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Sickkids Reviews

Updated 19 February, 2019
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  • "No cons to list, but I was only a volunteer for about a month so I can't really comment" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Too much red tape to accomplish tasks" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "SickKids"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sickkids full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff good work life balance

    Cons

    Lower pay than other hospitals in same position


  2. "SickKids Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sickkids full-time

    Pros

    Work for one of the best funded research institutes.

    Cons

    Hard to move up positions.

  3. "Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sickkids full-time

    Pros

    Great for learning, new research opportunities, inclusive family-focused environment, full of passion and innovation

    Cons

    Wages need to be more competitive for added skills, certifications and qualifications beyond normal scope of an RN


  4. "Clinical Research Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sickkids full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pension; fantastic environment if you enjoy working with kids and families; international reputation

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow past this stage unless you are an academic


  5. "nice hospital"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sickkids full-time

    Pros

    learn new things, good reputation

    Cons

    complex relationship, you need to be a good talker

    Advice to Management

    no


  6. "Research staff at SickKids"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Sickkids full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Name recognition
    Interesting and impactful research
    Bright minds

    Cons

    Low salaries for research staff
    Limited opportunities for research staff to grow
    Little to no worklife balance - extremely long hours without compensation (or lieu days) are expected

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for research staff to grow


  7. "Research scientist perspective"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sickkids full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaboration potential, access to excellent core facilities

    Cons

    Long hours, expectation of extra hours worked without compensation

  8. Helpful (1)

    "HR Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sickkids full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - at the end of the day, what you do really matters
    - there is a sense of community
    - you will always be busy!

    Cons

    - difficult to move up
    - low salaries
    - generally low morale in the support services


  9. "Great spot to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sickkids full-time

    Pros

    Great culture of excellence/innovation
    Passionate employees
    Flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Pension not as extensive as others


  10. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate III in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate III in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sickkids full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, lots of collaboration.

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to other hospitals

    Advice to Management

    Increase base research salaries