THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN Employee Reviews in Canada

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it was a stressful place to work,
Cardiology Technologist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONOctober 29, 2015
it was not a place to work for everyone. there was no job work and life balance. It was hard to see children suffering and especially sometime see children died. It also effected my health. I had to leave the job.
Cons
stressful, emotional and hard to see children suffering
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Poor culture
Project Manager (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONOctober 14, 2015
Many great people doing work they love with passion and care.
Some Senior Executives are petty and unkind people and talk frequently about how they are underpaid, their office furniture is not good enough, etc while making $300K+/year as noted on the sunshine list.
Limited advancement unless you are jaded and are willing to accept the status quo while pretending to go through the motions of change.
Pros
Great for your resume
Cons
Limited advancement
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very caring and compassionate people
accounting (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONOctober 7, 2015
hospital for sick children is a good place to work for.Ive worked with this company for 17 years.I've learned a lot and ive made friends over the years and I served the hospital well enough during my tenure.
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Productive and motivating workplace
clinical research project coordinator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONOctober 1, 2015
SickKids is a very motivating and productive workplace. I always feel motivated to improve myself as a Clinical Research Project Coordinator.
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The best place to work at.
Project Analyst/IT Trainee (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONAugust 30, 2015
• Developed Database skills by working on Admission Discharge Transfer (ADT) project and used Microsoft Database on daily basis to enter patient data.
• Monitored day-to-day management of projects such as ensuring activities and progressing as planned, and meet requirements.
• Coordinated ADT project work with project team members to make sure that everyone is aware of the current status of the project.
• Managed timely communications with all project team members, including vendor staff using Microsoft Outlook.
• Communicated project status bi-weekly via Project Status Report to the manager and other team members. For e.g. communicate any technical difficulties, communicate about the deadlines etc.
• Organized project team meetings using Microsoft Outlook Calendar, and prepare agendas and minutes for designated meetings.
• Designed and monitored project issues report from discovery through to resolution for quality assurance purposes.
• Use internal standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation. For e.g. communicate meeting minutes to other relevant departments within the hospital.
• Created project documentation for training purposes.
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productive place
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8August 14, 2015
co-workers are nice to help me, and provided me some great advice. work under fast speed. need to meet deadlines and work independently.
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Great place to work
Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONJuly 2, 2015
Excellent co-workers;
Great team spirit
Good Documentation standards
Supportive executive team
A typical day at work is busy with meetings, presentations, status updates, review documents, briefing the sponsors/team on the project
Managing the cost and schedules
monitoring the risks and impacts and how to overcome the critical situations
Pros
Work from home facility; Remote access to corporate systems
Cons
None
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Great teams and fellowship
Trainer - EPC Project (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJune 15, 2015
Endless opportunities for learning and advancement.
Common goal very evident in the culture.
Management is transparent and there is an open door policy throughout the institution.
Pros
Great camaraderie
Cons
Budget cuts - as with any responsible organization.
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The place was huge
Data Administrator (Former Employee) –  TorontoMay 4, 2015
You might need to walk a long distance from one department to another for doing your job. The people there were nice & professional.
Pros
Good colleagues
Cons
Long distance
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Customer Service
Information Co-Ordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 26, 2015
Providing customer service to patients, answering the phones and computer input. When your able to make it through the day with a smile on your face then you know that everything will be alright. Seeing the patients happy makes it enjoyable, unhappy patient makes your job hard.
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Great place to work
Senior Secretary, Lab Animal Services (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 4, 2015
The Hospital for Sick Children is a great place to work. It was great being a part of an initiative that strives to provide a safe and caring environment to sick children during scary and trying times.
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Great work enviornment
Patient Information Clerk (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONNovember 9, 2014
Great company to work for. Staff are amazing and dedicated to providing client-centered care.
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Month Long Practicum
Medical Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONNovember 1, 2014
The Hospital for Sick Children was the most exciting, unnerving and eye-opening place I have ever had the opportunity to work for.

I learned about GLPs and patient care from seasoned professionals. The most valuable thing I learned was from my experience in the phlebotomy unit. It is a never ending rush or children who are scared and many times in pain. It taught me to have compassion, but always remember that they need to have this done in order for their doctors to know what is wrong.

The people were simply amazing and always willing to help and teach.

The most enjoyable part of working at Sick Kids was knowing that in a small way I made a difference in the lives of these children.
Pros
feeling of fulfilment
Cons
rotating hours
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Good mission
Controller/Finance Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONOctober 16, 2014
Excellent mission
Meet internal clients
Good morale
Lots of interesting projects
Contributing to the goal of healthier children
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Productive laboratory with amazing world renowned scientists and students
Research Student in Human Biology (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONOctober 15, 2014
One of the best places to work! An amazing laboratory with amazing scientists and students collaborating upon new scientific design and theory.
Pros
chance to work with scientists
Cons
experiments not working in some instances
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Research experience
Volunteer Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONAugust 26, 2014
While working as Research Assistant, I learnt about SPSS the statistical software used in studies. It was a great learning experience, as I was part of a study and got first hand experience.
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Fun Work Environment
Project Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONAugust 24, 2014
Within IS, there are not many standards to help the employee do there job, Teams are not aware of the things that other team are doing and there is no collaboration.
Pros
nice people
Cons
miscommunication, lack of standards
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Great experience
Student Volunteer at sick kids (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONAugust 5, 2014
-learn a lot about medical field
-need to be organized
-not very hard
-kind people
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good place
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONJuly 6, 2014
thats a busy hospital, just work work work
every day u have a different work , there are 3 or 4 different position that has different responsibility, such as sepration, send out, data entry
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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Great place to work
Respiratory Therapist - ECMO specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJune 19, 2014
Working in the CCU was extremely stressing, but to see the kids overcome their illnesses made it all worth while. Co-workers always pulled together and management stayed on top of things.
Pros
the kids
Cons
the commute
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4.3
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