The Ottawa Hospital

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The Ottawa Hospital Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
15 Reviews

3.4
15 Reviews
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The Ottawa Hospital President & CEO Jack Kitts
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  1.  

    Very good hospital

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I loved working in this hospital. The work environment was good.

    Cons

    nothing negative to say. I enjoyed working there.

  2.  

    Friendly staff and adequate breaks make it a great place to earn more than minimum wage.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attendant  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Attendant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Everyone 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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Install air-exchangers in the dishroom please
    Don't be stingy with raises, we work hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Potential is there for a great workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    Some big changes are in the works. Things may sort themselves out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good and bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Comes organization so many positive challenges in work

    Cons

    Lack of loyalty to staff promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage and grow internal resources , get human resource departments der control

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Review

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

    Pros

    Loved working there a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Hard to get in and get positions

  7.  

    Not a healthy environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay in line with CBA. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Poor management. Poor financial planning. The hospital will spend a lot of money to appear like we care but fail to provide the tools and staff to provide that care (ie layoff of essential staff, cut backs on patient services such as cafeteria etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff. Provide a safe environment to give the care that the hospital preaches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Early mornings and fast paced environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Does Not live up to its values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    good pay and excellent coordinators off hours

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    live your values and do not punish those if they do follow them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Inconsitency in management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse

    Pros

    Because of its size there are many opportunities to gain experience in different areas. Salaries are in line with current collective agreements.

    Cons

    Some of the nurse management is very strong. Nurses feel supported.
    In other cases nurse managers are "bullies" in the true sense of the word. This results in very low moral, fear and a total lack of respect especially when the manager was hired from outside the hospital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite being told otherwise --- there is still a lot of fear in reporting management that manage through intimidation and old fashion "bullying" tactics. Currentlyif a manager disciplines you are guily until proven otherwise-this puts the employee at risk of termination before he/she can go through the necessary process to have record cleared. It has resulted in employees having to leave.
    Senior management needs to enforce the code of conduct with unit managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great working with the clinical staff to improve technology

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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