CAMH Reviews

Updated May 23, 2020

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3.3
56%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
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CAMH President & Chief Executive Officer Catherine Zahn
Catherine Zahn
37 Ratings
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  • "growth limited, bureaucratic, not supporting, hidden politics, no room to grow(in 5 reviews)

  • "Senior management micromanages a too much(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Fine"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAMH part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    cake, gym, coworkers, opportunity, pay

    Cons

    favouritism, parking, strict, boring, tedious

    CAMH2020-03-18
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Corruption, bullying, and favouritism"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CAMH full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues are helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    Toxic environment. Discrimination and harassment in Slaight and other areas of research

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    CAMH2020-05-23
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not sure disappointing"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CAMH full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and reasonable benefits plan

    Cons

    Toxic workplace, ineffective HR team, over worked union with not enough suport to the fronline staff. Ineffective Health and Wellness team. Gossip and judgment passed without any sense of the effect on the mental impact on employees. Bullying and harassment is a daily theme. The good and caring staff often do not last.

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    CAMH2020-04-17
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Very top and middle management heavy"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CAMH full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Team members at the staff level are motivated for change and see projects and staff thrive and grow in their roles and careers. Team members are supportive and builds a strong commodaire amongst each other.

    Cons

    Managers and Directors: demonstrate poor leadership and project management skills. Do not provide support to team members. Are not intuitive to what kind of support team members need to move projects forward. Team members end up 'managing up' because managers and directors are out of touch with what is actually going on in their team/program. Team members are left burnt-out with no direction on projects and cannot move forward on projects because they not in the position to make decisions. Highly bureaucratic busy creating and attending meetings for the sake of creating meetings and stroking each others ego but no action plan or follow-through as a result of meetings. Management plays favorites and mentors selective few for staff promotion. Some managers only triage work (and still do it poorly). Always indecisive and projects requirements/scope change just as fast as weekly staff turnover rate. VPs: No transparency or information given to staff regarding organizational wide projects/systems. Any projects that impact staff that are completed by an external 3rd party, results and follow-through are not presented to staff. HR: Horrible and disorganized. Low responses to concerns raised and not helpful resolving staff issues. Not many visible efforts or initiatives taken to support staff across the organizations. Often a wild goose chase to get responses. Union: burnout and policies are weak that do not support workplace bullying and harassment against staff. Salary increases are less than economic inflation. Contract: staff are offered permanent positions (with benefits and union) vary across the organization and depend heavily on managers and directors support. Often times, staff are only considered the opportunity for permanency after 5+ years in a contract role and enough of stroking the right egos.

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    CAMH2020-05-06
  5. "Camh staff rn"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at CAMH full-time

    Pros

    Great managers, great learning, room for education

    Cons

    Complex clients, not a lot of large spaces for breaks

    CAMH2020-03-28
  6. "great job"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Methods Specialist 

    I have been working at CAMH full-time

    Pros

    great salary and pay and working with bright people

    Cons

    no cons for this place

    CAMH2020-03-15
  7. "Great job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Psychometrist 
    Recommends

    I worked at CAMH part-time

    Pros

    Benefits, learning opportunity, access to resources, balance,

    Cons

    Travel, low pay, difficult clients, no direct support,

    CAMH2020-03-05
  8. "Meaningful Work"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CAMH full-time

    Pros

    CAMH has an excellent mission, great resources, diverse research teams, and many people to learn from.

    Cons

    Due to funding, staff may need to take on additional roles outside their job description.

    CAMH2020-02-21
  9. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAMH full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good manager. Good working hours. Decent co workers.

    Cons

    It can be monotonous at times.

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    CAMH2020-02-04
  10. "A typical public sector organization"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CAMH full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Work life balance - Friendly working environment

    Cons

    - Very few advancement opportunities - Often not able to learn new things

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    CAMH2020-01-21
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