LifeSouth Community Blood Centers

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Donor Servce Specialist/ Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Palatka, FLNovember 20, 2017
good work place nice people, sometimes but sometimes hard recruiting people to donate blood. its a long process and it takes a while to draw blood. always have to be alert
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Not that great
Donor Technician I (Former Employee) –  Opelika, ALNovember 16, 2017
If you like being micro managed this is the place to work. The manager has no clue how to properly talk to people. If you like those perks then work there.
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Easy enough work for the money.
Hospital Services Technician II (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLOctober 27, 2017
The company does not keep with it's own standards. Training is very low priority and it often comes down to having to badger your supervisor to get the training you need. Moving up seems to be more based off connections than actual merit and experience. Turnover rates are consistently high as a result.
Pros
PTO accumulates quickly, many networking opportunities with hospitals
Cons
Promotions based off people you know, training is treated like an inconvenience
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Enjoyed the team work and my boss.
Purchasing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLOctober 21, 2017
I would highly recommend LifeSouth to friends. In fact I did twice and they both got jobs. It was a great place to work. They take what they do very seriously. They have strict rules but totally understandable.
Pros
Work Environment
Cons
None
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Great employees terrible company.
Facilities and Supplies Specialist (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, GAOctober 18, 2017
The operate under the ruse of equating a "not for profit" as a charity, which it isn't.
They push employees to collect higher priced products (platelets) instead of taking what a blood donor is willing to give.
Corporate spends profits on bonuses, parties, to maintain a non-profit status.
Employees may return to work at 11 pm then be asked to report back at 5 am.
DOT rules are ignored in bloodmobile.
Turnover is almost constant.
Pros
Nice coworkers
Cons
They act like a charity but care more about money than people.
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Waiting for blood drives to end.
Resource Manager (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, ALSeptember 27, 2017
They have a quota everyday as to how many donations they have to get. If they did not get them, then they would have to stay until they did. These blood drives would sometimes be an hour or two from the center. That meant, if they end at 8 pm, and you have to pick up all their donations. you would not get home till about 10 at night. that is by the time that you drop everything off at the center, and go home. the pay is not worth it.
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Good company to work for if it fits your home life.
Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Albertville, ALSeptember 25, 2017
Nothing bad to say that the company is at fault for. They are a good company with very good management in my experience. If it doesn't balance well with your home life, it isn't for you. Otherwise, wonderful company to work for.
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Unprofessional & Horrible place to work
Phlebotomy technician in training (Current Employee) –  Opelika, ALAugust 27, 2017
This company has gone down hill. The management is terrible. The work environment is very hostile and not conducive for productive work. The manager plays favorites and contributes to the poor working conditions. Supervisor ask you to falsify information on the donors information just to keep numbers up.
I have worked in blood banking before and the employees here are very unprofessional and its more like working with two year olds than dedicated employees.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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The staff and managers are friendly and supportive
District Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJuly 17, 2017
Work environment was good. A typical day involved inputting information into several spreadsheets and company programs. It also involved being responsible for all money received and making bank deposits. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with each employees daily statistics from the blood drives. Most enjoyable part of the job was getting to go help recruit blood donors at blood drives.
Pros
Management and supportive co-workers.
Cons
short lunch breaks
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Needs New Management..Employees Are Taken Advantage Of.
Donor Services Tech 2 (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLJune 23, 2017
From the outside looking in LifeSouth (Civitan) is GREAT however from the inside looking out it is a whole different story :( Management is the PROBLEM but nothing will be done... The turn over rate for new staff at "Civi" is absolutely horrible with employees literally just getting on and staying long enough for the 6 months of experience and then leaving. Lifesouth has great potential, however if they dont get rid of Management and get new people in I think Gainesville is way better off with One Blood....
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work life non existant
Donor Services Specialist (Former Employee) –  AlabamaJune 21, 2017
typical work day is a 10 to 12 hour shift . you never leave work on time. hours are very early and stay late at night. you have to do extra work and do not get compensated for it. management is horrible!! there are people in management positions that have no experience and make things worse for the employees. training is minimal they give you a few weeks then just throw you onto a bus.
Cons
management is horrible
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Well averaged job
Phlebotomy Technician/ Team leader (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLJune 7, 2017
At lifesouth, your day started out getting everything together for your blood drive and making sure equipment is calibrated and the buses are ready to go as soon as employees arrived. it was a friednly work enviroment and enjoyed working there
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Donor Services Tech I (Former Employee) –  Daphne, ALMay 21, 2017
I loved what I did for LifeSouth, but the upper management were never satisfied and the hours are ridiculous. Some nights I get off at 8 or 9pm and then have to be back at the center at 4 or 5am. The balance between work and home seemed to never be scarce.
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Not recommended
Apheresis Technician (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLApril 26, 2017
My job was OK before the company expanded into another city, requiring me to travel 90 minutes away at a minutes notice. No concern for my personal life which included taking care of elderly family. Management made promises to facilities that my department could not keep and seemed unconcerned about the liabilities associated with those promises.
Pros
decent benefits
Cons
PTO could only be used in increments of 8 hours. much travel.
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Decent place to start a phlebotomy career.
Center Team Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Sheffield, ALApril 21, 2017
As stated, decent place to start, wouldn't plan on making a career here. Most of the staff are team players, upper management and lead techs are often sketchy. Pretty good benefits, not a fan of being threatened and talked down to. If management had more training on how to treat employees, this could be an awesome employer.
Pros
Pizza, was often provided during extremely busy times. Good benefits, some really good Techs employed, willing to help and assist.
Cons
Management sketchy, does not keep their word. Sometimes long hours, understaffed, and high turn over.
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Almost always have overtime
Phlebotomy Technician III (Former Employee) –  Madison, ALApril 17, 2017
Great place to start learning phlebotomy, and work for a short period of time. Work at least 50+ hours a week so doesn't leave much time for family life.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
11+ hour days
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MY Dept Good people to work with
Hospital Services Technician (Current Employee) –  Gainesville, FLApril 6, 2017
The upper management (9-5's) reap the benefits of the shop floor workers Up To 60+hrs a wk. Would not take heed of ways to improve productivity and lessen man hours.
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Great people!
Components Laboratory Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Madison, ALFebruary 16, 2017
This is a great place to work. The hours can be a bit crazy, and the pay is good, but not great. However,the people I work with there are some of the best I have ever met, and at the end of the day I know I have done something good.
Pros
Coworkers, job culture
Cons
Pay could be better, shifts are at crazy hours
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Great place to work
Hospital Services TechnicianII -Courier (Current Employee) –  Dothan, ALFebruary 14, 2017
I love my job here also the people are great and just knowing you are helping save lives is an awesome feeling. The management and staff all work together to provide a great work place for everyone.
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This place is awful!
Not part of the "Powers that be" (Current Employee) –  Gainesville, FLJanuary 22, 2017
RUN!!! This company does NOT care about you or your personal life OR having a work/personal balance. Unless you work at corporate in the M-F 8-5 crowd, you get stomped on. And yet the people that get stomped on the hardest are the very ones that bring in the money for this company and the blood donors so that the horrible place can keep running. This place has a VERY high turn over rate. So, if you're looking to be underpaid and overworked, this is the place for you!!
Pros
Co-workers are fun if they understand your struggles haha
Cons
Everything else.
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