Customer Care Center (Current Employee), Long Island City, NY – May 18, 2013
Pros: great benefits, large company with many positions available
Overall the mission at NYBC is great and fulfilling if you are interested in a more humane endeavor.The people who work there are great human beings and for the most part really care about what they are doing. As in any company management will be blamed for many problems but in the case of NYBC they unfortunately permeate throughout the leadership. – more... It is a very reactionary environment where obstacles that should have been seen weeks if not months ahead of time are quickly dismissed and then the organization is surprised when it does not overcome these obstacles. The management is unprofessional, uncaring and have priorities all over the place. There is no strong, committed leader at the top and that carries through the entire org. All people care about is increasing blood donations, and unless your job is directly related to bringing in blood donations then you are not a priority at all. – less
n/a (Current Employee), lic, libs – March 10, 2013
Cons: bad union, careless management, hiring but crying poverty.
Nice job if you enjoy helping people by keeping the blood Supply stable in ny and parts of jersey. You get to meet a lot of Intresting people. But, you run into a lot of situations where Your always butting heads with what you want and what management wants. Parking is also horror in the lic location management will penalize for any mistake.
Excellent Union Representation, Good Benefits and Salary
Donor Specialist (Former Employee), New York, NY – October 2, 2012
Pros: great union and benefits
Cons: massive bureaucracy and archaic management
Cons: The company was drowned in massive bureaucracy, counterproductive management and constant structural changes. Upper management seems to strive on creating a divisive hierarchy amongst the staff. The scheduling department is inefficient and horribly inept. I've never worked under a more uncaring and archaic management style during my entire career – more... as within this company. Pros: The 1199 union representation is strong and staff seem to stay committed to the job because of it. The union benefits are second to none and the 403b retirement account was 100% vested from day one of participation. The acquired skill set and company name is admired among prospective employers. – less
Building Maintenance Coordinator/Security Mgr (Former Employee), New York, NY – September 20, 2012
Pros: great healthcare, many discounts such as movies, dining, etc
Fun, exciting and always learning The diversity of my skills and my desire to be helpful My boss was the best ever smart and a great teacher Figuring things out as I went along I had a wonderful time working for this company I love learning and felt very proud to work for this company.
Non-profit organization undergoing re-organization to respond to the economic changes which impact the collection of blood products
Account Manager (Former Employee), Elmsford, NY – August 30, 2012
Recruiting companies, organizations, religious institutions, schools and individuals to host blood drives. Schedule meetings, creating customized marketing material, presentations and prospecting for future blood drives. Parameters for collection goals set by management. Responsible for scheduling time out on the field (75 to 80% of the job). Establish – more... and maintain relationships with clients. Typical day can begin as early as 4am to present to employees on early shifts, conduct all day school presentations, meetings with individuals in the evenings. Work weekends to be present at blood drives or do pulpit appeals Multi-tasking. Hardest part of the job - maintaining and meeting the guidelines of the industry (government guidelines, management guidelines, etc.) Providing assistance and support to the public to provide a much needed product. – less
Regional Manager of Human Resources (Former Employee), Westbury, NY – July 14, 2012
Pros: excellent work environment
Cons: occassional travel
• Contributing player in the Strategic Initiative Planning Committee at the corporate level, resulting in establishing short term and long term strategic goals. • Chief regional resource on all HR issues for two organized divisions. • Labor: Grievance hearing and Arbitration preparation, resulting in 90% success in arbitration cases. • Employee Relations: – more... Provided counsel to Executive Director and Department Heads on various policy, performance, disciplinary and strategic issues. • Developed and presented training programs. • Recognizing and Preventing Inappropriate Behavior training program, resulting in a decrease in harassment complaints. • Developed and implemented Labor and Employee Relations Program, including manual, which standardized policies and procedures. • Presented HR module – Manager’s Procedures Training program. • Engineered testing program in improving quality of hire, leading to increased internal promotions. • Managed office staff of four (4) direct reports, including the recruitment function. – less
Management -Calendar Operations (Former Employee), New York, NY – June 26, 2012
Pros: personal time
Cons: growth within the company
A typical day at the Blood Center is filled with tasks that must be fulfilled almost immediately and with minimal room for error. The company strives on a chain that has to move effectively throughout each department for success of the company.
My co-workers worked together (despite personal differences) to get the job done. The hardest part of the – more... job was trying to make sure each department was content with the services provided. The most enjoyable part was the environment that we made for ourselves. – less
Executive Assistant (Former Employee), New York, NY – March 21, 2012
Pros: benefits are good
Cons: political atmosphere
The company's has an excellent product, but the atmosphere is extremely political that it over shadows what they are there for....to help the public. Management doesn't really care about it. What they care about making themselves look good and it trickles down to the lowest ranking employee.