Staffing Resources Coordinator (Former Employee) – Manhattan, NY – July 7, 2015
Typical day at work: liaison between nursing staff and HR. I learned how to communicate and work with different ethnic groups. Management was pleasant to work for. Co-workers were excellent team players. The hardest part of the job was ensuring that bloodmobiles were sufficiently staffed and ready to go out to collect blood. The most enjoyable part of my job was the success of each blood mobile with meeting collection goals.
Excellent Union Representation, Good Benefits and Salary
Donor Specialist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 2, 2012
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 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.
Laboratory Technologist (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 23, 2014
This is review for Cellular Therapy Lab NYBC. This lab has the worst possible management and working conditions ever. Technologists are responsible for technical and nontechnical work, management dump everything on techs, do not do anything to help.Promising techs change for better while abusing them as much as they can. Management is creating animosity in between people, for their own benefits.Never ending games-every day. Techs are responsible for running the lab and are blamed for all the problems.Work conditions are extremely poor, extremely unfriendly and fake, long long hours under significant stress,24/hr on call in just between technologists.Hell on earth.
Customer Care Center (Current Employee) – Long Island City, NY – May 18, 2013
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. 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.
Great benefits, large company with many positions available
The New York Blood Center has lived up to it's claim of being "An Employer of Choice".
Assistant Manager Component Laboratory (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 23, 2014
I have worked for the New York Blood Center for over 21 years. Not only are we providing the community with life saving and sustaining products and services, The Center also employs hundreds of New Yorkers, allowing them the chance to earn a competative salary, excellent benefits. It gives its employees a chance to continue their education by allowing flexible work schedules and tuition reimbursement. These are but only a few of the pros for working for The New York Blood Center.
Manager, Compliance Monitoring & QA Systems (Current Employee) – Westbury, NY – March 4, 2015
My typical day involves working with Operations directors & staff to assist in maintaining GxP in their operations. I am the QMS software administrator, currently developing the next phase roll-out of Quality Processes. i am the liasion between NYBC & the software vendor. I assist in development of workflows, entering in the configuration changes, creating validation plans & endure there are executed appropriately. I also back up the Director of Regulatory Affairs, in the reporting of BPDR, ensuring licenses and Permits are up to date. I also assist the internal audit team as needed during internal audits.
I enjoy working on different projects, interacting with operational staff to better understand their processes and needs, and ensuring the company is in compliance with all regulations.
The most difficult (I would rather say tedious) is validation - process validation, software configuration change validation, etc.
Flexible Work Hours
benefits being cut back, frequent sr. staff changes creating confusion as to what direction the company is taking, lack of commnication
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 21, 2012
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.
Phlebotomy Technician 1-3 (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 16, 2015
I worked here for 8 years til end of 2014. What can I say. Great experience, learned alot. Typical day in New York at a drive was doing medical histories, donor reactions, recruiting for red cell donations as well. You get to sometimes work in a fast paced environment depending which coworker is on the schedule:/Sometimes u work and have lazy workers talking behind a booth loud, unprofessional. Great union benefits package but things are changing alot. They are debating to strike because management wants to reduce their benefits and everything u worked hard for is being taken away. Firing people is very common here to rehire new workers at a tremendous lower salary. Management doesnt care u have a family. All they care about is collect that pint of blood. They put u to work in a far away drive when there is a unit just 15min away from ur home and why cant I get a switch with other employee if they agree.There a dumb 24hr policy in advance. Dont ever be late because it doesnt matter if u have a baby, doesnt matter if u go to college in evenings or worked til 12midnight. The blood center still expects u to never be sick and be a energizer bunny eventho they pay for ur schooling they make the hours impossible for you to get to class. Some people in charge let the power get to their bigg heads and will start picking on u. Maybe cause i have nicer hair or a slimmer body than u. Whatever the reason was its Lots of drama, too many changing policies to keep up with and will mandate u to work even on ur day off. I enjoyed my mission and working with favorite team leaders and pics asmore... a family. Just sad management doesnt appreciate and value the good workers and try to retain the good ones. Instead get rid of the old and bring in the new worker lower salary. Soon bloodcenter will be a low paying job if they dont listen to the workers. A stepping stone for student's who wanna do more. I advise anyone please go back to school while working here. Never be late because it will be used against you even if there is no proper documentation. Stay away from the gossip.less
free lunch, saving lives, 1199 union
understaffed, different hours, management dont care
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Mount Kisco, NY – June 15, 2015
I didn't get to meet management, or experience much with the NYBC because I just hosted a Blood Drive with them once for about 5 hours. But in those 5 hours that I spent with them I can say that they enjoy each others company and their job. What I did in the time I volunteer with them was that I directed donors to a screening area and then medical examination area to determine if they were eligible to donate blood.
Regional Manager of Human Resources (Former Employee) – Westbury, NY – July 14, 2012
• 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: 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.