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The company places great emphasis on work life balance. The pay packages are competitive and in line with current inflation levels. The job can get a little boring and mundane sometimes but prospects of career advancement can help reduce turnover.
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Not the best

As others have said this is not an exciting or progressive place to work as a nurse. Nurses have so much to contribute but their potential is wasted at this organization
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Archaic organization

Very political and hierarchical. Management is unqualified. Decent hours and ONA pay. Overall not the most exciting organization to work with but it's okay.
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slow and trunky structures that make the works barely proceed

The pace was very slow. In 4 months, there was barely any project progress. Mostly I was engaged in team meetings that prepared for other meetings, which then got frequently delayed week by week. It was a slow pace. Old team members scheduled meetings to help me but I was so confused of what was going on around so I felt I barely received any training.
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old fashioned and super ignorant

this is the hottest mess of a health care facility I've ever worked for. not only do the nursing managers speak to you like you are a child, the general philosophies around mental health care in general are painfully and embarrassingly antiquated. if you want a 1950s nursing experience then you should work here.
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  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Fair pay for job

Slightly Stressful, but still a Great place to work.

When working IT, you interact with the many nurses and office workers, who are all understanding and respectful. But, at times, I did feel slightly nervous entering areas with patients. Overall, very nice place to work.
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Low flexibility & scarcity management style

The pay is about the only thing this place has going for it. Personal development of employees is not fostered in all programs and leadership is toxic.
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Good place to work

Good pay and staff was good. Multiple shifts available so options for different types of people. Staff was supportive and always willing to help. Management quality varied depending on where you worked
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Great pay, hectic environment

Great pay and support from union. Although there are a lot of nice nurses, I find it difficult to work with most of the nurses as an orderly as they act pretentious and are often condescending.


Good pay, union


Bad staff are protected by union and often not disciplined appropriately
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Stressful and toxic workplace!

1. Management?Unit Manager(s) & Supervisor(s):Have terrible interpersonal/communication or complaint resolution skills and couldn't care a less addressing and/or following up of legitimate, serious employee concerns, issues or complaints.2. Workplace culture?Staff pettiness, endless gossiping, false allegations, frivolous/childish complaining to management and the unbelievable histrionic behaviors of RN's, RPN's, unit managers and supervisors with known patterns, history and behavior.3. The hardest part of the job?THE STAFF YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH AND WORRY ABOUT!!! ... Your constantly stressed having to keep your guard up and walking on egg shells, constantly trying to avoid conflict, bullying, harassment from troublemakers eg; float RN's/RPN's, clicks and of course the infamous narcissistic, incompetent MICRO-MANAGERS with known patterns, history and behavior who have little to no experience or knowledge of patients daily routines or of unit functioning and dynamics. 4. The most enjoyable part of the job?Working along with dedicated, competent, MATURE and EXPERIENCED STAFF was an absolute joy and stress-free privilege (rare) and especially working with patients that are moving forward along their journey with their plan of care in achieving the same goals and positive outcomes as you would for them.
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Good compensation, terrible work culture

The royal mental health centre in brockville is truly the worst place any one could ever work. The employees from nursing to allied health to management are all extremely unsupportive. The employees bully one another and are truly so awful to be around. This place will destroy your mental health which is ironic for a mental health facility.




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Nurses are very friendly to work with, always helping the students and helping each other out. Doctors and medical student are always happy to answer questions and allow student to participate in many "procedures". Overall very pleased with my experience
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Gain really good experience

I loved working at the Royal the team is incredible but getting a full time job can be challenging. I learned a lot here and my supervisor was incredible


Free drinks occasionally


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Amazing workplace

Love my tea, the environment, and the workplace. Everyone is ready to help when needed. Staffs are really nice and enjoyable. I would recommend this to anyone.
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I love working for The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.

My work is very satisfying and provides the tools that I need to do an excellent job. I have flexible schedule so that I can balance work and personal responsibilities. I love that we work as a team and that I can share my ideas and learn from my mistakes.


Flexible scedule. Work from home when the job permits.


Meetings at a distance.
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enjoyed working with my colleagues

Management sucked and was rude to interact with. I felt after I was hired that had I disclosed I had a disability I would not have been offered an interview. I was constantly being criticized and Management kept tabs on people through other department staff so you often felt you were being watched but never knew by whom at any one time. Creapy.


the coworkers i had were great


Manager was not very nice to interact with
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No chance for advancement and hiring unqualified persons

The staff are great, management is quite horrific (high turn over rate for managers, or they are sick...pregnancy consistency). There are little chances for advancement and no empowerment for nursing. The schedule is horrible and they change it every few years- The brockville site gets little to no support (educationally) and they hire non qualified persons to manage nursing-


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Not a supportive employer.

The pay and benefits are great but that’s about it. Staff are frequently bullied and discriminated against. Not an inclusive environment. Nursing staff aren’t culturally competent, trauma informed or use recovery language. They spend too much time online shopping Ironically, staff with mental health concerns are also not supported and rather, are pushed out the door. Upper


Great pay and pension and benefits. Unionized environment


Unsupportive management
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The Royal Ottawa Hospital is not a fair employer

I would not recommend anyone to apply to work at ROMHC. They do not cate about their employees or patient care. For them it is all about the almighty buck! Very old boy club thinking and cover up for each other


Decent wages and benefits


Terrible management; very poor relationship with employees
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An ok place to work as long as you never challenge management

Most frontline staff do genuinely care about delivering competent, accessible and respectful patient care but there’s definitely still a lot of old school management (ie staff bullying/intimidation that is often difficult to articulate and report). Ironically, the Royal offers extremely poor mental health support for staff.


Unionized, decent vacation


Terrible sick benefits (no short or long term disability for CUPE members)
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Great work-life balance

Supportive employer with great company perks including yoga, staff appreciation lunches, gym, and mindfulness. There's a reason they are one of the area's best employers.
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Based on 56 reviews

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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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