Baycrest Hospital Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. good for postdoc

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baycrest Hospital

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good for postdoc. Good life work balance.

    Cons

    not much too expect as a posdoc. no benefits

    Advice to Management

    no specific advice


  2. Senior Scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baycrest Hospital full-time

    Pros

    World class research institute for cognitive science and brain imaging.

    Cons

    Financial challenges leading to layoffs of support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Anything that will reduce administration and legal processing delays.


  3. Admin

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Baycrest Hospital

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Great benefits
     - Laid back atmosphere
     - Great working environment
     - Good work, life balance
     - Helpful co-workers

    Cons

    - Very bureaucratic
     - Limited room for growth and career advancement
     - Depending on area and department, tasks can be monotonous
     - Salary could be better
     -

    Advice to Management

    - Help employees to grow within the organization
     - Improve communications within departments
     -


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  5. Non-profit with hungry management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Baycrest Hospital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Initial pay is more or less on par with the industry average. No benefits for contract staff. Mostly friendly and competent coworkers. Upper management is friendly and competent.

    Cons

    Zero room for advancement and growth. Severe budget constraints. Questionable managerial practices - no overtime is authorized, yet overtime work is expected due to chronic understaffing. Questionable, often unethical middle management practices.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees based on performance. Listen to suggestions for improvement. Improve transparency and take a refresher on ethics if you forgot that you cannot pay someone for 35 hours and expect them to work 60.


  6. Lacking benefits for postdoctoral fellows at Rotman Research Institute

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baycrest Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Supervising scientists are of high caliber and can focus on research.
    Postdocs receive a travel stipend.

    Cons

    For Postdoctoral fellows, there are no benefits. What's even worse, is that full time postdocs are not allowed to join the hospital's health and dental group plan, even if you pay for it yourself. It also didn't help that the HR department gave misleading information. Very disappointing when compared to other local Postdoc positions that have parental top-up benefits and a extended health & dental plan (not taken from salary).

    The travel stipend was a nice benefit but that was cut without any consultation (even though it's in contracts).

    Advice to Management

    Support postdocs at Rotman Research Institute.


  7. I wish I had listened to other reviews here and ran the other way...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baycrest Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The vision, mission and values of the hospital are in the right place.

    Cons

    Team members who do not want to share information and teach basically sets new employees up for failure. Management simply turns the other eye to the toxic environment this creates. Agree with previous review- terrible culture of blame and lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to pay closer attention to office culture. Personal growth and team success is limited by the lack of direction management provides to their employees.


  8. R N

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baycrest Hospital

    Pros

    Very nice working environment. Most of the staffs are dedicated to their jobs and love what they do . There is effective collaboration among interdisciplinary team.

    Cons

    The managers hire based on who they know and same cultural background. Some units the entire floor is occupied by staffs from the manager's country.

    Advice to Management

    Let there be equality when hiring. It is nice to be fair


  9. Manager - Foundation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Baycrest Hospital full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Strong core staff
    Beautiful offices
    Strong researchers

    Cons

    Terrible Senior Leadership
    Lack of communication
    Terrible culture of blame


  10. Nice place, bad managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baycrest Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Baycrest is the leader in innovations for the aging. It's wonderful what they are doing. Very high on training. Their full day of orientation was very interesting and well worth it.

    Cons

    Managers may have the education but do not have the managerial skills to be in their positions. They keep to themselves and do not interact with their employees. Not a very friendly work environment. There are people who have worked together for years and know absolutely nothing about each other except their first and last names. The atmosphere is very militant. Some managers walk with their noses up in the air and feel that they are better than the front line employees. Remember, non of us would be there if we did not have the skills or education.

    Managers says things and make promises they are unable to stand by, basically putting their feet in their mouths. I wonder how some of them got their positions especially when they do not have people skills and have no clue what they are doing.

    HR coordinators have no clue what they are doing.

    Baycrest is a beautiful building to work in but lacks the proper management team.

    Advice to Management

    Baycrest should offer training to their managers in how to acquire people skills to properly communicate with their employees. Stop thinking of yourselves as being better than the front line staff and spend some time to communicate efficiently and in a humane way with your staff and maybe you would get more out of them. I don't think the CEO is aware of what is going on with his management team. Needs to pay more attention!


  11. Nice and friendly environment

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Baycrest Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    nice & friendly people, strive for innovation

    Cons

    slow & inefficient HR, bureaucracy, too much work with not enough manpower



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