Alberta Health Services

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Alberta Health Services Reviews in Edmonton, AB

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
86 Reviews
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Alberta Health Services President & CEO Vicki Kaminski
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay, awesome collegues, love home care (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits, pension, opportunities to move up (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has little to no concern for staff and patients (in 2 reviews)

  • Although, Alberta health services has an online hiring process most positions are filled using the internal hiring process or through referral (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Health Care Aide

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Care Aide in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Health Care Aide in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Awesome space for personal growth.

    Cons

    Poor scheduling for staff members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on better staff scheduling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Meet a lot of new friends

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Lots of extra shifts to pick up, lots of benefits, good team work, many postions to choose from to expand your career.

    Cons

    Can be very intense working in that environment, working short staffed, some shift schedules not ideal for young families with very young kids.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Disorganized!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    Divine

    Current Employee - Coding Specialist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Coding Specialist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Excellent as it is duh

    Cons

    Nothing is a big disadvantage

  6.  

    Great people, encumbered by excessive bureaucratic culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people often here because they truly want to give back to their fellow human beings. A place where you really can and do make a difference.

    Cons

    Size of the organization has resulted in too many leadership levels with the politics that often comes with that. Equally union closed shop is bad for freedom of choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the depth of the leadership structure.
    Explicitly target leaders who demonstrate a directive and hierarchical style where it's not appropriate.
    Start walking the talk on organizational values at ALL levels of leadership.
    Start taking the tough decisions and removing employees who are being carried by their teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment to work. Management is very good.

    Cons

    Salary freeze every time for 3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should thing about the out of scope employes and give them cost of living increment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    With Temporary position at AHS, you never know when might be your last day

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    AHS is a brand in Alberta

    Cons

    Financial cuts major in AHS
    No growth in AHS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to improve - Even though you are a part of AHS family but you are/may be a patient in the future.. So.. make the change now else it tough

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    everyday is a learning experience

    Cons

    Alberta weather situation every year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Practicum Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Practicum Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Practicum Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Alberta Health Services as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had an excellent experience as a practicum student with AHS. The Director gave me excellent work assignments, and training opportunities to help me build my knowledge and skill sets regarding disability management, health and safety principles and practices. Also, the Director was very supportive with introducing me to managers in the insurance industry, which have turned out to be valuable contacts. Networking and developing relationships with others is crucial to acquiring career opportunities in today's competitive job market.

    Cons

    Currently AHS is going through major changes as an organization, and therefore as a practicum student I didn't see any opportunities in the area of my interest. I am confident that when a suitable opportunity arises that I will be contacted by my practicum supervisor who is in a senior role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    awesome employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Fort Saskatchewan, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Fort Saskatchewan, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Alberta Health Services as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, awesome collegues, love home care

    Cons

    never enough staff, need to hire more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire new grads to balance senior nurse ratio

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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