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University Health Network Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
61 Reviews

3.8
61 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance & wellness program (in 5 reviews)

  • staff is friendly, great environment to work (in 3 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst II  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst II in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Excellent team effort.
    Flexible and understanding
    Exposed to the one of the worlds best research facilities

    Cons

    More UHN activities please i.e Christmas Party?

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Project analyst

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

    Pros

    Good culture. Patient care centric. Everyone has a goal to improve patient care with their projects and program. Large multi-disciplinary hospital and this can get you a lot of exposure to different things.

    Cons

    Growth can be slow. The base salary for an junior job is good but as the level goes up, salary becomes less competitive with market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward staff more frequently when possible.

  3.  

    Great

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

    Pros

    staff is friendly, great environment to work

    Cons

    getting permanent or promotion is challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great exposure at SIMS PMO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Analyst  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Lots of UHN initiatives and regional projects to get experience, great work-life balance, good opportunities to expose yourself to different streams/functions, great people to work with. Overall, great company name to have on your resume

    Cons

    In general, career progression is difficult because of the limited merit-based promotions available per year. It is also difficult to negotiate salary upon entering the organization in addition to understanding the calculation for salary increases per year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst II  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst II in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    UHN is a huge organization, and there are many different departments or teams. I can say that my team is fantastic, supportive, well organized, and top performers, so my experience has been good. Great food court, many educational opportunities, premier organization that connects you with many high level contacts.

    Cons

    Sometimes, the size works against UHN. You need to know the right people, who know the right people, to get things going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Top scientific environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Scientist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    high profile colleagues. basic and clinical research working side-by-side

    Cons

    Very big. Sometimes you do not know some colleagues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome work place; great salary.

    Cons

    It is a great place to work. So, no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Research staff underappreciated

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

    Pros

    good networking opportunities. good health benefits.

    Cons

    Not an environment that encourages personal and professional growth. Research staff is grossly underappreciated. Compensation was below industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some attention to grooming staff towards higher learning and professional training would be beneficial.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Student  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Supportive environment between staff members.

    Cons

    Could use more from senior management. Sometimes hard to get a hold them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Research Associate at UHN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I felt that it was a good environment to work in, it has new research facilities, access to many researchers within the research institutes, and the research talent is top notch. There is a free shuttle connecting TGH with TWH so that saves $ for traveling. Definitely a place to grow before moving on to the next step.

    Cons

    There is no benefits for PDF positions, and is difficult to get a hold of any senior management - they are essentially figureheads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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