Plasma Center Technician (Current Employee) – Warner Robins, GA – August 6, 2016
There is honestly nothing bad I can say about the company. Great benefits for employees, and the training is very throrough and hands on. Although it is a job, it is a constant learning environment and all your training is done while you're getting paid. It's very fast paced but it's helps work go by smoothly.
PHLEBOTOMIST (Former Employee) – Cheyenne, WY – October 25, 2016
They push you through training rather you are ready or not. They used to let only the best become phlebotomist, then they started pushing everyone to be a part in a factory assembly line. You then have little old ladies who used to just check vitals being forced to stick people or lose their jobs despite it not being what they were hired for. Management would only let their buddies go to school and work around it, even though biolife was set up to support those who wanted to pursue education. You weren't allowed to sit or lean only stand for hours a day, breaks sometimes were cut short or not given if they wanted you. You were given titles like trainer so you could be fired for someone else's mistakes but none of the benefits such as pay increase. Very stressful environment
Plasma Center Technician (Current Employee) – Independence, MO – September 28, 2016
Since I haven't technically started yet, all I can talk about is the interview process. I applied on a Thursday, by Friday morning I was having a phone interview and asked to come in on Monday. On Monday I had a series of interviews, one with the hiring manager, one with the trainer/person in charge of onboarding, and finally a panel interview with 3 people who were the business side of the company. Everyone was super friendly, really engaging, asked really good questions, and answered everything I asked. At the end of my interviews I was given the opportunity to observe the various stations. I was then offered the job which I accepted. Currently I'm working through all the paperwork, which is extensive but necessary.
Good benefits, paid vacation, everyone is friendly
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Mankato, MN – July 25, 2016
A fast paced work environment, worked under pressure much of the time. Gave me the opportunity to sharpen my multitasking and prioritizing skills. Enjoyed working with a closely knit team of phlebotomists and technicians.
Worked around evryone's class schedules from semester to semester.
Center Supervisor (Current Employee) – Elkhart, IN – June 19, 2016
I would come into work punch in and head straight to my area where I was supposed to be hostessing. I worked about 30 hours a week and enjoyed working with my co-workers and seeing all of our regulars that would walk in on a daily bases. The thing that I did not like about there was that I worked there for 6 years and never made more than 8.50 a hour. I tried to show them that I was interested in advancing and that I would work over time as well as pick up any shifts that were needing to be covered. I think the hardest part about this job was that I was stuck in the same position for many years and was losing hope on possibly moving up but, the enjoyable part was that I got to also do carry out and catering.
Biolife is where I Started my Career as a Phlebotomis
Senior Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Broken Arrow, OK – January 23, 2016
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Biolife it was where I Learned to do phlebotomy and the Job that I Absolutely love. everyone there was great and I enjoyed working there. all the Donors were amazing people and I was very sad to leave because I had to move to Florida
Plasma Center Technician (Current Employee) – Cedar Rapids, IA – December 6, 2015
I am a Master Plasma Center Technician at Biolife I am fully trained in Phlebotomy along with MH (medical historian) where you process the donor through finger stick and vitals, I am also fully trained in Sample prep where you process the plasma bottles and collect samples to be shipped out within the company. Being a master iI also monitor the donor floor and have leadership skills. I love this job so much and would love to continue anything health related.
Medical Historian (Former Employee) – Bismarck, ND – November 2, 2015
Fun work place with supportive management. Not all about the numbers but how you personally grow and develop. Decent amount of red tape and politics, but this is expected of a big company. The most enjoyable part of the job was working alongside my colleagues and learning from them.
PHLEBOTOMIST (Former Employee) – sheboygan, wi – October 22, 2015
worked with many people through out the day. When in charge of the floor for the day gave coworkers breaks and lunches. Kept sections stocked with supplies and occasionally took inventory. Assisted in training new hires.
Productive work place with oppertunity for advancement
Plasma Center Technician (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IN – October 14, 2015
A typical day at work consisted of donor screening and donor entry for me. I learned how to read the hemotocrit and protein of human plasma by pricking the finger, drawing a small tube of blood, and running it through a seperation device. We had many managers and my co-workers were all a lot older than me. The hardest part about the job was keeping updated on the new SOPs. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting and conversating with all of the wonderful donors.
Plasma Center Technician (Current Employee) – Hayden, ID – October 11, 2015
Biolife Is a brilliant company. It taught me according to what I can handle. And It taught me what I needed to learn to Handle the job. The Co-Workers and management were top notch as well. They were always willing to help me when I needed them. I would refer this place to anyone who is starting off to find work.
I work in this company for almost 1 year. First few months it seems very friendly and accommodating after this you will be put in a spot to where you will be treated like a uneducated person. They will destroy your perspective in life. Following people with out college degree. I would not call this a career. Most of the upper management will drive you out. Because they are insecure, and will make your life worse even on your break they will listen to every bit of conversation and will call you in the office and will tell you. They don't care about your personal life. You are here to work and work alone.
Insurance in first day.
They force you to take break, even if you just started your shift
· (Former Employee) – Lakeland, FL – October 2, 2015
Consider this place a stepping stone of sorts; you can work here and earn a paycheck, but that's about it. A sense of fulfillment or value quickly fades away after a year once you're doing the same thing over and over day after day. If you have any other skill of endeavor you'd like to pursue, work on that while you're here and leave ASAP.
You'll be on your feet walking up and down the building for 8+ hours a day and not allowed to sit on anything or lean because of "professionalism" and your measly 5 - 10 minute break or lunch isn't even mandatory since there are no labor laws protecting you. You can spend the entire day there without any sort of relief.
While job advancement is usually immediately available and the only source for a decent pay raise, training is at the discretion of management so if you're not one chosen from your group of new hires, you'll be left months behind while one single golden child is pushed too rapidly through other training to get them in a certain position in the left amount of time possible.
The company is extremely strict about their metrics and numbers relative to other centers. Unfortunately though, the center here is one of the worst in the nation. Processing times are astronomically high, yield is dismally low, and the center is probably number one in the nation for employee turnover. Even transfers from other centers who have come down to help have entirely left BioLife after their experience with our management team. While not a quantitative measure, general employee morale is also disappointingly low as well.
The center ismore... always run at bare minimum numbers of employees, which means unnecessarily large burdens places on the people already there, all in an attempt to keep a facade of productivity. The management team is lead by an idea, and direct quote, that "people who care about their jobs don't make mistakes" and so the problems we had with our center were only because of the lower employees and not the fault of the management team, that every time we mess anything up it's more paperwork for them and they are the ones in need of the sympathy.
But if all you're looking for is just a place to earn some cash with a slightly higher than average starting pay, go for it. Just do not invest yourself emotionally into this place or you'll be rudely awakened by their lack of empathy and humanity once you become a commodity to them. Take advantage of their great health insurance and matching 401k plan, all while looking for a better place to work. After my many years with them and working many other jobs, this was the first and only one I've come to hate and the first I actually shed tears of relief once I was free and found somewhere else to work a long time ago.less
Great 401k and insurance, meet many people, laboratory experience
Monotony, Breaks are luxuries, On your feet 8+ hours a day, hours cut regularly, 2% raise per year, terrible management team