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William Osler Health System Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work, supportive staff.

    Cons

    wage is low as compare to expectation.


  2. "Laboratory - busy place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at William Osler Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Continuous learning opportunities, multitasking work style, team work and staff appreciated for work done. State of the art equipment.

    Cons

    24/7 work hours, extremely busy and high volume work loads, stressful, difficult to get a stable full time position-part time opportunities more common. Recent restructure eliminated several very qualified employees with no optic improvements. Workload stress for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Manager insists on over micro-managing and is not open to alternative suggestions. It would be awesome to see more autonomy at the supervisory/departmental level. Need to improve staffing pools. Need to look at departmentalization of some departments - expertise is on the decline.


  3. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good job, enjoyable, nice hospital

    Cons

    no benefits for part time employees


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  5. "Too Top Heavy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at William Osler Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had fantastic co-workers, dedicated and caring.

    Cons

    No visible management, no direction. Expected to drive results with little or no direction or support from senior management. Too many management layers from team leads to supervisors to managers to directors to executive directors to executive VP's to VP's and up. Too many layers creates too much bureaucracy and nothing gets done. Managers are too stretched, some managing multiple depts. with hundreds of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to review the "layers" and their effectiveness. Provide support and direction to staff so they're not left to flounder on their own.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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

    I have been working at William Osler Health System part-time

    Pros

    I have a fabulous team that I work with
    I'm very autonomous in my role
    I have a very cohesive team

    Cons

    I don't feel supported by my manager at all
    Everything is budget oriented more recently
    The department head keeps bringing in her own friends to work positions hat should be going to other staff members.
    I am always "on call"

    Advice to Management

    Please take some time to actually consider your employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic and political"

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    Current Employee - Corporate
    Current Employee - Corporate

    Pros

    Good role, lots of exiting work

    Cons

    Toxic environment. Political. Poor performers stay because they are liked and high performers may be bullied out because they are a threat to incompetent management.

    Advice to Management

    Job security and recognition should be based on performance not because you are liked. It's ridiculous that people are promoted even though they never have delivered anything and have even displayed bullish behaviour and burned relationships with key partners


  8. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at William Osler Health System part-time

    Pros

    Worked here for a few years now. It's a good community hospital for new grads to develop their skills.
    Good employee benefits program.

    Cons

    The senior staff is not receptive to helping new grads learn. I've moved around to a few departments and find that this is common.
    It's also understaffed and find that you are overworked.


  9. "Good for students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at William Osler Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Interesting people to work with
    - Large work environment, spacious
    - general staff appreciation day, community culture

    Cons

    - Lack of respect and appreciation by managers who do not take employee feedback seriously
    - Unions (pay fees to work there)
    - Lower than avg pay (at other hospitals, make more)
    - Limited career development and advancement opportunities
    - Parking fees
    - Lack of policy upholding (no discipline for policy breakers)
    - Budget-oriented instead of people-focused healthcare

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your fellow employees. Good people are NOT dispensable! Front line workers can know more than you, so take the time to listen and follow up with staff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No Career Development Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at William Osler Health System full-time

    Pros

    - Somewhat consistent hours (ONLY for Full-time workers)
    - Ability to engage with patients/families/work on interpersonal skills
    - Meet interesting people/see interesting situations daily
    - Some "job protection" (some employees take advantage of the unionized environment - i.e take longer breaks, call in sick at last minute, do not show up for shifts, etc. because they know they cannot get fired - such is the attitude)

    Cons

    - Inconsistent Hours/Shifts, esp. for Part-time workers (work odd shifts, including days, midnights, evenings, weekends, statutory holidays. you could work an evening shift until 11pm and then be expected to work at 7am next day!)

    - Fix ongoing problems instead of rebranding the organization. Deal with severely high patient volumes, i.e. ER department (As other employees have mentioned). You cannot continue to announce Code Gridlocks and not fix the overflow patient problem - shutting down/closing entire floors to save millions is not a longterm solution. (may help save costs, BUT AT WHAT COST? Patients lives - its a business; management does not care as long as their bottom line is met = saving $$$)

    - Union Work Environment (pay monthly union dues - ~ $60/mth - waste of money - most never use union for anything)

    - Monthly Parking Fees (Goodbye $35/mth = $420/yr to feed family with)

    - Poor Hiring Practices (they only offer jobs based on seniority, therefore, you need to work for 20+ years to get promoted within, and only for an extra $2-$5 dollars)

    - Poor Management (you can become a departmental manager based on who you know/timing - regardless of your lack of formal education/skills training required for position of manager)
    - Management's unwillingness to take constructive employee feedback seriously, and do not consult with employees re: departmental changes that affect their job. It is a "Too bad. Deal with it" attitude.

    - Pay/Salary (Lowest wage by industry standards in comparison with neighbouring municipal hospitals - only $22.39/Hr. Will not increase due to being part of a union)

    - No Career Development Opportunities (lack of internal advancement for clerical, unless it is for other similar clerical positions for same pay; unless you have a medical job i.e. nurse, physician, technician, etc)

    - Poor Communication (from management/team leads re: departmental changes)

    - Inadequate Training (new hires only given 4-5 days worth training - and sometimes from other recently hired employees!)

    - Workplace Harassment (management/HR does not do a good enough job following up harassment cases - they think with enough time, can sweep it under the rug and we will not have to worry about it) Direct violation of workplace harassment policies

    - Some negative-minded/rude co-workers (maybe they dislike their job?)

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your employees! They are not just "expendable." You are losing good employees because of your unwillingness to listen and actively engage with them re: departmental issues. Too busy controlling budgets and obtaining BONUSES!


  11. "intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    direct impact on care for patients

    Cons

    no perks, sometimes long hours



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