Nova Scotia Health Authority
Happiness score is 62 out of 100
3.7 out of 5 stars.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority Employee Review

Very difficult to advance to management

Difficult to advance to any management portfolio if not an RN. Extremely well rounded and capable employees are passed over in favour of RNs with connections

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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
2.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Pros

Benefits, flexibility

Cons

Inconsistent schedule
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One of the most unorganized organizations I've ever worked in

So top-down that noone gets anything done. They want to be innovative, but their org structure is archaic and their communication is dreadful. They want to be evidence based but everything they do is just based on what 'the boss' wants, not what the evidence says.
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Think very, very hard before accepting an offer here.

NSHA is just an OK place to work. The salary, job security, and benefits are the only good things this employer has to offer. You will, in time, be disgusted by the bloat and dormancy that is universally accepted, and promoted. It is a very middle-management heavy organization, yet for all the management, no one wants to make a decision and there is no accountability. Collective agreements are barely followed, and barely upheld, consider it have no union representation. Amalgamation has stalled which is funny because it never got started. There is little interest in changing for the better or being efficient. There is a very strong hierarchy here too, good luck if you're near the bottom because you will barely be appreciated or respected. You will not be working for a cutting edge, patient and healthcare focused, and innovative organization. Money is never spent in the right direction. All of this is the biggest contributor to why healthcare access and quality is poor in this province. If you can sometimes show up, do the bare minimum, ignore how poorly it is ran, ignore the cultural issues, and appreciate job security with a decent pension and benefits, you'll be okay.

Pros

Benefits, pension, and income

Cons

Management attitude
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Overall rating

Based on 132 reviews

Ratings by category

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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