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Octapharma Plasma Reviews

Updated December 16, 2017
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Octapharma Plasma President Frederic Marguerre
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Pros
  • Opportunities to cross train in other areas (in 15 reviews)

  • Clear, defined hours, good benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Very hard work for entry level staff members, they start at very low pay for entry level (in 24 reviews)

  • Management rude donors and long hours (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Phlebotomist"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, ability to advance, decent co-workers.

    Cons

    Management rude donors and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Look inside your building for advancement before you find someone without experience.


  2. "The experience is ok it’s a great working environment and u learn things everyday"

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    Current Employee - Donor Support Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Donor Support Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    U get paid time off u can cross train and get some raises. But be careful if your going to be aphlebotomist because they won’t let u leave the floor because they need u the most

    Cons

    It’s a 6 point system ... they don’t care for any doctor excuses for anything 6 points your out... and u have to have open availability because they want u to be able to close .. and when it’s the end of the month get ready to stay a extra two hours because sometimes things go slow if medical screening isn’t on their job

    Advice to Management

    They should be more lean with people who have children because things change with daycares

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fast and furious environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to move and assist in different areas of production throughout the day

    Cons

    Extra hours for salary. Which reduces how much you're truly earning

    Advice to Management

    Keep management team's fully staffed at all times. Otherwise you will continue to see high turnover


  4. "Bullies everywhere"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with

    Cons

    The people you work under

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Bullies do not make good upper management and you can not work people to death for pennies.


  5. "Get your experience and leave"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Van Nuys, CA
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Van Nuys, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Guaranteed work, good experience

    Cons

    Low pay, dangerous work environment, rude doors, high stress

    Advice to Management

    I suggest paying experienced phlebs as much or close to what they make in a hospital


  6. "Senior Phlebotomist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Including PTO and Personal time.

    Cons

    Management poor. Unappreciated. No room for advancement.


  7. "Pay is not reliable"

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    Current Employee - Phys Sub in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Phys Sub in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for Phys. Sub position. Easy laid back job.

    Cons

    They hire you as full time but if the center isn't busy they send you home without pay. So an 8 hr shift is never guaranteed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop punishing staff by sending them home when it's not very busy. We have bills to pay.

  8. "Bad"

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    Current Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Garland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company provides PTO, it has good benefits, and you get the experience you may need to get other jobs in the future.

    Cons

    You do not get 10 breaks, there is a high turn over rate, you get paid very little compared to other places.

    Advice to Management

    I wish they'd work with us more, help us move up in the center. Give us the time when we need to talk to them.


  9. "Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Physician Substitute in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Physician Substitute in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never hurt for hours, accrue PTO "quickly," opportunity for growth, steady paycheck, learn new skills

    Cons

    Never get to use PTO, not guaranteed 2 days off in a 7 day period, can be "overworked"


  10. "Run"

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    Former Employee - Physician Assistant
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing is good about this company they are just worried about a number not employees. Pay was ok but not worth what u had to deal with

    Cons

    It was like I was in high school again with the assistant manager having a group of employees she liked and didn't make them work they would sit in her office all day and not work. Got in trouble for everything you did. And the donors were rude.


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