LifeSouth Community Blood Centers Employee Reviews

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Avoid this place!
Donor Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, ALOctober 12, 2018
Management is the worst. I've never worked with so many petty people in all my life! They say they care about their patients but believe me they don't. This place needs some cleaning house..
Pros
Money
Cons
Everything else
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Great mission
Donor Services Technician (Current Employee) –  Opelika , ALOctober 5, 2018
The company in general has a great mission. Lack of communication is VERY stressful. As long as job is done and units collected, nothing else matters to management. Issues brought to upper management overlooked and not addressed.
Pros
Helping the community, Pto, benefits
Cons
Management, work/life balance
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Excellent place to work. The company cares about you and you can be proud to work here.
Regional Manager (Former Employee) –  Opelika, ALSeptember 5, 2018
Great place to work. You have interesting work and get to work with a variety of people. This is company that truly tries to save lives and makes helping people their mission. Some positions here may not have set hours but they are very clear going in and they try to make the schedule as fair as possible.
Pros
Meaningful work that is never boring.
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okay place to work
Components Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Dunwoody, GAJuly 31, 2018
Management needs improving but PTO is awesome. Often overlooked for advancement. DS hours are hectic and often staff is overworked causing a high turn over rate.
Pros
Pto
Cons
Management
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manager was horrible
Medical Technologist (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLJuly 27, 2018
My particular manager was absolutely insane. Walk in a friday after a meeting and start demanding unrealistic actions at 4pm. Coworkers really nice though. Manager mismanaged the place, fired people at will, blamed them for her mistakes. Each week we never knew who was going to bed next. Eeeks.
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Horrible company
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Sheffield, ALJuly 19, 2018
This company will suck the life from you and toss you out with the trash. They are very crooked. They set unatainable goals and push relentlessly to meet them. This is a salesman position. This job will make you never want to donate blood again. Unfortunately it is necessary and vital to save lives. But it sucks that you have to support such a dirty corporation to save someone's life.
Pros
Obtaining experience, good pay, and raises
Cons
Horrible management, horrible schedule, very stressful environment
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must have passion for helping others
employee (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLJuly 13, 2018
Great place if you desire work that helps others and your community. The work was tough at times but always very rewarding. I loved the community involvement.
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Very fun and fast paced work environment.
Donor service tech. (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLJuly 9, 2018
Working at LifeSouth was fun! The donors were great, the management was nice, and the blood drives were always fun and active. Some of the days could be very long, especially during greek week and the big college weeks, but overall the job itself was easy. This is one of those jobs you will love as long as you block out any negativity.
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Fast-paced, productive and highly skilled work environment.
Corporate Administrative Assistant - Legal (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLJune 28, 2018
They have a great collective of knowledgeable and proficient employees. They provide great training opportunities to some of their employees with the opportunity to advance, depending on the role they fill.

The management is capable, competent and mission focused. They effectively run the organization in three states with over 800 employees. They are hard drivers, but they support each community they are involved in.

Although I am no longer there, I wish them all success with the great mission they have within the communities they support.
Pros
Great group of people.
Cons
Pay was to low to live off of.
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Productive
Facilities Specialist (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLJune 26, 2018
Nice environment, some of the staff were friendly and some of the management were friendly as well... best part of working there was my ability to sharpen my customer service skills
Cons
Short breaks
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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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Worst manager ever
Donor Services Technician (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 31, 2018
Paid time off was adequate, you start earning it in the first pay period, and you earn 6 hours per pay period it caps out at 200 and you need to use it or stop earning more. Good pay/ wages, although it is very stressful especially when you’re consistently understaffed. High turnover because upper management stinks so you have to do the job of 2-3 people.
Pros
Pay/ PTO
Cons
Management. Hours. Poor communication.
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Great atmosphere
Donor Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, ALMarch 27, 2018
Great atmosphere and great staff! 10/10 would recommend this establishment to anyone! Never a bad day at work! Loved coming to work everyday! Great coworkers!
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Horrible place to work
SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALMarch 17, 2018
Management lack sense of human life. They only care about numbers and not the employees. The hours are ridiculous. No breaks. Busy work days non stop.
Pros
No pros
Cons
Everything
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Company has a great goal of saving lives
Donor Service Tech III (Former Employee) –  Dothan, ALMarch 13, 2018
I would perform phlebotomy and take vitals. I learned new things almost daily about how to perform my job and duties better. The management wasn't the best due to the favortisim and disrespect. The hardest part of the job was the long hours. The best part of the being in a different location daily.
Pros
meeting new people
Cons
long hours
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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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