Do they drug test only when they first hire you or do they drug test throughout employment as well?
Only upon hire. I'm a current employee and have never had to do another drug test.
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at BioLife Plasma Services? What are the steps along the way?
It took 2 weeks from the time that they offered me the job until my first day I worked.
Everyone is trained exactly the same whether you have no phlebotomy experience or you have 20 years experience with phlebotomy. They do offer tuition reimbursement if you wanted to go back to school.
Raises occur for all employees once a year usually around March. Individual raises are given every time you train and pass the test for new area. The more you push yourself and learn a new area the more you will make. Sometimes you must stay on top of management and trainers for advancement.
Extremely strict attendance policy. Given sick time benefits (70 ish hrs) but can only use 6 days before terminations. No exceptions. It makes it difficult for people with families and any medical issues.
Yes! The culture in Ames Iowa and Cedar Falls Biolife is very good. They will even send a blast e-mail to work with your study schedule on exam week. At one point my colleague is stuggling with his nursing studies and ask to cut his schedule to 20 hours only. Approved. I sometimes get jealous with students, they have huge benefits... but it's all good!
Terrible management and organization. Toxic work environment. Terrible attendance policy.