Hamilton Health Sciences
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It's all Politics

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It's all politics at HHS. It's more about who you know and who likes you. Management has their favorites. You will not advance here. HR department is corrupt. Some staff are miserable as they've seen alot of cutbacks and changes and not for the good. The Hospital itself is not clean. Patient care no longer exists and it's unfortunate as it's outta our hands. My coworkers are what keep me going everyday.




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Productive and supportive work environment

Great team members and an amazing learning opportunity. Nice place to get a taste of more corporate work environment for early career seekers. Would definitely recommend!
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose

Great staff, horrible management

The nurses care for each other, great team work. Management however is toxic, no support and no appreciation. So many nurses are leaving for this reason, and the corporation is extremely short on nurses, no retention.
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People can be awful

The place as a whole is decent to work. Not all staff are nice but a good chunk of them are, not all managers are nice but a good chunk are, it honestly comes down to you and who you are. Don't get my wrong they're some great employees but you'll also have your bad apples. Just be true to yourself and don't let anyone walk all over you!!


Great co workers, some great managers, some patients are great


Always short staffed, you have to pick up the slack if someone calls in, management not always appreciativr when you go above and beyond
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Work Sucks

It was apparent before covid19…..now it’s very apparent…..no work life balance. The corporation does not support their staff, they keep dumping more work on top of the work you’re already struggling to do. They don’t listen to staff regarding anything and are just out to make HHS look like a desirable place to work. Benefits are mediocre considering what you pay for and the fee rates have gone up 9% this year, but haven’t changed what’s offered or covered. Wish our pay went up 9%!!! After working for this corporation for over 15 years, my pay has increased minimally, $5 difference resulting in a $0.33 (33 cents/year/hour)
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Amazing learning opportunity

Great place to conduct research. Supportive environment with lots of resources and opportunities. Amazing facilities and great work/life balance. Had a great time
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Good if in union or management

Heavy on administration which reduces service for patients and funding for much needed beds, staff etc. Too many managers compared to workers. Job security for admin or health staff if unionized. Wages are good.


Not stressful


Rigid job description
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Loved working here until the pandemic when they fired everyone for making a person choice on our own health and safety. Don't feel safe being pressured to do something against my own will and judgement
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Very bad management

Very very toxic work environment. Lots of gossip and scrutiny amongst co workers and management. I would not recommend working here for long just grab some experience and take it somewhere else. People that have been here 15 plus years in particular tend to be controlling and toxic towards staff members and like to GOSSIP a lot like high school bullies.


22.50 for a security job


No paid breaks
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Good place to start. Trainings are provided. But scheduling is not a good deal. wage is a bit too low for the workload. Though there are lots of overtime opportunity.
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Amazing place and people to work with

Amazing place to work, culture and support all the time. Managers are great, lots of learning opportunities and multiple departments to work. Nice Organization who supports Internationally Educated Nurses.
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Ok to work here

I am Just a new employee but my experience for the most part has been good. My co workers have been very helpful and supportive. I don't usually see management unless there's a problem.
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Benefits, Pension and wages

I have worked here for years and love the area I work in now but long time to get here and the wages are not great. Get paid better other places. Just wish the pay wages where higher for the amount of time you work hard and crazy and no work life balance


benefits and pension


long hours
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Fast-paced place to work

I would recommend HHS if you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and enjoy face-to-face contact with out-patients. Good work-life balance. Unionized environment so seniority is everything if you want to move to another position. Overall positive experience.


no overtime, good work-life balance


some areas are very fast-paced
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Overworked and underappreciated

Total disregard for the medical privacy of staff and personal decisions staff members make regarding their own bodies.They clearly didn't care for the quality of care either, since they preferred to fire experienced and qualified medical staff and remain short-staffed but "immune" from covid than to have adequate staff levels.


Plenty of hours available as well as overtime and opportunity to work in wide range of settings


Disregard to personal medical information of staff members, efforts of staff who go above and beyond are not appreciated
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Pay was decent, Vax mandate ruined a lot of careers. A lot of people we're fired based on a medical decision. No one seemed to care, Union has been slow to represent.


once a year free small coffee....


Vax mandate - Mask Mandate - no free parking - costly food options - No perks
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Short staffed

Short staffed constantly. People never stay, it’s hard for management to keep up with the hiring process so I don’t blame them but the higher ups need to see how hard they are actually working us for such little pay


Lots of overtime available


Long hours
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Excellent place for work if you are starting your career

Learned a lot from this hospital as a starting registered nurse. they provided everything that I needed in order to start with my career. People are kind and will help you all the way.
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Policies in place have terminated many qualified health care professionals when it was already running short staffed. Very irresponsible and terrible leadership.
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Good start

HHS is a good place to start working and building yourself as a nurse. The only thing i like working in HHS are the nurses, HCAs, and allied health members that i get to work with.
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You cant have your cake and eat it to

You are not guaranteed any hours and you are not supposed to get a second job. Not offered hours to pick up all that often however during the interview this is not what they tell you. You do not work with your coworkers, you are competing directly with them.
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Based on 222 reviews

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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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