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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Great team

Supportive leadership. Opportunity for career advancement. Lots of learning opportunities. Financial support available for educational programs. Positive work environment
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Culture was inclusive and management was fair and open

I felt that the management was fair and encouraging. The team was very helpful. Difficult onboarding with Covid, and staff working remotely. There is lots of support and opportunity for growth.
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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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Great Organization

Great inclusivity initiatives, opportunities for learning and growth, opportunity for advancement. Hopefully will continue opportunities for remote work for admin and corporate, post-pandemic.
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Lots of opportunities

lots of area to grow and experience different specialties. lots of different online trainings you can take, if you really like change they have a float pool of nurses you can work in and go to different units everyday.
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great place to work

Hhs is a great place to work, I was a ien, was tough for me to engage in canadian health care system, but hhs helped me to learn it. I started as an extern and now working as a rn.
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Overall alright organization

Fair pay compared to other organizations (but hardly enough to live on your own in Hamilton though) and generally good ability to pick up more hours, even for casual or part time employees. Alright benefits or good lieu pay instead of benefits if you aren't regular PT or FT. Good job security since many positions within HHS are unionized. However there is little or no room for advancement within the organization depending on your role. Good pension available for all staff. Depending on your unit, being a rehabilitation therapist often comes with some abuse from patients which is accepted as part of the job, especially in ABI. Since the pandemic staff moral has decreased significantly, but overall it is still an alright place to work regardless.


Good lieu pay instead of benefits, good pension, Fair shift distribution, little pressure to pick up overtime -however it is often offered.


often a lack of action from management when issues or improvements are brought up, little room to move up within the organization, have to pay for parking or walk far to get free street parking, no performance based raises or bonuses (all unionized)
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New grad

being here for a short time, if you are a new grad its a good place to start, you're able to transfer to various sites around HHS depending on your manager.


Good Team
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Good place to work overall

Overall was a great place to work. Some cliques at times and sometimes I felt deliberately left out of our little department but that was attributed to two people in particular, and not the department itself. I would recommended working here.
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Good place for work

good place and fair payment but you can't imagine a higher level career path. There is no chance to advance in your career. No training or encourage you to learn new things
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Great company

You can have a career here but with the never ending Covid pandemic staff are stressed and burned out. Good company though and lots of opportunities in other areas


Great pay


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Pretty good place would recommend

Healthcare jobs here are great. low stress. pretty flexible with schedules so its a good place to begin your retirement career.No issues with coworkers or upper management


No stress


kinda boring and not stimulating enough.
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Based on 226 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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