Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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Updated June 16, 2015
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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Chair David Agnew
David Agnew
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Pros
  • Place is full of great people to work with and theres always opportunity to personally develop if your motivated (in 3 reviews)

  • Union benefits are good, dental, life/job insurance (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • It isn't located by a subway stop so you have to take a bus to get there and it can be very crowded during rush hour (in 3 reviews)

  • Also, I wish Sunnybrook did not slam patients' families with massive parking fees (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good place in Ontario to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PACU RN OR Perm Full Time in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - PACU RN OR Perm Full Time in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere, collaboration, staff is great!

    Cons

    Parking is expensive and scarce. More opportunities to continue education on site and at varied times. Increase the number of nurse led instructors.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to offer even more educational opportunities to help us achieve "MAGNET" status!


  2. CYA? Say see-ya.

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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 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large workplace. Benefits are great. Scenic.

    Cons

    CYA. Culture of blame. Passive-aggressive behavior. Not being a clear communicator. No process. No systems. If administrative mistakes are made, no correction and results in cover up or blaming without improvement. Results in not knowing expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Staff and management need to get over their arrogance. There is this perception culturally that being passive-aggressive, hiding behind layers of emails to try to trip the other person with "errors" is team work. Quite the opposite.

    Other hospitals also have the training and orientation days that include all staff and management levels. It was rather telling when Sunnybrook doesn't do this.


  3. Helpful (1)

    My experience has been a fulfilling one.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Practical Nurse in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Registered Practical Nurse in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Some of the pros of this facility are the employees. They are all nice and welcoming. They are alway willing to help and point you in the right direction.

    Cons

    A con about this facility are the parking fees. I feel that it is the most expensive that I've experienced. Also there is only one cafeteria area In the main wing of the hospital. Hard to get to if you are in another wing and only have 30 mins for break.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work with and collaborate with the floor staff.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    It's an okay place to work but not for the long-term

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Well regarded research institution with direct access to clinical research

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and at times a narrow vision for the research departments at Sunnybrook


  6. Real nice small team

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UI/User Experience Designer
    Current Employee - UI/User Experience Designer

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to work with the team and understanding what they want from me.

    Cons

    Slow internet connection which takes forever to do any research work.


  7. I had an amazing experience here. I miss working here but it was my time to move on. Management is organized!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lunch. Fun. Travel. Certifications. Great people!

    Cons

    Lots of free overtime. Unexperienced Management.


  8. Interesting, Wonderful Learning Experience for Co-op/Intern Student

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Opportunity to improve research and critical thinking skills.
    -Promotes interest in human physiology and medical devices.
    -Can open doors to future career opportunities in bio-medical devices.
    -Variety of projects available (dependent on supervisor).
    -Limited supervision gives you the chance to practice independent working skills.
    -Flexible hours are a "Pro" in helping to get projects done, if time is used wisely.

    Cons

    -Flexible hours are a "Con" in maintaining a work-life balance
    -Project progression is somewhat slow; just the nature of a research environment as opposed to a business one.
    -If you don't have an interest in bio-medical devices, and you already have 2+ years of R&D work experience (regardless of what field), then there is little more to offer here.

    Advice to Management

    -Continue the interaction between researchers and clinicians.


  9. Graduate Student

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

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sunnybrook has a great working environment, especially from a research perspective. Lots of smart people, and opportunities of collaboration and networking. The work life balance is also great. Overall, a really nice place to work at.

    Cons

    Not much, maybe better compensation


  10. A great learning experience

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

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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

    Pros

    Facilities (gym, food) are great; vacation policies are clear; no stiff hierarchy

    Cons

    IT a little out of date and bureaucratic


  11. Great learning environment to gain clinical research exposure and understanding.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Pros

    The environment at Sunnybrook is professional and research driven. It is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, so there is ample opportunity for academic connections. Sunnybrook provided me with hands on research and clinical experience shortly after completing my undergraduate degree, especially grateful for patient interaction.

    Cons

    There is a sense of isolation between different departments in the hospital. I would really encourage more staff incentives and morale initiatives. Research is not always associated with lucrative career paths, although payscale seems to be lower at Sunnybrook compared to other academic hospitals in the Toronto area.



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