great co-workers, lots of stress and anxiety though
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 26 April 2017
shift work, lots of weekends very busy department union manager able to change schedule with 2 weeks notice, and shifts with no notice department being re-located to Calgary- lots of uncertainty, low morale
Donor Volunteer Development Officer (Former Employee) – Saint John, NB – 18 June 2017
CBS is responsible for the safe collection and distribution of blood and blood products in Canada. To that end from the top down that focus is the job. The management always provided the tools and support you required to do the job; be it recruiting a new donor or planning the donation targets for the next year. It was the most rewarding job I ever had. When you worked for CBS, you know you made a difference in the lives of many.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 12 June 2017
small close knit team of staff. fun liked getting ready to go work. enjoyed the variety of working in permanent clinic, going to rural areas and setting up for out of town mobiles. Preferred the work life to LTC after 30years plus in a demanding stressful area of healthcare.
positive work environment, small teams
temporary work, not enough hours for registered staff as Phlebotamists are trained to do the health screening.
In-Clinic Volunteer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 June 2017
Volunteering here was a blast. I met tons of new people, gained lots of volunteer hours and FREE FOOD!! I talked to a lot of the donors learned about them and it is interesting to learn about why people are willing to give. Would definitely recommend.
The job is very easy but there is so much tension in a place where it should be uplifting and rewarding. There is so much drama and negativity.
Donor Care Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 May 2017
they do not hire full time anymore so all you can get is a part time. one shift is only 4 hours and if you want to have a full shift you need to stay for 10 hours. they close in the middle of the day for 2 hours. The workplace culture is very bad because it is very negative. people talk behind each others backs all the time even the supervisors. If you do something wrong , instead of correcting it and helping you, they would talk about you and that includes the supervisors. for a place that you would think is very uplifting, its not!
I worked for CBS for 3 years and they kept reducing hours and now CBS is closing the clinic. The management lied to the staff regarding the closing of the clinic months in advance, in order to take advantage of the staff to stay until the closing date. I couldn't recommend this company to anyone.
we had a good group of people to work with
management trying to save 100 million dollars by cutting spending
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 7 April 2017
Working at Canadian blood services was interesting you always spoke to different people everyday. I ve learned how important it is to give blood as there are less than 4% of Canadians that donate blood.
Talking to and educating people everyday on how important it is to donate blood
Very productive workplace with some travelling around the province.
Staff Nurse / Nurse Consultant (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 14 February 2017
A typical day at work would be to screen potential blood donors, initiate blood donation for whole blood, platelets or plasma. Working as a nurse consultant to Donor Care Associates as well as performing cursory physical examinations to potential donors was also included, as required. Traveling around the province with the blood care team was a very enjoyable part of my job.
I learned quite a lot at CBS, beginning with phlebotomy, and providing IV access for the purpose of blood/blood product collection and up to data processing.
Working with so many potential donors, learning new skills, as well as traveling were the best parts of my job.
Medical Screener (Current Employee) – ontario – 7 February 2017
Donors - Wonderful - Coworkers - Wonderful - Management - Does not understand the working parts of the organization, including scope of the employees they oversee Hourly wage is wonderful but job security/hours/ work life balance are all identified problems in the work culture.
Volunteer work & Interest (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 15 January 2017
Able to help in my own little way by donating blood. I know that by donating i get to help patients needing it and I've been doing it too even when i'm still in the Philippines. Also it has also benefit for your body everytime you donate blood.
Clinic Assistant (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 3 January 2017
typical day was busy, but very fun to interact with Donors and coworkers. I really enjoyed working here and had to leave due to the 2 days a week work schedule. It was really hard to work this around another job, to receive full time work.
only 2 days per week/closed prince george location