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Talecris Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Produced Life saving products that saved lives (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • This place does not offer a good work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Never having a set schedule, micromanagement, angry customers, low pay, no team spirit, always being scolded by upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Shaky Start"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, pretty new business
    Working with a great university

    Cons

    Poor upper management
    Hired PHDs of questionable drive and talent just for their degrees - presumably

    Advice to Management

    Management has already changed drastically at the highest levels since I left, probably improved considerably


  2. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Plasma Processor in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Plasma Processor in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much is pro for this company except they are collecting a product needed for medicine production. Other than that I can't say much good about Talecris.

    Cons

    Inappropriate gear for working in freezers and asked for a year and a half and over 3 managers for new and refused to replace. Allows sexual harassment and hostile work environment. Passes donors for donation who should be refused. Issues with other employees are swept under the rug because they are members of the clique. The clique runs the center and management has no control. Moving up in the company is not an option if you don't belong to the clique.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start over! There is no way to control the center if you allow it to be run by employees who affiliate with the clique. You allow employees to date donors but do nothing about it. There is no professionalism in the center and you reward those who don't do their jobs. Start over with all new staff including your OS's!

  3. "management has no idea what they are doing"

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    Current Employee - Phys Sub in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Phys Sub in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Talecris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits are very extensive and cheap get alot of time off close to home ample parking some good ppl to work with

    Cons

    management has no idea what they are doing very inconsistent with HR some ppl get fired for doing the EXACT same thing other ppl do

    Advice to Management

    quit cutting corner and trying ti increase production by letting donor who shouldnt donate just because you get profit sharing and the line employees do not.


  4. "Chemist"

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    Former Employee - QC Chemist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - QC Chemist in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Talecris full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Produced Life saving products that saved lives.

    Cons

    The sifts changed a lot

    Advice to Management

    I am a team player


  5. "good atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Validation Consultant in Clayton, NC
    Former Employee - Validation Consultant in Clayton, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Talecris (More than a year)

    Pros

    clear vision, management supported initiatives and projects, family atmosphere, felt like Talecris cared about their employees

    Cons

    uncertain future due to nature of ownership

    Advice to Management

    reward good employees to ensure retention,


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Phlebotomist 1"

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist I in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist I in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Talecris full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for if you want to gain Experience its also a great company to grow with if thats what you are looking to do

    Cons

    More overtime then you can handle. You will be expected to work overtime because they have a high turn over rate .

    Advice to Management

    Better Scheduling because we as humans do need time to recuperate


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Luck"

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    Current Employee - Center Medical Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Center Medical Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Always entertaining. Room for growth in to corporate positions if you have the ability to prove yourself to certain people and py your dues. Good luck getting there.

    Cons

    Low pay, no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should act more as leaders and not bosses. The pressure from upper management is a burden and not uplifting. You feel beat down rather than built up. Its difficult to grow if you're always being held down.

  8. "Quality Declining when I left"

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    Former Employee - Sample Specialist in Clayton, NC
    Former Employee - Sample Specialist in Clayton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Talecris (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some friendly people; Good work being done by many.

    Cons

    Many people were very two faced, HR was not good at all, Supervisors were not good, a lot of drama. Many affairs between co-workers. Trashy


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Can you say no home life"

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    On the job training was great.

    Cons

    Seldom had schedule in advance. Hours were not consistent. For example: Off Sunday work Monday work 6-230, Tuesday 9-530, Wednesday 8-430, off Thurs. Work Friday 7-330, Sat. 615-245 Sunday 9-530, Monday 9-530, Tues 6-230, Wed8-430, Thurs 615-245 off Friday and Sat. but no schedule until the Saturday before you worked. Difficult to get days off especially around holidays. Open everyday except Christmas and New Years. Very little growth potential and horrible pay for the hours worked. Oh yea and more often then not didn't get off at scheduled time and got in trouble for having overtime

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with potential employees about what to expect working for the company.


  10. "Mananement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There really isn't any good things

    Cons

    Never having a set schedule, micromanagement, angry customers, low pay, no team spirit, always being scolded by upper management

    Advice to Management

    Better scheduling, listen to employees, focus on improving the business instead of being a mediator everyday and having to solve HR issues


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