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CAMH Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall a positive experience but it really depends on where you are given the number of departments

    Former Employee - Research Analyst I in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst I in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at CAMH as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The union seemed helpful. The work is interesting if you care about mental health. The new facilities are great and most of the people are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Management and the entire system takes advantage of students and contract workers. Most people on contracts are not notified of renewal until very late in the contract. I get that a lot of it depends on funding but the system takes advantage of students and contract workers to an unfair degree.

  2.  

    Perfect place for advanced community research in mental health

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at CAMH full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relevant exposure to research agenda in mental health, good benefits and compensation, flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    Not paying attention in detail about employer-employee relationship, limited personal growth, work-life balance towards work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve interpersonal skills on department and program heads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at CAMH (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance was very good - only very rarely did I take work home with me. Office culture will vary by your department, but was collaborative and supportive with respect to everyone I worked with. Benefits and salary are both pretty good.

    Cons

    May not be too much room to advance. Quite a lot of variety in work quality, which may be a problem if you really want to always do the best job possible.

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    Research Analyst

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst I in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst I in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CAMH part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work environment
    Salary
    Union
    Challenging but satisfying work
    Personal/ academic growth
    Networking

    Cons

    No benefits for contract position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great boss; not a great organization

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CAMH full-time

    Pros

    Salary is great especially if unionized.

    Cons

    Administration pretty much sucks. Depends on who you work for.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Outdated policies, but great work atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CAMH full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Family mentality- ask for help and the higher ups will take care to help.

    Cons

    The building, policies, IT are outdated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Bad leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst - - IMG in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst - - IMG in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CAMH as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, colleagues are nice.

    Cons

    - Leadership is overly political, disorganized, non-transparent, untrustworthy, disloyal.
    - They shorten and then extend contracts for people, making it apparent that they have no idea what they are doing.
    - Great deal of cronyism - they invent new jobs when nothing is posted just to bring their friends in.
    - Leadership feels like a highschool clique. They have no connection with the real mission of camh, which is to help those with mental illness and addictions. They are more concerned about their own advancement and egos.
    - No opportunities for learning or self improvement.
    - Very poor distribution of work - leaving people with nothing to do for weeks, while other people are completely stressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Go get a job on Bay street!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAMH

    Pros

    hours, benefits, pension, sick days, vacation days

    Cons

    colleagues were less than desirable.

  10.  

    Enjoyed the work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CAMH as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Got the opportunity to work on great project with interesting people

    Cons

    Communication between teams was not that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAMH full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent research opportunities
    great people to work with
    working with world renowned scientists and fantastic clinicians

    Cons

    can be inefficient
    must be patient in navigating the bureaucratic maze

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