LifeSouth Community Blood Centers Employee Reviews

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Fast paced environment
Donor Recruiter (Former Employee) –  FloridaJune 18, 2018
Unless you can work in one of the Donor Centers please DO NOT accept a position with LifeSouth.

If you are assigned to work on a mobile collection unit expect little or no work/life balance, low pay and substandard working conditions
Pros
Free snacks.
Cons
Everything else.
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If you only need experience
Donor Services Technician (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 3, 2018
Not to bash on the company because it’s a good company but mind you “COMPANY”. Managers there, well CERTAIN mangers are completely unfair. They take advantage of their employees. If it’s cold just know, you will FREEZE yourself completely as upper management complains how you’re not able too recruit donors, yet they (certain upper management) will sit in their warm office as you’re freezing (they don’t provide for anything except your scrubs in the beginning after that you’re providing for your scrubs at your own cost) . 😊 It’s a completely dog eat dog environment. Some staff are great and others not so much. Just know you won’t have a life, it’s completely under staff, NO COMMUNICATION what’s so ever. If you ever let management know you need a day off make sure you screenshot it and have your proof or else you’re SOL , just cover yourself because that’s all you can do. If you need experience go for it there but that’s all that place is good for. You will be doing the work of 2-3 people . Just know upper management will talk to you with NO RESPECT and will completely disrespect you. not worth the stress, disrespect of putting up with all that happens there for low pay, Just saying. The up side of it all pto starts when you first get hired and you do get to meet some awesome donors. I have more negative things to say than positive, goes to show how “GREAT” of an experience I had there. 😑😑
Pros
Awesome donors
Cons
Poor management, no communication, under staffed
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Fun workplace with an inspiring mission goal.
Volunteer (Current Employee) –  Gainesville, FLApril 12, 2018
I only have ever volunteered, but while there I have met so many great people on staff and as donors. It can get a little busy sometimes, but never something the workers cannot handle.
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The company is a joke
Hospital Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Cottondale, ALApril 7, 2018
Do no do not apply for this job. They dont care about their employees. You are expected to work/ drive in very extreme dangerous conditions. 2 Females in my area was stranded on the lifesouth bus for 24hours with no food or bathroom the company told the girls if they left the bus they would be fired. Training is not a priority. If youre not trained you do not receive a raise. Upper management tries to intimidate you
Pros
Pto
Cons
The whole job
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Great mission.
Donor Services (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALApril 3, 2018
Our mission is great - saving lives in our community and educating our students about the benefits of what we do.

Management is extremely upfront about the schedule during interviews. They almost try to talk you out of the job because of the schedule, but everyone always says it’s fine and they can handle it to land the job.

Local management team is awesome - they listen, work tirelessly to protect employees from stress, but also challenge us each day. They strongly encourage a good work/home balance.

This isn’t an easy job where you sit all day doing nothing. You’re making a huge difference in your community and that comes with hard work. Teamwork is extremely important, and when team members call out consistently the work is made harder for the ones who show up.

Advancement opportunities definitely exist and earned by employees who consistently go above and beyond, follow rules, exhibit great customer service and teamwork.
Pros
Great PTO, making a difference in your community, great opportunity for advancement
Cons
The schedule can be tough, but management is completely transparent about that during your interview
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lost of overtime
Phlebotomist(Team leader & Apheresis Tech) (Current Employee) –  Gainesville, FLMarch 5, 2018
there is money to be made as long as you come to work and follow directions well. management not too sensitive about kids or calling out cause of kids and extra activities. hours are crazy don't expect to have life outside of work though.
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Work Life Balance Non Existent
Donor Services Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALFebruary 13, 2018
There is no work life balance at LifeSouth. If you have children it’s really not the job for you. Experience is good and pay is great. However, you won’t have time for anything else but LifeSouth. Managment is never happy, no matter what you do. There’s no positive reenforcement when you do well, there’s no end to the negative criticism when you don’t meet goals. You’re put on lousy drives in the middle of nowhere and expected to bring in 30 people out of thin air. They don’t care about the weather, you’ll be standing outside BEGGING people to donate regardless. If you’re looking for a job just to get phlebotomy experience, you would be a lot better off going somewhere else. Phlebotomy is not the sole concern of this company and there is not a lot of training put into it. You either have it naturally, or you fail.
Pros
Benefits, pay
Cons
Managment, hours, work environment, training, literally everything else
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Georgia District Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 11, 2018
Every day was challenging, enjoy working with the staff. Working with management can be difficult at time. Diverse staff which is good, more of a family oriented environment . The most difficult part of my job is turn over.
Pros
N/a
Cons
N/a
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ok
Supervisor (Mobile Team) (Current Employee) –  Ocala, FLJanuary 19, 2018
be prepared to give up your entire life hours are long sometimes slow days that are relaxed but at other times you don't have enough time to take a lunch because your that busy
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Great company and good environment
Records Specialist (Current Employee) –  Gainesville, FLJanuary 17, 2018
This is a Great company and good environment. I have learned many new important things with patient and intelligent trainers. They are very flexible and understanding with schedule and hours.
Pros
Everyone is friendly
Cons
Nothing
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Poor management, repetitive work
Lab Tech (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLJanuary 7, 2018
I would say this is an OK place to be employed for someone's first job ever. Management picks favorites and those are the people who get promoted. I was really bored by working the lab environment and there was not much room to advance. Also no respect for work/life balance.
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Good mission with well intentioned people
Employee (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 1, 2017
The company has a good mission in it's focus on helping the community. It does believe in that. However, in my time there, which was many years ago, my direct manager left something to be desired.
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good
Donor Servce Specialist/ Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Palatka, FLNovember 20, 2017
good work place nice people, sometimes but sometimes hard recruiting people to donate blood. its a long process and it takes a while to draw blood. always have to be alert
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Not that great
Donor Technician I (Former Employee) –  Opelika, ALNovember 16, 2017
If you like being micro managed this is the place to work. The manager has no clue how to properly talk to people. If you like those perks then work there.
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Easy enough work for the money.
Hospital Services Technician II (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLOctober 27, 2017
The company does not keep with it's own standards. Training is very low priority and it often comes down to having to badger your supervisor to get the training you need. Moving up seems to be more based off connections than actual merit and experience. Turnover rates are consistently high as a result.
Pros
PTO accumulates quickly, many networking opportunities with hospitals
Cons
Promotions based off people you know, training is treated like an inconvenience
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Enjoyed the team work and my boss.
Purchasing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLOctober 21, 2017
I would highly recommend LifeSouth to friends. In fact I did twice and they both got jobs. It was a great place to work. They take what they do very seriously. They have strict rules but totally understandable.
Pros
Work Environment
Cons
None
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Great employees terrible company.
Facilities and Supplies Specialist (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, GAOctober 18, 2017
The operate under the ruse of equating a "not for profit" as a charity, which it isn't.
They push employees to collect higher priced products (platelets) instead of taking what a blood donor is willing to give.
Corporate spends profits on bonuses, parties, to maintain a non-profit status.
Employees may return to work at 11 pm then be asked to report back at 5 am.
DOT rules are ignored in bloodmobile.
Turnover is almost constant.
Pros
Nice coworkers
Cons
They act like a charity but care more about money than people.
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Team Work
District Training Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLOctober 13, 2017
The most enjoyable part of the job was the focus on teamwork. Open communication and a desire to accomplish a task as a team is rewarding and helps accomplish goals.
Pros
Fast-paced exciting environment
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Waiting for blood drives to end.
Resource Manager (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, ALSeptember 27, 2017
They have a quota everyday as to how many donations they have to get. If they did not get them, then they would have to stay until they did. These blood drives would sometimes be an hour or two from the center. That meant, if they end at 8 pm, and you have to pick up all their donations. you would not get home till about 10 at night. that is by the time that you drop everything off at the center, and go home. the pay is not worth it.
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Good company to work for if it fits your home life.
Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Albertville, ALSeptember 25, 2017
Nothing bad to say that the company is at fault for. They are a good company with very good management in my experience. If it doesn't balance well with your home life, it isn't for you. Otherwise, wonderful company to work for.
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