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Changing colleagues as it’s a big unit but lots of learning opportunities in a med/surg nicu. Work culture is good and people are mostly kind. Lots of help from charge nurses and coworkers
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Good and fun

McMaster hospital is a great place to work. I highly recommend and encourage people to work there. My job as a paediatrician was the best jobs I have ever had.
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Fun, great pay and friendly staffs to work with

I love working at the children’s hospital. The hours are good. The pay is good. The staffs are very nice and welcoming!But the hospital parking is not free and they’re not cheap.I usually park at the street during the day.Provided I don’t get tickets.However I’m working night shift so parking at the street overnight is free.


Very good high hourly pay, shifts and staffs are very nice, helpful and friendly


Hospital parking are not free and expensive
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Productive & Respectful workplace

I'm very lucky of getting to work in a place like McMaster Children Hospital. The amazing work-environment, respectful and knowledgeable staff (physicians, managers and coworkers)


Amazing workplace (outpatient clinic), friendly staff and great learning opportunities


Staff Parking fees, there are not staff lunches rooms (Outpatient clinics)
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It was meh

Work life balance is okay, pay is decent. Benefits are what most work there for. Co-workers are okay. Management could be better. Weekend off. Over time is nice.
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Great Workplace

Inclusive, team-environment. Very supportive management and staff. Extensive orientation that offers strong preparation for the position. Great workplace culture.
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Working with families

The best part is working with children and their families. Having a good team of Pediatric Doctors, Respiratory Therapist, and child life specialist can make a big difference.
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Productive and fun working environment

Productive and fun working environment. I worked here with my clinical supervisor and was very pleased with the clinical environment at the hopsital. The staff is friendly and approachable.
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Great Career Choice

Amazing place to work Brought a Smile to my face every day teaches you to hold onto the ones and things you love and not take life for granted and to thank god you have a home to go to at the end of the day
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Great 7 day experience

Great seven day placement. I was able to see 2 babies be born one PV and one C-section. I did hands on assessments, gave glucose, baths and teaching at discharge.
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Lovely place to work

I worked for Mac for 2 years and had a wonderful experience there. You won't find more caring and dedicated people anywhere. My management was as supportive as they could be given constraints of the unit/ hospital funding. My colleagues were like my second family, and even when things were extremely stressful, we managed to have a laugh and some fun during every shift. Mac provides staff with a place to workout for next to nothing, EAP and general wellness facilities; its up to you to take advantage of them. Overall, I would recommend McMaster to any nurse passionate about working with kids and their families.


Access to libraries, food, employee services


Under staffing at times, Very long waiting list for onsite employee parking (shuttling to/from hospital)
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Very great work environment with lots of great coworkers very enjoyable working with others volunteer coordinators are very understanding, helpful and nice
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fun experince and enjoyable atmosphere

on a day to day basis it was really entertaining, seeing the smiles on the children's faces was the best part of the day.i got valuable experience in organizing and planning and it allowed me to fuel my creative side within.


experience and got to work with kids.


financial aspect
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Working at MAC

Very acute patient populations. Hard work but rewarding when you see a child or a baby go home healthy and happy with their family. Great staff members.
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Great place to work

McMaster Children's Hospital is a great place to work for. Everyone here is committed to providing the best care possible for the children and their families.
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Great Learning Experience

As a clinical student this hospital was welcoming and willing to teach. A typical day included sitting in on and participating in rounds. Students were allowed to be involved in patient care.
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Kids are adorable!

This placement required understanding the needs of children and how these needs change through each developmental stage. I learned how to communicate appropriately with children and the parents or guardians. I worked in partnership with other health care professionals to promote wellness in children. With the assistance of clinical instructor, I administered medication via IV, IM, SQ, and PO. I love Pediatricss because I enjoy taking care of a baby as young as 4 days old to an adolescent as old as 17 and everything in between. My favorite age groups are newborn/infant, toddler, and preschoolers. So, I typically get "my fill" each day at work. It's the joy of seeing them go from sick to well. Most days, I leave work feeling satisfied with the work I've done and the children I've encountered. Maybe the hardest part was not being able to communicate with newborn babies because they can't talk back so sometimes I have to hold them down and force them to take their medications.The Most enjoyable part was working with parents. I like teaching them how to care for their children upon discharge and seeing the look on their faces when they learn a new skill or become more knowledgeable about their child's illness. Some of our parents are awesome, and I feel that I am learning how to be a better mom someday from them.
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find my value for the society

I have been working as a research assistant of paediatrician in Children's hospital on their researches on paediatrics. I worked from home for them. They provide me the data and the project subjects. Then, I manipulate the data, establish models and meeting with them to explain the results. The people working in hospital are high-demonding. They are strict with everything, like the colours in graphs. I feel myself valuable when I do these kind of analysis and help the infants in an indirect way.
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full time reg nurse in an ICU setting; extremely busy unit

very rewarding job but long hours supportive staff, learning opportunities very rewarding knowing that my care given to the patients and the families made a difference


gained lots of experience


shift work
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Great employer, great benefits, great coworkers, room for advancement




high stress
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Good place to work at , great people , weekends off.

I enjoy my job just looking for a part time job as I work early and off early. People are great and great place to work.
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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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