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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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  • The work environment is a very fast-paced and high stress environment but the staff and managers are very supportive (in 4 reviews)

  • I booked off time from my full time job to train for a week (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great as a stepping stone"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great health and dental benefits + eligible to enrol in the HOOP pension plan. Hours can be flexible to a extent.

    Cons

    The commute through Bayview Ave is painful , work load can be high , not a lot of growth within the organization


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fair salary in a secure position with great co-workers.

    Cons

    Little support for continuing education.

  3. "Busy, but good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff to work with

    Cons

    It’s an acute care hospital so lots of emphasis on moving patients through the system as quickly as possible, this affects the quality of patient care.

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there


  4. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time

    Pros

    unionized, friendly people, close to metro, lots of job oppurtunity, education opportunity

    Cons

    too much politics, cut down on nursing staffs


  5. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good career experience, good stepping stone

    Cons

    long term staff not welcoming to new hires, difficult to get to (one road in or out...Bayview), employee parking rates are very expensive, a bullying environment which makes it difficult to speak up, gossipy environment.

    Advice to Management

    For a hospital that raves about it's mental health program for patients, your occ health department doesn't seem to care if your employees are suffering (apparently mental health is not an excuse for sick leave)
    Seniority should not be an excuse (or a comfort zone) for rude and unkind behavior. Look at the staff you have to find out why the department is miserable. Stop blaming the new hires for having attitude or not fitting in, they aren't really given a chance with what they have to work with. Sometimes the fresh eyes can pick out the real problems.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "RA role"

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

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive work environment
    Varied projects
    Excellent benefits
    Great coworkers and program directors

    Cons

    Minimal room for advancement (some roles)

    Advice to Management

    More career advancement and continuing education opportunities for staff


  7. "Research Coordinator - SRI Grant funded"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great work/Life balance
    - Great staff and work environment
    - Great staff perks such as the education grants, affordable parking and staff appreciation days

    Cons

    - Pay scales are low compared to other research hospitals. Most Coordinators (Excluding Nurse Coordinators) are kept at midrange pay band 5 ($25-29/hour for 35 hours a week). Research Associate (I) are paid minimum wage (Excludes RAs with Masters/Foreign trained MDs).
    - Most positions are part-time (Not a con if this is what you are looking for)
    - Most research positions are temporary and based on grants (uncertain work status unless it's a large, long-term grant).
    ADVICE: good place to start out but definitely a stepping stone to a better place for pay and job security.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees.

  8. "Patient Administrative Associate"

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    Current Employee - Patient Administrative Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Patient Administrative Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities, chances for communication with many interdisciplinary services.

    Cons

    Management is a brick wall, suggestions from staff ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the front staff more. Trust in employees and their concerns and advice.


  9. "Clinical Informatics Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre full-time

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, the ability to be involved in many sectors of the hospital, large room for growth.

    Cons

    Lengthy process in moving projects along.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -Innovative work and always learning
    -Great coworkers
    -Good benefits package

    Cons

    -Not much opportunity for growth


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