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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Toronto Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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Toronto, ON (Canada)

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Barry McLellan
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Pros
  • The work life balance is also great (in 8 reviews)

  • It was a great place to test out new research ideas (in 9 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)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "RA role"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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.

  3. 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


  4. "Librarian"

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    Current Employee - Librarian in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Librarian in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and work culture

    Cons

    No performance reviews, slow pace of carrier development


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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