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Productive workplace
Donor Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Sudbury, ON5 September 2017
My job was the donor services representative and it was a contract position. I thoroughly enjoyed working here. It was a lot of work but the people I worked with at the time were fantastic
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rewarding
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON26 August 2017
team meetings. calling blood donors in different provinces and cities scheduling appointments to donate blood. recruiting new donors to donate blood during blood drives.
Pros
doing good work soliciting for the blood clinic
Cons
difficult reaching willing participants at night times
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Very Good Organization to Work For
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Edmonton AB22 August 2017
Every day is very interesting and it is very gratifying working with the donors I work in the Facilities department and we work under strict guidelines
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Favortism
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Collaborative safe environment to work in
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) –  London, ON9 August 2017
Traveled to different places and towns everyday to take blood. Communication in all cultures was a huge asset, as there were all different types of people that donated blood. Enjoyed meeting new people daily.
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Fast paced high pressure job environment
Registered Nurse (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB4 August 2017
This job was extremely fast paced especially if you were doing the phlebotomies on a busy day and people were having adverse reactions. The time spent in private booths one on one reviewing the questionnaire was relaxed and easy however.
Pros
Working one on one in the questionnaire booth
Cons
taking care of the fainters and shift work
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Excellent place to work
Medical Laboratory Technologist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 August 2017
friendly environment and team work. Everyone help each other to complete job required. Employees respect each other. The management helps employees to achieve job satisfaction by giving employees opportunity for advancement.
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It was a great experience the nurses were amazing.
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 July 2017
There was fantastic work techniques and organization. The nurses were very patient while the log was getting extremely long. The policies were very easy to follow nothing out of the orandiary.
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Great organization-great culture
Quality Assurance (Current Employee) –  Greater Toronto Area, ON29 July 2017
Very interesting place to work. Great people and culture. People are very collaborative and professional. Inspiring environment. Lots of learning opportunities
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Excellent
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC20 July 2017
Excellent school. Only just started but very good admissions staff and easy to contact. They worked quickly to resolve any issues with my application.
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Management, supervisor and administration NASTY!!!
Driver/Logistics (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 July 2017
Politics, favouritism, Manager of logistics and his secretary Blech! If you love gossiping and backstabbing it's a great place to work. No recognition of good job done, management takes all the credit! Do yourself a favour and avoid this nasty outfit, Like the PLAGUE!!!! Be afraid....
Pros
Quitting
Cons
Working here
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A strong National Operation
Donor Volunteer Development Officer (Former Employee) –  Saint John, NB18 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.
Pros
Personal rewards in working with Volunteers
Cons
Windshield time.
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great place
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON12 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.
Pros
positive work environment, small teams
Cons
temporary work, not enough hours for registered staff as Phlebotamists are trained to do the health screening.
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Served food for donors after their donation
In-Clinic Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 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.
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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, AB6 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!
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CALL CENTRE - Micromanagement nightmare
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON3 May 2017
Work here as a stopgap between jobs. Keep looking for a new while you're there. They have no care or value for you, just for the amount of calls and appointments you can make per hour.
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great co-workers, lots of stress and anxiety though
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 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
Pros
lunches
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Very busy work place.
Medical Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON23 April 2017
Not enough people hired for the job that needs to be done.
Lots of constant changes within the department and no communication between the supervisors and workers.
Pros
If you want to make $50000 a year this is the place to work
Cons
Long hours of work, 24/7 schedule, no work/home balance
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CBS unreliable place to work
Nurse Consultant (Former Employee) –  Brandon, MB17 April 2017
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.
Pros
we had a good group of people to work with
Cons
management trying to save 100 million dollars by cutting spending
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Quit and not much work
Charge Biomedical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON15 April 2017
It is nice place to work at, job security and friendly coworkers.

You can take your time and learn new things because you always have extra free time.
Pros
Flexible working hours
Cons
Interact with people
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Fun work place and good team environment
Volunteer (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON11 April 2017
With the Get Swabbed team I get to teach people about the possibility of getting on the stem cell registry. Everyone that volunteers is nice and supports the cause. We all want to help people.
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