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Canadian Blood Services Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2020

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3.3
39%
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Canadian Blood Services CEO Graham D. Sher
Graham D. Sher
77 Ratings
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  • "Every problem is front end staffs fault even though we have no control over number of donors(in 11 reviews)

  • "Don't seem to listen to front line staff(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work. Worked for 9.9 years as Biomedical Tech (Field Services)"

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    Former Employee - NONE in London, ON

    I worked at Canadian Blood Services full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Not much politics. The management is very friendly. Pay is decent. Good benefits. Got some travel opportunities.

    Cons

    None at this point to add

    Canadian Blood Services2020-02-15
  2. "Rather train loyal staff, easier to let go and re-hire new blood."

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Blood Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great, Co-workers

    Cons

    No Growth, Moving to contract/outsourcing model.

    Canadian Blood Services2020-04-02
  3. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at Canadian Blood Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work from home. Relaxed environment. Good management with a lot of autonomy.

    Cons

    Drab offices and facilities. While some tech is very new, you can be stuck working with very old legacy software from 20 years ago

    Canadian Blood Services2020-02-28
  4. ""Golden Handcuffs""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Blood Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, great colleagues, people who are really committed to the purpose, meaningful place to work

    Cons

    limited career growth, very limited learning opportunities if you are not a leader or high potential, lack of transparency, huge disconnects between head office and front-line, high pressure environment with unreasonable workloads

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    Canadian Blood Services2020-03-05
  5. "Actual work is good. Structure of company is impossible"

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    Former Employee - Donor Care Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Blood Services part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The actual job and duties is enjoyable

    Cons

    Precarious hours, no guarantees in working hours, highly variable, short shifts, room sharing with other staff

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    Canadian Blood Services2020-02-28
  6. "No complaints"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Blood Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people and working for a great cause.

    Cons

    There is a lot of internal politics.

    Canadian Blood Services2020-01-24
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic"

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    Current Employee - Head Office in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Blood Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Meaningful cause, decent benefits

    Cons

    Toxic work culture, lack of leadership, poor communication, unwilling to change or adapt, no real vision or planning for the future.

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    Canadian Blood Services2020-02-01
  8. "The work is rewarding but under valued"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Blood Services part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Coworkers, rewarding, challenging, travel, benefits

    Cons

    Organization, under valued, work life balance, inconsistent schedule, management

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    Canadian Blood Services2020-01-13
  9. "Great place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Blood Services full-time

    Pros

    Great management, great pension plan, and 4 week vacations

    Cons

    Work-life balance and Low bonuses (because its NFP)

    Canadian Blood Services2019-12-07
  10. "Bureaucratic Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canadian Blood Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Great cause, blood donors tend to be lovely people. - Pay is fair, not great - but good benefits for full-time permanent staff

    Cons

    - Staff morale continually low and disgruntled, often an unpleasant working environment - Confusion between head office direction and regional autonomy; makes it unclear who has decision-making power and so projects tend to stall indefinitely - Endless restructuring threatens job stability for most roles/departments - Many long-term managers/directors that are just there to collect their paycheque and pension contributions

    Canadian Blood Services2019-12-04
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