Northern Health Authority Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Awful. So sad.

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Worker in Terrace, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mental Health Worker in Terrace, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Northern Health Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Few. Job security? this field has a 20 word minimum and I am struggling to come up with pleasant things to say about this employer.

    Cons

    Very little commitment to improvement or quality of work. Management positions are won through popularity contests and there is no expectation of front line staff to perform well. There is no opportunity for advancement, and compared to health care jobs in other provinces - the pay is absolute garbage! They want to pay 50k per year for someone with a Master's degree... are. you. kidding. me. Go to Alberta to make 80+! Just disgusting the lack of motivation, desire, or capability for excellent work, and why would you care about doing excellent work when they pay you what other provinces were paying decades ago?! SICKENING. They don't treat or pay their staff well enough to promote work ethic, everyone quits, they don't prioritize hiring, then everyone left behind is forced to work overtime to make up the difference. There really is just no respect for the employees. Go to Alberta and make $10 an hour more for the same work. Did you know NHA wants to pay people with Master's Degrees 31.50 as a starting wage? You can get that with an LPN in Alberta. So sad.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff what they're worth and they'll give you good quality work. The workplace morale will improve and people will actually care whether they do a good job. Take nepotism and BS workplace/management politics seriously. Advocate for your staff on a political level so that they are being paid fairly, rather than being paid what similar positions were being paid in other provinces decades ago.


  2. One of the best in Health Care

    Current Employee - Applications Technical Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Applications Technical Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Northern Health Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment. Good people.

    Cons

    Government, so you get everything is bad with government. Not a deal-breaker though. Pros far outweigh cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  3. Great experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Allied Health Professional in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Allied Health Professional in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Northern Health Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Allied Health professionals are given respect and autonomy. Young, dynamic workforce. Tons of room for advancement. Job security and great benefits. Student loan forgiveness programs for many young professionals.

    Cons

    "The system"... it's a bureaucracy, and albeit one of the better ones, it still has its bureaucracy-related challenges. Some disconnect across the whole health authority due to vast differences between covered regions.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your workforce more - there are some brilliant minds here!


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  5. Chief technologist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Health Authority full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good place to work and stay good salaries lots of fun

    Cons

    slow professional development less challenge and lots of routine work

    Advice to Management

    care, care and care


  6. Overall, a great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Technical Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Applications Technical Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Northern Health Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers, clients and managerial personel are generally all great people and a pleasure to work with. Compensation and benefits are very competitive. Good working atmosphere at my work site. A wide range of available specializations makes it possible to move within the organization to really fit your niche.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy is frustrating at times; this often seems to stem from poorly designed provincial initiatives, or lack of communication. Cubical environment can be quite distracting.


  7. Good employer with movement potential

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Northern Health Authority full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Decent wages, Good benefits, opportunites for skills improvement, effective management

    Cons

    Union Shop, restricitve options for training topics


  8. overall good a lot of room to do what you want with a position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Northern Health Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    structure. but not as bureaucratic as larger health authorities. Room to grow

    Cons

    nepatism, keeping with a plan, and movement of staff

    Advice to Management

    reduce favoritism and increase openess and nepatism


  9. Good, very dull.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Applications Technical Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Applications Technical Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Northern Health Authority as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good people Relaxed strictly 9-5 (No OT) good management flexible hours

    Cons

    boring not very challenging work business casual is annoying too much support tasks



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