Hamilton Health Sciences
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It’s corporate health care. There are good areas and those less desirable. There are good lines and lines that can be toxic. A good manager and a good line can buoy you up against the Covid storm of stupid family members, but the reverse is also true. I have experienced more good assignments than bad...so that’s good.
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Plenty of lateral movement available
Cons
You have to pay to park.
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HHS is a great place to work. Strong leadership team and great colleagues across clinical and non-clinical areas. Healthcare environment is of course challenging, but we work with a lot of inspiring people who really care about the community and patients we serve.
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Salary, benefits, team, workplace culture, patient focus
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Excellent place to work salary wise. Offers great job protection, excellent pension pay. Extremely fast paced environment and need to be 100% accurate with documents at all times.
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Great pay
Cons
Stressful environment
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Loved the challenges, co workers - management and executives - assistants are amazing to work with ! Non union environment for clerical is great ; unionized clerical - follow union rules - no exceptions .
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Great salary - benefits ...
Cons
Favouritism ...
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great place to find and build what you are good at. Fosters growth .. only bad thing they depend and push having letters behind your name instead of hiring qualified people who have been doing the jobs longer and know better the role needed. Not everything should be about education
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The Hamilton Health Sciences has become a very stressful environment to work at. It was very difficult to maintain a balance home and work life. Now with the Covid 19 virus, the stress levels are over the top.
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The people at Hamilton Health Sciences are tremendous. They work extremely hard, whether in research, on the front line, or behind the scenes. I would work there again.
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A great place to work in IT. It is a head of it's time in some areas and very slow in others. HITS has a work at home policy that has been in for for over 10 years as part of it's pandemic planning so Covid 19 was merely a bump for most staff except now need to spend 5 days working remotely versus 1. Also the department is involved on going QA and have a couple of parties a year and regular(monthly) full department meetings . On the slow side it is a government agency and simple procurement tasks can take weeks to get approved and completed.
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Awesome people to work with. Loved my stay there. Management is very helpful I only have good words for them. Co-workers are also friendly and helpful.
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Awesome place to work.
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None
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The work is easy, can be a bit emotionally draining. The environment isn't very good and management is very hard to work with. The money is really good and benefits are great if you manage to get full time position. Most people work as part- time and pick up shifts, most of the part-timers get full time hours.
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Good Money
Cons
Bad management
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My typical day at work is cleaning patient rooms/area keeping them healthy and safe the hardest part of the job is seeing critically ill patients and seeing upset families the most enjoyable part is seeing how thankful and happy patients are when you clean their room for them they really are appreciative
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I liked the environment and the people I worked with Even though some things were tedious the time went by quickly Feels like a family when you are there
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This job is made out to be the complete opposite of what it actually is. The training is an absolute joke. You're trained by reluctant employees that don't even want to train you and then expected to perform at a level that isn't reasonable. The schedule is ALWAYS changing and you're always being called-in or asked to start earlier or stay later. They ask for a lot and give nothing in return. Overall, the job itself isn't terrible if you have experience in food service but when you add unorganized management, no training, and expectations that are just unreasonable, it is one of the worst work environments I've ever experienced.
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Healthcare is both a great, rewarding environment and a scary, volatile environment due to constant budget concerns. I continue to work at HHS and I hope to continue to do so until retirement
Pros
Acceptable salary range
Cons
Fear of job loss due to budget constrains
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Assisting people in crisis How to effectively respond to the 4 stages of a crisis Management is incompetent Toxic work environment Dealing with a toxic manager Being able to offer some sort of resolution to people going through a traumatic event
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Good team work amongst health care professionals with a common goal to provide the best health care. Busy environment. Positive work culture. CQI implemented to allow all employees to get involved in identifying problems and create a plan to help solve them.
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pays good great people and decent to their employees. employed for 8 years. no benefitsbut recieve in lieu of so the extra cash is nice. flexible hours once probation is over
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Management showed indifference to concerns expressed about daily, on-going toxic behaviours, harassment and workplace violence. Needs of disabled employees were not supported, managers tolerated and sometimes engaged in toxic gossiping and bullying.
Pros
Great pay, great extended medical benefits, great pension.
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Managers display indifference to employee raised concerns.
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On paper the job looks great. Fairly Easy Commute and parking in a off-hospital-site office. Interview was very good and benefits package is impressive. Just being part of the HOOPS pension alone is a huge bonus. Unfortunately the reality of the job is far different from the job posting. People are over stressed and a few are left picking up the slack for everyone else. The IT staff runs 24/7 and 365 days a year. If you land help desk then you are on-call 1/3 of the year. And I mean 24/7 for 2 weeks on, 4 weeks off rotation. Response time is critical. If you land a job as Systems Specialist, May God save you. I mean Rock&HardPalace. IT manager turn over is usually 18months so good luck getting one on your side. Help desk does not work with you as 1st & 2nd line it support-style IT support. You are putting out their fires and yours. ** Hope you see this before you apply. *** Just run
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HOOPS pension and benefits
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Work/life balance, management toxicity, all else
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Versatility and hard work can lead to opportunities within the organization. Health care faces much change and transformation, and HHS is no exception. If you are someone who can adapt to new challenges, focus on quality improvements and innovative ideas you will enjoy the work.
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Great workplace culture with excellent work and life balance. Modern office and amenities. Alot of contract positions however which makes it difficult to retain employees
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