Canadian Blood Services Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Apr 21, 2021

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  • "Loved my co-workers and enjoyed the donors so much(in 29 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, good work environment(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Hard to find donors to fill spots in certain areas(in 12 reviews)

  • "Poor job security for some positions(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company

      Oct 24, 2020 - Registered Nurse, BSN in Commack, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good benefits, no extra shifts

      Cons

      mobile assignments, no food allowance

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Decent

      Apr 21, 2021 - Software Developer in Commack, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, good work environment

      Cons

      Pay is not great, technology bit outdated

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good organization overall

      Feb 9, 2021 - Event Coordinator in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - flexible, good work life balance -good benefits -great vacation/time-off policy

      Cons

      -very limited internal growth opportunities -internal communication isn't always clear

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

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

      Feb 15, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
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      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

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Bureaucratic Work Environment

      Dec 4, 2019 - Manager in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      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

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Supply Chain Logistics

      Jan 23, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and work-life balance

      Cons

      Not easy to climb the corporate ladder

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Okay

      Sep 19, 2018 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, pension, fufilling work

      Cons

      Bureaucracy, little room for growth

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Sucks the life out of you.

      Apr 1, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Meaningful work, good benefits, learning opportunities

      Cons

      No advancement, always promoting from external instead of recognizing internal talent, work hours and expectations are unrealistic, no respect.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      IT

      Nov 14, 2016 - Systems Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, competitive salary, nice people

      Cons

      No opportunities for advancement, management is old school

      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Best Job A Phlebotomist Can Have

      Aug 4, 2016 - Phlebotomist in Saskatoon, SK
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Best coworkers you will ever have. Capable, reliable, team players with outstanding personalities and dedication to the cause. -Fun work environment. "Clean" straight forward job. "Easy" job, although fast paced. Donors are healthy, and wanting to have their blood drawn, unique to this work environment. -No pressure environment, show up, go home, you never take the job with you after you clock out. -Great team, phlebotomists, RNs, donor services all work together to execute each clinic on target. -Decent wages, good benefits. -Training overall very comprehensive initially, although admittedly not always uniform. -Depending on your background, some opportunity to move up or into a completely different role. -Lots of very bright people within and access to transfusion/transplant research/data as well as training and educational resources.

      Cons

      -Shift work, which is normal in healthcare. The hours can be great (perfect) for a student or PT worker if you want just a few half shifts a week. However if you are trying to support a family and pay for daycare, aiming for FT hours will require working difficult shifts like 12 hr+ mobile clinics and split shifts or 6 days in a row etc. -Some job security but will never be a M-F guaranteed FT job. This is a problem. I do think hours could be more standardized similar to what the for profit plasma clinics have done, while still meeting targets, appealing to donors, and staying fiscally responsible. Many donors get paid time off to donate during the day (from our corporate PFL partners) so making clinic hours from 10am-6pm instead of split shifts running into the evening for example might be feasible. -Clinic Managers have replaced Charge Nurses in the clinic. As they are out of scope, they cannot help with needles, faints, or even give bandaids. Or give advice on any other problem in the clinic such as pack allocation and reconciliation discrepancies. -Staff are often last to know any changes. I usually check the CBC app before I come to work. All relevant info is usually released by media relations to the public before us. -This is a great job if you use it to your advantage. They will use you so make it work in your favour. Learn lots, enjoy the experience. -If you're clinic staff you may or may not be respected. Depends on the day/budget/targets/factor X etc. -Dealing with people all day, can be tiring if you're friendly but not a "people person" by nature. -Thinking outside the box may or may not be welcomed. Good advice may not be accepted advice.

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      4 people found this review helpful
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