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Northern Health Authority Reviews

Updated November 28, 2016
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  1. "It Cant get worse!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    if the north is home and where you want to be, there is no other health employer. There are some caring and skilled employees with NH>

    Cons

    Huge management, with poor skill, hired because they are popular and will drink the kool aid and keep the status quo. Always cutting front line staff and equipment due to budget crisis, but can hire more managers at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe you should try hiring for skill and not popularity. Stop hiring bullies. Use fair and transparent hiring practices instead of slanting for who you want. Patient care should be a priority, not increasing your massive number of managers.


  2. "Not Bad, Not Awesome either"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Technical Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Applications Technical Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Peaceful environment
    - Reasonable salary

    Cons

    - Not much room for career development


  3. "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Northern Health Authority full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Flexible work arrangements. Access to latest technology.

    Cons

    Shortcuts taken for large projects, not enough resources to ensure project success, corporate decision-making driven by politics more than rationale and logic.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more automation or hire more staff. Provide more advancement opportunities. Listen to staff and work hard to implement their suggestions instead of jumping onto the 'next big thing'.


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  5. "Great Job with A Lot of Potential..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Health Authority full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Northern Health Authority offers a great job with a lot of potential for its employees. Salary is average for the field, opportunities exist if you are willing to stay in the area.

    Cons

    Location is not great if you desire a metropolitan/urban atmosphere. If your hobbies are all outdoor-related, then you may enjoy the work location. Upper management can be very slow and very outdated to move projects forward.

    Advice to Management

    Technological advancement needs to be a part of the culture at some point or another, especially in healthcare! Move forward, not backward!


  6. "Northern Health"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist
    Current Employee - Transcriptionist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employee benefits are really great

    Cons

    No info package for new employees, future not clear for our department, bending of union rules by management

    Advice to Management

    Follow set guidelines regarding employee seniority.


  7. "Awesome place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smithers, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smithers, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay; hours great; good benefits package; co-workers very supportive and welcoming; just started but so far it has been a pleasure to be here

    Cons

    ah, a lot of forms to complete; orientation could be a little more refined (use of a checklist would be helpful)

    Advice to Management

    Create a one-stop all encompassing orientation package for new employees complete with direct links to forms etc. Have a checklist for the new employee to complete to ensure they have completed all required tasks etc.


  8. "Radiation Technologist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Radiation Technologist in Smithers, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Radiation Technologist in Smithers, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are very supportive and easy to work with. Generally, getting time off for holidays, is a very straightforward process and getting time off beyond that is generally accepted depending on workload and availability of staff.

    Cons

    I believe that over the years, management and administrative positions have increased more rapidly than the rest of the workforce.
    Sometimes the reasons for decisions made by management don't make sense to the people who have to deal with the ramifications of those decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the people on the ground are saying. Be more open with sharing pertinent information in regard to decision making as we all strive to provide the best of healthcare.


  9. "Awful. So sad."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mental Health Worker in Terrace, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mental Health Worker in Terrace, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Health Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Few. Job security? this field has a 20 word minimum and I am struggling to come up with pleasant things to say about this employer.

    Cons

    Very little commitment to improvement or quality of work. Management positions are won through popularity contests and there is no expectation of front line staff to perform well. There is no opportunity for advancement, and compared to health care jobs in other provinces - the pay is absolute garbage! They want to pay 50k per year for someone with a Master's degree... are. you. kidding. me. Go to Alberta to make 80+! Just disgusting the lack of motivation, desire, or capability for excellent work, and why would you care about doing excellent work when they pay you what other provinces were paying decades ago?! SICKENING. They don't treat or pay their staff well enough to promote work ethic, everyone quits, they don't prioritize hiring, then everyone left behind is forced to work overtime to make up the difference. There really is just no respect for the employees. Go to Alberta and make $10 an hour more for the same work. Did you know NHA wants to pay people with Master's Degrees 31.50 as a starting wage? You can get that with an LPN in Alberta. So sad.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff what they're worth and they'll give you good quality work. The workplace morale will improve and people will actually care whether they do a good job. Take nepotism and BS workplace/management politics seriously. Advocate for your staff on a political level so that they are being paid fairly, rather than being paid what similar positions were being paid in other provinces decades ago.


  10. "One of the best in Health Care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Applications Technical Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Applications Technical Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northern Health Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment. Good people.

    Cons

    Government, so you get everything is bad with government. Not a deal-breaker though. Pros far outweigh cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  11. "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Allied Health Professional in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Allied Health Professional in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Northern Health Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Allied Health professionals are given respect and autonomy. Young, dynamic workforce. Tons of room for advancement. Job security and great benefits. Student loan forgiveness programs for many young professionals.

    Cons

    "The system"... it's a bureaucracy, and albeit one of the better ones, it still has its bureaucracy-related challenges. Some disconnect across the whole health authority due to vast differences between covered regions.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your workforce more - there are some brilliant minds here!



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