Octapharma Plasma Employee Reviews about "cross train"

Updated 7 Nov 2020

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Pros
  • "Have great donors and employees(in 34 reviews)

  • "You can cross train to another position(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, not meeting full time hours, high turn over(in 30 reviews)

  • "Very long hours and poor management(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "physician substitute"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Physician Substitute in Northlake, IL

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Enjoying with cross training in all areas

    Cons

    The only cons is Hours not enough

  2. "Decent place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Council Bluffs, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company with room for advancement and opportunities for cross training. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Pay could be better for the things employees have to put up with. Must be willing and able to relocate in order to advance into higher level positions. Schedules are never consistent.


  3. "Ok.... if you don’t want to be a floor nurse"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Physician Substitute in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Basic daily tasks Head to toe assessments on new donors Cross training to medical screening Front desk reception

    Cons

    A lot of turn over

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    "All the Management with none of the Leadership"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As someone who has been working in healthcare or pharm manufacturing for over 10 years, here are the honest perks- OPI will hire anyone. Need a start or bounceback? Come here. On the job training and cross training available, with a strong desire to hire upward from within. Intelligence and dedication will get you a career here, even if you never thought that possible before. Physical mobility from site to site is possible. More flexible attendance policy than average. Decent benefits. I haven't seen many healthcare plans with this quality of service for this price. We have a very proud number of ex-military, EMT, and firefighters at our site, but we aren't jingoistic about it. There's less of the typical stigma about mental illness or older employees. We also offer people flexibility regarding personal issues. There's plenty of work to be done, we will find you somewhere that won't send you into a panic attack or offer you a bit of support when your new meds are making you a little out of it. You have to still be able to work, though.

    Cons

    Their low standards for hiring translate to some useless co-employees with bad attitudes. These same standards apply to donors. Expect to be cursed at, threatened, and feel unsafe at work. A donor who threatened to shoot up our center wasn't even deferred. Low pay given experience and education. People with bachelors in hard sciences are paid the same amount for local warehouse workers. HPD is suppressed to the point that it cuts off growth potential. Corporate dictates HPD be .75, when in reality management keeps it .55-.72 to save money. Employees have no direct access to HR or any corporate phone line. OPI corporate communications say we have an internal, corporate whistleblower line and we don't. There's some serious cognitive dissonance between what OPI says they do and the actual practices. I don't know how some people function, they must be ignoring the alarms from their morals and conscience going nuts in their heads in order to keep doing some of this stuff.

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    "Review"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Healthcare You can cross train to another position

    Cons

    Under staffed because of high turnovers Underpaid

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    "Processing technician"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Cross training is easily available as long as you are a good worker. Great resume builder from the experience you gain here

    Cons

    Donor behavior, lack of safety for employees and employee cars. Lack of punishment for terrible workers and no incentive for those who go above and beyond

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  7. "Processing technician"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cross training in multiple areas

    Cons

    Management needs in improve in all areas

  8. "Great for a resume builder!"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Donor Floor Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Decent hours. Easy to cross train into other parts of the floor Hour lunch

    Cons

    Gossip/Cooler drama. Raises are non-existent. Rates set at market for DFTs. Not for the impatient as donors can be come cranky/irate.

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  9. "The experience is ok it’s a great working environment and u learn things everyday"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Donor Support Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    U get paid time off u can cross train and get some raises. But be careful if your going to be aphlebotomist because they won’t let u leave the floor because they need u the most

    Cons

    It’s a 6 point system ... they don’t care for any doctor excuses for anything 6 points your out... and u have to have open availability because they want u to be able to close .. and when it’s the end of the month get ready to stay a extra two hours because sometimes things go slow if medical screening isn’t on their job

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  10. "Good stepping stone"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Sterile Processing Technician in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get paid (it's bi-weekly), you can cross train and get a tiny raise

    Cons

    Management is terrible. co-workers are lazy, unprofessional and immature. Pay is poor, no set schedule, the break room is always filthy

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