Component Technician (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – November 19, 2018
It is a decent place to get to an introduction of what lab life might be like if that is the field one might be interested in, i.e. clinical lab scientist or even other science related fields. There are some toxic personalities, but that can be found at any job really and there are more awesome people than not. It's easy to avoid the toxicity by simply not participating in it. Work load can be either feast of famine, but if you are able to handle the crazier days then you will find those skills will translate well elsewhere. Documentation is an important part of this job, so accuracy is key along with handwriting legibility. The benefits are fairly decent, but the PTO earned is just okay in my opinion. Newbies will usually work nights/weekends and will transition over to weekdays if a shift becomes available. As for advancement, there generally isn't anything you could potentially transition to, which is probably the weakest aspect of this position. That said, it's a prefect job to use as a stepping stone or to get idea on if this is what you want your career to be.
Bus Driver/Register Donors (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA 93722 – March 23, 2018
Everyone at the Central California Blood Center are hard working. The work is gratifying but the pay scale is terrible. It is even more disappointing when the CEO of the company is making approximately a half million dollars a year, but pays his employees poorly or at minimum wage.
You meet some very nice people, they are dedeicated to their job, and strive to do the very best job possible.
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – May 9, 2017
At the blood center I called all the previous donors and basically asked them to come back in to donate or let them know if there was a blood drive anywhere near them so they could come in and donate. The hardest part about this job was getting them to come in and donate. Id make about 200 calls a day and by the end of the week maybe only 20 people would come in.
Component Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – November 13, 2015
The laboratory at the Central California Blood Center taught the most important idea of teamwork, balancing individual skills to achieve high levels of efficiency and effectiveness to finish each day's workload.
Telerecruiter (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – August 28, 2015
overall a great place to work. Only down side is the hourly wage isn't the greatest. The staff and management are wonderful, very friendly and professional. Most definitely room to grow and advance. A great organization overall.
Donor Services Specialist Phlebotomist I (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – July 5, 2015
I work variable shifts within the Central Valley area. In the Donor Services Department, I interact with donors providing customer service while performing phlebotomies with minimum donor complaints and minimum number of technically unusable blood and its components.
Phlebotomist (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – September 2, 2014
Most blood drives are very busy and take time to set-up. As a team we setup and tear down the drive. After we set up we get donors coming to donate so we register and screen them, then we draw their blood and let them relax also get drinks and snacks after. Then after the blood drive we head back to our main center and take the blood back to our Lab were it is processed and then shipped out to the hospitals that are in need of it in the central valley.
great co-workers, staff has fun, easy work, always new place everyday.
short breaks and lunches, out in the heat or cold when on drives.
CMA/Coordinator of Special Donations (Former Employee) – Fresno, California – August 16, 2012
My typical day at work was rewarding and I got to achieve many things that I thought I could not do.I learned how to be patient and how to manage a department with no supervision. I learned how to be a team player with my co-workers and to learn from each other. The hardest part of my job is when I lost a patient,but the most enjoyable part of my job was when I helped my patients with what they needed and that they survived or recovered completely. I really liked my job at the Blood center because I know that I worked hard for my patients and I gave it 110% of my time. I learned so much from the nurses,supervisors,and other co-workers.