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Canadian Blood Services Reviews

Updated Nov 18, 2019

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3.6
53%
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59%
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Canadian Blood Services CEO Graham D. Sher
Graham D. Sher
71 Ratings
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  • "donors to keep up with the quota(in 10 reviews)

  • "Due to the size of the organization, staff are viewed as numbers rather than people and front line staff are seen as dispensable(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Intern 

    I have been working at Canadian Blood Services full-time

    Pros

    fun environment and nice people

    Cons

    hard work but very rewarding

    Canadian Blood Services2019-10-15
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Donor Care Associate in Saskatoon, SK

    I have been working at Canadian Blood Services part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wages are ok. Benefits are good

    Cons

    Management doesnt listen to employees. Employees are treated differently depending on which supervisor they have. More and more duties assigned but no increase in pay. Split shifts, evenings and out of town clinics. You are expected to go on out of town clinics even when travel is not recommended. Bus is not made for hiway travel and is cold and bumpy. Management has no empathy for family issues. Every problem is... front end staffs fault even though we have no control over number of donors. I could go on and on. It is a very toxic workplace and morale is low

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Treat people fairly. Quit hiring supervisors that are nurses and hire people that are trained to be managers

    Canadian Blood Services2019-11-18
  3. "Just ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Canadian Blood Services full-time

    Pros

    Meaningful work and very high impact

    Cons

    Bad internal communication, slow moving

    Canadian Blood Services2019-10-29
  4. "DCA"

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    Former Employee - Donor Care Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Blood Services part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Union support and pay isnt bad.

    Cons

    All DCA's are hired PT. You can work more hours but not increase your FTE. Bullying by direct supervisors. Revolving door with new employees coming and going. Micromanaging of employees. Focus is on job performance and monthly stats.

    Advice to Management

    Let staff do their jobs. Dont worry about the little stuff and stop the the nit-picking.

    Canadian Blood Services2019-10-02
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Still immature from the top down"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People and Good Ideas (but poor execution)

    Cons

    Many folks promoted into jobs they are not suited for. Internal promotions are given due to tenure...that is not what is best for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Set up a Corporate PMO that has clout and make sure it is used. Time to clean house any drop lots of the deadwood even if it will cost you severance packages!!

    Canadian Blood Services2019-09-10
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Performance"

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    Former Employee - Field Representative in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Blood Services part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Potential to earn, flexible hours

    Cons

    Mind numbing, if you don’t get good results they stop giving you shifts

    Canadian Blood Services2019-09-02
  7. "Meaningful work with great people"

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    Former Employee - Director in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Blood Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Rewarding work at all levels

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging

    Canadian Blood Services2019-08-14
  8. "Great place to work !"

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    Current Employee - Casual 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Blood Services full-time

    Pros

    Love my coworkers and management, great place to work and grow

    Cons

    Physical work space old fashion

    Canadian Blood Services2019-07-05
  9. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it has a diverse team and the benefit is good

    Cons

    salary is a bit at the low side among competitors

    Canadian Blood Services2019-06-23
  10. "Lab assistant salary"

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff are very nice and supportive

    Cons

    Have to pay for the parking

    Advice to Management

    Great job!

    Canadian Blood Services2019-06-01
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