Charge RN, and Scrub/Circulating RN (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – May 4, 2013
I worked at HHS for 6 years, and found it very difficult to find any upper or middle management that were not focused on their own career paths, and what it would take to get them there. In my experience, the excellent managers and administrators quickly moved on to other institutions at their earliest opportunity. This unfortunately has a trickle down effect into the front line staff, with politics and negative behaviours prevalent and openly encouraged. Too bad, as there is good medicine going on in this system, but patients bear the brunt of poor work environments.
Critical Care Data Assistant (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – March 15, 2016
Wonderful work environment, loved my managers, coworkers and the patients at McMaster Children's Hospital. Salary is very competitive, the only thing I would like to see change is the number of casual employees they hire to avoid paying benefits.
Registered Respiratory Therapist- Pediatric (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – August 12, 2016
Enjoying working with the other RRTs at McMaster Children's, it's a tight knit group, very supportive of each other. Workload seems to be well balanced, probably more staffing in the winter would be better for respiratory illness season.
Excellent employer to work for - except Salary/Advancement
IT (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – March 25, 2012
Can't speak of all departments but IT overall is good. Good benefits but very little opportunities for advancement. Employees have been working for some10/20/30 years - at times in the same position. Avg possibly over 10 years. Job is quite secure. Management is good. Salary is bad, really bad in IT - other areas in healthcare can make a lot. Tax funded so no bonuses. A lot of learning opportunities. Co-workers are friendly. Job is not as stressful as it would be in a private company.
Overall an excellent employer if you can live happy while making less.
benefits, job security, work/life balance, flex working hours, learning opportunities
Palliative Liaison (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – February 24, 2016
opportunity to advance and initiate changes Even though cancer survival is improving an average day spent at this hospital included a hard days work.It is highly known that those clients who weather the storm of a critical episode often experience an improvement and that provides for a job well done.
Pharmacy Research Coordinator (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – July 16, 2014
I obtained this job through a placement from my program at Niagara College. When I started my placement in the pharmacy at McMaster I immediately fell in love with the staff in the pharmacy department. This connection I had with the staff is what caused my now manager to approach me for a Research Coordinator position that had opened up. I have learned so much from this job and continue to learn new things every day. After a period of time my manager offered me an opportunity to start working at BARL while still gaining the experience and knowledge from my job at the hospital. She constantly is finding different ways for me to gain experience in different aspects of pharmacy research to help me be prepared for other job opportunities within the same field.
large institution, great management, great experience
Very slow paced and a lot of politics involved if you are working with the engineering department
Plumber (Former Employee) – McMaster Hospital – April 28, 2015
This is the type of job for someone who is not very ambitious in my opinion. It is a lot of sitting around and pretending to be busy and waitin for things to go wrong. Have to deal with the everyday drama of other employees
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Hamilton Health Sciences – June 24, 2015
As a part of a Team that deals with alot of tragic life altering experiences it always amazes me how well as a team we pull together to meet our goal either it is holding a hand to supporting a elderly man who is sick to helping a grieving Family of a Young Ciritcal Trauma. I feel rewarded after evey shift knowing that i have touched someone in there life in a time that no one would want to experience an never thought they would experience.
Purchasing (Former Employee) – St Peters – November 18, 2014
Co workers are great to work with. Frequent conflicts in policy and job requirements. Lack of policies and procedures. Job security is limited. Reducing support staff dramatically. Building is very old and has asbestos in the walls. Poor work environment . Significant opportunities for challenging projects.