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Sickkids Reviews

Updated 13 December, 2018
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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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "HR Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    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


  5. "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


  6. "Disappointing corporate culture..."

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sickkids full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big name recognition, good clinical reputation.

    Cons

    If you aren't clinical, don't expect to be treated well.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating research associates so poorly.


  7. "Research associate over 20 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sickkids full-time

    Pros

    Great people to interact with, good infrastructure for research.

    Cons

    Grant funded positions limit stability and salary.

  8. "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


  9. "Sick Kids is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sickkids full-time

    Pros

    Great talent, funding and resources for research.

    Cons

    Salary ranges can be lower than industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sickkids full-time

    Pros

    Amazing organization focused on brining the best heath care to paediatrics. Notable everyday even in departments not directly clinical based

    Cons

    No cons to note currently