Vancouver Coastal Health
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Good salary, benefits, managers, admin support

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Overall great experience compared to other health authorities. Primary care culture makes it hard to have good work-life balance. Managers in my area were very supportive and helpful
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2 August 2022
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear about your positive experience. Kind regards.

Healthcare culture as a whole needs to change

So this is not a VCH specific critique, but considering the lip service they do towards fostering culture, there should be more support for managers for how to support this at the team level. I have worked on teams where this was done incredibly well because the directors and managers took it upon themselves and on teams where the opposite is also true. It’s time for the change to come from within to keep people wanting to participate in healthcare jobs!
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Based on 66 survey responses
What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose

Good work environment

Good teamGood benefitsFlexible work schedulesNot a lot of turnover and good coworkers with lots of learning opportunities. Compensation could be higher.
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Fun workplace but it depends on the area

Hands down VCH has great benefits, but that’s it, it can be a great place to work but it depends on the area, I feel unfortunate I got the worst place to work with VCH, it was run by old privileged employees and management with no backbone, but still I recommend to work here for personal needs, employees still have opportunities to go around and find their sweet spot.




Old privileged employees
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Supportive management

I have a great experience in the community team. The managers and supervisors were generally supportive. Good team culture. Workload can be overwhelming sometimes but management does receive feedback well.
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It's OK

I do like my coworkers, but it is a very stressful job. We are almost always understaffed. It often seems like more and more tasks get added to our plates.
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lots of diversity. ITs a Hospital settings. So, Expect to follow medical model. Work on casuals if you like to make your own schedule. everything is online. Some might feel bullied by other coworker. I would personally suggest, dont even bother to complain to management. As management don't do anything. work for 8 hours, get your money and come home. be there physically not mentally. sounds not very ideal but its healthcare. healthcare overall is toxic.
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the truth about this place is that it is pretty goods and completely standard, there is no issues but also some issues to be honest, it is alright but not the problem
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Really good place to work although the shifts cam be a bit much. The employees are really fun and the shifts length aren't too bad. Only bad part of the job
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PCN Leadership is Garbage

No sense of direction from supervisors and management and leadership, you will be fired or terminated the moment they no longer see you as valuable, or are disabled.


None, do not join.


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Productive and fun workplace. Great team

Super enjoyable, enjoying the career so far. Management needs to step it up a bit. Sometimes can have workplace drama. Some people are super lazy cuz they know they won’t get fired.
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Stressful and impossible management and workload

My experience as Clerical staff in various positions over 10 years. Environment and Management breeds toxicity among staff whom are over-worked and not valued for the amount of work being done and pay not being appropriate. Jobs will be phased out, or additional projects will be added, and placed onto other staff who are already expected to perform a workload that is near impoosible to complete during your shift.


It's a paycheck


Toxic work environment
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Chaotic work environment

I was hired as casual then before I started work I was offered a full time position. While at work during my 1st week VCH called and rescinded the full time job and put me back to casual status!


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Long shifts, shifts difficult to get
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Busy and rewarding

I like the people I work with. Management is great. Pay could be better for the volume of work you have,but what's new. I find it rewarding to provide service to patients, even if a friendly helpful face can ease their anxiety - that is a nice reward.
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Out for dinner paid for

Ok. But …busy, very busy!Always using my skills from previous experience, hard to receive any time for continuing education. The culture has changed over the years; where nurses were respected with their input, now seems senior management doesn’t want front line input. It always appears to be be about getting more money, not patient safety or satisfaction ! We should be there for them! Not making money for hospitals! Always finding more ways to skimp and save dollars while putting patients and staff at risk!




Too for profit
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Good place to work with great potential for growth

Management was very supportive of me. Even when I had to go on mat leave quickly after I started the job. Lots of ability to move forward within the community. And they help pay for some student loans as well if you want to upgrade your schooling.


room for growth


Health care can be hard and you are stretched thin
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Good pay and benefits

Need to be more attentive to employee feedback, morale and growth opportunities. Structural supports in place. Workplace culture could be more positive.
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Very stressful place to work

None of the management team had a good work life balance. Immediate manager very supportive, upper management not so much! Other members of the team had too much input into the running of the organization.
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great colleagues, caring and supportive

learning is supportedworklife balance is supportedprovide counselling if neededculture is goodmost enjoyable part is our colleaguesclear mandate and foals
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Overall great place to work

I love VCH. It’s a great place to work. I had a problematic manager in a very high stress work place. Upper management though was exceptionally helpful. Unfortunately, I left the complaint too long and by the time things were being addressed I was just exhausted. I took the next job available in my field which was, unfortunately, in another health authority.


Professional progressive environment ; room to thrive


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I loved working at Vancouver detox, the whole team is very nice. Extremely rewarding job. Manager is supportive of employees, and are always open for feedback.
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Based on 229 reviews

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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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