The Hospital for Sick Children
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Collaborative and Supportive Place of Work

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The onboarding and training for new graduate nurses was more than expected from any onboarding I have experienced. Management on the unit clearly cares about the preparedness of the nurses and supports them throughout the whole process. They care about your wellbeing when joining the team.
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Fast Paced but can be stressful

Very fast paced and demanding work environment, very challenging and keeps you on your toes. Can be stressful, i.e. caring for sick patient while also comforting/educating/reassuring their parents. Parents are obviously very anxious so this is challenging and psychologically stressful to the nurses. Must be very good at time management and attention to detail.
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  • Ability to learn new things
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Very productive and rewarding experience

Working at Sick kids was a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It gave me the opportunity to build relationships with a diverse group of people.I had the pleasure of working a little over 8 years with an exceptional team.
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Well rounded experience with thoughtful employers

The staff at The Hospital for Sick Kids are incredible. You are taught how to handle parents of sick children in a way that helps recognize and lessen their burden.
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Enriching Working Environment

They have a lot of interactive educational events for staff through the year, overall a very supportive learning environment. However, the disadvantage of working here is I found as a lab tech , there are a lot of over-time hours , that you're not compensated for.
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Non-friendly and stressful environment.

Didn't like the environment. Stressful, not paid well. But colleagues were great, but internal problem were there without any help from the supervisor.
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Collaborative culture

Team culture very strong, this is a company that values collaboration and professional development. A lot of helpful, professional, and fun coworkers - makes it even better.
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Loved my job

I had a great experience working as an administrative assistant. I had great co-workers and everyone was really nice. My directors were excellent as well.
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No work pressure

Good management supervisor are very supportive at all times they will provide you assistance anytime you need fair jogment they can assign you at many area but manageable


Free Voucher if work extra ours
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Poor salary, good work place

The workplace is good. It is located in the core downtown. So, if you wanna stay close to it, it will cost you a lot. As you will have a poor salary, it would be tough to survive in Toronto.
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Never again

Nice people who care and work there. salary not lucrative as a nurse. Bad energy on the wards/constantly overworked. No seniority, not a HOOP pension, cant contribute until you're 30 and pension is not good.




No atmosphere.
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Best place to work in the world but sometimes sad to see sick kids

the most inspirational place on earth. I would give my right arm to work there again. As an institution Sick Kids has everything going for it. Don't work there if you want a picnic type of job. Go there if you want to go beyond the call of duty and give attention to detail and go to bat for every last child in that hospital who depends on your walk. They depend on the work you put each and every day. I realized that from day. I loved that place. The reason I don't work there anymore is because I couldn't sustain the hours to keep their equipment at my home. I was only working part time and they wanted full time. It is a magical place with a lot of very dedicated scientists, PhDs, and world renowned physicians. There is no place like it on earth.


It comes with a very good benefits package.
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great workplace ....collaborative and interactive

I had great time working at SickKids, great colleagues and supportive working environment. Orderly and timely work schedules. Quite far from residence@the Cons


fun and engaging


long hours in transit
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Great place to work

SickkKids is a place like no other. It was a great place to work. Always challenging, but very rewarding. Continuing education opportunities are plentiful. There is always a sense of "team" when you are working here.
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Meaningful Cause & Respectful Workplace

There is a strong sense of community and pride that is unique to SickKids as a workplace. There are rarely any encounters, whether with staff, patients or parents, that are anything but pleasant. The pay is on the lower end compared to external institutions, especially as it appears common for staff to take work home and/or exceed job expectations. Otherwise, benefits are very fair and the institution has exemplified superb management through the COVID crisis.
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Collaborative work environment

I enjoyed working here. colleagues were very supportive which lead to a great working environment. There is a lot of room for growth and the ability to learn a lot from colleagues.
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A professional environment that fosters growth and learning

As a summer student assistant in an immunology laboratory, I was exposed to a range of techniques and equipment used in scientific research. I gained invaluable experience genotyping mice DNA samples and shadowing lab members through their experimental procedures.
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collaborative work environment

The workload was well balanced, I have learned financial procedures. the workplace culture was very productive and collaborative. I loved working there.
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Productive and Nice working environment

I am having a great time working at Sickkids I get a lot of learning opportunities while working on my current project Nice cooperative working place The most enjoyable part of the Job is the weekly meetings those meetings has no stress the only purpose of this meeting just let the supervisor or doctors know about your current progress
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I have nothing to say

I have nothing to say about this opportunity. My time here was short. Team members were supportive and helpful. A typical day is predictable and slow paced
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Overall a great place to work- same politics and issues you find in any hospital

FYI - no union Nurses here are top notch. Highly educated skilled, and compassionate. LotsOf opportunity for education and advancement. Managers are educated and people oriented
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Based on 291 reviews

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

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