Donor Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Lubbock, TX – May 14, 2017
I Really enjoyed this job. Friendly faces friendly attitudes.
There would be days when i couldn't go to work because of family matters or my kids and they were very flexible, and that's what i look for. a family oriented employer, because yes were workers but we have families too. and they matter.
Hospital Service Technician (Former Employee) – McAllen, TX – May 9, 2017
Don't ever expect to get rich or get paid enough to live. Don't ever expect to get promoted to another position. Unless you have a degree (bachelor degree or higher) you MIGHT get a good pay. Pay is okay for only a diploma and if your single. If you have a family might want to look else where. But if your desperately need a job then it's ehhh, working here will only keep you alive to come in the next day. They have policy to never ever call in or you will be written up.
Phlebotomist Technician (Current Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – April 30, 2017
The job pays well but the balance between work and personal life is very difficult. The hours vary day to day from clocking in at 4AM and then the next day clocking in at 9AM and never getting off at your scheduled time off. Overtime is mandatory and the policies placed are very strict. If you are sick, theres no way to get a "excused call out". Even if you were to get into a car accident and end up having to get taken to the hospital it counts against you. The communication between management and the staff is very confusing. No one seems to have the same information and tend to get caught up in a game of telephone. Not to mention there is very evident favoritism. Amongst all the negative stuff I have to say about the job; the job itself is very easy and interesting to learn new types of phlebotomy. The days do go by very fast due to the pace of how a blood drive goes. The hardest part of the job is just dealing with the management and with it being a entry level job, some new hires tend to not pull there fair share of the weight. If money is your concern, this job has a lot of room for growth.
Donor Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Midland, TX – March 24, 2017
The job had intensive training. I was on the mobile blood drive and found it to be very rewarding until members of the staff became very unprofessional not only in the way they dressed but in the way they performed their job duties. They did things that did not meet United Blood Services standards. I discussed this with my supervisor and it was ignored. So I could not in good faith remain with the company.
Poor professionalism and they put the public at risk
Supervisor and Trainer and Phlebotomy (Former Employee) – Billings, MT – February 9, 2017
I enjoyed working at UBS because it was working with your co-workers and working with the public all at the same time. We traveled alot around the state and neighboring states. The work was long hrs and long days but when the day was finished you could look back and realize that the blood collected that day would save so many people. I was made aware of just how important collecting the units of blood,was to the person needing a transfusion. The management was pretty easy to talk with if you had any questions or complaints. I think the hardest part of the job was being gone for a week at a time, traveling to the collection sites and not having a full schedule of donors, trying to get new donors to understand the importance of donating blood. I think the most enjoyable part of the job was working with the public, listening to their stories about their small town, getting to know the people, having the donors call you by name, because they see you every 8 wks. And then after a long day or a long week on the road, everyone is happy and joking around, happy to be going home.
never having enough blood, for the people needing it
Good incentive in place for employee meeting monthly goal. Excellent opportunities to connect with community, make powerful and positive impact on local communities. Good relationships with departments.
Downside: Highly stressful position. Large responsibility for meeting company goals. High turn over in this position. Little coaching available. Lots of documentation required after every event. Policies / regulations constantly changing. Can be difficult to be on top of it all.
Salary and decent health care benefits
Ever changing, too "lean", not enough resources to do job effectively, Environment very reactive. Planning in advance is not a big practice.
Donor Care Specialist RN III (Former Employee) – Ventura, CA – January 26, 2017
Hardest part of the job is variable hours, company was restructuring during my tenure. You learn everything about blood donations. A bit disorganized. Management lacks good communication with staff and new hires. Computer system E-progessa needs to be updated. Expectations were not exceeded.