Nova Scotia Health Authority
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I love my coworkers and the flexibility that management give you regarding holidays and vacation. Communication is not great and a lot of red tape. Lack of communication seems to be across the board at NSHA for the most part.
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Great place to work; good work life balance; good senior management staff; outstanding team all together; healthy competition; good benefits; good pay.
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  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose
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  • Sense of belonging
  • Support from manager
  • Energizing work tasks

Good people, great benefits, fast paced work environment

Good place to work. Changes can be slow and challenging but people are working hard to do the right thing. Feedback is taken and used. Fast paced work environment.
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Good not great

Not sure how it has changed since I was there, but the biggest issue is that the position was considered "part time casual" even though we worked full time hours, often in the exact same role/position so many of us should have been transitioned to full time positions with benefits, etc. Depending on the department, the work was either very challenging and rewarding, or you were basically a "sitter" and just sat with patients all shift. Overall was a good learning experience.
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Great workplace

Awesome place to work.I missed working at the veterans memorial building.Coworkers were awesome, worked as a team. Very supportive and relaxed environment
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Too many changes from above

I loved working there 5 years ago when I started but too many changes have been bought down from on high without consultation with nurses, adding to our workload and responsibilities. They're doing nothing to address the nursing shortage only throwing good money at travel nurses that would be much better spent on strategies to recruit and retain.
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Lots to do!

An abundance of work to do in the older buildings. Lots of demands from customers (clinical) and challenging to keep up. Not enough money and staff to keep co-workers
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Fast paces

Working in food and nutrition is not the worst job. Get to talk to nice patients. Lots of work expected in a 12 hour shift with little time to take your breaks. Pay is good.
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great work place

career improvementfair wage and overtimebenefits new knowledgegreat coworkers and ready to clear any questions related to work.less stress if you do the job properly
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Average for bedside nursing work

Antiquated equipment, staffing always questionable, a good manager goes along way but unfortunately there are too few of them. Could be much more continuing education for employees


Quarterly or semi-annual education days, unionized environment


Pay is not competitive with agency jobs, senior leadership rarely (if ever) present on the floor
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It's alright

Overall okay work place, always short staffed, hard to get any time off, Management has favorites, Not much room for growth or improvement, not the worst job but not the best!
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Good team members to work with, but management and care coordination happens in silos

-Often coworkers can be passionate about taking care of people and very collaborative.-Not enough staffing for work load.-Managers often have too many people under them but can be responsive when you finally can meet them.
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Great place

Great place to work, but lots of room for improvement. Wages and benefits are great. Work load can be demanding at times as can any job. Would recommend to work here.
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Many of the workers had unanswered complaints. Very little mental support. Can be put on the spot unexpectedly causing personal stress.

Over all, I enjoyed my co-workers. The management needed work, bosses change frequently causing stress among the Worker's. Forced mandated vaccine, caused personal stress and loss of job (allergies and drug adverse reations including flu shot). Very little care from the obove managers. They did not consider my fear of what was in unknown vaccine.Felt like a number not a name.


Work hours, good vacations.


Management needs to recognize the needs of workers.
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Busy days help the day go by quickly.

Great place to work. Most staff and co-workers are friendly. Daily work scope changed frequently due to Covid restrictions which could make for a stressful day. Management was ok. They could help you advance or hold you back.
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Great salary, guaranteed hours

All depends where you work. NSHA is a huge organization with many different departments and roles. The stress level for a utility worker working in the cafeteria would be far less than a nurse working in an ICU.
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Stressful and toxic at times

No beds are closed with nurse shortages. You are expected to take on more work and pressure. Patients aren’t getting the quality of care they deserve. More toxicity and bullying than years ago. High stress environment. New grads come in go out like a revolving door. Some leave nursing all together.
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Short staffed

We are constantly short staffed almost every day sometimes averaging 6-7 patients in the day, and 7-8 at night. No support. Management sucks. You never get approved for vacation. You are just a number, they do not care about you as a human.
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Good coworkers but often understaffed

Very good coworkers where I work, but often understaffed, there’s a bedside nursing shortage but not recognized by higher ups. High turnover due to shortage of nurses on some floors


Good culture, good benefits


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Awesome place to work

Productive, great team work👌Managers Rock! They are great listeners, are passionate at what they do. Very understanding , working COVID has its challenges and dinamics.
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Toxic management and employees

Managers can do no wrong.HR sides with them even when violating their own rules regulation and policy.People of Colour, Visible Minorities or whatever they're calling us these days will have a very hard time.You must have thick skin if you decide to work there. Little to no support.


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Based on 158 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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