It is a good company, but not much room for advancement in my field.
Chief engineer / Shift Engineer (Current Employee) – Williams Lake, BC – 23 August 2012
My typical day is pretty much the same as most power engineers. I work with boilers, and fan systems, chillers, cooling towers, pretty much anything to do with the physical plant. The hardest part of the job is not being able to advance. I love the field I am in but unfortunately the plant I am at is not large enough for me to get my next ticket. The most enjoyable part of my job would be all the people. The staff here are amazing.
stable job. recesion proof.
no room for advancement, and the pay is below average.
Registered Care Aide (Current Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 17 October 2017
Working for Interior Health has been a great experience. From the first day of orientation to working at a few different facilities I would highly recommend working here. There are lots of opportunities and room for growth.
EXTREMELY bad lead hands and extremely bad management
Clerk (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 9 October 2017
Extreme racist remarks from lead hands and permanent staff members on a daily basis, unhealthy situation at numerous work stations in almost every department of our hospital. Only preferred staff with a "cozy connections" with lead hands and supervisors get overtime work and extra privileges. Housekeeping people prohibited in nursing lounge which is very racist. Ministry of Health and Human Rights Council must investigate.
They like to talk about bullying but NOTHING ever gets done about it
Unfair and unreasonable treatment of ethnic minorities and new students
The position was created specifically for Aboriginal persons in the health care setting. Very busy working environment Loved the position and the difference in which it provided to a vulnerable segment of the population
Bad lead hands and extremely bad bullying management
Nursing Unit Clerk (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 17 September 2017
frequent satiric and racist remarks from lead hands and permanent staff members, unhealthy situation at numerous work stations in almost every department of our hospital. Housekeeping staff not allowed at nursing lounge which is very racist.
unfair treatment and limited oportunities for extra training or advancement
Community Health Worker (Current Employee) – Kimberley, BC – 14 September 2017
Interior Health is truly the best employer that I have come across so far. This is a place you will find truly supportive management, great teammates and great experiences. The salary in Home Support starts a little less than a facility, but is so worth it in experience and the opportunity to be creative and adventure beyond a hospital like setting. The idea alone of helping people stay in their homes as long as possible is a positive feeling for a worker and a client. This is not a job for the faint of heart. You need a little creativity, equipment and tools are not neatly set out for you and that is what I would say is the is one challenge to the job. Another downside, is getting past the casual position. It is a hard slug making a living with casual hours until a position becomes available. Because you typically work alone in the community on a daily basis, the company has put in safety check ins. This ensures, that you are accounted for during your day. This is a company who is concerned for your safety. I would strongly recommend this work to anyone who is creative, likes to drive, and has a strong desire to help others.
Middle management (Former Employee) – Okanagan, BC – 13 August 2017
As a leader in middle management, attended many meetings as significant sructural changes left little time to spend with employees. Experienced three episodes of restructuring within 5 years. Organizationally, branches of the system fighting for resources amongst themselves. In my last position i was asked to make changes I felt were unethical and caused significant moral distress. Best part, feeling like l made a difference.
Housekeeper/Cleaner (Current Employee) – Merritt, BC – 9 August 2017
Working in a care home is an amazing job.It is working with people that are caring and compassionet.I love my job my co-workers and my supervisor.It is a great place to work.The hardest part about my job is death.You begin to know these residents as family.Most enjoyable part of my job is coming to work everyday knowing I may make a difference in someones life.Typical work day consists of teamwork.I learn that life is to short you must see everyones life is different.
Emergency Department Registration Clerk (Current Employee) – Kamloo – 27 July 2017
Challenging work place with lots of opportunity to learn and advance. Relaxed atmosphere and lots of support to really learn your job. Best part of working there, awesome coworkers and dedicated people all around.
Autopsy Attendant (Former Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 3 April 2017
I found that this was a difficult job, but with lots of dedication and continued education, I found this job to be very inspiring and motivating. It is not a job for anyone, but I found that I was able to work a lot on my professionalism.
Hit or miss if you end up anywhere near a bully coworker or supervisor. Talk to people who work in the area you are considering BEFORE you take a job here. Some areas great others horrendous. The higher you are in this organization, the more culture problems there are. Ministry of Health should launch an investigation about metrics on sick time, retention problems, grievances, and budget overages due to overtime. Red Flags. They should "clean house" of Directors who have dept with ongoing bad stats on the above.
wages benefits security, many good and dedicated people who care about patients and work hard
culture that tolerates bully behaviour, management that needs revamp
Nurse (Current Employee) – EKRH – 12 February 2017
Typical day is very busy. I love the people I work with, they are such a good group of professionals. Management is doing the best they can with the little resources, I believe they get from the government. The hardest part was some of the people ((both young and old ) who come into the health facility for services, but if they don't like that there is a wait time or not a bed ready for their surgery or if they don't like the coffee at the coffee shop, they will start throwing tantrums and swearing at the staff. They really need to get actual security guards not hospital monitors it really can be unsafe especially when dealing with the addicts..