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Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Employee Review

Great staff, poor upper management and HR

The centre I worked at was great. Fellow workers and in-house mangers are very supportive. A great team overall. 4.5 stars. As for upper management and HR I'm affraid its very disappointing. Serious issues are not dealt with and allowed to fester. They do not follow their own policies and procedures for example they made a big deal of the RU OK day and to contact them if you are not OK. This was done and I never received a reply, let alone help. This is not an isolated incident and many staff have had the same experience. In conclusion if you are lucky enough to get a job at the centre I worked at you will be fine, just don't expect any positive outcomes from HR or upper mangement


Great local team, work life balance


Hr, staffing levels, upper management

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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
4.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
1.0 out of 5 stars for Management
1.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Management is deplorable and needs a clean-out
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Favouritism is rampid.Hard work gets you nowhere.If management don't like you as a person for whatever reason, the will find a way to force you out of the company eg. bullying.HR is also unhelpful and will side with whoever is in the company's best interest.Majority of coworkers are great.Probably not worth the emotional turmoil.I've heard all the centre's nationally are more or less the same.


Most of the coworkers are great


Toxic culture, harrassment, bullying
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Worst job ever!

Don't waste your time with this company! The most toxic culture of all nursing jobs I've had; Being undermined and micromanaged by Management seemed a daily ritual. Colleagues openly encouraged to "report mistakes made" by fellow workers (which had nothing to do with product/donor safety) Low morale; low pay. A lot to learn in a short space of time with high expectations to perform at top speed within weeks. Now suffer PTSD from this job.


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Based on 44 reviews

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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