Fraser Health

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Fraser Health Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Friendly team environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fraser Health

    Pros

    Fraser Health was a friendly atmosphere that emphasized health and wellness of its employees. On-site fitness facility, as well as lunch time and after work classes (kickboxing, pilates, strength) made it easy to incorporate fitness into your day. The benefits and paid vacation time are above average.

    Cons

    Working in the public health system means you are settling for a lower pay grade, but the benefits/paid vacation/perks balance this aspect out.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Leadership in limbo

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fraser Health

    Pros

    Good opportunity to grow a practice and gain experience

    Cons

    Limited ability to achieve meaningful quality metrics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the 'how' of execution on your initiatives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Fraser health...good people...messed up organization...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy
    Former Employee - Pharmacy

    I worked at Fraser Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People who care about what they do and do their best to make things happen. Fraser Health has many people who want to make a difference but are thwarted by ridiculous policies and 1950,s style managers who don't listen to their employees.

    Cons

    Very top heavy decision making. One-size fits all solutions often translate into poor outcomes at the average workers level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually ask for answers from people at ground level before creating policies and actually listen to them and implement their ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Big Company, poor management.

    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Fraser Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, many positions available.

    Cons

    Too focused on budget cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and spend time on units. Working a shift once in a while...

  6.  

    Amazing, Busy fast paced, always on the run.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nursing Unit Clerk in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Nursing Unit Clerk in Surrey, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Fraser Health part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The reasons i love to work within fraser health is because it is such a fast paced environment, and not only that it has a great group of people whom are always open handed, ready to help and work as a team. I love coming to work not only for work but for my fellow co-workers

    Cons

    Some challenges are dealing with some patients whom have to wait a very long time to be seen by an er physician, and sometimes in general just trying to get hold of specialty surgeons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the only thing i would have to say is ... change how patients first get triaged, and the flow of our care and treatment zone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Demoralizing working environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Surrey, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance, OK salary

    Cons

    - Takes forever to get anything done due to layers and layers of processes and policies
    - Super low morale. Most people stay because of the benefits, not because they like what they do
    - A decent place to get a job; not for someone who wants a career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize who is doing the work, show that you care.. more face to face communications with your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good experience for new therapists

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physiotherapy in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Physiotherapy in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Well run physiotherapy department, great staff, multidisciplinary team approach
    Good hours
    Variety of experience, therapists rotate regularly to improve skills in all areas of the hospital
    Supports students

    Cons

    Always fighting to keep or improve resources
    Work load not always balanced between physiotherapists
    Parking is expensive or is so limited that staff has to park far away on a street

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be career physiotherapists not from other professional backgrounds to represent properly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Pharmacist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Clinical Pharmacist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I loved working here because I had a wonderful and supporting team, as well as because I felt I could make a difference. The union benefits were also wonderful, job security was high, and also very importantly, pension plan contributions are some of the best around. From my experience the culture was also surprisingly supportive and understanding.

    Cons

    The trade off of the union environment are some of the cons, such as the draw back of seniority issues, inflexibility in scheduling, pay, opportunities, rigidity of rules. Also, in this industry the department always has to work towards reducing costs and fighting salary freezes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could install a mentor system in the pharmacy department. This will help with retention rate, tighten community feeling, as well as increase intrinsic satisfaction rates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    o.k

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fraser Health

    Pros

    I like my job and my work place ,Fraser health has a growing population and allows career growth.

    Cons

    we're hoping that our voice can be heard too before they make some changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smile or saying hello won't hurt you......

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Over 15 years with Fraser Health.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Fraser Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, rewarding job in being able to help others. Pay and benefits are good, although new rotations are creating workplace burnout. Lots of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Health Authority has grown too large. Employer seems unwilling or unable to address staffing concerns. Often appears changes are made without enough resources to ensure smooth transitions. "Home is Best" is touted as best for patients without enough resources being allocated to community programs. Continuing Education in the workplace has decreased significantly in the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more about what your employees do and provide more resources for employees to deal with changes in programs and structure. Realize that new rotations and poor staffing are increasing burnout among nurses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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