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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at South Texas Blood & Tissue Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very big on internal promotions.
    Pay equal or higher than counterparts working for other similar companies.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to fight the we've always done it this way mentality.
    SOPs for EVERYTHING. Sometimes too rigid.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can think of at the moment.


  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at South Texas Blood & Tissue Center full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people & good culture

    Cons

    Pay- Not in line with industry standards.
    Upper Management - Changes often

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible experience, management promises to much they can't follow through no security in holding this job."

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great experience in working with donors and building relationships and gaining experience with phlebotomy.

    Cons

    Mobiles can make you do too much work for less pay they are not committed to giving you 30min lunches on a 11hr+ days. Complaints about upper management are not taking care of as a supposed to. Management just covers for each other.

    Advice to Management

    Needs new management. Needs to be more thorough in investigations.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic work place and people"

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    Former Employee - RN COORDINATOR in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - RN COORDINATOR in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at South Texas Blood & Tissue Center part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved the work I was doing off site, at local hospitals. I also got to utilize my 20+ years of nursing experience and do some investigative things as well. I was allowed to be creative, flexible and still hang out with nurses in the L&D and Post Partum units of the hospitals I covered. And all this for a good cause, Cord Blood Donation!!! My direct supervisor, Bethany Davis was superb. Supportive, enthusiastic and always open to our new ideas. It involved teaching for the hospital staff as well as new staff for new collecting sites. A little bit of everything.

    Cons

    Honestly, can't think of anything. All of the people from the office to the lab work together to get things done. No big personalities or egos.


  5. "Lab Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at South Texas Blood & Tissue Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and a growing market.

    Cons

    Pay rate, the cost of living isn't that great

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job


  6. "Community server and nice people that work there"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Coordinator in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at South Texas Blood & Tissue Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are great and a meaningful community cause

    Cons

    Not much in other job opportunities or advancement once employed in the company

    Advice to Management

    offer training and job opportunities for all employees to grow


  7. "Unorganized upper management, low pay but good health benefits."

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at South Texas Blood & Tissue Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Too many changes in upper management. Bad decisions, bad hiring. Low pay.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Loved the job, not the High School Drama"

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

    I worked at South Texas Blood & Tissue Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good for people who want to get their foot in the door of the medical field. Will get a lot of experience for those who want practice in Phlebotomy. When it's busy the day goes by fast! Positive attitude. You feel good doing this job because you are helping to save lives. Decent trainers. If you are applying for the tech 2 position (driver and phlebotomy tech) You will get good training to drive the blood bus for your passenger endorsement. Good job for multitaskers or for people who don't like "sitting down on the job". Paid training.

    Cons

    If you don't like blood or if the idea of sticking people with needles makes you uncomfortable, or if you don't like to do work, this is NOT the job for you. Holidays, and the summer (when school is out) is the slowest time of the year. Be prepared for the day to drag on and on during these times. Pay for techs are in the $11-12's. Training is a good 3 months and you will get paid less per hour until you finish. The best way to make more money is by being a tech 2, which is the blood tech and driver (overtime). Be prepared to not get home on time (eg if a drive ends at 4PM, You might not clock out until like 6). They are very anal about standard operating procedures. In fact, half the time you will be reading a lot of these SOP's. Everything having to be done in a certain way from signing your name, to taking a blood pressure. So if you are coming from another job in the medical field, it can be frustrating to have to learn a lot of stuff over again the way THEY want you to do it. It's understandable in a way, because they are handling blood that is going to be used by people. If one thing is wrong it can get a unit of blood destroyed, but sometimes they go a bit overboard. Drama. There is always going to be drama at any job you go to, but here the drama is way too much. People are quick to report you for any little thing. Lack of communication. Some team leaders treat the new people as If they know everything already and are quick to get them in trouble. Sometimes it felt like people are trying to get you into trouble. Integrity can be lacking, so cover yourself. Dot your I's and cross your T's. People will let you get in trouble for some thing that they did especially if you are new. This job has a HIGH turnout rate. And I think the drama is part of the cause. The Gossiping here is on a whole new level. Everything seemed so professional when I got hired which left me scratching my head is to why the job turned out like this.


  9. "Passionate people for a good cause"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at South Texas Blood & Tissue Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many employees are there because they are working for a cause. They are passionate about the mission.

    Cons

    Salaries are way below average. Management is paid well but most others, including professionals are compensated poorly. We lose many good employees because our salaries are not competitive. Worst paid are the Techs.

    Advice to Management

    All levels should be paid as if they are appreciated. We all contribute to saving lives from the Techs to the executives.


  10. "STBTC has been a wonderful place to work with outstanding support for their employees if a tragic need arises."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Friendly work atmosphere
    Growth
    New products being researched for production
    Continued expansion of IT infrastructure to meet challenges
    On the job training

    Cons

    Not-for-profit status limits promotion
    Not-for-profit status limits scope of introduction of cutting or bleeding edge technologies
    Small staff must do more
    Benefits are not as comprehensive due to size of the organization
    Loss of positions due to attrition may not be filled immediately or at all


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