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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)

  • Tons of sexual harrasment and some pretty sketchy donors (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Phlebotomist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Talecris full-time

    Pros

    The training program is excellent! The managers really do care about their employees.

    Cons

    I applied for a part time position and ended up working 50 hour weeks. It was in a dangerous area and I always worried about my safety


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Luck"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Employees are nice but working conditions aren't."

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Peoria, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees I met were hard working and conscientious.

    Cons

    The hours are terrible; very limited potential for growth, pay is at the low end of the national average.

    Advice to Management

    Customers re tired of waiting so long to be taken care of; there is a constant lack of supplies and equipment and workers are getting burnt out because of lack of manpower.


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  5. "Long hours, Easy job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talecris full-time

    Pros

    Its a fairly easy job to do.

    Cons

    long hours, mandatory overtime, short staffed, never know when you'll be getting off work.


  6. "Poor pay, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    None that I can remember.

    Cons

    Pay was not so great and neither was the management at that time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Most stressful position ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    made some really great lasting friendships with co-workers

    Cons

    LONG hours! I was a salary employee and the expectations were on average 60-65 hours/ week.

    Advice to Management

    Work Life Balance
    Listen to your employees/ line staff/ middle management- they know how the business works


  8. "worked like a mule, center understaffed, no time to crosstrain or advance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Indianapolis, IN
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    experience, and flexibility with schedule

    Cons

    center staff is viewed as bottom dollar, work them harder and harder is the motto. was there 2.5 years and couldn't get cross trained because the center was always understaffed and trying to get as many donors though in as little amount of time that they could.

    Advice to Management

    you center staff work darn hard and you need to recognize their efforts, stop looking at bottom dollars costs and give them opportunities


  9. "It's a good place to start."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    High turn over means a good opportunity to start a career here.

    Cons

    this place is Bogged down by politics.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to be fair.


  10. "A very unsatisfying experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Center Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Center Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best pay in industry for managers.

    Cons

    No room for growth.
    Inapropriate promotion and hiring practices.
    85% Turnover rate in 2 years I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Promotr individuals based on job performance. Not on who they know or are friends with.


  11. "Talecris - be wary"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are good, some great people to work with, nice location, going public has been a valuable experience.

    Cons

    Executive leadership not focused on long term success of company-more about their own pay. Company culture is more about blaming than resolving.

    Advice to Management

    Value the people who work for you and treat them as assets, not just a means to an end. Encourage collaboration across departments.



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