Octapharma Plasma Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated 23 Dec 2020

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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. "This is not healthcare that you want to dedicate for the long term."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent training program for new hires

    Cons

    Low pay, shift changes every week, low management, non-appriative donors, and very stressful work environment

  2. "Great starting job for new nurses."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Physician Substitute in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job for new nurses, decent benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, not meeting full time hours, high turn over


  3. "Only recommend working there for the entry level experience"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good for entry level phlebotomist

    Cons

    low pay, no room for advancement

  4. Helpful (6)

    "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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  5. "They don’t value their employees."

    1.0
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    Physician in Draper, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Octapharma Plasma

    Pros

    The people that work there are fun and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to other plasma centers. They management is nice but also don’t lead. They view you as a number and don’t care to get to know anyone.

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  6. "Just don’t"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Some of the co workers were cool. $50 + bonus donations.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, misleading, crappy work environment, sporadic scheduling and low pay.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Center Director"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Octapharma Plasma full-time

    Pros

    Moved up in the company in 5 years from line staff to Center Director. Compensation was competitive as part of the leadership team .

    Cons

    Very hard work for entry level staff members, they start at very low pay for entry level. The demographic of customers can be hard to handle and the hours can be late at night.

  8. "Get your experience and leave"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Van Nuys, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Guaranteed work, good experience

    Cons

    Low pay, dangerous work environment, rude doors, high stress

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lack Of Respect"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Physician Substitute in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty easy job if you can put up with foul mouthed rude donors who threaten you if you don't give them their way.

    Cons

    Low pay and lower respect for the work you do.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Company that will get your "foot in the door""

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get experience in plasma, get your foot in the door as a new phlebotomist, get continuous $50 payments for each donation as an employee.

    Cons

    Very low pay, over worked, high turn over rate, anyone can come off the street and be a "phlebotomist" here and get paid the same as someone who is educated in phlebotomy or has previous experience. No overtime. No rotating weekends. Constant harassment from donors.

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