Biolife Plasma Services

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Biolife Plasma Services Reviews

Updated 6 January, 2015
Updated 6 January, 2015
62 Reviews
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Pros
  • You get a lot of interaction with many people, and the pay is good when you are starting out of school (in 6 reviews)

  • The benefits are good, in many cases better than even government benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Open some holidays and every Saturday making it difficult to have a good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management decisions which make zero sense (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company, bad bosses

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    Former Employee - Plasma Center Technician in Fargo, ND (US)
    Former Employee - Plasma Center Technician in Fargo, ND (US)

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits like good insurance, disability pay, tuition reimbursement. Decent pay and PTO

    Cons

    Standing all the time at work. Mean co-workers, bosses breathing down your shoulder all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't encourage people who tell on each other - That's how you lost your best employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    10 years at a great organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There were multiple opportunities to move up in the organization and keep growing as an individual. Once you got to certain level multiple leadership classes were made available and training/travel paid for. I became the manager that I am today because of the time and energy invested in my development.
    This is a fast paced environment, strenuous environment. There is no way to hide that and I know it is discussed in multiple ways during multiple interviews. BioLife is accountable to Donor Safety, Product Safety, and Staff Safety – and decisions are made with all of those in mind.

    Cons

    Goals change through the year depending on the manufacturing environment. At times adjusting to new expectations feels that we are on a roller coasters and work life balance is tossed out the window. The centers have a six day a week schedule and are operational from 5 AM to 10 PM, but the support departments are not always available during the times that you needed them. The entire organization needs to shift to support the changing expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget to walk a mile in the shoes of your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Has its ups and downs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services

    Pros

    Great benefits - health insurance, life insurance, paid holidays and vacation days. Great pay.
    It's very easy to move up the ladder, but difficult to stay on it.

    Cons

    Management will never tell you the truth about anything.
    They will not work with your schedule for school or children.
    Management plays favorites on all levels - if they like you, you will advance. If they don't like you, just quit now because you will never change their minds. Certain rules apply to some people and not to others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up. Embrace openness. Tell people the truth about everything. Offer opportunities and help for personal growth. Personally train people to be the way you expect them to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great job but busy to the extreme.

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    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Center Technician in Appleton, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Center Technician in Appleton, WI (US)

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement for ambitious and hard working individuals. The best health benefits you will ever find. I loved our management. We have monthly meetings that were fun, showing us all of our numbers and recognizing those who are doing a good job. You can move up fast if you continuously show initiative.

    Cons

    Staff extremely overworked when busy. You start off in medical history, which is insanely easy, just repetitive but can be fun, then most advance into phlebotomy after a few months, where a lot of workers realize after being fully trained, that they can't handle it. The extreme pace of donors and the nasty problems that arise (donors getting sick or blood spill etc) make the job terrible some days. There are a lot of times where you work till 10pm and then have to be back by 5:30am. (you get 5 hours of sleep if you're lucky)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is wonderful, actually.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    These people need to learn that family/work life needs to balance...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Pct in Sheboygan, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Pct in Sheboygan, WI (US)

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have heard that the benifits are good, but since I started at the begining of the month, I have yet to get a check or help in my benifit choices.

    Cons

    Over 3 weeks on the job and yet to get a paycheck. I have been trying to get someone, anyone, to help me with a change of address since I freakin started! Everything is computerized, and half the time the computers are out of service. They can change your schedule whenever they want and it is your responsibility to make it work. And split shifts are common, after you are hired...

  7.  

    Too much work for too little money. Great place to work if you have no life outside of work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great commitment to donor satisfaction. Training is typically thorough. Benefits are decent. Great if you like to kiss butt and want to climb the ladder - especially if you're experienceless.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Center leadership team can be disconnected with workplace reality. Non center leadership team more concerned about being politically correct - Practice what you preach just went out the door...

  8.  

    Great place for a foot in the door or a life long career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services

    Pros

    Internal promotion, flexible scheduling, great benefits.

    Cons

    Too easy to get an "occurance". Limited assigned tasks until properly trained, which can take a while.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No balance between home life/work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay scale, lots of hard workers-being a phlebotomist at BioLife is a very high stress job

    Cons

    work-life balance, treat employees like numbers not people, hard to be promoted, upper management doesn't see the big picture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees and maybe they won't keep leaving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    It was fun at the beginning. I was a PCR/NAT technicain

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services

    Pros

    Nice pay, great shifts, fun people, rewarding experience as far as helping others and having a purpose, free popcorn and coffee

    Cons

    Horrible managment, they show favortism, dishonest company, they only care about making money and not the individual, they will bend the rules for individuals who they like and advance those employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand firm on the rules, don't just bend them for individuals you like.

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