Overall reviews at Canadian Blood Services
Win XP to Win 7 testing and deployment
It was a great experience for me and my team, we were hired to get the operating system changed over from win XP to Win 7 and it went flawlessly. We HAD AN AMAZING TEAM.
Welcoming environment and very thankful for help
Volunteering at Canadian Blood Services was always a good experience. The managers were always very thankful, understanding, and kind to both new and returning volunteers.
ConsOnly accessible every few months
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Virology | Ottawa, ON
| May 1, 2020
I enjoyed working there and like to work again there
The work place was very good and I met and worked with lovely people. Unfortunately my supervisor was moved to State and my first Supervisor was retired there fore I had to go and missed those days. I hope I can find new job there and go back there after 15 years .
It was a nice experience.
Interesting and I had fun assisting blind people. They are so patient and sweet. I learned a lot from this volunteer. And I was so happy for being part of the stem cell volunteer. They gave me chance to help people to extend their lives.
My team is the reason for my smile
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.
ProsFirst hand exposure of how blood and blood products save patients lives.
ConsSuccesses are rarely celebrated/acknowledged.
Technical Support Representative | Toronto, ON
| Nov. 2, 2017
A typical day at work. Great working environment and great management. Generally people around you are nice. you would develop your interpersonal skills and customer service skills in interacting with peers, customers and external affiliations.
ProsGreat company to work with
A very welcoming atmosphere with happy workers.
In my current position we rotate start times. This can be very helpful if you have children or appointments you have to keep without having to use your appointment time during working hours. Everyone is held accountable for their mistakes. Supervisors and managers will talk to you if something was not done according to the Standard Operating Procedure. This is done in a very positive manor to help support your growth as an employee within the company.
Pros6 am start shifts, and 5 pm start shifts
ConsHave to pay for parking.
Occupational Health and Safety Manager | St. John's, NL
| Feb. 11, 2013
Great organization that do very important work.
Great organization to work for, has it's own sfaety department with employees across the country.
Proscontracts in each province.
Conslimited room to advance.
The end result of what we do is highly rewarding
Although the job is highly regulated due to the nature of positions, it is also very rewarding knowing that you are helping to save a lives every day. Great benefits and some perks.
There is usually something about every job that people don't like, but the only one that I really had issue with is the lack of job security.
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant | Edmonton, AB
| Aug. 22, 2017
Very Good Organization to Work For
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