Good people to work with, advancement opportunities not great
Specialist (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 24 April 2018
Saint Elizabeth is a great place to start a career or join for a particular career move and then move on. There are employees who are long standing however not happy about their advancement opportunities and succession planning. Positions tend to be static. The organization does try to be progressive with work culture and key employment trends. On an everyday basis the people are great to work with. Typical office space environment.
not many advancement and recognition opportunities
Personal Support Worker (Homecare) (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 25 April 2018
The only time you are treated well is when they want something. When you ask a simple question from the office you have to know you will wait at least a week and the general response from the coordinator is "ok"
Psw full time . With a better agency parttime (Current Employee) – Ottawa – 9 March 2018
Low wages . Poor management. Employee association instead of union . No paid benefits employee pays for them . No continuity in care . This company is the true definition of slavery. Schedulers try their best but have no clue what it's like to be front line staff and don't seem to care . This company makes money off government funds that should go to front line staff .
Rewarding company to work for with oppurtunities for advancement
Visiting Nurse (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 1 March 2018
SEHC is very supportive and proactive with respect to assuring that staff receive training and opportunities to advance within the company. Career with SEHC is rewarding, and positive feedback for a job well done is definitely promoted.
PSW (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 24 February 2018
Be careful if joining as a PSW. You have to use your own car, without compensation. At $16.50/hr, you will likely make less than $14.00 after the car expenses. Each .10/litre gas increase means you lose about $.50/hr. No raises in years; it is unlikely we will get one anytime soon. No advancement. No extra training. No acknowledgment for a job well done. No letter of recommendation, should you decide to leave.
On the other hand, it is fun working with clients. You are helping people in a direct way. It sure beats working at other minimum wage jobs. Easy work. You feel like you had an impact, brightening someones day. It is a rare job indeed that you are paid to be nice, not manipulative.
the clients, some autonomy, somewhat flexible
Below minimum wage after car costs are factored in
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee) – Whitby, ON – 4 February 2018
The supervisors don't communicate effectively with you or respond to emails. Coordinators just put clients on without looking at your schedule. Overlap your clients. Too many books off and the supervisors let it happen without asking why. Coordinators are bossy, rude and bully the workers to take calls.
Learn something new everyday
Too many book offs, low pay, no apprecation about what we do.
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 5 January 2018
As psw you can be full time but casual/part time staff with less flexible availability and poor attendance records get more hours. Supervisor changeover very high. No raises. HSW get close to same rate as PSW who had to go to college for 6mths to year. Clients can be canceled with no notice and no pay even when you are enroute. Ask for time off and they can require up to 4 months notice. Supervisors do not respond to issues on regular basis.
On the upside they have some fabulous very dedicated caring staff despite work conditions.
Home Support Worker (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 15 December 2017
Very long days Best part of the job is the clients Bad scheduling with overlapping clients and little to no travel time between clients. Very hard to book any time off. 99.9% you will be told no to booking time off.
long hours, over lapping of clients, little to no travel time, Very hard to book time off.
Flexible company. Work in multiple areas on your schedule.
Clinical Pharmacy Nurse (Current Employee) – Vancouver Island, BC – 13 December 2017
I enjoy working casual for his company. Lots if areas to focus on. Pay could be better. Wish they paid for RN licences in multiple provinces to allow for more travel nursing. I will not pay out of pocket.
Loved my work but despise this company. Nothing saintly about St. Elizabeth
RN (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 December 2017
The pay is the worst, the benefits aren't very good, my schedule was almost cruel. No life! Only company to pay half hour visits when the LHIN pays them an hour. StE pockets what should be going to the nurse. You get ripped off on mileage and expenses. They are out to make money on the backs of the nurse. High turnover and many I met there weren't very good at their jobs. The most enjoyable part of the job was the day I quit. Lots of better HC companies out there.
never found any
no respect for experience, terrible wages, benefits
PSW (Current Employee) – Durham Region, ON – 30 November 2017
Very poor communication between management and front line staff. Pay could be a lot better considering the work schedule, benefits aren't great and they charge way to much for to little. Always looking for staff to pick up extra's.
Plenty of hours if your interested
Pay and schedules suck, along with lack of communication
Community clinic nurse (Former Employee) – Richmond Hill, ON – 30 November 2017
This company is more interested in cash flow rather than patient care. I worked at the clinic and it was a disaster. They only provide 20 min to see pt, treat, document and make next appointment which is never enough. On top of that they would double book so 2 people show up at once. As a result you are always behind, rushing to get things done. Very easy to make a mistake and lose your licence in that setting.