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.
front line works burnt out!management/ executives will always point fingers at employees
driver (Current Employee) – Brampton – 23 March 2015
Where to start.....gossip, stress and minimual support from management. To much negativity in the building. Employer has very little understanding of how thw jobs r being done. Example. A driver only drivers 20% or so the rest is setting up computers, shipping the blood organizing rhe blood tubes during clinics. Oh an id ur scheduled to be finished at 8pm dont count on it book ir plans for the next day.. oh wait cant do that.. why u ask because the next day ur shift starts at 4am. Each day drivers have a different start time n end time .. shifts range from 4hrs to 14hrs through the week with very little consistency. Now as for job description. Good luck CBS has been telling employees they will have a job description for the new positions ppl are currently in, that was 2 yrs ago( staff r still waiting). I could write a book about how the moral is plugged to an all time low. Great company when it was a small setup, employees would take part in all areas of the job regardless of assigned duties. Now it is not so nor will it every get bk to that.
If u have no love ones n just want to work no questions asked regardless of the hours.. this place is for u
management, work hours ( dont expect to see your family).
CBS is a great place to work and provides an important service to the Canadian public
There was never a day that started or ended the same.I learned that it is not the job that makes the day its the people and the accomplishments.
I enjoyed all of the jobs love being busy and being organised. Fast pace environment, people are nice, managers are not the best but try, you play an active role in life saving on a day to day basis and it can be very rewarding. Hardest part of the job was the lack of communications within departments and the computer softwares which was stressfull and frustrating at times but I always managed very well. Most enjoyable part of the job is when you are told you saved a life.
Great office staff. Learned many things regarding the obtaining and processing of blood to help individuals who require it.
Being able to go to work and know you're helping to save lives
Donor Services Representative (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 17 November 2014
Although I love what I do for Canadian Blood Services as a Phlebotomist and as a Donor Services Representative, the hardest part of the job is the commute. By the time I get to work I'm already exhausted, having to drive from Abbotsford to Vancouver. It's not condusive to a non-stressful lifestyle so I am in need of a great change. I would love to have a job that allows me to be closer to home. The fact that I know when I get to work every day, I'm helping to save lives, is the greatest part about working for this company. I work with some amazing people that put themselves out there every day, and give of themselves completely while on the job. It's inspiring and encouraging.
Assistant (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 24 October 2014
I was a volunteer. On a typical day I would come in, set up the tables, make coffee, distribute Newspapers and sit patiently waiting to assist patients. My duty was to sign and date their donation cards, make them feel comfortable and be prepared for an emergency if they were to react negatively to giving blood. The management and co workers were all incredibly friendly and I enjoyed working along side them. I learned a lot about what their organization does, and how many people they help and it was interesting to see how dedicated people were to the cause. The job wasn`t difficult, and I never had the opportunity to face an emergency. My only complaint was the commute in the mornings to get there. I enjoyed the job thoroughly, and loved talking to patient and co workers, .
I got to help people, talk to people, and I got free cookies