AWESOME company to work for!
Advanced Plasma Center Technician (Current Employee) – Michigan – August 2, 2017
I have so many positive things to say about BioLife...for the first time in my life, I have paid vacation, sick time and paid holidays off! Not to mention that we are closed on Sundays so we are guaranteed the day off (which, of course, can't happen in many healthcare settings). Plus, now that Shire owns BioLife, we get longer paid maternity leave!
We get paid 15 minute breaks every shift and a 30 minute unpaid lunch for longer shifts (they're really good about making sure you get breaks/lunches, which also doesn't happen in many other jobs).
The management team here is hands down the BEST I've ever worked for. While they really care about customer service, they also truly care about employee concerns and well-being. My coworkers work well as a team; there are a lot of different personalities, and it's not always easy (as with any job working with others), but it works.
Sometimes competetiveness can get in the way of our work, but I honestly believe it's becauee we're so driven to meet our metrics both personally and collectively. Donors can be really rude occasionally, but most of the time it's for good reason. But honestly, we are so spoiled at BioLife, and I think employees forget how good we have it compared to most places!
Benefits, Teamwork, Opportunity for Advancement, Recognition for Achievements
Customer service (sometimes really rude people)