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Vancouver Island Health Authority Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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Vancouver Island Health Authority President & Chief Executive Officer Brendan Carr
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  1. "Program Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time

    Pros

    Helping others, working with physicians, decent pay for the work performed

    Cons

    Offices can get catty (mostly working with women), pay increase is not based on merit but rather strapped in my union restraints and time put in, management is not transparent


  2. "Great people making a difference"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in North Cowichan, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in North Cowichan, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My experience working at Island Health has been fantastic! I work with a dedicated team who truly wants to make a difference.
    Pros:
    - Lots of opportunities
    - Great benefits
    - Flexibility
    - Smart people to work with

    Cons

    It's such a huge organization - it's easy to disconnect. Over 150 different sites.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, listen to staff and help them create an enjoyable work environment.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of hours available, great staff.

    Cons

    Often short staffed and long hours.


  4. "Secure but non-dynamic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Structured large company - secure once permanent, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Run by clinicians instead of managers, benefits largely copay, reactionary style to environment changes

    Advice to Management

    Secure outside manage from different sector to lead and/or hire business consultant for BPR eval.


  5. "Cute backs"

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    Current Employee - CHW
    Current Employee - CHW
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time

    Pros

    The hours are there with OT. Pay is sometimes low because of the contract etc.

    Cons

    Management can be quick to pull you in and say it's just a find out somethings but just out right make an accusation with out all the facts. Management loves doing cut backs even if it's at the employee expense.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be an RN and look down at everyone.


  6. "The best workplace I ever work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Healthcare Worker in Parksville, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Community Healthcare Worker in Parksville, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you know professionalism you give it they give it back. Fair wage, benefits, union and pride for a job well done.

    Cons

    In a perfect world it would be nice to start as a regular. But it is worth the wait till you get a posted job.

    Advice to Management

    Create more job/position coz its a great company to work for.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "High volume workplace, not for people that don't like a fast pace."

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    Current Employee - Night Shift Supervisor in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Night Shift Supervisor in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of interesting cases and patients. Fast-paced, keeps you on your toes, ensures that your knowledge base is not lost through lack of use. Pay is consistent with that of other provinces.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be a little TOO busy, especially during the off shifts when there are less staff to handle the workload. If someone calls in sick, it can be difficult to get someone else to come in, If two people call in sick, it can get really busy and stressful for the people who have to cover more than their average workload.

    Advice to Management

    I know that you think you are saving money by using the minimum amount of staff, but there is an extra cost involved when you have to constantly call in people at overtime.

  8. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time

    Pros

    Good teams, and clear direction with what is expected. Management is open to feedback and values input.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is difficult to meet deadlines and manage expectations as interactions between departments with differing opinions is constant.

    Advice to Management

    Try to incorporate more team dynamics and meetings into daily functions. This would allow everyone to speak directly to one and another and provide feedback.


  9. "Solid place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vancouver Island Health Authority part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible hours, relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Training program is a little lacking


  10. "Co-op analyst at VIHA"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vancouver Island Health Authority (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, interesting projects, great people; overall, VIHA is an excellent place to work

    Cons

    Silo-ed, communication challenges, difficult to move change forward - this is natural when working for such a large organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for ways to improve the organization at the system level; don't be nervous to change!


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