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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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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Based on 76 survey responses
What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose

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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Fast paced and collaborative

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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Great experience

Great work experience, and good for people who are willing to think on their feet and ask for help. The co-workers are really nice and supportive. The job is competitive, and will only keep the person who is the right fit.
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Very poor management with no individual or team support

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.


union protected


very poor management who don't support; not flexible for vacation
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recently adopted business model over client care

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


Vancouver Community


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.




micro management, lack of communication, lack of support for women and their children.
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Too many deductions

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.


Great benefits


Massive workload, no support, unable to work overtime hours, too many deductions to live in Vancouver
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fun working

worked at 2 hospitals as an admin assistant. hard to get a full time position co-workers were great at 2 locations I worked


good working hours


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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Administrative Assistant at Vancouver Coastal Health

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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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