Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Employee Reviews

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Unjust management
N/A (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 10, 2018
The job itself was easy if you're good at memorizing SOPs. The upper management will pretend to care but they don't, a lot of backstabbing be careful who you make friends with.
You don't matter to them even if you're good at phlebotomy and you have a great attendance. They will smile to your face and turn around and stab you in the back.
Pros
Pay, paid holidays.
Cons
Management, area coaches, HR department, co-workers.
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great company
Mobile Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 5, 2018
I enjoyed my time at Gulf Coast. The team worked together for a great cause which was to save lives everyday by collecting units of blood for life saving transfusions
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Good entry level job
Componet tech/Lead tech (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 30, 2018
Good pay and benefits. Good. Long hours at times (12-18). Enclosed environment with the same people. Too many head strong people. More demands then leadership.
Pros
Pay
Cons
People
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Fun, but challenging place to work
Mobile Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 23, 2018
Great company with amazing employees and top class training. You will be very well trained and have a lot of fun. The pay is great for entry level phlebotomists, and there is a lot of opportunity for overtime.

However, the hours will drain you. Working every Sunday can be very tiring, as well at going to work as early as 4am.
Pros
Fun enviornment, amazing people, good pay
Cons
Long hours, hard on social life
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Fun place to work, Great people
Hospital Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 22, 2018
A had great years here, I met a lot of great people at this company. The workplace culture is second to none. Management was awesome and really looked out for the employees.
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Wonderful place to work.
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 30, 2018
I enjoyed meeting and building new relationships with people from different ethnicities and backgrounds. It was a very rewarding and enjoyable opportunity being employed there.
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Stay with your accounts.
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 27, 2018
There definitely was a big-brother vibe. They were always looking for information on the staff. But the staff, everyone one under management, were a delight. They were helpful, friendly, and kind.
Pros
Great people, great clients, great purpose.
Cons
Strange and mean managers. Like out of mean white girls!
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Great company
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 15, 2018
Great mission behind the job roles in this company, opportunities for growth, meet people that care about saving lives and greatly impact your community on a daily basis.
Pros
Teamwork
Cons
Short lunch breaks
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Good Place for the most part
Decline to answer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 13, 2018
Can be a challenge with multiple projects each one champions by a group that thinks all others are less important. The organization is only partly down the road of developing stronger Project Management processes overall. Still a leader in many other areas of the blood banking industry.
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Fast paced, fun place to work
Apheresis Tech II (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 31, 2017
I enjoyed my time while I worked there. The pay was competitive and the health benefits were great. The challenging, fast paced environment kept me engaged through out the day.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Short breaks
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Not worth it
PHLEBOTOMIST (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 23, 2017
In general, the amount of lazy/ bad attitude/ unhappy coworkers combined with constant workload additions (without pay additions) makes it a dreadful place to go. My specific manager is great, but that doesn't change the people I work with regularly.
Pros
Pay is competitive
Cons
Cost of healthcare
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Stay away from mobiles
Phlebotomist/Apheresis Technician (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 12, 2017
If you dont mind working long hours this is the place for you. Mobile department is chaotic and management is poor. Admin does not like to award your time off and they speak to you in an insulting tone when you disagree
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Phlebotomist Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 12, 2017
Pre-Donation screening, Training, Employee Scheduling, Safety Training, Customer Service, Quality
Assurance and Quality Control, Whole Blood Draws, Therapeutic draws, Apheresis Draws (Platelets and Plasma)
Perform routine blood work and other bodily fluid collections and labels specimens with computer labels.
Contributes to the general laboratory functions and institutional needs.
Attends regular department staff meetings and in-service training.
Maintains compliance with laboratory policies and procedures, as well as safety practices.
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It all depends.
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 22, 2017
Every day is a new adventure. Often times you will be with a different group of people everyday. Different supervisors have different expectations of different subordinates. If you hope for a lot of consistency this is not the job for you. If your thrive in an ever changing environment this is the job for you.
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Most management are hypocrites
Rather not say (Former Employee) –  Not saySeptember 21, 2017
I enjoy what I do by helping people and it's rewarding. The donors are my reason to wake up and smile. Upper management on the other hand is a different story. They will stab you in the back and smile to your face. If you don't kiss butt or become friends with the right people, then you become a target. You can't trust ANY management, so don't even bother believing them. Watch your backs with this company because they don't play fair. They discriminate in their own secretive way.
Pros
Paid holidays
Cons
Poor Management, extremely long hours
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I love Volunteering
VOLUNTEER - Donation Attendant (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 16, 2017
I enjoy volunteering with GCRBC. My grandmother has needed blood 3 times in the past and without people to donate she would have been dead by now. I can give back to my community by volunteering!!
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Filled With Kindness and Opportunity
Phlebotomist (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 1, 2017
The company is great and truly strives to be the best in the blood business. The orientation is thorough and the road to advancement is clearly laid out in front of you.
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great meeting new people on a daily
Super/Apeheresis Technician (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 26, 2017
hours of coming in to work or getting home is not guaranteed. I have a thick skin to work with the people. have a back up plan you are the last option.
Pros
saving lives
Cons
hours, management
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Stressful place to work
Mobile Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 18, 2017
They are the only job that willing to take you in without having the adequate experience, because they want to teach you their own way. However, the pay is good
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Fun place to work
Donor Recruiter Coordinator (Exempt Position) (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 13, 2017
It is a fun place to work but it is not for the weak of heart. Those with strong organizational skills preform the best since no one micromanages you.
Pros
Great team and everyone helps each other out.
Cons
Limited room for advancement and growth.
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