Octapharma Plasma Employee Reviews about "donors"

Updated 5 Nov 2020

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Octapharma Plasma COO/EVP Judy Smith (no image)
Judy Smith
46 Ratings
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. "Busy, low pay"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Lubbock, TX

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

    Pros

    Great donors,good experience and busy atmosy

    Cons

    Not enough pay or room for geowth

  2. "Great company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Phlebotomist in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Have great donors and employees

    Cons

    Needs to have more pay


  3. "Could have been better"

    3.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Madison Heights, MI

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

    Pros

    Really good time with everyone. Loved talking to the donors.

    Cons

    Some of my coworkers did not pay much attention to the donors, and I didn't agree with the "don't-care" attitude some of them had. It was super busy a lot of the time with people not showing up for shifts. Lot of micro managing if you are into that but I think it's necessary.

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  4. "Not the greatest"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many pros at all Amazing donors

    Cons

    Miserable employees Even worse policy Contradicting management

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

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  6. "Great Mission, Long Hours"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The training is outstanding, leadership and advancement opportunities are nearly endless, lots of interaction with customers (donors).

    Cons

    Long working hours, shift-work, extremely fast paced and at times dealing with very frustrated donors. Turnover rate for staff is extremely high.

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    "Overworked"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Having "regulars" who show their appreciation for our hard work Building a rapport with donors and friendships with co-workers Stepping stone for newly graduated students in the fields employed by OPI

    Cons

    Understaffed Overworked High expectations for low wages Poor management No communication between management and/or staff High overturn rate so we are CONSTANTLY training which takes away from our primary job which in turn makes the returning donors have to wait longer which is poor customer service and leads to angry people and aggressive attitudes. Favoritism No employee recognition No security for staff with the many Violent and aggressive donors we encounter No hazard Pay Low standards for accepting donors Mixed priorities

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  8. "Excellent place to gain experience"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constant non-stop flow of the work day ensures you don't ever get bored. There's a very steady flow of donors that allow you to gain tons of experience. Plenty of upward mobility opportunities if you're willing to stick around long enough. Fast paced, great team mentality, and some what flexible schedule makes it a great starter location.

    Cons

    Inconsistent scheduling means you are working anywhere from 8-10 hour days without the ability to gain overtime. Company policy states that employees are unable to exceed 40 hours in one week. As with any place, short staffing can happen, and certain areas/employees can get hit hard when a rush of donors come in. Breaks are not guaranteed, so make sure that you are prepared for long, hard days. Donors can be extremely difficult at times as many depend on their payments to make it by. Customer service skills are an absolute must.

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  9. "This is not a place for the serious minded worker."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    loved working with the donors

    Cons

    Seniority co-workers was very unfair and combative.

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  10. "RUNNNNNN"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Phlebotomy Supervisor 

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    The donors and conversations make the day great sometimes

    Cons

    Too many bosses and not enough chief

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