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Vancouver Island Health Authority Reviews

Updated November 9, 2018
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Vancouver Island Health Authority CEO Kathy MacNeil
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Pros
  • "flexibility, good wages, good benefits" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Pay is low, work life balance is excellent, benefits are good" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "No training provided - either formal courses or access to resources (like test environments) to expand skillsets" (in 2 reviews)

  • "It is fairly difficult to get in as a full time permanent employee for most jobs" (in 2 reviews)

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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. "RN"

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

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

    Pros

    Individuals here are amazing and many examples of excellence in care. Beautiful locations. So many jobs and project options.

    Cons

    There is a lot going on in the health authority, but many departments work in silos and no one seems to have a good handle on the working pieces regionally. Some leadership positions have questionable value. Workload pressures are heavy on most acute care wards - especially emergency departments and there are clearly staffing and resource challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize on fixing the current state of things rather than devoting so many resources on moving towards future projects. Look to the front line staff for input and involve them prior to implementing changes rather than persistant, ongoing, top-down changes. Front line staff have alot of knowledge and things have been missed/mistakes made in big changes and end-user/front line engagement would have negated these mistakes.

  3. "NRGH"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Rehab Support Worker in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mental Health Rehab Support Worker in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great employees, good pay and always something to keep you busy.

    Cons

    Perhaps it would be the parking. Watch you don't get a violation. It happens.


  4. "VIHA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, holiday time, sick time.

    Cons

    Parking is difficult on some shifts. Upper management could use training.


  5. "Payroll Data Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and the pay is good

    Cons

    Hard to move up because it is unionized


  6. "."

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    Current Employee - Staffing Clerk in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Staffing Clerk in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, very supportive work environment

    Cons

    Number of shifts available to pick up when you’re a casual status staff. Information shared not always consistent, high pressure job


  7. "Casual Employee.?"

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    Current Employee - Transportation in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Transportation in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to actually have lunch and take breaks .!

    Cons

    No work, never get called, no training provided for other opportunities within company. Only help friends not seniority based.

    Advice to Management

    Train casual employees that are born and raised here and are in need of employment ....before... they are forced to leave province.

  8. "Clinical Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Consultant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Clinical Consultant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vancouver Island Health Authority full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexibility, good wages, good benefits

    Cons

    limited potential to move ahead

    Advice to Management

    Please make your hiring practices more transparent


  9. "working at viha"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vancouver Island Health Authority (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great wide experience base with lots of good people

    Cons

    The management was very poor communicator and not supportive at all

    Advice to Management

    training for manager


  10. "Politics Galore!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Gained people management skills.
    - Had a lot of free time.

    Cons

    - Office politics running from the very top, all the way down.
    - Work is very slow paced and you are given days to do a task that should only take 2hrs.

    Advice to Management

    The work environment needs to change and the culture needs to change from the top.


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