The Hospital for Sick Children Employee Reviews

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Senior Secretary (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 October 2018
Good environment. I was covering for someone so I wasn't there for very long. It was difficult hitting the ground running and picking up where someone else left off. I found a few mistakes and things that were left undone but overall, i was able to keep up.
Pros
Quiet office
Cons
Outdated computers
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Organized, productive excelling environment.
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 October 2018
Sick kids hospital provides a great experience for its employers. My day consisted of organizing files, stations and documents for the students and doctors of the mock procedures.
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Good job if you like door to door sales
Volunteer Involvement (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 September 2018
Basically door to door selling of charity programs. Training is done professionally and you have to perform like real employees. The sad part is you don't receive any privileges or honorariums for your service.
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Good environment
Clinical research fellow (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 September 2018
Great workplace, loved the research. The people are generally very smart and hard working. It's a great stepping stone and a great place to learn. However, the pay is ofcourse, as expected, inadequate of what is expected of you.
Pros
work with smart and driven people
Cons
long hours, inadequate pay
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2 year contract
Automation Tester (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 September 2018
It was a great experience working here. Management team was great and thoughtful. They had a very friendly work atmosphere. Fun opportunity to learn new things and expand your knowledge.
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Every day you learn something new
Patient Billing Clerk (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 September 2018
The work is more than the 7.5 hrs. you do not know what new work going to be given to you plus your every day work. the best part of the job is talking with the parents to understand how they are coping.
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Working as an RN at Sick Kids
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) –  Sick Kids Hospital8 September 2018
I had a horrible experience working at Sick Kids. It had always been my dream to work there as a nurse. It was my first job right out of nursing school. There is a ton to learn when you start on any new nursing unit but I found it to be an extremely unsupportive learning environment. If you don't get along with your manager, you literally have no rights and no one to help you if you are being treated unfairly. I found some of the other nurses to be wonderful but there were a lot of backstabbers who would just report anything they could to the manager before getting any understanding of the situation or speaking to you about it. I used to have panic attacks before my shifts because I was so terrified of making a mistake.
Pros
Endless budget for staffing, supplies, unit needs
Cons
Having no rights not being under a union, Very unsupportive learning environment
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Rewarding experience and world class care
Manager Corporate Revenue, Finance (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 September 2018
A pleasant office environment. There are not many perks at the Hospital, but the care provided for Children from all over the world and the noted reputation as one of the most recognized institutions in Canada make every employee feel part of the first class service reputation attained over 140 years.
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student position
Student Medical Laboratory Technologist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 September 2018
Everyone was helpful and I learned a lot. Great staff and teachers and everyone is working hard to improve patient care. I great place to work. Busy lab.
Pros
Easily accessible by transit
Cons
shift work
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Great Place to Work
Service Desk Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 August 2018
Everyday is an enjoyable one. Alot of opportunity to grow with the company along with great compensation and a wonderful environment to work in. A great place to work.
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Overall Good Place to Work but can improve!
Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 August 2018
Great organization overall with an opportunity to really make a positive difference in the community. Almost everyone, including Senior Management is friendly and open to new ideas and ways of thinking. Excellent Brand.

The org. Is extremely fast paced b/c management doesn't say no to anything and there are simply to many disjointed initiatives happening across the organization with out the proper resource(s) to support those initiatives adequately.

IT is a bit toxic due to one particular massive ego trying to micro manage everyone and every project within the organization. Underlying systems and data within it is a mess which makes doing anything with data a real challenge.

Overall the org. is trying to do the right things, but they are way behind the for profit world when it comes to technology, process and innovation.

Advice to CEO - listen to your Senior Team. Less can be more. Focus on doing 2-3 big organizational initiatives instead of doing many smaller things. Spend more on resources in the right areas. Focus on optimizing marketing spend, instead of spraying and praying. Get rid of people unwilling to change and those who have big Egos.
Pros
Friendly staff, Good SLT, Heart in the right place
Cons
Fast Paced, Not Strategic, Big Ego's in IT
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Good place to work
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 August 2018
Very challenging and rewarding job. I enjoyed the close relationship between staff and supportive environment. Good opportunities for new graduates to build their resume.
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Consulting with Hospital for Sick Children
Integration Cutover Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON, Canada13 August 2018
I was part of the Epic implementation team leading the integration cutover project. The team leading implementation effort was seasoned, dedicated and determined. The implementation was planned and implemented with the consensus of all stakeholders. The go-live was great.
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Difficult to get hired full time. Prepare to work for agency
Evergreening Technician / Information Services (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 August 2018
I did enjoy working for the Hospital.
Difficult part is that a new employee is hired through not one, but two recruiting agencies which really leaves a person with minimum wage
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A Hospital That Supports All families
Executive Receptionist (Contract Position) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 July 2018
This company knows how to support those children and their families who need help whether it be for a short-term or long-term stay.

The hospital has a very positive and happy atmosphere for the children and all of the nurses and doctors care for each individual child. Their campaigns are so positive and effective which in turn supports the growth of the hospital.
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Very friendly environment
BI Developer/Reports Developer/Application Support (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 July 2018
working in this organisation for mre than 10 years, never realized how those 10 years passed. Management is very supportive and help in development of skills and advancement.
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Great People, singular mission
Epic Application Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 July 2018
The pay and ability to progress are limited but the people are great and everyone is most interested in providing the best quality of care for patients.
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Amazing work environment with purpose
Medical Clerk Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 July 2018
I found no greater joy than working at Sick Kids Hospital! It was great knowing that what I was doing was truly making a difference in the lives of others and that I impacted them in small way!
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Cutting edge research facility
Graduate Researcher (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 July 2018
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally.
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Great environment
SickKids (volunteer) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 May 2018
SickKids is truly a great environment to work in. Although it is a hospital, SickKids doesn't make it seem like one, as there are so much fun things going on around the hospital and it raises the mood
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