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.

Apply only if you have high energy

Long hours, overworked. Pay is good with lots of overtime.Upper management unsupportive when personal and family issues come up. Apply elswhere unless you have high energy and stamina.
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Based on 77 survey responses
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose

A Positive and Supportive Environment to work

I feel very fortunate to work for VCH. I love the culture and the people. I work with such kind and genuine people, who go above and beyond and truly want to make a difference in the lives of others. Management is very supportive, as are other staff members. The work is challenging enough, but not overwhelming. Regardless of the department I’ve interacted with, I’ve had positive experiences. I feel I am well compensated for what I do, I like what I do, and I actually look forward to being at work (I know, crazy eh?). If I have one “complaint “ it is with PHSA (Provincial Health Services Authority), who are responsible for our payroll and benefits. PSHA has not honoured my contract with VCH, and has consistently withheld (refused to pay) a percentage of my income. If you work for VCH, please check and double check your paystubs. If you are a temporary or casual employee, do make sure PSHA are calculating your statcas% according to the collective agreement. This is Vancouver, and every penny counts - especially if you’re working hard for it!


People, Culture, environment, compensation, flexible, family friendly.


PSHA and their inability to pay correctly.
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Good benefits

Good benefits, decent pay, workload is ok. Lots of inefficiencies and annoying interpersonal things. Lots of sick staff with no coverage. Lots of redundant administrative stuff.
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Its important work

There's a lot of staff that have been there for years. Some staff show up the way they need to others don't. This can cause petty squabbles to occur but they usually end quickly.
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Good work place

This us a cery good workplace that allows prople to work and rest while working and also the management are very nice sometimes there's work but most of the time we just working
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Okay place to work

Decent place to work if you work in health care. Opportunities to move up to leadership positions. Decent support from higher level staff. Paid vacation, sick leave and benefits.
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Great benefits, management is listening. Just need to know who to talk to.

VCH does care for their ppl and you can see from the grass roots movement that's happening that they are trying hard to retain their workforce. It's not easy but I can see the steps taken. E.g. better pay for equity, compressed work week for E9 pilot program, flex work program.
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Supportive environment

The interprofessional team that you work with is often very supportive and collaborative. This will obviously vary depending on exact location/floor/unit.
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Good experience

I had a very positive experience with my team at RLL, extremely supportive, accommodating, and approachable management who really strives to ensure the wines of their staff
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Supportive of employees

I’ve felt a lot of support from my management team, things are well organized, and I do feel like our own health is a priority to them as well. Great benefits.
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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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Work Opportunities

Work is work. As long as your willing to do the work and OT, there’s financial security enough to pay the bills. Know your resources and be willing to explore to expand your skills and knowledge. Might be tough working in healthcare but there are colleagues, very few, that makes work worthwhile and fulfilling.


Work scrubs are provided.


Toxic work environment.
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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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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.


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Possibly due to the location there is a large turnover of staff.

Since I have worked at this location there have been 6 different managers. Most were not from BC therefore have a different business sense. The building is quite old and has needed for quite a few years new operational elevators. Under the new managers order kitchens were created on each floor. There is already a kitchen that prepares all the food for three buildings. Money was spent creating the kitchen on each floor rather than upgrade the elevators that were actually hitting people.


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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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Based on 256 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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