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The Ottawa Hospital Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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The Ottawa Hospital President & CEO Jack Kitts
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and development opportunities (in 3 reviews)

  • Great benefits, pension plan and recognition to staff (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to get a full time position (in 6 reviews)

  • Change takes a LONG time to be in effect because it's such a massive company (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Summer Student"

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    Former Employee - Summer Student in Ottawa, OH
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Ottawa, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Ottawa Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Extremely friendly staff, beautiful facilities & surrounded by beautiful nature.

    Cons

    Little inconvenient to commute to and fro

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Very good hospital"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I loved working in this hospital. The work environment was good.

    Cons

    nothing negative to say. I enjoyed working there.

  3. "Great team, love this place"

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    Current Employee - Impatient Clerk
    Current Employee - Impatient Clerk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, awesome supportive team of nurses, physicians, and PCAs, reasonable hours, possibility for pension and benefits, ability to move around to different positions.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling and red tape for anyone looking to move up in their career, if you're not an RN or MD, a lot of opportunities are not open to you. Often takes a long time to get to full-time status in a union position, especially if you don't speak French. If you're not bilingual, expect to be severely held back when it comes to finding positions with guaranteed hours.

    Advice to Management

    Smaller nurse-to-patient ratios would optimize level of patient care and job satisfaction for nursing staff. Turnover and extended stress leave are expensive and harmful to corporate culture.


  4. "It was okay"

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

    I worked at The Ottawa Hospital part-time

    Pros

    It was just a volunteer position, pretty straight to the point

    Cons

    just have to stand most times


  5. "Rehabilitation worker"

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    Current Employee - Rehabilitation Worker in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Rehabilitation Worker in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In the Rehab Center of the Ottawa Hospital, my colleagues are wonderful, helpful, caring, truly a little family. The pay is fair, so are the benefits. I have heard others complain of management etc, but I have not had any negative experiences.

    Cons

    There have been cuts made in the past few years, which means it is harder to get full-time work.

    Advice to Management

    From my experience, keep up the good work!


  6. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at The Ottawa Hospital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great Staff (communicate effectively)
    - Lots of Teamwork and Weekly Meetings
    - Would work here again

    Cons

    No cons at The Ottawa Hospital

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  7. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, pension plan and recognition to staff.

    Cons

    Senior management is fairly conservative and is more reactive than proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks and think more outside the box.

  8. "Overall"

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    Current Employee - Pca
    Current Employee - Pca
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to start for long run carrier..

    Cons

    Work load can be heavy sometimes

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at The Ottawa Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Excellent teams to work with,
    Important values and mission
    Great mentorship and learning

    Cons

    Tough financial outlook for health care in Ontario


  10. "Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ottawa Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, kind bosses, appreciates employees, clean space, team environment, paid breaks

    Cons

    boring work, very tedious, have to jump through many hoops to begin the job

    Advice to Management

    I think its a pretty good work environment for someone beginning a job, or someone who wants a steady job


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