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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Canada Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Pros
  • It was a great place to test out new research ideas (in 8 reviews)

  • Great People who care about others (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • The work environment is a very fast-paced and high stress environment but the staff and managers are very supportive (in 4 reviews)

  • Salary is below average, very few opportunities to grow within the company (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "High School Intern - Focused Ultrasound Lab"

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    Current Intern - High School Research in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - High School Research in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone's really nice in the Focused Ultrasound Lab and I really love the atmosphere here. I love the management dome by Kristina and I look forward in working more!
    The assignments and projects that we are given are captivating, interesting, and I see a clear direction on the future outlooks of the lab.
    Work-life balance is there
    Commuting is pretty good as there are TTC bus routes inside the hospital.

    Cons

    Nothing really, everything was good in the lab. There were no bad things in the FUS lab.


  2. "Event Officer"

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

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People who care about others

    Cons

    Very fast paced and not a lot of down time

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and what they want /need

  3. "A Life at Sunnybrook Research Institute"

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    Former Contractor - Laboratory Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Laboratory Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Research environment similar to graduate school. Plenty of inspiration. Very little cynicism.

    Cons

    Contracts tied to continuance of funding. Very little chance of advancement. PhD required for any significant leadership.


  4. "HR ASSISTANT"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, a fantastic place for a first HR job, so much to learn from everyone on the team. Also great knowing you are helping and supporting staff that are caring for patients. Great job satisfaction.Loved my time at SB!

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth and promotion. But you learn so much it doesn't really matter. The exposure allows you to gain the knowledge to move on to other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    None really. Continue to do what you are doing. Great management team. Highly recommend as a place of employment.


  5. "Drug Safety Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Drug Safety Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Drug Safety Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great people
    - great environment
    - constant encouragement from department if new to job

    Cons

    - not much to move up to

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. "Supervisor"

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

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Amazing patients.

    Cons

    Some people in higher positions can be too assertive and when it's reported, there is no change.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with negative / forceful behaviours displayed by upper management.


  7. "gives great opportunity to learn a lot of things"

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    Former Contractor - Donor Relations Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Donor Relations Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work place and cooperative team...

    Cons

    Can't find any right now...

  8. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre part-time

    Pros

    Nice patients
    Good working experience and worked with a few amazing Drs. Great Healthcare Centre

    Cons

    The environment was fine in the beginning and I worked with a very kind, compassionate, and competent physician but she was replaced and the new dr. was not Compassionate towards patients who were cognitively and Mentally Impaired. It was a terrible environment to work in and to watch how some patients were treated. This dr allowed student Drs to practice on patients and hurt them and this was unacceptable. I reported the dr.
    But this only caused a temporary change and in the end the dr still works there and I do not because the dr found a way to have me removed from my position. It was quick and swift and very cunning of this dr in what happened!

    Advice to Management

    Management should listen to staff who have direct patient care and Care about patients because not all doctors have a patients best interests at heart! Many doctors have been proven to abuse, hurt and cause pain to patients when behind closed doors.
    Nurses see a lot of things but can't or don't speak up because they fear the loss of their jobs because doctors have so much power! Having integrity and speaking for a patients who cannot speak up for themselves is a Nurses responsibility. But if we are penalized for doing so how can patients be protected? Doctors are not above the law! Jobs come and go but you have one soul and one conscience! It's so sad that hospitals loose great nurses because they have bad doctors! So management care about your Nurses because they care about all your patients!


  9. "Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Amazing place to work, great colleagues and work atmosphere

    Cons

    There are none, great work environment

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Administration in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administration in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They provide excellent health care, and in the end, that's what's important.

    Cons

    Very bad work environment. Their respect policy isn't worth the paper it's printed on. Management here, like so many other places, seem to think their budgeting woes can be solved by cutbacks. Meanwhile, the work duties get reshuffled onto staff that is already spread too thin. Mid to upper level management use the same method for cutting lower management too, leaving their lower management spread too thin and ineffective in managing their departments. Meanwhile, much of their full-time staff rest on their laurels and pass off the work to the part-time and casual staff. They are relied upon for payroll and scheduling duties. The strict scheduling rules are completely ignored and the payroll is too complicated and rests in too many hands leaving people to chase down their pay for each and every pay period. The union is useless. They are only interested in collecting their dues and pay no attention to how their members' rights have been ignored - either between staff members or staff and management. Both management and the union are ignorant of basic Labour code and disregard the ones they do know in hopes of getting away with it.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the union that is in there. Use a real union that is interested in the fair treatment of employees. Instead of falling on that old nugget of ridding staff for budget cut reasons, think of other ways to keep costs down. Be more aggressive in reprimanding the staff you have that does nothing and award the staff that works hard. Much of your hard working staff are your part-timers and casuals. Try to recognize who your hard workers are and your slackers are. Give the duties to staff members that know what they're doing and pay attention to how they do their work. Staff that talks on the phone all day on personal calls, aren't doing a good job with payroll and staffing. Recognizing your hard workers and knowing who your slackers are will keep your good staff on board and perhaps your slackers out.


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