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Very busy ED without much support

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Very busy ED. Acuity is always very high and you can have up to 5 patients. Very little support from management and leadership. It's all about their budget.
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Managers and superiors are very supportive

I've been with VCH since 2007 up to present and the managers who handled my unit are very professional and supportive all the way. Co workers are easy to go with... manager and supervisors are easy to approach. Considerate and they have tons of patience with workers who are undergoing stress. No descrimination at all. They know how to value everybody's existence.


Very supportive environment.


Service year gifts should be more worth the gifts
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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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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 While at work during my 1st week VCH called and rescinded the full time job and put me back to casual status!


Free parking


Long shifts, shifts difficult to get
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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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Based on 81 survey responses
What people like
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose

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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Dependant on unit - fast paced, promotes team work, very diverse. Wide variety of healthcare units/centers, and job opportunities. Positive working experience thus far.
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Good work environment.

Fast pace.Good work environment with supportive and professional staff members. Management is confidential and deals with work is great. Resident kind be friendly and cooperative.
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management could be better. staffing could be better. some support for new grads. various paid educational opportunities offered. dedicated new grad support.


educational opportunities


long hours, inadequate staffing
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2 August 2022
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Nurse work

Hardest part of job is handling the increasing workload and commute. Other coworker's are nice and get along well. Managers tend to focus on profit vs patient care
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Terrible management and educators

Managers don't care about how badly the budget cuts effect their employees. Since I started, they have added many more responsibilities on to my job role without appreciation or compensation. Their attitude towards employees is that we are disposable and that we are expected to comply without having any say in what is an appropriate and reasonable amount of work. Many people end up with injuries because there is not enough time to do things properly. Everything is rushed to try and finish the work that multiple people should be handling.


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extremely stressful
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Do not work on ortho/trauma

It is so mismanaged on T7 and management is extremely toxic and unsupportive. The patients are acute but that is pretty much the same everywhere. The manager often discredits your feelings and make you feel bad about yourself. do not work here if you can avoid it.
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Great place to work

I loved working for VCH and wanted to stay for ever but denied permanent residency which was very sad, was really ambitious and the company was just right, it was one of the best employments in my career. I miss that environment, very friendly people.
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8 June 2021
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If you want to be a peon, this is the place for you

Working on the frontlines is rewarding personally, but not professionally at VCH. The upper management are all about the talk but little trickles down that is helpful. The management is clueless to the product of heath care. Everything is top down with little input heard. Input is asked, however it is totally disregarded.
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Excellent Workplace

There are many stressful elements to Emergency Nursing and I always feel supported in my position there. There are amble opportunities for education, advancement and collaboration.
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Very happy to be working for VCH

I highly recommend VCH. They are very supportive for new hired employees. The culture is very welcoming and there's always room for growth and opportunities.
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Highly fast paced

Work on the surgical unit, highly fast paced, ever changing work environment, coworkers act nice, but lots of very toxic people, unsupportive manager, staff not respected. Good pay & benefits, but you pay for it with your mental health. Don’t stay too long.
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Fast Paced

Great benefits & pay, but you pay for it with your mental health. So many burned out staff; unable to give quality care with the workload, but still is expected of us. Stressful environment, managers not supportive, very punitive. To succeed, you need to be highly organized, super efficient, really caring, assertive, able to handle high degree of stress, high cognitive function
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Great experience, collaborative team environment

Great first learning experience for inpatient psych care. Able to secure full time employment and management supportive every step of the way. Morale was great on the unit.
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Cardiology is where I started and continue to enjoy.

There are a variety of shifts and start time as well as on call work. For the 30 years of nursing--I have been part time for all but 7 years. I would like to continue this for the work/life balance I have been working with through all the changes and challenges in life.
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Great staff

Nice place to work with great nurses. Good stepping stone for further career development. Happy with where it has lead me, but excited to see what's next in my career
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Overall rating

Based on 265 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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