Medical Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 October 2017
The salary at SBHS is not as good as other hospitals. Union is not so helpful but gives certain job stability. Workculture is ridiculous with a bunch of unhappy and unsatisfied emplyoees. Workload is really heavy especially during weekends when you're understaffed and management and supervisors are mean and bully. Teamwork is present in some departments though.
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 September 2017
Assist Dr. & nurses with the care of patients. I learned care and compassion for those in need. I strived to do my best for each patient as I would hope someone would do for me if I were in need. The hardest part of the job was that it was very physically demanding. I enjoyed seeing the smiles on patients face when I made a difference in their life.
member of Client Services support team (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 September 2017
- The day starts at 7 am, ensure all AV equipment on days needed are running fine, be available to answer helpdesk phones for clients at all times. - learned a lot about networking, computer issues, customer service, working as a team. - management listens to the needs of the call centre and we have a weekly meeting to discuss issues and challenges. - workplace culture is good because Sunnybrook is an equal opportunity employer and protect against discrimination, and a non-smoking workplace. - the hardest part of my job is to deal with Irate, irrational customers. - the most enjoyable part of the job is looking forward for the day of retirement.
generous pension, company group benefits, paid days off
extremely busy days where one cannot even take a proper work break
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 July 2017
Great staff, very teamwork focused culture. Nursing and medical staff are very respectful of each other. Scheduling coordinator goes above and beyond to work with your personal schedule. Management approachable, professional and courteous. No complaints.
Administration (Former Employee) – Bayview – 23 June 2017
For Medical Practitioners, it's a great place to work. For Administrative staff, not so much. The Union ties management's hands - the ones that care, anyway. The union seems to be more interested in collecting their dues, rather than asserting staff rights.
Full-timers treat the place like a Country Club. Many spend more time on personal phone calls, conducting social visits throughout the hospital, rather than completing their duties to the fullest. Management turns a blind eye to it, in fear the Union will step in and defend those full-timers because the full-timers are the only ones that they will defend - no matter what they do. Nursing staff and full-timers treat part-timers and casual staff like their own personal servants.
The actual duties themselves, aren't too bad. Some clear direction as to the expectations of the duties would be helpful but few seem to know what they are. Payroll and Staffing can be a giant headache. Too many hands in it. A lot of errors take place.
It's hard to access by TTC. Parking is outrageously priced, for staff and visitors, both. Traffic along Bayview is grueling. Alternative routes are just as plugged up. The pathways inside the Sunnybrook grounds are brutal, too.
They have a wonderful gift shop, at reasonable prices. Their grounds are beautiful, too.
Management fails to see who their stars are. They are more interested in filling staffing holes than they are in pairing talent with the position.
It's easy to get caught in the current of Sunnybrook and to have that strong current carry you away into directions unintendedmore... to go.
Phlebotomy Technician (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 June 2017
-everyone is complaining about workload is too much for a single person which I agree. -you learn to be patience and being humble - supportive colleagues -very busy environment -the hardest part of the job is when you don't know how to slow down to match the others paces. -it is great when each of us do our best to help each other
huge hospital, no break sometimes especially on the weekends
Patients Account Clerk (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 June 2017
It was a great experience to work with that great team and management. I also enjoyed been in contact with patients and staff from other departments whom needed our financial administrative services. I wish I could stayed.
Medical Dicta typist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 June 2017
I learned a lot in my time at Sunnybrook. I met very interesting intelligent people and my job was very challenging. I really enjoyed working there and there was never a "typical" day at work because it was different every day...that's what I enjoyed most about it.
Secretary to Medical Staff (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 May 2017
This hospital and the department i worked with is such a good place to work with. Working here is very satisfying especially working with the other secretary and mostly the manager is awesome. I would definitely work here again if given the chance.