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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. "Phelbotomist"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Gives you great experience,everyone is so nice, i truly love it there

    Cons

    Its really far from my house


  2. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent support staff with numerous avenues for advancement. Corporate provided many opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    Not too many to really discuss. I enjoyed my time with the company

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you consider the hours that are required for some of the positions before making HR decisions.

  3. "screener"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma part-time

    Pros

    love the coworkers I work with

    Cons

    the hours can be very long.


  4. "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.


  5. "Busy business, saving lives"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Save lives, people, benefits, work experience

    Cons

    Long hours but no complaints

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting"

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    Former Employee - Senior Medical Screener in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Medical Screener in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    LEarn different walks of life, you appreciate the simple things.

    Cons

    You learn to understand that not everyone has a "normal" life

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favortism and move your hard workers up


  7. "Interesting introduction to phlebotomy"

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    Former Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Aurora, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    The hours were always steady due to the nature of the business. You got to know some people very well because of their frequency in attending to donate. Not a whole lot of growth opportunity as a phlebotomist. Though new donors were the most challenging, frequent donors were easy to insert the needle because of how often they would donate. Some overtime depending on if one of the last donors were to have a reaction that would require them to remain in the chairs to hydrate and eat something. Benefits were sub-par to non existent but at least it was something rather than nothing at all.

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet. Some donors could be very difficult in personality and the company expected you to tolerate them unless they became overwhelmingly verbally abusive and of course physically threatening. Have to "watch" and listen to a limited repertoire of movies. Repetitive work.

    Advice to Management

    Management was very good to the employees. They were trained to do the work of donor technician so they would be able to jump in if it got very busy and the floor was down 1 or 2 technicians. It would have been beneficial to have cross-training for the screening and intake services as well as the processing of the product.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Physician Substitute- LPN/RN/Paramedic"

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    Former Employee - Physician Substitute in Orange Park, FL
    Former Employee - Physician Substitute in Orange Park, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable atmosphere with lifelong friendships

    Cons

    Dicey managers, questionable methods, look out for themselves


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very fast promotions! I started as a donor less than two years ago now I am assistant manager making good money and opportunities are still developing. I love working for OPI!

    Cons

    The operating hours make scheduling fair difficult. The starting pay is $8.00/hr which is on the low side for the type of work.

    Advice to Management

    Always train/retrain employees so that bad habits don't develop. Reward job well done. And I don't like the new rule on only hiring those with a college degree into management positions new employees with a degree are not better than the employ whose worked for the company for years. They do not understand the company as well. That might just be this area though.


  10. "It's a fun great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Meeting new people,always something different, fun staff and company

    Cons

    Working Holidays and Evening shifts


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