs!


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