Metro Mobile Manager (Former Employee) – St. Paul, MN – October 8, 2018
I did not have the support needed the final two years of my time at Memorial Blood Centers. I was struggling with a few of my team members and with a recent personal loss, asked for assistance and instead of support HR and management did the opposite, was told I was not performing and then instead of assisting me with the situation, they proceeded to intimidate me. Ultimately I went on FMLA due to extreme anxiety caused by management and the situation. Upon my predicted return, the HR manager explained to me that they restructured and my position was no longer available, and since I was not released by my physician to return to work, they laid me off.
Upper management does not follow the organizational values
Collections Specialist II (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – August 3, 2018
Working at MBC is a nightmare. Favoritism runs rampant and supervisors are able to do as they please and treat people like something they stepped in without any consequences. HR is ineffective and works hand in hand with management rather than be an impartial entity. The hours aren't for a person who wants to be an active part of their family unless you are management. Also be prepared to travel daily. Staff is extremely cliquey and all of these things together create an extremely unhappy group of people to work with and an even higher turn over rate.
Donor Recruitment Representative (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – May 2, 2018
I truly loved working here for 7 years. The only negatives are that it's a non-profit (which is a positive), but the job doesn't pay very well. Also they are a bit top heavy so they only pay management.
Director (Current Employee) – St. Paul, MN – August 1, 2017
Important mission but totally mismanaged. They have a handful of people in charge and treat everyone else like peons.
Over two day period of "all management " meetings with about 50 "managers" the HR head spent a total of 3 hours talking about whether phlebotomist should be allowed to have long nails and tiny diamonds in nose....
Very territorial- and CEO pits people against each other. As someone else stated: they should actually look at the "values" they post on the wall and live by them.
There's a reason this place has had a bad reputation for years
Eden Prairie Donor Site Representative (Former Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – May 4, 2016
Greeting donors at the center was great being able to speak with them face to face and via the phone. I learned to manage the front office as well as assist with any errors on the backend rather than calling IT. Co-workers were great and easy to get along with.
Collection Specialist II (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – September 9, 2015
At first it was great, they promised great benefits and raises. The starting pay was awesome. Got to be too much traveling and management kept changing where i was going everyday. lots of working late one night then early morning the next day. Two different blood drives in a day was typical. Just a big mess. The teams were very clicky. Not a good environment for someone trying to do long term work.
On the flip side, the donors were wonderful and I loved interacting with them everyday and there stories were great.
Loved the job going to high schools and other big corporations and draw blood to help people saving there lives.
Collections specialist (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – September 17, 2014
Drive to a blood drive, set up all equipment for the blood drive for the day. Meet new people everyday was great and knowing i was helping save lives every pint of blood that the Donner donated. i had a great relationship with all my co workers and i do very much regret leaving this job for the other because even though i didn't make as much money i helped save many lives and so did my Donner and i miss this job very much. The hardest part of this job was finding the place the donation crew would be at. I would map everything out the night before and still had trouble sometimes finding the donation site.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – December 14, 2013
Employee's are amazing. Senior Leadership is disconnected with the people who actually do the work. If you want to work in an environment where you're scared to lose your job everyday work here. The Senior Director of Collections in horrible to her supervisors and below; very demeaning and leads with a stick rather than carrot. She loves to scare people.