Biolife Plasma Services Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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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. Fast pace, great bennifits, high turn over rate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits were the best I've seen

    Cons

    Employees are just a number

  2. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits that have wonderful coverage and affordable.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Advice for salary setters: You get what you pay for!

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedules tuition reimbursement career advancement

    Cons

    Saturday's occasionally required breaks can be hard to get

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees they have pretty good ideas sometimes and they are often disregarded

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Career Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, career development, career advancement opportunities, great benefits that start on your first day including paid vacation, and insurance.

    Cons

    Open on Saturdays with hours changing considerably.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on internal development within the centers.

  6. Started out on the fast track to management.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Plasma Center Technician in Fayetteville, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Plasma Center Technician in Fayetteville, AR (US)

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay, good atmosphere, and the ability to learn several skills quickly.

    Cons

    Very fast-paced and hot. No room for breaks or slowing down during your shift.

  7. It's Great!

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

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Place to work at

    Cons

    Pay isn't so great though

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great! Keep it up

  8. Advanced Senior Plasma Center Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Management is easy to get along with, many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Long hours can make it hard to balance your work with your life, but once you get used to it it isn't that bad. It can be hard to get vacation when you want it/need it, but I have found that my particular managers are willing to work with you when time off is absolutely needed.

  9. Better Places to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Eau Claire, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Eau Claire, WI (US)

    I have been working at Biolife Plasma Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are great in terms of the cost of health and dental insurance. The optional vision coverage could be better. The pay is competitive for the area. The (non-management) coworkers are very supportive and helpful. Quick advancement opportunities for phlebotomy staff. Excellent training program.

    Cons

    Vacation days do not roll over, so you have to use them all in the year and cannot save them up. Even with a doctor's note if you call in sick you get an occurrence. The company is very nit-picky. Management is not supportive and blames staff when staff bring up concerns/suggestions. Advancement opportunities for nurses are terrible. Required to work 5 days a week regardless of being part time or full time. Quick burn out due to lack of consistency in scheduling. You might work until close one day and open the next day. Support departments are not always available to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Allow staff to work less than 5 days a week. Provide a consistent schedule for staff to balance work-life. Do not blame staff when bringing forward concerns or suggestions. Do not talk down to staff.

  10. Great coworkers, terrible hours

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    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Center Technician
    Former Employee - Senior Plasma Center Technician

    I worked at Biolife Plasma Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    My coworkers at Biolife are some of the best I've ever worked with. They are as a whole, supportive people who pitch in to help each other out when needed and know when to laugh when needed. If you want a good benefits at a job where you will be trained from the ground up, for ok pay, this may be a good 1-2 year job for you (most people start burning out after that). If you have a strong body, don't need a lot of sleep, work well in a very tightly controlled and often extremely fast paced environment, and you're willing to jump though the hoops and put in the time, this may be a good fit for you long term.

    Cons

    The hours are horrible. Everyone is constantly sleep deprived. If you can't handle being micromanaged, don't do well on your feet all day, and you need a consistent sleep schedule, this job is not for you. I also feel like the company tries to seem much more benevolent than it really is. "We're in the business of saving lives." Also the business of making money, make no mistake. Most donor safety concerns are most likely because of lawsuits in the past as opposed to actual care for donors. Employees are used up because it's cheaper than trying to retain them. (My beef is with you corporate, not the center.)

    Advice to Management

    Just be honest. (Some managers are better at this than others.) Everyone knows when you're not telling the truth or giving half truths, and most people will appreciate gentle frankness. Also, kindness is appreciated. Hiring great people is a big plus, so keep it up.

  11. Good company, bad bosses

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

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