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Office politics can make this place an uncomfortable spotBe prepared to work a lot this place is not easy. They can flood you with patients and you will be stuck doing paperwork for hours
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It was great in the beginning, but became a nightmare at the end.

What is the best part of working at the company?The pay was acceptable, a lot of the employees were friendly. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Nonstop calls to the service deskWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?At first it was great. But when covid broke they were completely unreasonable people to deal with. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Nonstop calls for computer and software support
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Usually decent

Working on a busy inpatient unit. Co-workers have all been very kind and helpful. Management changes about once every one to two years due to the inherent demands a busy inpatient unit brings. Overall a pretty good place to work.
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Decent workplace

Pays good, people are nice. I found that training could be hit or miss, I was put on some shifts I was not trained for. Can be quite physically exhausting but overall a good job
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Worked with great people. Loved the team work . Supportive environment and management . Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for good benefits and support.
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Great workplace but pay is low

Amazing workplace with everyone really nice and willing to help one another. However, the pay is rather low and it is difficult to move up in position.
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Rewarding employment with great benefits

Love working here, great team (depends where you work). Great salary/benefits, clearly important for retention. Many opportunities to change units/depts, lits of learning and training.
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Good place to work

Working with a team of colleagues to gather business requirements from collaborators and translate those requirements into robust IT solutions for those collaborators
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productive and fun workplace

Working at The Ottawa Hospital has been a fulfilling experience. The collaborative environment and patient-focused approach make it a great place to grow professionally.
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Great work environment

Great work environment and supportive staff. Also great pay, and time off. Interesting work with the possibility to work in different units. I would suggest working here as a social worker
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Good work environment

Co workers were friendly and management was supportive. The job itself can be challenging but there is a good team supporting you. Only downside is that there aren’t many growth opportunities
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Diverse career opportunities but challenging times ahead..

Blessed with the opportunity for career growth in diverse settings. Current healthcare climate creates acquisition and retention issues due to increased need for work life balance.
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Best adult hospital to work at

Although the hospital is difficult at times, it is the best of all the adult hospitals in the region. Not a perfect workplace but if you have to work at a hospital it’s the best (other than CHEO of course).
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RPN's now required to do RN skills, no compensation

Nice coworkers, nice manager, compensation for work very disheartening since RPN's now required to do RN skills... When hired it was a very positive "nurse-first" language but it was wild to attend the skills classes for the RN skills we weren't permitted to do before, because they are very straight forward. So why not compensate us, why not bridge us on the job? It is true an RPN like myself with 5 years of bedside experience prior to this job may be more prepared for an unstable patient than a new grad RN hire, so there should be better compensation if the expectations are going to change.
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Been here for 23 yrs

What is the best part of working at the company?My patients.The hospital is short staffed and need good people.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Constantly working short staffedWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?To be here and enjoy your job and be part of a team.What is a typical day like for you at the company?4 to 5 patients 12 hrs weekends included
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My overall experience is excellent and I would recommend my friends to work there

What is the best part of working at the company?Work environment is nice, everyone is nice and friendly. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Just being able to give patients and their love ones all the care that they need.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Work environment and the culture is excellent. Everyone is compassionate and love to help What is a typical day like for you at the company?Weekends are moderate but weekdays are very busy
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No formal training department or process

I feel there is a need of formal training department and documents to make you fit for the job. Also there should be designated transition period with defined goals after training. So that new joinee can move smoothly without being over stressed. You feel left out to sail in sea after few days of joining. Too much of pressure to handle without training department who are professional and know how to do their job.


management is good


no professional training department, high job expectations.
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working at the place is easy

Easy job that pays well. Coworkers are friendly and helpful.You are paid fairly which is good.The roles are very easy, can’t say that it is a hard job.
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Really busy

The ottawa hospital give good training and we have opportunity to learn . The staff is amazing and the educators are really great. I was working in a couple of department and the training is amazing . Everyone is there to help if needed.
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Very repetitive, but good pay and benefits

Base pay and benefits are good, but you start out as a casual without most benefits, but with a 14% pay increase in lieu of. Work is very repetitive, but most of the supervisors are decent and are there to offer any tool you need to do the job.
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Amazing place to work

Amazing place to work. Great management, very attentive to your needs. Easy to find help and information needed to do your job properly. Good pay and time off
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Based on 314 reviews

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

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