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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. "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


  2. "inspection"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Smithfield, NC
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Smithfield, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talecris as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are team players

    Cons

    I enjoyed working for telecris

    Advice to Management

    There are advice mentioned in the company


  3. "I was a phlebotomist at Talecris."

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Portland, OR

    I worked at Talecris part-time

    Pros

    Gained a lot of experience with venipuncture and monitoring donors for plasmapherisis reactions. Also learned about how plasma is utilized for medical conditions and the process to use it as a medical supply.

    Cons

    The training was very thorough. Almost too thorough though. I had to read a training manual that was literally 1,000 pages long before I could start venipuncture. I felt like it was a method to weed out the weak that weren't really interested in phlebotomy.


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  5. "under staffed always"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There medical plan is pretty good.

    Cons

    under staffed always but then complain about employees getting overtime


  6. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Intern - Project Planning Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Project Planning Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Talecris as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work and life balance, nice working environment

    Cons

    Small firm with less geographical option


  7. "Phlebotomist/ Donor Floor Tech"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some good people both donors and staff, decent breaks, good training time

    Cons

    some of the leads shouldnt have their position, communication was off, for someone with hospital and certifications in what they do the pay was low.


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    "I like Talecris Plasma resources, it was close to home and I liked the pay."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor I in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Plasma Processor I in Saginaw, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice full time work, loved our donors and co-workers

    Cons

    All of management doesn't help out the employees when they fall behind, just some.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to lead by example


  9. "A long haul to go public, then comes the sellout."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Health insurance
    Comfortable yet busy work place
    Staff are mostly awesome
    Sundays always off

    Cons

    Uncertainty due to recent firings
    Buyout by Grifols makes long time staff less valuable
    Management lacks independence from corporate that it once had

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for you staff. You know their character, now keep yours by fighting for the good ones.

    Treat the donors better. They are the lifeblood of your business, literally, so a gatorade or a speedpass will mean nothing when your numbers drop too low for Grifols to maintain you.

    Don't badmouth hourly staff to other hourly staff--every word you say gets back to them. If a person is willing to sit and listen to badmouthing, they are willing to share it with everyone else, and that becomes part of your character to the whole staff.

    Remember that "Go read the SOP" is only a fair answer if it's followed with "and I'll do your job for you while you read the SOP" because the staff with good work ethic will simply go ask someone else instead of making donors wait.


  10. "stressfree, sometimes boring, friendly atmosphere, not very organized company."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Clayton, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Clayton, NC

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    excellent work life balance
    people eager to share knowlege.
    lateral movements possible.
    decent compensation package
    Stable
    job security
    Great hours

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy'
    alot of inefficiency due too much paperwork
    much older demographic
    Management not that great. too many shortcuts without spending money on long term vision
    not enough innovation
    not alot of growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Streamline paperwork.
    reduce bureaucracy
    have better long term vision
    invest more in development and innovation
    retain talent and actively recruit new talent


  11. "good place to start a career, but the company is always in the market for sale"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Process Development Engineer in Clayton, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Process Development Engineer in Clayton, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good location in the matter of cost of living. Nice weather in North Carolina. Close to three very good universities.

    Cons

    Overstaffed in R&D, and too many layers in management. Communication is slow, and morale is low. People feel unsafe due the company is always on sale.


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