Fraser Health Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. Friendly team environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fraser Health

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.

  2. System Upgrade Event Planner

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Upgrade Planner
    Former Employee - IT Systems Upgrade Planner

    I worked at Fraser Health

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, fast pace, freedom to learn and create new processes,

    Cons

    Organization is too big, lack inter-departmental communication

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job, but try to simplify decision making processes.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Government typical

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Fraser Health

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to commute by transit, stable workplace with good benefits, some nice skilled people pulling the load without recognition. There is a new CEO now, let's see what will change!

    Cons

    Expensive parking,, have to be part of the clique or move to get a promotion, a lot of office politics, hard to get along and will be side-tracked if not playing by their unwriten rules. The goals are noble but they are not implemented and followed up

    Advice to Management

    Get lean to be more agile

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  5. Good place to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fraser Health

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is good, compared to other authorities. Good freedom in searching around and defining scope, which can be bad thing if you get lost!

    Cons

    No training, no mentorship, no cohesive direction, no appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Clear direction, balanced workload, appreciation.

  6. Leadership in limbo

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fraser Health

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good opportunity to grow a practice and gain experience

    Cons

    Limited ability to achieve meaningful quality metrics

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the 'how' of execution on your initiatives

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

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy
    Former Employee - Pharmacy

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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

  8. 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 Management

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

  9. Amazing, Busy fast paced, always on the run.

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Demoralizing working environment

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    • 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  11. Good experience for new therapists

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

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