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Talecris Reviews

Updated June 30, 2017
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  • Never having a set schedule, micromanagement, angry customers, low pay, no team spirit, always being scolded by upper management (in 4 reviews)

  • Passes donors for donation who should be refused (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Quality Associate"

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    Current Employee - Quality Associate
    Current Employee - Quality Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers. Benefits. Good health program with rewards. No work life balance even though they say they do.

    Cons

    Company focuses on new hire satisfaction and does not show any concern to seasoned employees


  2. "Shaky Start"

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    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

  3. "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!


  4. "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.


  5. "over worked under staffed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Interaction with people and always something to do

    Cons

    Over worked and under staffed. Tons of sexual harrasment and some pretty sketchy donors


  6. "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


  7. "Donor center technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talecris full-time

    Pros

    Pay is great and being able to help others is always a great thing to do. I love meeting new peole at work every single day.

    Cons

    Standing up and very very very short breaks. Sonetimes the hours are extremely long.

  8. "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,


  9. 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


  10. 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


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