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
This was a wonderful rewarding company to work for.
Medical Technologist (Former Employee) – London, ON – 15 September 2016
I started working for this company when it was Canadian Red Cross. It evolved into Canadian Blood Services. It was a rewarding place to work. You always felt like you were helping and making a difference in peoples lives. It was a company of constant change..always keeping on top of the most recent technology. The atmosphere aided in making you very adaptable to change. I feel I was very lucky to have made my career with this establishment.
Company offered many learning experiences...online courses, conferences, in house training, etc.
Providing Sudbury and beyond the community with much needed blood products
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 6 September 2016
CBS is a call-centered approach to scheduling and review of donors and potential donors. Keeping in contact and encouraging repeat donations is an important part of a healthy community that supports its' vital services including medical.
Medial Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 31 October 2015
Good place to work. I met a lot of people, developed new skills, increased myself worth to the company, be motivated and always willing to help and be a part of the team is the most enjoyable part of the job. Everyday has a new ways to learn and productivities increases endlessly.
Rewarding job that help saves people lives by taking blood.
Phlebotomist/ LPN (Current Employee) – Saint John, N.B – 30 September 2015
Good place to work for. There's a lot of travel with a good bunch of staff. Travel is 3-4 days away a week. Meet lots of nice people who are donating blood and their time for free. The pay for staff is decent and great benefits.
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 August 2015
Canadian Blood Services is a pretty stable organization with good benefits for the employees. Given the opportunity to be rehired will be an honor because people there are very professional, kind-hearted and and very courteous. The workplace is pleasant and you can easily deal with people around you.
Terrible management unwilling to consider employee
Donor services (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 30 July 2015
I requested a Leave of Absence from my part-time position OR to go on the casual roster. The department was frequently working short or paying over-time so I thought my request was a win-win. My manager claimed that they received direction from their supervisor to refuse my request. I was forced to quit due to their lack of give-and-take and lack of consideration for employee life situations.