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Interesting employees that have different prior experiences that you can learn from. The management invests in in trainings for employees. Pay is good. Work matters and is fulfilling
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Poor work life balance

Not the best place to work if you have a familyOr want to have a life outside of work. They gossip constantly about each other and if you work in anything besides a nurse or doctor you are treated like dirt
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A great place to work

I thoroughly enjoyed my 20 years at the IWK as a Registration Clerk.I was cross trained to ward clerk and the Womens site.I had great trainers and great managers.They would also compliment me for doing a great job.I loved my job and loved my co-workers.I have made many friendships.Elizabeth Risk


Free meal if you worked overtime.Plus double wage.


I did not like the Mandated Policy.
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Productive and professional work place

Professional, productive and fun work place that help me gain alot of experience and self confidence as start up job in Canada. Thank you very much for this experience
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Toxic work culture

Management heavy, micromanagement, does not trust experience, heavy on credentials rather than experience which is needed, management protects each other, making it difficult for front line to grow and references can be compromised due to behind scenes chats rather than HR handling interview questions If management… wonderful place to work


Job security


Poor support of management high turnover poor retention poor pay
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pretty good place to work

not amazing but not the worst, hard to get hired on but once youre internal its fairly easy to move around, however frequently understaffed in various areas
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Productive and energetic workplace and nice staff

I WK Health Centre was a great place to work. While it was fast paced it will depend on what area of the hospital you are in. When casual you don’t always get steady hours but you can strike it lucky and get a good month or so with steady hours. I’mSure now they need people more than ever
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Interesting rewarding work. Management heavy.

Too many management decisions made that negatively impact work life balance. If employees are stressed and overworked. This impacts patients’ care. Management lacks diversity in many ways. They need new people and new approaches. Inadequate places to conduct practice. Slow to upgrade technology.


Rewarding work, coworkers


Inadequate staffing managers are out of touch.
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Booking CLERK

job itself is great. Environment is very political and can be "clicky" You can move around a lot once your in. Not much space for growth depending on what you do.
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Productive and a great workplace

I am feeling happy and comfortable with the roles in my job. I have learned a lot there; everyone on both sites are helpful and are friendly people.I intend to grow even more with this fantastic company.




A little far from my home
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Stable job with good benefits

There are so many different departments at the IWK, there will be many different experiences as an employee. I worked as an admin; it can be pretty stressful but I always found managers to be approachable and reasonable. Pay is fair, benefits are good. Once you are in the door here, there is a lot of opportunity to move around.
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Student Senior Project Placement

Great Workplace. Great work life balance. Learned to apply engineering methodologies in a professional and engaging environment. (Lean and continuous improvement)
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My position was contract so it would be hard to accurately assess some aspects of working at the IWK.

Again it is hard to assess the overall experience as I worked on a research project for one paediatric psychiatrist and did not interact with others at the IWK. I did not receive a lot of guidance on the project and often felt that my work was undervalued and not reviewed in a timely fashion.
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Working at the IWK

I loved my job at the IWK. Unfortunately, the team I was working with was small and there was no room for me to develop further. I ended up moving to Calgary and finding new opportunities but I always miss the amazing people I worked with. We even still keep in touch!
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Overall a good place to get in. Administrative assistant positions rarely come up. Get a temporary and work up from there. This is how a lot of people get in.
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Open staff, willing to work with you to fix any issues you have. Hardest part of the job was the 12 hr shifts. Very structured day as ward clerk which I liked.
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Okay place to work, love my coworkers The management is hard as they aren’t seen often hard to relate to them Enjoy the environment and feel like I am making a difference benefits are nice but need to be paid more
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Although it was boring it was still a good place for my co-op. i liked it but its not for me because i like fast pace not slow but i did enjoy and the people were great.
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Great place to work!

Great place to work! Cannot say enough great things about the IWK Health Centre and all of the values of this workplace. They treat you like you are family
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Awesome workplace with good company morale

It's been a long time since I had the opportunity to work at the IWK. That said, when I worked there, I found it to be a satisfying job and work term. The people were awesome to work with and for, and the hours were reliable. Management was always pleasant and treated you as if you were not only human but actually had a clue about what you were doing. This was one of the best jobs of my career so far. I miss the atmosphere and the people.


Great Company Morale, reliable hours, could combine breaks and lunch.


No overtime
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very positive work environment, busy, excellent management, training available and great co-workers. modern office equipment and programs. Stable employment for hard workers


Positive environment


not a ton of advancement in field
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Based on 56 reviews

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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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