Canadian Blood Services Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2021

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3.7
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Canadian Blood Services CEO Graham D. Sher
Graham D. Sher
100 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and work-life balance(in 19 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, great communication with employees, Frequent networking opportunities for employees(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "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. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Best team I was ever a part of

      Feb 22, 2021 - Finance Manager 
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      Pros

      Great team atmosphere with a common goal Flexible work options Great vacation, medical, retirement benefits Inspiring stories from recipients brings true meaning and purpose to work

      Cons

      Pay will be higher at for-profit companies Travel required

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      lab assistant

      Jul 24, 2021 - Lab Assistant in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      very good salary and benefits

      Cons

      the schedule is not regular

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Corporate Manager

      Jun 30, 2021 - Manager in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Incredible people, culture and mission.

      Cons

      None, i really love working for CBS

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      D&I at Canadian Blood Services

      Jun 14, 2021 - Resource Coordinator in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      The work we do is important and a great cause to get behind

      Cons

      Not great with Diversity or handling employee's issues in regarding to diversity

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great work environment but can do better

      Jun 2, 2021 - Manager in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Great team great pay keep it up

      Cons

      Over worked. Hire more support

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pretty good place to work

      May 26, 2021 - Coordinator 
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      Pros

      Solid employer with a keen interest in diversity and inclusion

      Cons

      Can be a bit frustrating at times

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company to work with.

      Apr 19, 2021 - Senior Manager, Finance in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      - Good culture - Flex Scheduling - Pay is ok

      Cons

      - Management takes very long to make strategic decision.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Experience

      Apr 1, 2021 - Senior Strategy Consultant in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Overall the experience is good. Management is understanding and a lot of opportunities to learn with less pressure.

      Cons

      They keep reinventing the wheel from time to time. There are chances you will get frustrated if you working on making improvements.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Hard Work all around

      May 18, 2021 - IT Analyst in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Stable Govt job - union and fixed raise, upto a certain time

      Cons

      Lot of work load on everyone, from IT to Lab

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Hard but rewarding work

      Feb 23, 2021 - Manager in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Total Rewards program (pension, vacation, benefits, etc.) is good. Organization and employees seem aligned on mission/values and passionate about their work.

      Cons

      Extremely high pressure environment with long workdays and often nights. Constant change. Salary structure quite low relative to the amount of work that is expected.

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