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Friendly supportive team that works well together
Department Secretary (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONMay 2, 2016
CAMH is an inclusive and caring hospital that has wonderful teams that really go out of their way to help the patient's who come to us for help. It makes working here very rewarding because you know that you are helping to make someone's life better. The staff are friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help each other. We have pot luck breakfasts or lunches just to build team spirit and often have after work gatherings for those who can attend. The management is always willing to listen to your ideas about how to make yours and others work life easier. They encourage growth and learning and the open environment allows for easy communication for good and bad reasons welcome. With the types of patient's that we have to encounter varying largely when a difficult situation arises management and the whole team are there to support you and make sure you are taking care of yourself as well. One of the most enjoyable parts of the job is that there is never a dull day and you never know what to expect from one day to the next.
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Comprehensively complex and invigorating workplace. High level of personal satisfaction.
Nursing Student (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONApril 11, 2016
Twelve hour shifts as nursing student, however staff work in 8 hour rotations. Amazing co-workers and immaculate team cohesion of multiple disciplines. Charge nurse and MDs proficient in effective management. Co-workers display a high level of respect to every individual, high levels of competency.
Clients are in their most vulnerable states, and their levels of fear may be a barrier to care.
High level of personal satisfaction.
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Meaningful and Rewarding Work
Program Assistant-GPU/ACU, ED (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 28, 2016
*coworkers are great
*hardest part of job is putting people in mechanical restraints
*most enjoyable part of job is connecting with patients and providing support
Pros
Great learning experience
Cons
Shift work
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Great Organization
Administrative Professional (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 18, 2016
This company went above and beyond for their employees, patients and external stakeholders.

It was a privilege to work with such a commendable group of people (staff) doing extraordinary projects that lead to a better and healthier community as a whole.
Pros
Great leadership mentors. Fantastic staff. very curtious members on the board.
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A welcoming atmosphere.
Panel Member (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 14, 2016
I enjoyed working at CAMH. I felt that it was an interesting and learning experience. And my feedback was greatly appreciated.
Pros
I liked how organized they were.
Cons
Not enough hours of work.
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Camh
Research Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONJanuary 6, 2016
It was a very good experience. The staff were friendly and really helped me out when I had any questions. People were courteous, friendly, warm and approachable. I recommend it to anybody who wants to start out!
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No wonder its the number one cancer hospital in Canada
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONDecember 3, 2015
One of the most well-organized institutions I have worked at. Would recommend it to anyone who is considering an opportunity here.
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Inclusive and passionate staff, people love to work here.
Research Analyst 2 (part-time) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONJuly 8, 2015
Great place to work. When people get a job at CAMH they often stay for a long time. It's very hard to leave. People are happy to work here and enjoy their jobs which makes it a very enjoyable work environment. There are some bothersome bureaucratic policies but those are expected at a hospital/research facility.
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Healthcare
Inpatient Manager (Former Employee) –  TorontoJune 23, 2015
Psychiatric Hospital
Forensic System Incorporated
Projects
Political
Courageous Patients
Family Welcome
Diversity
Independence
Bureaucratic
Needs Knowledge Translation Focus
Strong Union
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Micromanagement of professionals
Addiction Therapist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJune 15, 2015
CAMH has taken to hiring managers for clinical programmes who have no clinical experience but are great with completing excel spreadsheets. If you yourself have a mental health issue they are not supportive and are sometimes quite cruel. Many staff are stressed and feel no agency over their work environment. Saying no is not an option.
Pros
Decent salary
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GPU nursing
Clinical Experience (Former Employee) –  250 College St Toronto, ONApril 27, 2015
As nursing students we followed one client for the day and assisted in their care along with the RN. We took part in various activities that happened during the day; e.g., yoga, community walk and group therapy.
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A good place to learn and gain health sector knowledge
Business Intelligence Consultant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, OntarioMarch 9, 2015
A good place to learn and gain knowledge about Ontario hospitals and community sectors specially LHIN Local Health Integrated Network)
Pros
An opportunity to learn Ontario health sector finding and business knowledge
Cons
A very tight project deadlines
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Excellent rehabilitation environment and an overall excellent placement experience
College Placement Student (Former Employee) –  1001 Queen St. West Toronto, ONFebruary 26, 2015
During my placement at CAMH in Toronto I was a Behaviour Therapist placement student. I was placed through my Behavioural Science Technology program at George Brown College to assist with behavioural programming, design and implement a reduction program, and work as a member of an inter-professional team to provide the best overall rehabilitation services to forensic patients dealing with mental health issues. I had the opportunity to work with an excellent team of Nurses, Occupational, Behavioural and Recreational Therapists, Dietitian's, Social Workers and Psychiatrists. This was an overall excellent learning experience.
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Great place
Patient Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONOctober 30, 2014
I'm just volunteering here, but it's great. A fun environment with lots of support.
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Great
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONSeptember 22, 2014
Great people. Great work environment. Opportunities for further education and occupational support.
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Challenging and diverse
Social Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 31, 2014
Fun working with youth, very rewarding to teach and set example for vulnerable young people
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Excellent Workplace
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  TorontoJanuary 2, 2014
Lovely people
challenging work environment
excellent rewards
Pros
great atmosphere
Cons
old offices/computers
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Very productive environment, gratifying and ideal for individuals seeking substantial research experience
Research Assistant Internship (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONSeptember 24, 2013
A typical day at the CAMH is often busy and your time well utilized. I was able to contribute to the regulatory applications process using what I had learned in the CRA program - the practical experience allowed me to gain insight into the reality of grant proposals, which is a huge plus for a research assistant since that quality is a major aspect of being a Research Associate/Coordinator. Database creation, database maintenance/entry/checking and maintaining CRFs were also tasks attended to on a regular basis, which again, is a another major plus for an aspiring CRA/CRC.
Pros
not being hindered from broadening your learning experience
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Interesting projects, however, poor management
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  toronto, onJuly 27, 2013
Projects can be interesting.
Management: Business analysts typically report to project managers, this type of setup calls for a power authority by PM's and a hierarchical relationship rather than fostering of a healthy team environment. Some management lack adequate training on how to deal with their direct reports and in my experience I found that the style was very paternalistic rather than a healthy relationship based on trust, respect of BA as a team member as well as lack of managers role to foster creativity and utilize/grow individuals talent. BA's are considered worker bee's (do what you are told) rather than respected team members. This can be detrimental not only to the individuals growth but to the teams growth as well impediment to the success of projects. In essence, BA's are not considered professionals with experience. This observation may not represent all PM's and/or other managers at CAMH.
Director level individuals are approachable and ready to listen to feedback and implement improvements.
Interesting observations: Was surprised to find political nuances at deep levels in this organization. It can affect productivity and talent stumper for those caught up in it.
Overall experience has been quite negative at a professional level in this organization. Not certain if it is a very good place for a BA to have positive professional experience, learn and grow.
Pros
interesting projects
Cons
management, can be unprofessional
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the most enjoyable part of the job
Maintenance Generalist (Operating Engineer) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONNovember 17, 2012
Trouble shooting equipment problem and fixing the problem.
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4.2
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