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Octapharma Plasma Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Opportunities to cross train in other areas (in 9 reviews)

  • Often promote internally, flexible scheduling, will train for most positions (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for medical environment (in 16 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 10 reviews)

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  1. "Working here ......"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy job to do
    Plenty of ways for advancement in the company

    Cons

    Management is poor with handling issues employees have with rude donors.
    Rude donors are a downside
    Pay rate in beginning is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time finding out your employees needs. Make them feel appreciated


  2. "Phlebotomist"

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    Current Employee - Nikki G in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Nikki G in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a job and you will receive a paycheck.

    Cons

    Very poor management! Treat staff unfairly. Need to have a personal friend in order to move up in the company. Do not train staff properly very high turn over rate. Management fail to keep a safe work environment. Management share information about other employees business NO professionalism and low wages. One of the worst places you could work.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to listen and respect your staff. Needs to higher more staff and


  3. "Medical screener"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Staff Licensed Practical Nurse in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Medical Staff Licensed Practical Nurse in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Nursing Salary is good to staret

    Cons

    Bad area to work in, unprofesional staff, clients poorly behaved, staff turn over


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    "DFT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Some awesome co workers
    Give second chances to people with criminal records

    Cons

    -too many workers taking extended and unassign breaks and nothing will happen to them
    -low pay
    -sporadic scheduling...work till closed (i.e. leave when the last donor leaves(sometimes at 11pm)) then open in the next day at 5am
    -low pay
    -only cares if you are doing your job when either corporate or auditors are in the building
    -dirty majority of times
    -under staff
    -managers are often times clueless
    -do not allow overtime

    Advice to Management

    -raise pay
    -do a great job around the border not just when hierarchies are in the building
    -maintain a clean environment
    -train managers
    -have adequate staff on shifts
    -have better scheduling


  6. "Horrible pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers, opportunity for growth, great for an entry-level employee.

    Cons

    Very low pay, procedures are dumbed down for a boarder spectrum of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire only people with at least two years of medical health training.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to gain experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Will train
    Advancement opportunities
    Benefits
    Cross-training
    Help with paying for further education

    Cons

    Favoritism
    HARD work
    Low pay for medical environment


  8. "Get out while you can"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good employees, don't charge for parking

    Cons

    high turnover rate, poor training, management is terrible and blames everyone for their mistakes, have to watch your back

    Advice to Management

    work is not supposed to be terrible, you have to follow the rules the same as everyone else, quit trying to manufacture reasons to hold people back


  9. "physician substitute"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    you work with lot of good people you get good training

    Cons

    I've been there for four and a half years and I am a trainer in my area but the people they are hiring for me to train are making 2 -3$an hour more then what I make right now.

    Advice to Management

    value your employees and the experience they have. your employees are also your customers that you should have customer service for your employees also. all the good people leave because they don't feel that they are valued by management.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Processing Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Workers, benefits, promotions, management, good experience

    Cons

    Rude customers, incompetent employees, low wages, no set schedule


  11. "Phlebotomist"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast learner, love to work

    Cons

    Slow workers,high turn over, manager don't motivate you,

    Advice to Management

    Yes always wanted to



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