Ex Employee (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 March 2017
Management and leadership is very politically professional. The more you work, the more responsibilities are imposed with not pay raise or recognition also some managers will take all the credit of your hard work. If they like you continue to stay on-board if not, you will be harassed till one resign. HR is only to help out the Managers. Policies are compromised for the higher ups.
Work load is tremendous and expectations with multitasking, attention to details from assistants is top priority. One can easily get stressed and burn out.
Good benefits but they don't match up to other companies out there
No time for lunch and time be wasted over unnecessary meetings and minute taking.
Research technical assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 March 2017
I love working at UHN, people are friendly and helpful. I feel like i am part of a team. Everybody does their job very well. A typical day at work starts with an early morning experiment, cleaning and organizing my bench followed by answering emails or writing up protocols.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 March 2017
Typically schedules are 12 hours, can get busy with little support depending on the unit you work for. Management is different in different departments and can be described by personal opinions on an individual basis. The workplace culture I worked for worked best in a teamwork type of fashion which help clients in an efficient manner. The more enjoyable part of the job include the colleagues you work with, all are very supportive. The hardest part of the job is workload.
Operating Room Nurse (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 December 2016
TGH is a great and dynamic place to work with young and energetic staff that work amazing together as a team. The hardest part would be the long hours but the work we do is so amazing that it makes it worth it.
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 January 2016
Healthcare is a difficult world to advance in because the academic qualifications for advancement from administrative to policy-related work are very steep. If you like people, I recommend a clinical setting for administrative work (ie appointment scheduler) over general administration, which can be tedious and very dull.
Good benefits, good location (downtown Toronto)
Few opportunities to advance beyond admin assistant level
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 August 2016
UHN is great training ground to get to know the non-for-profit industry. There are many opportunities to move around internally; this is fully supported by the senior management team to allow the development of expertise in different areas within the organization.
Food Service Supervisor, Nutritional Services (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 March 2013
It is a stable job and the benefits are excellent. I worked with them for about 17 years.
I supervised about 10 to 15 unionised employees at a given time and I enjoy working with people.
The management were good and helpfull.
When staff report sick and replacement was difficult. Unionised workforce and caution was always required because one does not want to regularly deal with union issues, because it will effect productivity.
The challenge to put out the food on time and to constantly look for ways to work smarter productivity increases inspite of this being a union workforce.
there was free time to complete other work, and always got my lunch and other breaks.
sometimes long hours and being a workaholic i strive and overwork.
The organization is motivated by revenue generating
Manager, Education Technology and Media Services (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 July 2016
However, the non-profit organization can not be motivated by revenue generated, unless is a business oriented. It is a great company to work for, but not with the current management style: work more hours with no extra pay - no work-home balance.
The organization is quite respectable and the work is a busy work environment. The biggest challenge is the cost of living in or near Toronto. The job doesn't pay what one might expect working in Toronto. The salary is comparable to areas such as Hamilton, Brantford, Niagara where the cost of living is quite affordable. The only option is to commute where this option take both time and money to do.The job is great. The location is the challenge.
Prefer to focus time and energy on research, including grant applications and paper publications
Assistant Professor (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 December 2012
In UHN, working benefits are excellent.
My working tasks are multiple, including collecting original research data, doing statistic analyses, organizing clinical trials, writing papers and research protocols. Recently, I have spent more and more time to help seeing clinic patients. Instructing students is also part of my job.
I hope in my new job, I will spend more time and energy on designing grant applications and organizing research papers.
I am sure this company is looking for employees but publicity. People are seriously looking for and stop wasting their time.
Job Work/Life Balance
Not a good place to work
Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto – 20 May 2016
- Policies are not followed by management but management is not held accountable or reprimanded for breaches in policy - Abuse of staff who are too afraid to say anything - If you don't like being bullied look somewhere else to work - speak up and everything will get twisted and you will be targeted
Met some good people
low pay, dishonest people in leadership roles, bullying.