Blood Clinic Volunteer (Current Employee) – London, ON – 20 February 2019
• Greeted and welcomed donors so they felt comfortable and appreciated • Provided relevant information and guidance to donors about the donation process • Assisted with front-end donor flow • Provided donors with a clinic orientation and direct questions to appropriate staff
Great company to work for, that does it's best to balance operational needs with the expectations of it's employees. The mission, vision, values and operational pillars have undergone a recent Brand Renewal and revitalization that I anticipate will reward the company with awareness and relevance for years to come.
Donor Care Associate (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 30 January 2019
The job itself is great. It's nice to work with donors who genuinely want to be there. The staff are hard working and get along. I mostly wish they would stop hiring new staff and increase FTEs for current staff. Help us have more stable hours and better pay at the end of the day, instead of wasting time and resources on new staff that do not stick around because of lack of hours.
gifts every 5 years, staff works hard, work with nice donors
no where to go professionally, hours are speratic, work every other Saturday
Nurse Consultant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 January 2019
Very positive experience from the interview to the end of my employment (due to relocation). Excellent coworkers and working environment. Very supportive and provided great initial and ongoing training.
if You want somewhere good to work don’t work here.
LOGISTICS TEAM MEMBER (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 December 2018
If you are not a favourite your toast. Incredibly incestuous. No chance for movement and the hours are terrible. If your not in the clique your going no where no matter how hard you work. Management is dishonest, no training or a great lack of it.
Document Control Technician (Former Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 21 November 2018
Bully mentality for many managers/supervisors. Hardest part of job not knowing when you arrived if this was your day to be terminated as many departments.and/or staff were elimenated with no notice or warning.
Great overall experience; somewhat negative work environment
Donor Care Associate (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 August 2018
The job itself is incredible. Your main personnel are very happy and generous blood donors who clearly appreciate the work of the staff at Canadian Blood Services. That being said, I feel that the management team may be the main reason this company has such a high turnover rate. They make the work atmosphere almost competitive against peers, which in turn creates poor morale for the staff and workplace bullying. The schedule is also a major factor in the rate they lose employees. There are no full-time positions for the clinic staff and most shifts are only 5 hours or so. When they need more staff hours they hire a new group of part times instead of increasing current employees FTE.
Benefits, Fair pay, Pleasant donors
Inconsistent work hours, frequent changes in policy
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 August 2018
At Canadian Blood Services, as a volunteer it mainly involved engaging with donors, ensuring the food requirements are met and serving donors refreshments. The opportunity was very full filling as it allowed giving something back to the community, and helping others that are dedicated to improve others lives monthly or even weakly with plasma donations.
Gave the opportunity to give back to the community
Short hours, typical volunteer shift was generally only 3 hours
Registered Nurse (RN) (Current Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 27 May 2018
Working for Canadian Blood Services is an exciting place as each day is very different from the next as we have different donors each day. The overall environment is happy as people are happy to be donating their blood for others in need. We see generous donors, volunteers who work hard for us. We wear uniforms from CBS keeping the atmosphere professional. I am on the mobile team and travel throughout the Okanagan, we have a logistics team who sets up the clinic, then the clinic staff arrive, set the systems to the way we need them and hit the floor running.
We have a "life bus" that takes the clinic staff to mobile locations
Donor Care Associate/Phelbotomist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 April 2018
many different cultures interacting with donors and staff learned a lot and got new experiences hardest part of my day when its crazy busy and you just have to keep up the pace and get everything done in a timely manner
Event Coordinator, Donor Relations, AB/Sask/Man (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 April 2018
Although upper management is the cause of regional stress, the Territory Managers and Event Coordinators within the region are the reason most of us are as upbeat as we are.
We work together very well, and have excellent relationships with blood recipients and their families, local media and mobile site contacts to ensure the blood supply in our area maintain the amount required to keep up with hospital demands.
First hand exposure of how blood and blood products save patients lives.