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Talecris Reviews

Updated December 15, 2016
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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)

    "Good Luck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. "Enjoyed my time there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere. Diverse work. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Did not experience any while I was there.


  3. "Quality Declining when I left"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Can you say no home life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "phlebotomist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Talecris part-time

    Pros

    Awesome work environment and great staff. Easy to work with and will try to accommodate the staff as much as they can. Easy to talk to management about any issues.

    Cons

    Scheduling is never consistent so it's hard to plan things. I feel this is the only improvement the company needs to make.


  7. "Mananement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "My experience was alright in the beginning."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Donor Processor in Lake Charles, LA

    I worked at Talecris full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best reason is to get you experience.with great benefits

    Cons

    The challenges working with a bunch of messy folks.they talk about the emoloyee to donor and to each other in front of donors . very discomfort . place to work

    Advice to Management

    Management team sucks they want the line staff to work hard while they sit a computer all day then they pay you pennies.then get mad when you make a mistake . they have true favoritism.


  9. "Horrible job, lousy pay, awful hours, uncaring management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Fayetteville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Jobs are hard to get around here. This company does offer (expensive) health insurance, and vacation time is accrued quickly (but you have to submit a request for time off well in advance), and lately have offered a free trip to a sporting event and been giving out small quarterly bonuses to staff. But the pay is lousy.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is nonexistent. Employees are overworked, then sent home early the next day to avoid overtime . No sick leave allowed, if you can't make it to work for any reason it is an unexcused absence, you are expected to report to work unless you are dead, Workers are always exhausted.

    Advice to Management

    Stop nepotism and favoritism!!! Act professionally, stop talking behind employee's backs, and stop cursing!


  10. "Horrible place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Talecris full-time

    Pros

    My previous co workers made the days bearable

    Cons

    No upward mobility. Company does not want to pay you but they want you there everyday during holidays. You have no family life. If you have small children and value family time this is not for you. It's a job to work until you find a better job, that is if you get any time off.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to care more about their employees and offer better training, and also better management


  11. "Say goodbye if you aren't on management's list of favorite people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only thing I can really think of would be the on the job training they provide. And the benefits. On the job training and benefits.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites. A lot. It's very frustrating to get written up for something, but when another employee does the exact same thing, they get a slap on the wrist.
    Some people in authority positions don't deserve the positions they have. If I did half of the stuff that they did on the job, I would get terminated immediately. Them? Not so much, because they suck up to management so much and they fall for it.
    Management needs to get completely revamped as well. Playing favorites with your employees isn't fair and it isn't right.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to write someone up for an offense, make sure everyone gets written up for it if and when it occurs. Don't pick and choose who you write up. If you have to say something along the lines of, 'we can't ignore this, everyone gets written up for this', then it's safe to say that not everybody gets written up for a certain offense. You will lose employees this way, this is a big reason why your turnover rate is so high.



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