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Northern Health Authority Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to make a difference"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Health Authority full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a slower pace environment. Having worked at big companies I liked that small city feel. I really loved the paid time-off and wages. I really loved the work. I made great friends who I miss.

    Cons

    Not many great employers in the North. Everyone knows everyone and has relatives working some where around here. You deal with cliques and you deal with the Bob’s your uncle sheltered from the outside. Northern Health is not too bad for that. Can't avoid it though.


  2. "Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager
    Current Employee - Case Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable employment, great work experience for individuals with a BA psychology degree. Fun place to work. Interesting cases.

    Cons

    Need more Case Managers, Social workers and nurses.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic team spirit. People truly love what they do. Lots of exciting challenges

    Cons

    The north is not the easiest place to live in. Yes there are plenty of outdoor adventures like the rest of BC, but even Prince George (the largest city up here) is quite dull with not much to do.
    Too much attention is given to seniority when it comes to promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to change


  4. "Friendly Cowokers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Health Authority part-time

    Pros

    People were extremely nice to me, money was okay for part-time, and very relaxed in terms of expectations and deadlines.

    Cons

    Little too relaxed (e.g., ambiguous expectations, compliments, deadlines) some days. I did not care for the complaining some days. Changes, leadership's ability, and nepotism were common complaints. (I might have stayed, but I left for a full time position somewhere else.)


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good Benefits. Poor Morale. Not Innovative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Health Authority full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunities for growth in new positions and projects.
    FT employees start with 4 weeks' vacation. Sick allowance, disability and maternity/paternity leave benefits are all attractive.

    Cons

    Low morale. Many people haven't worked anywhere else, so aren't open to new innovations or systems.

    Management is kind of stale, not bringing in new energy and ideas.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It Cant get worse!"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not Bad, Not Awesome either"

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    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

  8. "Average"

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    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'.


  9. Helpful (2)

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

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    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!


  10. "Northern Health"

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    • 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.


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