Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Management reviews

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Micromanagement , low salary, bad benefit
Animal lab technician (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC21 March 2019
Phsa is like a factory, they see employee as if they are robot, management in the department level is awful. All they do is micromanagement . It is not an academic lab but rather a factory, they ask to log in and out. no promotion oraise after 16 years work. Waste of time.
Pros
Job security
Cons
No raise, no promotion, micromanagement
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Phsa is a machine.
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC9 January 2019
Phsa doesn’t care about the patients they only care about money and turn around time. They will have you working 2+ people short then come around asking why stuff isn’t done. Staff is miserable and exhausted. It’s only getting worse
Pros
Benefits are decent
Cons
Management, no growth, short staffed, no help
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No employee advancement
Employee (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC27 December 2018
Middle management is great. Upper management 9s terrible and very removed from daily work. Co-workers are burnt out and negative at best. No perks. You are considered a robot and equal to all others so no incentives.
Pros
None I can think of...
Cons
No incentive
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5.0
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Great benefits and work life balance
HR Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC30 October 2018
Great benefits and work life balance; would recommend it to everyone. Great people. Not micro-managed by your superior, which is a plus. Very busy workplace.
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No communication....no leadership
Management Lead (Former Employee) –  Langley26 October 2018
Do not have an opinion as it will cost you your job.
Caring in any manner is thought of as a negative, it is challenging to see the waste of taxpayers money when the management will not take the proper steps in cleaning out the dead weight employees.
Management do not want the hassle or work that is involved to rectify costly issues such as employee absenteeism, product waste, inventory shortages.

All in all it could be a decent place to work but with upper and middle management acting the way they do it makes for a challenging negative work environment.
Pros
I wish there were some, the only saving grace is that some of the people are quality people
Cons
Management, Provincial Director, lack of communication, lack of trust from management towards unionized employees
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Not a very fun job. Not organized, not promising.
Project Engagement Planner (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC26 June 2018
This job was kind of a drag. People are hard to deal with and the project was never really organized. Chalk it up to the management but I'm surprised the management wasn't fired by PHSA.
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Great place to work
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC8 May 2018
The work in interesting and challenging. People are generally good. Some are disengaged, but they are in the minority. Management is professional but can be detached.
Pros
Balance
Cons
Salary could be better
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Requires more life/work balance for all
Administrative Assistant, Contract (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC24 December 2017
Although the work was challenging, Workplace culture is that there needs to be more respect for all employees. Although there were courses to take for being a respectful workplace, not everyone follows through.
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Get in, learn, then move on (fast)
Advisor (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC14 October 2017
There is a large shortage of qualified labor in this company. There are a lot of talkers which fail to take action and the company itself is extremely middle management heavy. If you are a performer, you will get access to all sorts of interesting work in this company. Unfortunately, they will rely on you absolutely and do not compensate as per performance, rather its how knows and likes you instead. I developed a lot with this company but found it frustrating when performance increases are capped at 2-3% yearly and I was given the same increases as other peers.
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Continuous Learning and Knowledge providing work place
Scheduling Agent (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 July 2017
1. Friendly work environment with great appreciation.
2. Job security with union membership
3. Team work with voluntary efforts and encouragement.
4. Constant communication through email and phone
5. Great management.
Pros
Backing union and events place.
Cons
Stretched workload
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Management was and staff were great to work with
Call Centre Clerk (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC2 June 2017
Even though I was there a short period of time. Management was very helpful and supportive so were the other staff. The job was okay i enjoyed talking to woman all over the province.
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Competent Staff but underperforming Culture
Experienced (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC11 May 2017
Poorly managed workplace with assignments and projects frequently running slowly, direction lacking quality, and budgets being extended. Very political environment with 'fit' being emphasized over competency. Promotions occurring when 'fit' exists, but not necessarily the skill sets to get the job done. Poor planning of initiatives and projects, with a lot of toxicity resulting; nearly impossible to get efforts back on track, with the culture ignoring risk assessments. HR is almost useless.
Pros
Decent pay. Convenient locations.
Cons
Inconsistent pay and job classification structures.
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Poor management and job advancement
Finance staff (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 April 2017
I have been with the company for long time and actually very disappointing as the years go by with new management comes along which leads me to look for another job somewhere else after the long years of service. The company has serious politic issues and favorism takes a big role in their decision making of who they want to promote. Hard working and just sit down to do the work type will not be appreciated here. They are into people with the skills to suck up with the bosses. Staffs who work hard, start from the bottom, and have been there for years will never get promoted. Lower salary range compare to other gov't positions and pay raises are way below the inflation. Don't waste your time here!!
Pros
Good pension, work and life balance
Cons
Poor management, lower pay rates, poor job advancement
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a place you should stay away
cytologist (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC23 January 2017
Abusive work environment, back stabbing, typical small town culture. They still use very old technique : air dried pathologic slides to diagnose patients , which has been abandoned by hospital s all the world...but they think they are super:))) the management is rude, arrogant , abusive.
Pros
the city which is located is pretty
Cons
you know that:)))
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Poor leadership, politics, and favouritism plaguing what could have been a great workplace
Administrative Support (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC8 November 2016
While I used to enjoy the work I do in my department, unfortunately our recent management has been plagued with favouritism leading to unfair promotions. It has already occurred twice in the last year with the same manager. Offering much higher level jobs to new and inexperienced workers who were very obviously trying to cozy up to management has lead to discouragement, low morale and feelings of hopelessness amongst the rest of the team. Productivity has been lower, and work is being done with less pride. Manager does not show respect to regular employees who work hard, only to those with loud and obnoxious personalities who constantly engage in non-work related conversations, and take credit for other people's work. It's toxic. It has led me to search elsewhere for a job with a more equal work environment. Hopefully other departments are not this unprofessional.
Pros
Learning opportunities, benefits, supportive coworkers
Cons
Politics, favouritism, poor management
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Good Place to work
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) –  Langley, BC27 September 2016
PHSA is a health sector warehouse. Good place to work but management needs overhauling. Descent salary but should be more for a government job.
Pros
Easy work, not heavy.
Cons
Needs more experienced managers.
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Stores
Service aide/ porter (Current Employee) –  Prince George, BC3 July 2016
the management is horrible and really works against you. there is no support here and its just over all a bad place to work because of the management.
Pros
work indoors
Cons
management
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5.0
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One of the best and most welcoming workplaces I have ever been a part of
Records Processing Clerk (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC6 September 2015
Fantastic workplace, great atmosphere and work culture. Management is fantastic and really cares about their employees. Family atmosphere coupled with good pay and benefits.
Pros
Great Work Culture
Cons
Advancement
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4.0
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good work place with supportive management
UNIX System Administrator/ Application Support (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC12 August 2015
good work place with supportive management, good salary, interesting job , I worked in great team that provided variety of services.
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Stability is number one.
Storesman (Current Employee) –  Victoria, BC12 May 2015
Stability at PHSA is top notch...if you don't want to advance in pay. Warehouse work is monotonous and the pay raise is almost non existent. Inflation rate is higher than the pay raise, lol. Union is a joke, doesn't protect anyone from bullies (senior employees that down talk to you like you're trash). Supervisors can not implement or use disciplinary actions against people like that, basically are glorified baby sitters. Sick-time is abused to the moon, everyone calls in sick, f***ing joke.
Pros
Stability
Cons
no over-time pay permitted to regular staff only supervisors. No substantial pay raises, no real advancement to a better position.
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