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.
Manager, Facilities (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 May 2016
Such a huge organization, it is easy to feel insignificant. My Director was amazing as well as my VP. The management teams are super smart and very approachable. HR has demonstrated their lack of grit.
VOLUNTEER (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 January 2016
I started volunteering with UHN in Toronto, Ontario, Canada since November 2015. I decided to volunteer as I recently graduated from Medical school and looking to avail my time until residency starts. I help provide cardiac support and also, volunteer recruiting patients for an ongoing cardiac research study in Toronto General Hospital. Everyone is very pleasant.
Research Support - Volunteer position (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 January 2016
I feel fortunate to work in the largest research and teaching institution, collaborating with top researchers and clinicians. I have received support from the staff and management. I have develop skills and gained experience. I have excellent co-workers. Job security is not good because research depends on funding.
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
RN (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 December 2015
I am currently working there and seeking new opportunities. In the acute care hospital setting I've learned to stay calm and work on my feet as it can become very busy. Despite the fast paced environment, I've continued to practice safe client centered care based on hospital protocols and CNO standards.
always feel comfortable to express any views on anything regarding job and workplace
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 October 2015
- the most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that you have helped someone (the patients). - I have always felt I was a good fit at UHN because everyone I have met definitely seems to be there for the patients
I always forward to working with my members and staff.
Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor (Current Employee) – 585 University Ave, Toronto, ON. – 19 October 2015
I do enjoy working for Uhn, however, I am a contract worker. That said, they can only provide a certain amount of hours do to budget constraints. As the wellness program grows I am confident that more work will arise too.
Helping health care proffesionals who give so much of them selves helping others.
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Kuwait – 24 August 2015
Dynamic work environment requiring flexibility and adaptability. Great team culture. Working with different cultures is a way to learn how to be flexible and patient. A great learning opportunity about healthcare, project management and time management.
Nuclear Technologist, Cardiology (Former Employee) – Toronto – 13 May 2015
Dealing with challenging cardiac patients there were a lot of learning opportunities. UHN allowed for professional development and provided an excellent environment to learn new diagnostic procedures for example CT and calcium scoring. Worked with cooperative,fun and professional staff . I learned to prioritize and organize in a very busy environment as well as attain excellent communication skills.
Learrning opportunities and cutting edge technology.
inconsistencies when patients arrived very late, early or on wrong day
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 April 2015
At UHN I was a volunteer and I specifically asked my guidance councillor at Medix College to place me there. There were only two positions available that went to the top candidate in each class. Thankfully because of my excellent grades I was chosen. I would register patients for their venipuncture which I found to be one of my favourite things to do at the hospital. I ensured that they had their right to confidentiality and the best customer service to make the process easy and their day a little better. I also would sort and organize lab equipment in the Hematology Department, organize pathology slides and incoming pathology specimens for the Pathologists to review in the Pathology Department. Administrative duties were also given to me in the Pathology Department, i.e. sorting the doctors' mail. Management was excellent, everyone showed the volunteers exactly what to do and then we worked on our own but management was always available to us in case we needed to ask questions. The most enjoyable part of the job for me was knowing I was doing something to better the service people were getting in the healthcare organization. The hardest part of the job was wanting to do more and practicing the skills I learned in the Medical Laboratory Technician program but because I was only a volunteer I was not able to, due to certain laws and regulations.
Being able to work in such an incredible healthcare organization
Not being able to exercise all the skills I learned in school
Research Analyst I (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 April 2015
Great workplace with lots of benefits and events. Management depends on what project you are working on. That said, there's no ladder to climb, you have to create your own ladder and negotiate what you are worth.