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Royal Ottawa Health Care Group Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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  1. "Research"

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

    I have been working at Royal Ottawa Health Care Group part-time

    Pros

    team oriented, understanding, opportunities

    Cons

    Stressful, emotional, demanding, policies, management


  2. "Okay Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Allied Health in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Allied Health in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Royal Ottawa Health Care Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are caring and compassionate. Co-workers are generally supportive and fun to work with. Training is available for professional development. Interesting and challenging clients to work with. Great place to learn about different aspects of mental heath. Clients are generally very rewarding to work with.

    Cons

    Very heavy case load, have to put in unpaid hours to get work done. Very difficult to balance work-family-self care. Upper management may not have a clear understanding of the challenges of clinical work and the complexity of the needs of clients. Upper management are generally MPAs, MBAs, MHCs, and have not done direct clinical work with clients. There is little to no upward mobility for clinical staff.

    Advice to Management

    Many clinical staff have training in program management, program evaluation and development and could bring a stronger connection between hospital management needs and clinical work. Clinical staff have a very strong understanding of what the needs of clients are and what type of programming and services are needed and should be given a stronger voice in this area.


  3. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Secretary
    Current Employee - Secretary
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Ottawa Health Care Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work - the people are awesome and open-minded. Management has overall been very supportive. Great team-based approach and the salary is pretty good too!

    Cons

    Funds are limited for education days. No growth beyond being a secretary without a social sciences or nursing degree. Management could be more conscientious of employee safety.


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  5. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Ottawa Health Care Group full-time

    Pros

    After working in Mental Health at other hospitals in Ontario I realize the extreme benefits of working at the Royal Ottawa. The facilities available for patients and staff are top notch, and the freedom and trust provided to patients through the Royal's community and environment. I especially liked the respect with which staff treated students and the frequent conferences and talks that were brought in. The talks given by patients were also very beneficial - bringing clinicians and students into a greater understanding of the lived experience of those living with mental illness.

    Cons

    The parking was a major downside to working at the Royal. As a student, I wasn't getting paid a lot and the fees were excessive. Occupational health also was never really aware of my exact position within the facility. It would be useful to increase effective communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Continue encouraging the inclusion of students and patients in experiences throughout the hospital. Possibly look into negotiating reduced parking fees for students.


  6. "Room to Grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Royal Ottawa Health Care Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, lots of room to grow and try different positions. Mixture of young and seasoned employees. Fitness gym for staff use, like zumba classes, playing basketball, etc. On multiple bus routes. Competitive wages and benefits.

    Cons

    Somewhat caddy behavior between certain levels of staff. CEO was not very friendly at time and unapproachable. Needs better social and staff building opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    focus on team building a little bit more.


  7. "multiple-layers of management and inefficient work flow"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Royal Ottawa Health Care Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Staffs are friendly, laid-back environment

    Cons

    It takes a frustratingly long time to get anything done due to unclear job roles and multiple layers of management.