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Fraser Health Reviews

Updated May 14, 2017
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  • so patient care can suffer at times (in 4 reviews)

  • Recent restructuring took away front-line positions and put money into new managers (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Stocker"

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    Former Employee - Stocker in Cedar Park, TX
    Former Employee - Stocker in Cedar Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fraser Health part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dependable hard worker.work well with others

    Cons

    Always wanting to better my lifestyle, along with my work ethics in the works industry

    Advice to Management

    Na


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Friendly team environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fraser Health was a friendly atmosphere that emphasized health and wellness of its employees. On-site fitness facility, as well as lunch time and after work classes (kickboxing, pilates, strength) made it easy to incorporate fitness into your day. The benefits and paid vacation time are above average.

    Cons

    Working in the public health system means you are settling for a lower pay grade, but the benefits/paid vacation/perks balance this aspect out.


  3. "Pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fraser Health part-time

    Pros

    Great pension and benefits package

    Cons

    No resources. Frustrating work environment and limitations with union.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Expect to have your concerns ignored"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fraser Health full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, depending on the unit.

    Cons

    Micro managing of nurses, BIG TIME.

    PCCs are told by the manager that they are on "management's side" when conflicts arise and are not there to "speak for the nursing staff and make management look bad."

    Overly concerned with "theft of company time" (regarding management's attempt to strictly enforce scheduled break times -- very hard to do in hospital units due to fluctuating circumstances), but hard to get overtime paid when the company steals the "nurse's time", eg: when nurses stay late to give report, finishing up last minute tasks, etc. Have to push hard to have meal breaks paid out when it's impossible to actually take a break.

    WAY TOO MUCH PAPERWORK, always new algorithms to follow which only complicate the task we're trying to accomplish. Again, talk to nurses that are currently working your units.

    Hours to maintain casual status are constantly increasing. It doesn't help when more and more casuals are being hired.

    Not enough part time or full time lines available; expect to be a casual employee for many, many years.

    Understaffed.

    Constant courses to take which are essentially useless.

    Advice to Management

    ASK YOUR NURSES what they need to improve their jobs, don't waste money on hiring new committees to do the research when we can tell you in two seconds what the problems is. Stop complaining about budgeting when you're throwing money away. Everyone benefits when your employees are happy, so maybe listen to us?

    Have more nurses working the floor. The fewer the patients we have, the better the outcome. Less stress on staff, less people call in sick. The higher the education, the less common sense, especially with Fraser Health's management.


  6. "Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fraser Health part-time

    Pros

    Professionalism and patient satisfaction come to mind.

    Cons

    lack of resources comes to mind.


  7. "5 satisfactory years with Fraser Health - no big complaints"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair and equitable within the various union contracts re: benefits, seniority, etc.

    Cons

    Large organization as expected so sometimes feel like a number....not really in a bad way though


  8. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of careers and areas to work in

    Cons

    Poor management. Dishonest management. Nurse managers don't care about their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and have people and leadership skills


  9. "Information Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fraser Health full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Good leadership.

    Cons

    Difficult to move into leadership roles.


  10. "Contracts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fraser Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate environment, flexibility, opportunities to learn leadership skills.

    Cons

    Administrative salaries not at par with other health care organizations in BC

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities for employee growth


  11. "RN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive to staff development, continuing education, staff appreciation day etc

    Cons

    Understaff at times, short of supplies sometimes for patient needs

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff


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