Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. this is a great place

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    Former Contractor - Housekeeper in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Contractor - Housekeeper in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    great company feeling, they care about employee health and well being. A very caring and nurturing environment for all employees to work at

    Cons

    too many employees, with less you can do more. It is a controlled environment so not necessarily needing too many bodies- help out budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give a little

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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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    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)

    Pros

    Lunch. Fun. Travel. Certifications. Great people!

    Cons

    Lots of free overtime. Unexperienced Management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Interesting, Wonderful Learning Experience for Co-op/Intern Student

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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -Continue the interaction between researchers and clinicians.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Graduate Student

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. A great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Pros

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

    Cons

    IT a little out of date and bureaucratic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Interesting work and great environment, but too many politics and unsupportive supervisor.

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    Current Contractor - Research Assistant
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive management, interesting research, opportunities to pursue work independently. Flexibility in terms of hours, allowing for much greater productivity in pursuing research work.

    Cons

    Many office politics. Some supervisors are less supportive. Canadian research environment does not allow pursuit of independent research if not at Postdoc level. Flexibility in work hours translates to work taking a while (1+ year since completion) to be reviewed and published by supervisor, in my case.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great learning environment to gain clinical research exposure and understanding.

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    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.

  9. Research Student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Pros

    - A lot of opportunities to take on new projects
    - Great learning environment - able to attend medical rounds
    - Great training provided

    Cons

    - Supervisors are not always available due to their busy schedules
    - Low pay for the students, with no pay increase for subsequent terms

  10. Great hospital, shame about being in a union

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent employees

    Cons

    Too political. Too many chiefs. Union is pathetic. Must pay dues, but never back employees. Happy to take the dues each pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Registered Nurse

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

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good perks, excellent staff, great hospital

    Cons

    management, non-flexible schedule, run like a business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management review would be beneficial

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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