Alberta Health Services Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Project Management Team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Pros

    - Young team
    - Lots of work to do

    Cons

    - Old Culture
    - Stagnant in their IT processes

  2. cancer research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services

    Pros

    challenging, stable, hours good, nice people

    Cons

    political, no place to advance,\

    Recommends
  3. New to AHS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Huge organization with lots of internal opportunities.
    Great benefits and fair vacation time.

    Cons

    With a huge organization comes lots of inefficiencies (takes a long time for changes to be put in place).
    Salary lower than similar jobs in other organizations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. What about the little guys

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    Current Employee - Health Care Aide in Drumheller, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Health Care Aide in Drumheller, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great pay, good hours, good benifits

    Cons

    some staff bully other staff and our manager. Four people have quit/ left in the last 2 months and nothing happens to the 'bullies'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe if our manager knew the residence names in the unit she would also see the quality of care and the staff that does good/ bad jobs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great benefits and salary.

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    Current Employee - Unit Clerk in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Unit Clerk in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with great people

    Cons

    Finding enough staff to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management can use some work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    It's a great place to work with friendly staff and opportunities to advance or find a new career path. Job security and good benefits.

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    Current Employee - Clerical in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Clerical in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, vacation and good benefits. Room for exploring other opportunities within AHS.

    Cons

    When you have a complaint or issue Management does very little to help you resolve it and can lead to unnecessary stress at the workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive and support staff by providing the proper tools to rectify ongoing issues in the workplace. This will help and prevent less sick time and provide a more stable and efficient workplace. Will also boost morale and provide a positive environment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Public service union position

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    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some amazing people there and highly dedicated doctors and other medical professionals

    Cons

    Management of staff is done poorly. It is not AHS primary focus so the management is mostly untrained or training is by AHS. Union limits more than it protects. Your experience will depend on the quality of your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't grind the good people who work hard into the dirt and favor the individuals that fly under the radar and do nothing, sometimes literally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    A well-funded organization with weak management and short-sighted vision in non-clinical areas

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, job opportunities, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    There is a very uneven distribution of management skill sets in non-clinical departments. In some departments, managers are very skillful and commited, and work extremely hard. In others, key management and executive positions are filled in with people lacking skills, knowledge or experience. Expensive, long-term projects can be undertaken without a long term strategy or clear vision resulting in huge loss of money. Subtle but persistent bullying is common. A proliferation of 'directors' who don't appear to manage or direct anyone yet command huge salaries. Overall, there is lack of strategic planning and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear strategy and hire people into executive/management/directing positions that fit the job requirements rather than based on internal recommendations or credentials alone. Take bullying complaints seriously.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great environment, lack of enthusiasm for innovation

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great impactful work, relaxed environment - a bit

    Cons

    lack of acceptance of innovation
    office politics run the show
    political climate dictates vision, which changes a lot thereby no focus
    career advancement not there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create policies that encourage rewarding of junior employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Disorganized!

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    Current Employee - Physician in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Physician in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Government job, good salary, culture a bit tortured.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy! Political situation runs the show.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need some strong leadership that cares about the people of Alberta.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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