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Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
74 Reviews
3.9
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance & wellness program (in 6 reviews)

  • Really good environment to work in cause the equipment is all state-of-the art (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Like any large organization (10,000 (in 4 reviews)

  • 40,000/year/no benefits) is treated as a fellowship and is not currently insurable i (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Large supportive organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University Health Network

    Pros

    The people are great, the benefits are fantastic (especially the pension plan!), and the organization is always looking for a way to improve.

    Cons

    Everything is a bit slow in terms of beauracracy, and the financial restrictions for business travel are very tight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Top Employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Human Resources in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager, Human Resources in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University Health Network

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and working environment

    Cons

    Not enough room for career advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    State of the art research.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University Health Network full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A very high quality biomedical research is done there

    Cons

    As many other places, postdoc fellows don't get any benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Gained significant research experience with world leading scientists.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University Health Network

    Pros

    Excellent facilities located in the heart of Toronto. Coworkers were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Salary is not very competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Well run organization with high quality research

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University Health Network full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    High quality research and excellent facilities. UHN attracts the best researchers and guest speakers. It has a good track record of successful research. The pay is similar to other institutes. There are many training opportunities to develop your skills while there.

    Cons

    There is a lot of unnecessary administration and it is not the most sociable work environment. Many of the PI's are difficult to work for so check with current staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A reduction in the requirement for staff to complete unnecessary paperwork throughout the year would be very helpful. More opportunities for collaboration between groups are needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Data Analyst Intern

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    Former Intern - Data Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Data Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University Health Network as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. Flexible working time. Getting chances to touch on many practical area. I am really satisfied with this opportunity.

    Cons

    The salary is relatively low comparing to standard interns at Toronto. The working environment is very slow. And lots of free time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Really depends on the department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University Health Network full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Workout and spin classes, annual summer picnic, location

    Cons

    really depends on the department and people you end up working with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Clinical Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Clinical Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University Health Network as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get to learn from ground up. Excellent training and certifications are available to you. The team is excellent and the environment is very friendly.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. Higher ups seem more interested in defending the status quo as opposed to introducing effective changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add an element of competition. Challenge your employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Research Student

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    Current Employee - Research Student
    Current Employee - Research Student

    I have been working at University Health Network full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a PhD candidate in a biochemical research lab at UofT, which is affiliated with UHN, my experience has been fulfilling. The academic atmosphere and state of the art equipment are top notch in the country.

    Cons

    Low stipend is a general problem in the academia.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Solid Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Bioinformatics Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Bioinformatics Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University Health Network as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -excellent people
    -reasonable salary
    - can always ask anyone for help, good company culture

    Cons

    -not much room for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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