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United Blood Services Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Knowing I helped everyday to save lives (in 11 reviews)

  • Meeting new people everyday, some nice workers (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The extremely long hours and travel (in 9 reviews)

  • There are a lot of upper management positions held by small-minded people that only know how to keep doing the same things they've always done (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Cannot afford to work here much longer"

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    Current Employee - Donor Outreach Coordinator in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Donor Outreach Coordinator in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Blood Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    heavy call volume, light data entry, great place to obtain resume experience, fresh faces, it feels good to help save lives, reliable hours occasional OT, casual dress, managers and staff helpful, occasional paid training

    Cons

    substandard pay rate, high turnover, unnecessarily noisy: coworkers/staff chat & make distractions, no night shift pay- even for our full timers who work the entire night shift, no attendance bonus, monthly performance bonus based primarily on donor show rate (something that we ultimately have little control), voicemail galore, a handwritten form factory: be prepared to write clearly

    Advice to Management

    To help reduce this high turnover rate: increase our hourly compensation


  2. "Best company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Blood Services full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, staff is treated well

    Cons

    Need more full time hours

  3. "HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK!!"

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    Former Employee - Donor Services Specialist in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Donor Services Specialist in Hattiesburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Blood Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    When you clock out.When you get your paycheck.

    Cons

    Poor management,long hours,demeaning managers and supervisors,poor working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  4. "Donor Care Specialist II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Blood Services full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Donors are generally very nice (as a phlebotomist, they're way better than what you have to work within hospitals). Willing to train you mostly from scratch.

    Cons

    Errors are extremely frowned upon. Good luck getting time off when you want it -- structured where everyone puts in their desired times off quarterly during a small window and then sorted out by seniority, build up of PTO, etc.


  5. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Blood Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great values and mission, work makes you feel good.

    Cons

    Corporate over site and policies


  6. "Donor Care Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Donor Care Specialist, Lead Tech
    Current Employee - Donor Care Specialist, Lead Tech
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Blood Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The donors are amazing, great health insurance, I'm ok with the pay for now. There's now a timeframe of 8 minutes until you're considered late.

    Cons

    Mobiles-long, crazy hours. Sometimes you go from Flagstaff to Yuma, unable to get hours during summer, p.s. your team will leave while you're still in the building. Centers-Short staffed consistantly, overworked, no vacations, no sick pay, no part-time. Good luck keeping staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your head up, you're in between a rock and a hard place. Transfer staff from mobiles to Centers!! Mobiles are a revolving door. We're losing good people in Centers because we are overworked...and mobiles say they don't get hours?? Centers and mobiles need to communicate.


  7. "Assistant Donor Care Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Supervisor in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Supervisor in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Blood Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Knowing I helped everyday to save lives. Worked in mobile drives.,diffrent businesses and people everyday.

    Cons

    I did not have a set schedule, I could go in as early as 4 am or as late as 3 pm. Everyday was diffrent.

  8. "Donor Care Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Blood Services full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and managed well

    Cons

    Low salary for all the responsibilities required


  9. "Great Environment, Poor Pay"

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    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Blood Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family oriented team. Supportive management. High focus on valuing the employee. Very rewarding mission.

    Cons

    Not the most competitive salaries, sometimes difficult hours.

    Advice to Management

    Payscale needs to be more aligned with competitors.


  10. "Good Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Blood Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits, good work life balance.

    Cons

    There were lots of changes.


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