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Provincial Health Services Authority Reviews

Updated Feb 11, 2020

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3.4
76%
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Provincial Health Services Authority President & CEO Carl Roy
Carl Roy
38 Ratings
Pros
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  • "PHSA is a large organization with a lot bureaucracy(in 12 reviews)

  • "Upper management seems to be in a constant state of turmoil and transition, new strategic plans constantly, etc(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Provincial Health Services Authority full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small team within a large organisation - so had a mix of both things to benefit from.

    Cons

    Office space for my team wasn't great, but given this was public money, it's hard to complain.

    Provincial Health Services Authority2020-01-03
  2. "Medical office assistant"

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    Current Employee - Medical Office Assistant in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Provincial Health Services Authority full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to help suck people

    Cons

    Working with cancer patients Is sometimes sad

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    Provincial Health Services Authority2020-02-08
  3. "Company is too large"

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    Current Employee - Admitting Clerk 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Provincial Health Services Authority full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, location, benefits are ok

    Cons

    Health authority is just too large you feel like just a number no personal contact at all. Everything always via email.

    Provincial Health Services Authority2020-02-11
  4. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - NICU Registered Nurse in Vancouver, BC
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Provincial Health Services Authority full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Gratification of helping neonates survive

    Cons

    High staff turn over because of the demanding work

    Provincial Health Services Authority2020-01-14
  5. "Tough Times at PHSA"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Provincial Health Services Authority full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity for growth/advancement - Support from managers in getting you where you want to go within the organization - Transparency from senior leadership - Nature of work is patient-centred, regardless of position - Integration of fun in the workplace

    Cons

    - Budgetary constraints limiting opportunities for advancement - Not back filling key positions - Low team morale - High-pressure environment; overworked staff

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    Provincial Health Services Authority2020-01-07
  6. "The managers/leaderships need to upgrade"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at Provincial Health Services Authority full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working hours from 7:30 to 3:30

    Cons

    Toxic work environment No budget for anything extra Salaries 30% below the market

    Provincial Health Services Authority2020-01-21
  7. "Limited opportunities for growth and promotion"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Sales Manager in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Provincial Health Services Authority full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good pension, benefits and vacation

    Cons

    limited opportunities for promotion; too political environment

    Provincial Health Services Authority2020-01-19
  8. "Rigid structure"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Provincial Health Services Authority full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    hard working team members 4 weeks of vacation to begin with

    Cons

    Depending on the team, work culture and salary can vary. A lot of power struggles.

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    Provincial Health Services Authority2020-01-15
  9. "Good environment, not a lot of growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Junior Systems Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Provincial Health Services Authority full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for a junior position

    Cons

    Union positions ie. senority over skill/capability This will always be hanging over your head especially when you are trying to move up.

    Provincial Health Services Authority2019-12-25
  10. "Review from the perspective of a corporate drone"

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Provincial Health Services Authority full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are nice, and minimum 4 weeks vacation is a really nice as well.

    Cons

    Structuring of salaries is broken, like most places, wherein you'd have to leave and come back in order to get a reasonable raise, otherwise you're stuck with 2 to 3% raises per year which can be terribly slow depending on how high your salary starts at.

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    Provincial Health Services Authority2020-01-06

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