Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 9 January 2019
Great work dynamic among staff, of all levels. Exciting lab to work in, various medical and health testing are conducted here. Great place to Co-op as well. Staff are friendly and backed proper in-house training.
Learned a lot about the daily operations of how a large, multi-departmental laboratory is operated. Rotations among staff keep things exciting.
Pays well and good working conditions and benefits
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 September 2018
As a retired Laboratory Assistant what I remember is how vital Front End Processing is to the smooth running of the laboratory operations. DASH, Data Entry and High Volume do great work under pressure. If your job involves wearing a white coat, FEP output is crucial to providing your testing material. Management is approachable, doors are usually open. If you have an issue, have a private closed door meeting and it will soon be resolved. For the most part, job classifications are meaningless on the job, everyone gets along and gets the job done no matter what your "title" is. You may encounter the odd person with an "ego" but it is rare. Staff get-togethers are good for morale and breaking the monotony of day to day work. The pension I now receive allows me to pursue activities during the work week that were not possible in the past. I made a life long career choice to work here and have no regrets.
Data Entry Operator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 March 2018
The work is monotonous/repetitive and the workflow varies constantly throughout the year. There is a high turn over rate and training for new staff does not prepare you well to perform the job duties. Coworkers thrive on insults, mind games, power plays, drama and gossip. You are compensated well as a permanent or contract employee.
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 December 2017
Overall it is a great place to work. Lots of room for advancement and most managers are easygoing as long as you do your work. However, there are some departments i.e data entry that is in need of a change of culture and the turnover rate is high. There are lots of politics at that place at the managerial level but the co workers are great to work with. Avoid the d.e department and you'll love your job.
Room for advancement, easy to do, not a lot of pressure
Medical Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 September 2017
Great place to learn. All the people I met and worked with were very nice and always willing to teach me during my placement time. I felt that I was in a new module of college, because I got the opportunity to be in a very interesting and new department for me, and that was the Molecular and Diagnostics Department. You have a lot of interesting things to learn as see in that Department.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 November 2015
A busy healthcare environment dealing with the scientific and technical requests and research from the Ministry, emergency preparedness response, outbreaks, and developing and providing workshops about the incident management system.