Alberta Health Services

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Alberta Health Services Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
88 Reviews
3.7
88 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Decent pay, vacation and good benefits (in 6 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.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alberta Health Services

    Pros

    very good job lots to do

    Cons

    the hours are not the greatest

  2.  

    Project Management Team

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3. 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
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  5.  

    Great Part-time Job

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    Former Employee - Food Server
    Former Employee - Food Server

    I worked at Alberta Health Services part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay during high school, ability to learn customer service skills, perfect job to get an introduction on how a hospital operates.

    Cons

    Limited hours, gowning up for isolated rooms, constant cleaning of hands leaves them in rough shape.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    excellent

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    Current Employee - Registration Clerk, Telecommunications Officer in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Registration Clerk, Telecommunications Officer in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    the employer cared that the employee perform to maximum potential, supported not only by training and education

    Cons

    top heavy and distant from general employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep paying attention to company values

    Recommends
  7. 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
  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.  

    Health Care Aide

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    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
  10.  

    Meet a lot of new friends

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent enough workplace and respectful workplace policies.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Stable and secure jobs at front line level. Pay is good for public sector career. Benefits are good. My immediate co-workers are very competent and genuinely care about doing the best in their job.

    Cons

    Not all leaders in my department are honest to the workers. I've witnessed two-faced actions on more than one occasion from certain individuals. Communication between levels is extremely poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not try to be deceptive with workers. Professional staff can easily detect dishonesty and that destroys trust which is very difficult to recover. Just communicate issues as they are without sugar-coating or thinking workforce needs manipulating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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