Vancouver Coastal Health
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Staff are nice, you need to work hard to earn your place. What the company does for the community is amazing. Lots of very smart, experienced, and intelligent people to work with.
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VCH has changed over the years I was employed there. Many opportunities for learning are there for staff. Management varied but, for most part was open and collaborative.
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Too many layers of management within one department with no one taking accountability. When they hit a glitch, they start to point fingers at others. No support from managers for their team. Too much red tape and beaucracy which frustrates patients. They say People First, but it isn't people first for patients and certainly not for employees. Under the Ministry of Health, they take millions of dollars of taxpayers money to profit in healthcare. Pay is not good for administrative staff and there is no room for promotion but only horizontal moves. Those who call under casual or temporary full-time are most disadvantaged. Mgmt only appreciate you because they are short in staff and desperately need to keep you working. Once they get what they want, you become just another employee #. I have not met one manager who actually cares about the employees after them. Young managers have power ego choosing to intimidate and bully rather than communicate in an effective way. You may say this is an exaggeration but believe me, you will only experience this throughout Richmond VCH once you are in the system. Then you become just another statistic. You will only regret it if you work for Vancouver Coastal Health. If you are, it is because you have fallen into the union umbrella and fit right into it all.
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union protected
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very poor management who don't support; not flexible for vacation
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Vancouver Coastal Health is one of the several health authorities that has focused more and more on business model undermining authentic and caring team approach
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Vancouver Community
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business model focused on profit
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I came back from maternity leave to find out that i am getting laid off just because my job description was "changing". its a revolving door new managers come fire old assistants and find new ones.
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benefits
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micro management, lack of communication, lack of support for women and their children.
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Love my job but the workload is massive and never ending for a take home pay of $1,000.00 every two weeks, not enough to live on in Vancouver.
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Great benefits
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Massive workload, no support, unable to work overtime hours, too many deductions to live in Vancouver
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worked at 2 hospitals as an admin assistant. hard to get a full time position co-workers were great at 2 locations I worked
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good working hours
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hard to get full time positions
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VCH is a great place to work. Its flexible and very respectful. The people that I work with are amazing. The management is incredible
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Flexible
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There are none
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