Horizon Health Network
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3.7 out of 5 stars.
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Appreciated the expectation for exemplary skills including holistic approach to individual patient and significant others. Collaboration and team approach at all levels and disciplines of healthcare team.

Pros

Float to multiple nursing disciplines / units

Cons

none
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A great place to start as a nurse

Tons of experience as a new nurse as ther is a lot of situations and varied situations you can learn from. Management is friendly but weak as they are overwhelmed
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Depressing place

Subpar management. They will lie and promise you things that will never happen. Lack of proper maintenance of equipment. Low pay. Most of coworkers are great guys, but there are a couple of cranky jerks.
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Nice small hospital

It’s a great little hospital to work in but it’s a bad time to be a nurse anywhere in Horizon. The lack of support from upper management and the feeling that we are dispensable and not valued is an issue for retaining nurses.

Pros

Great people

Cons

Chronic and critically short staffed
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Offers so many learning opportunities for nurses

Learned so much at my time there. Felt supported encouraged and mentored by my co workers. Would recommend especially for lpns and rns who are looking to learn and grow their knowledge!

Pros

Learning, fast paced

Cons

Long hours
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fast pased

An excellent place to work and develop skills. there's an emphasis on work-life balance. Opportunity to learn and advance while acquiring more skills
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Loved the job.

Didn't get much of a chance to prove my skills due to the insecurities of permanent staff. I was casual. Very toxic work environment. Catty comments and ridicule. No respect from other permanent staff. Tried to sabotage my chances of feeling welcome.
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Can be fun.

You really need to live close to where you are working in the winter and even the summer due to gas prices. Nurses can be great. Do your job and you will be fine.

Pros

Health care if you are suddenly ill at work.

Cons

Too far to travel now
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Loved working here!

We had great nurse managers where I worked and it was great. The benefits are good and I enjoyed meeting so many different people. Management is not bad at all.
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Poor Leadership, Poor Working Conditions

Horizon tries to control too muchPolicy for everythingNot flexible Poor staff scheduling NBNU has a poor contractDisorganizedPoor physician and nurse recruitment
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Cold and uncaring corporation

Does not value staff. You are treated as a number and the corporation acts as if in ownership of you. No respect and lack of ethics. Confidentiality does not apply to employees.
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Be careful with the bullying and harassment.

My experience was great on certain floors. When I went to get orientated in a specific clinic. Staff was trying to confuse me on purpose and made up mistakes I didn’t do, so they would get their friends in. It’s very scary to think that Registered nurses could act this way…with their nurse managers being ok with it…

Pros

Ask before you apply to a specific position

Cons

Good luck…
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Coworkers make work better

Management marks depend on unit, some are better than others. Pay is average for NB but sad for our profession. Work load also depended on the unit, some units have a higher patient -nurse ratio. The people you work with can be amazing, and the the people you’re working with can be... not so amazing. But then again you usually have your manager on your side.
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Good experience

Working at the hospital gave me a lot of good experience and expertise. The shift work is good, schedule is good. Gained knowledge and widen horizon for myself.
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friendly environment

it was a friendly place to work. I enjoyed helping people day to day. was able to work in different departments and never missed much time and did a good job at every job i did. learned and communicated with my coworker. Was very easy going.
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Teamwork encouraged

Typical day includes report, meeting and assessing patients. Prioritizing tasks and making a game plan to coordinate care. The nursing unit is very much team oriented as it needs to be. The acuity can be very demanding on and therefore team coordination is of utmost importance.
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Good place to work

Good place to work for, good benefits, it could be better but no complains. Friendly staff and overall good experience. It allows you to have a work personal life
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Good pay little love

The pay was exceptional for the position. The greatest detriment was that it was not a happy place to be. There was no room for advancement and bad news certainly rolled down hill!
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Poor wages, bad management, bad union (CUPE)

The staff members whom I worked with, directly, were a great help, and created a very healthy work atmosphere. Management, on the other hand, always seemed to hide important information regarding shifts, projects, jobs, etc, and seemed to apply a manipulative, sneaky approach to all of the above. Training was non-existent, even for specialized equipment that was part of our job description. They would schedule you for a week of afternoon shifts, instead of paying 2 hours of overtime - displacing a week of your life for the sake of saving $80. The union, CUPE, had us (tradesmen) outnumbered by approximately 41:1 and would use us as bargaining chips to negotiate their own raises, while holding us under. Even after discussing these issues with the president and chief shop steward, they said it was non of their concerns, we weren't going to be part of negotiations when it came time for contract renewal, and if we didn't like it... leave. These were the answers that we PAID for, with our union dues. After becoming fed-up, we signed a petition to leave, with over 80% total member signatures. We then proceeded to court, in an attempt to leave the union, which CUPE denied, followed by the paramedics, and currently the LPN's are fighting internally, which may lead to the same attempt to leave. If you're looking for an easy work pace and don't mind being manipulated for a small salary, this may be your spot.
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Good place to work

Great place to work, excellent money, flexible hours, tightly managed and learning the job is easy and straight forward. Environment is often toxic but hey some people seem to enjoy that anyways!
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A typical day at work

Dealing with day to day: Contact with the employees one on one. Putting the employee first and upmost as per their inquiry. Checking into daily email accounts for Pension and for Benefits. Returning phone calls, responding to emails could add up to 80 or more per day. Filing Pension estimates. Meetings Running quarterly, bi annual, annual reports. Updating employee information in the system Setting up insured benefits as per each pay period. Updating tracking databases

Pros

Always learning new practices, process, etc

Cons

great team work
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Based on 53 reviews

Ratings by category

3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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