Easy going culture, but poor staff motivation and disorganized management
Specialist role (Current Employee) – RVC & RVA – 9 April 2013
It's a great place to work if you want to just get by, clock in 9-5 etc. NOT an ideal environment/culture for highly driven performance-oriented people, as incentives are non-existent except for VPs. Staff retention is an issue here.
Management has some seriously incompetent people who will shirk every responsibility possible, or just have terrible interpersonal, project management, and communication skills.
Very strong hierarchical culture and senior team enjoys keeping power. Old school management style around here. Lack of 360-feedback makes things worse. Current CEO is fantastic and like a hawk, unfortunately VPs and their directors' primary interests are making themselves look good.
Salary can be above-average per industry standard, depends on how you negotiate. Benefits are disgraceful; I guess the other reviewers must have worked in sweatshops!
frontline staff are genuine and well-intentioned
mid to senior management disorganization and incompetence
Great opportunity to learn in a diverse patient population.
Pediatric Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 May 2018
This hospital serves a large community of patients where you get the chance to interact with people from all walks of life. As a physician it was a great chance to learn from such a diverse patient population. The hospital culture was also very collegial as it allowed me to integrate into existing hospital structure and contribute towards improving patient care.