The Ottawa Hospital

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The Ottawa Hospital Reviews in Ottawa, ON Canada

Updated Jul 25, 2014

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3.2 9 reviews

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The Ottawa Hospital President & CEO Jack Kitts

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Friendly staff and adequate breaks make it a great place to earn more than minimum wage.

    Attendant (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsEveryone can agree with the most important company value: treat patients like loved ones
    Very good paid training for every aspect of your job
    Meetings with supervisor are scheduled often and in a very relaxed atmosphere

    ConsVery long time before getting offered part-time (as opposed to casual on-call) work
    Out-dated equipment
    Work either in very hot or very cold environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstall air-exchangers in the dishroom please
    Don't be stingy with raises, we work hard

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Potential is there for a great workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsSalary was competitive, actually above average. For permanent employees, the benefits package is outstanding. Paid overtime and 4 weeks vacation. Some great people.

    ConsSome not so great people.
    Employees not promoted based on merit. Can only move up if a more senior position becomes available, and then you must compete for it.
    Lack of support from management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome big changes are in the works. Things may sort themselves out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsCaring and understanding staff. Always something to do at a reasonable pace and there's always shifts.

    ConsEarly mornings and fast paced environment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Does Not live up to its values

    Staff Nurse (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood pay and excellent coordinators off hours

    Consleaders do not share the true values of the hospital, do not walk the talk

    Advice to Senior Managementlive your values and do not punish those if they do follow them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great working with the clinical staff to improve technology

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros- some really great people to work with.
    - one of the most advanced healthcare institutions in the area with the most money to spend.
    - seeing the faces of staff when improvements make their job much easier and saves them time.

    Cons- parking is limited. took 1 year to get a parking spot, then became a ~ 70 deduction per month.
    - too many things going on in IT and lack of communication between groups within the department.
    - some of the "long term" employees feel to comfortable and set in their ways to become innovative and explore new possibilities.

    - recent healthcare cutbacks could have huge impact on the services.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate better between groups, and get the longer term employees that are set in their ways, to lift a little more weight, or let some new keen staff to move in and make needed changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Student research at OHRI

    Student Researcher (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat experience and hands on training in biomedical research. Excellence programs for students preparing to do an honours project in biochem or related field. Organized seminars to gain experience presenting and asking questions. Exposure to graduate students for those interested in grad school. Included in the scientific publication process.

    ConsLots of work. Unpaid overtime. You do not work shifts, it is salary based and sometimes your experiments require that you stay late, come in early and even come in on the evening and weekends when necessary. Pay is reasonable but not as good as coop opportunities in the gov't for instance. You must be a competitive candidate academically to be considered by most labs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeem to know what you are doing, no problems here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok.

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsA big institute. Lots of interesting people you can meet and learn from. Many events for staff. You won't be bored.

    ConsIf you don't know French, you have no chance of getting far.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsMany opportunities to move within the hospital.
    Pay is in keeping with ONA guidelines.
    HR department is helpful.
     Educational opportunities.

    ConsManagement is difficult and shows favourtism.
    French is really pushed at the the hospital. don't let them tell you it is because we are bilingual..the numbers don't warrant this push except in the minds of the Francophones who work there and want it to be another French first hospital.
    The Civic campus is filthy!
     A lot of gossip, bullying and backstabbing amongst a large portion of nurses.Heard it from nearly every floor at the Civic.
    Cutbacks in the most ridiculous places. They want to cut the RACE team of all things but tend to find money in the budget to build a new cafeteria, and provide nurse hospital wide with lab coats!
    Bad atttitude from many residents and doctors throughout the hospital. EGOS are very big!

    Advice to Senior ManagementLISTEN to your staff, and not just the select individuals a manager chooses. All staff have valuable input.
    Make it easier to report bad behaviour from the doctors and residents who treat nursing like they have no knowledge or important contributions to make when discussing a patient. They should be listening to the front line workers, they are the eyes and ears of the patients!
    Managers should be held acountable for their behaviour when they treat staff members unfairly and unequally in comparison to other staff members. Nurses should be able to report this without fear of ramifications within their job and work environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Innovative and community focused employer

    Corporate Manager (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsCompetitive wages and benefits package

    ConsBureaucratic structure; necessary for an institution but results in a lot of red tape.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsult with staff from all departments and from all levels on a regular basis.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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