Oklahoma Blood Institute Employee Reviews

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Mobile phlebotomist/Supervisor (2003-2018)
Mobile phlebotomist/supervisor (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKAugust 11, 2018
Love the mission of the company but I wouldn’t work for this company due to they don’t care about their employees all they are about is their goal to make red cell, it’s all about the money..your over work and under pay. Management sucks if you report something to them regarding a situation with other employees they will tell that employee about the complain, very unprofessional managers.HR are the same way, it’s like your back in high school. Also when there’s bad weather ice storm you still have to go out and do a blood drive even though it’s not safe to drive, they don’t care about the employees safety as long as they collect their blood, money hungry company..
Pros
Good pto and benifits
Cons
Long hours
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Great starting place
Donor Care Rep (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKJuly 11, 2018
Great place to work, but it's a non-profit. Limited job advancement. World class training. Best part of the job is knowing you helped others in your community.
Pros
World class training
Cons
Pay & Job Advancement
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Not a good place to work for
Phlebotomy Technician (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKJuly 10, 2018
They do not care about their co workers. They only care about using their donors and making money. They will threaten co workers with meetings on christmas eve if they do not meet standards .
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obi
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Ardmore, OKJuly 5, 2018
the women were mean. the only great thing about it was the actual drawing of the blood and taking care of the donors. everything else made it stressfulll and a terrible working environment.
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Not a family friendly business or flexible
Mobile Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Enid, OKJune 11, 2018
Not very well managed, doesn't accept doctors notes as an excused absence, and not flexible whatsoever. Some workdays are more stressful then they need to be and they do not provide the correct disciplinary actions. They let supervisors do/say what they want to/about new hires, to dramatic, and all around stressful. No lunch breaks, sometimes you will receive 15-30 minute breaks but only on 12 hour days.
Pros
I met some great people working here
Cons
not very understanding of certain situations.
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Daily travel, meeting new people and saving lives while having fun
Phlebotomist/ Apheresis Tech (Current Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKJune 8, 2018
You go in to work every day at different hours, load the vans with your equipment for the day and head out to your blood drive. Benefits and PTO start from day one, so you can accrue time off immediately. Only bad part of that is you can't use the pto until 90 days after hire. The hours may be a bit much for some, but you get used to it fairly quickly. It's like your 2nd home, so your coworkers become like family. And just like family, you've got your favorites ...aaaaand then you have the ones you'd rather disown lol. The days are still great because everyone is pretty laid back. It's nice getting to meet new donors every day as well. Overall, it's a great place to work.
Pros
Daily travel, laid back environment, benefits and pto (accrual) from day one
Cons
Long hours, no breaks during drives
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Nice place to work
Cord Blood Manager (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKJune 6, 2018
Beautiful facility, nice people to work with and very clean. They took care of their employees and recognized people for their hard work. I enjoyed my time there.
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Chaos
Inventory management representative (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARMay 29, 2018
The Little Rock distribution center was extremely poorly managed. Because of the poor management inventory representatives were trained on the fly and asked to perform high level tasks without adequate support. Many, many team members resigned (or were terminated) and were not replaced in a timely manner- or at all. This created increased stress on the remaining team members, mandatory overtime in a 24/7 environment, unrealistic expectations, accidents, and unhappy hospital customers.

The company only hires once per month and for some reason, many people who were hired failed to attend onboarding (6 hours away) and thus were terminated before they even began. This set hiring back another month each time this occurred. Rather than hire several people and hopefully have a few who actually go through onboarding, the company would only hire one or two employees at a time.

As the team crumbled and went from about 15 employees to 8, you would have been hard pressed to find anyone in management with either the authority or desire to bring in extra help from other centers or allow new hires to begin work immediately in a limited capacity before onboarding. If you brought a concern to management about not having the correct tools or being over worked, your dedication to "the mission" was questioned.

All of which was very unfortunate because the job should have been great. When appropriately staffed the job was fast paced, but manageable and saving lives does give a sense of accomplishment.
Pros
Saving lives, introduction to blood banking
Cons
Inept management, very long and stressful shifts, weekend rotation
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This company has a high standard for performance and FDA compliance.
Phlebotomist/Apheresis Tech (Current Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKMay 14, 2018
OBI is a great place to work. Daily mission and goal is to provide blood products to serve people in a health crisis.

Employees are very efficient and compassionate. The down side of the job is the unpredictable work schedule. Management is currently working to make it better for the employees. Overall, most employees are satisfied with their job at OBI.
Pros
Knowing the job you do is helping to save a life and working with compassionate people.
Cons
Unpredictable work schedule.
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Comfortable work environment. family oriented..
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKMay 4, 2018
Oklahoma Blood Institute was a very great experience for me as a matter of fact one of the best work experience of my life. They are very understanding and treat you like family. There is room to grow there and equal opertunities.
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Mission-driven workplace
Regional Director, Hospital Relations (Current Employee) –  Tulsa, OKApril 20, 2018
OBI is a very mission-driven organization, focused on saving lives through blood transfusions, providing blood to 90% of the hospitals in Oklahoma, several in northern/western Texas and eastern and central Arkansas. The majority of people who work for the organization are focused on the mission and work hard to ensure it is accomplished with the highest quality and excellent customer service. The CEO is dedicated to employees, the donor experience and patients who receive transfusions from OBI donors.
Pros
Good health benefits
Cons
no flex schedules for management
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Face-paced
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  Enid, OklahomaApril 10, 2018
Face-paced job, travel a lot, hours are not typical, very rewarding however, patients are great to work with though. All the staff is fun to work with
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No Words
Manager (Current Employee) –  Ardmore, OKMarch 26, 2018
Job was not a good fit. A lot of windshield time and rework involved due to management. No work life balance on a regular basis. Most of us prepared to go above and beyond when needed. This was expected with out any appreciation or kudos.
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n/a
Cons
hard working staff
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Heartless
Inventory Management Specialist (Former Employee) –  Little Rock ArkansasFebruary 28, 2018
I could say so much about this company however I will sum it up and say they have a awesome mission but the Management is cut throat and incompetent. I loved my job however because of there poor management choices I was forced to resigned. I absolutely have no respect for an organization that allows there Management to be bullies and heartless and does nothing about it.
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Pay
Cons
Long hours and Unprofessional Upper Management staff.
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loverd talking to the donors
PHLEBOTOMIST (Former Employee) –  down town okcFebruary 27, 2018
i enjoyed it all, i would draw patients get vitals make sure they were comfortable with a big need in their arm. made sure they got some refreshments and made sure they was ok and good to go
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meeting new people
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interesting meeting tons of people
Donor Room Specialist (Current Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKFebruary 10, 2018
its stays pretty busy for the most part the supervisors were amazing the hardest part is probably putting up with some of the slow paced staff just being honest
Cons
no 15 minute breaks 30 minute lunches if you come in at 12 expect to go to lunch at 130 or 2.
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I volunteered here and I loved it!
RECEPTIONIST (VOLUNTEER POSITION) (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKFebruary 6, 2018
I volunteered here and I loved it! It was a fun, clean environment and everybody was super nice. Very interesting to see the day in-day out process. Recommend.
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Not the place for me personally
Quality Control Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKJanuary 6, 2018
I do not like to bad mouth my places of employment and I will not, it was just not a good place for me and I would not recommend that any of my friends or family work there.
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There was not much opportunity to advance
Accounts Receivable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKDecember 29, 2017
Very relaxed atmosphere with little to no advancement in the office available. Spent all day doing data entry but mid week would start to run out of work. Attempted to assist accounts payable but not much work to be shared.
Pros
Nice lunch room that was clean
Cons
no advancement opportunity
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Terrible
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  OKC, OKDecember 19, 2017
Not compensated for the amount of work you perform. Would not recommend this job to anyone. Management does not care about your advancement. Every man for himself . Very messy due to the woman to man ratio.
Pros
Hours
Cons
Pay, management
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