BloodCenter of Wisconsin Employee Reviews

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Only here for school
Applied Learning Project- Lean Six Sigma (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 25, 2019
I only did work here for school and need to complete the 150 character limit for this review that I don't care to be doing right now, but Indeed is making me.
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5.0
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Poor management
Donor Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 10, 2019
The job itself was a extraordinary, what reps at the bloodcenter do to help save lives is phenomenal, However there was a disconnect with management and supervision lacked a key skill needed for successful communication with employees. There’s a certain people skill you should have as a leader and being condescending isn’t it.
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Would not recommend. Recent management changes are not for the better.
Blood Program (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJuly 25, 2019
You are set up to not succeed. Goals are unattainable. Staff quitting non stop. Management is not helping. Not enough trucks or staff to achieve success.
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Just like high school
Donor Specialist (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIApril 26, 2019
The employees at this job are very high school-ish. Lots of cliques and I see why their turnover rate is so high. No one is welcoming. Management is unorganized and all over the place. No type of stability on mobiles. Training process is horrible. Only got a 15 min break , if that even working 10 plus hours.
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Benefits and pay
Cons
Unorganized
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3.0
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A lot of meetings
Community Outreach Manager (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIApril 8, 2019
The company offered a very good compensation plan. Very stressful environment with a lot of meetings. Some of the goals were unrealistic.

Not a lot of diversity as it relates to people of color holding leadership position.
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5.0
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Great job
DONOR RECRUITER/CALL CENTER (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIApril 5, 2019
BCW is a great organization with an amazing team. Their mission is important. Management works closely with you to make sure you are doing okay or if you need any assistance.
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4.0
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Team-oriented environment
Lab Technologist (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIMarch 29, 2019
I work in a lab here and the hours are flexible, my team is great, and the work is interesting. It really depends where you work and what you do as theres a wide range of positions and departments.
Pros
Interesting work, career advancement
Cons
Low to average pay
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Poor Management
TRANFUSION SERVICES MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJanuary 18, 2019
Management seemed under-qualified and unable to lead a team. Suggestions for process improvements were often ignored and employee input was brushed aside.
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Poor culture too much gossip
Blood operation specialist (Former Employee) –  WisconsinNovember 29, 2018
This company is extremely unorganized. Supervisors are hit or miss; some are real down to earth people and others are fake and incompetent. The culture reminds me of being back in high school. Any personal issues or errors made will be known to everyone in the company inside a week. You will be forced to work overtime without even being asked. You will work 13 hour shifts; sometimes without so much as a 15 minute break. If you have a serious medical issue and you need to leave a bit early you will be told that you must take an entire day of PTO even though you worked 7 hours of your shift so essentially you are punished. I’m not joking. Good luck getting any PTO approved. If you have kids you’ll pretty much never see them. 90% of Classroom training is information that you won’t even use in the field; the time would be better spent actually learning on site. There’s a lot more I could say but I think you get the picture. There are some good people and the benefits are solid. Work here at your own risk
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Benefits
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Culture, supervisors, no organization unrealistic expectations
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Blood center of wisconsin
Lead Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WINovember 14, 2018
It was an ok place to work. the hours were not flexible. so days I would get off at 9pm and have to be back to work at 4am. The management team was very clique-ish.
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Bad
Perfer to be anunomys (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WIOctober 7, 2018
work place is terrible. These places keep hiring because their work environment is so lousy. They don't care and they are unprofessional. It's not recommended to work here get te pictures.
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None
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All
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Management / over work emplyees
Research Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 27, 2018
Lack of communication
Management in research lacking / unqualified.
disorganized. Good ole boy network

overworked
long hours
Pay does not compensate the number of hours worked
Pros
The mission
Cons
disorganized management
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4.0
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Production pretty good understaffed
Transportation Representative and Driver (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 17, 2018
I Enjoy the work because of the service it provides for patients and hospitals and Doctors and good overtime. Coworkers are a plus the New CEO is a good Manager he was just late starting for the company every thing was in motion when he got there.
Pros
Some time.
Cons
Healthcare
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Lead Donor Specialist (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 12, 2018
Bloodcenter is overall a good place to work. Great benefits and the job culture is good. Being in the Phlebotomy field is good, but you do have to be a very flexible person. I wouldn't recommend the Donor Services department to anyone who has small children with no/minimal support. There are days when you have to be at work at 4am and many people with kids in daycare and school struggle to get the help, to get their kids to school and daycare.
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Management change often.
Driver on moble (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 3, 2018
Went through very hard changes in management. They hired managers with no experience. No health experience. Lift for retirement. Excellent management when I started.
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Tissue Screener, very detail oriented with support in the beginning, but support fades
Tissue Screener Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIAugust 31, 2018
During training for this position, support is there for you to learn to do this job, however after training you lose a lot of that support and people are extremely critical of you. Some people even were heard yelling during end of the training. Very stressful job for anyone.
Pros
comopensation and shift differential
Cons
Stress
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Fulfilling work
Donor Recruiter II (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIAugust 30, 2018
The hardest part of the job was dealing with the new politics of business people trying to run a blood banking business. The most enjoyable part was talking to the donors and dealing with them one to one.
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Benefits
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Too much business
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Very engaging and cooperative environment.
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIAugust 21, 2018
Working in the Donor Testing lab at BloodCenter was very fulfilling and taught me the fine art of time management and concise communications. My schedule was third shift which did the bulk of the testing, as well as do shut down maintenance and sometimes even start up maintenance for the following day. Communication was also key to having a successful night of testing seeing as testing samples sometimes were limited or machines would be out of operation. We tested not only for donors, but organ procurement organizations as well, called "STAT" samples, that needed to be tested immediately. The hard part of the job was learning to fold different testing platforms/methods into one another to be as efficient as possible.
Pros
Friendly and open environment and coworkers
Cons
management
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4.0
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Ok workplace
Phlebotomist (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIAugust 6, 2018
Must be flexible willing to travel and be able to tolerate all types of ppl
They have room for advancement within the company
Meet lots is people
Lots of networking
Pros
Paid donation
Cons
Short breaks but they are paid
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Terrible management
Private (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJuly 29, 2018
Loved my job at the BCW, but had terrible managers who did not care about work life balance, verbally abused you and made the job unbearable. No management had your back, always willing to throw you under the bus.
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