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Sickkids Reviews

Updated June 7, 2018
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  • "No cons to list, but I was only a volunteer for about a month so I can't really comment" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Too much red tape to accomplish tasks" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent learning experience while working there.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


  2. "Summer Research Intern"

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

    I worked at Sickkids full-time

    Pros

    Great collaborative environment, lots of opportunities at the junior research level, great computational resources.

    Cons

    Competitive funding, not a lot of chance for non-academic roles.

  3. "2 year experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Resourceful, downtown location, adjacent to several other hospital

    Cons

    no big cons really. pretty friendly atmosphere.


  4. "Research Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company benefits are great as long as you are working full- time hours.

    Cons

    Cannot complain about a doctor- they're not gonna listen to you even if you did (Oh, they would, just to pacify you when you are still there as an employee).


  5. "Summer intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    Was a summer research intern here..absolutely loved it! Everyone was very friendly, and they keep you engaged with presentations and events throughout the program.

    Cons

    none, had a great time


  6. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good reputation, leading edge research

    Cons

    Lots of politics amongst senior management

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good workculture
    Career growth
    Good pay

    Cons

    Management politics
    Trusting the employees

  8. "Sr Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Sickkids full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    pension plan, good benefits, lower stress

    Cons

    no chance to move up


  9. "Amazing & supportive"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with really amazing people

    Cons

    Not enough resources - you are always stretched too thin...


  10. "SickKids"

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sickkids full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice building, educated people, curing disease.

    Cons

    Bad salary and bad benefits. Supervisors don't do a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Have more centres that do specialized services for researchers like cell culture, PCR, Western blotting, IHC, etc. because a lot of labs can't do these techiniques properly.


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