Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca
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Alberta Health Services Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Alberta Health Services President & CEO Vicki Kaminski
Vicki Kaminski
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Pros
  • good pay, awesome collegues, love home care (in 6 reviews)

  • Decent pay, vacation and good benefits (in 6 reviews)

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

  • The gap between the lower level staff and higher is too vast so leaders are completely out of touch (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Senior Analyst, BAS, Temporary Project

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alberta Health Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary for a small town location. Great benefits; lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Even though the corporate line is life/work balance, the office culture encourages overtime hours for salaried workers to get the job done - understaffed and overworked, which is good for the corporate bottom $$$, but not staff life/work.


  2. Project Management Team

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    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees many exceptional and talented individuals.

    Cons

    If only all of the exceptional and talented individuals had the right knowledge and skills to objectively perform to the role they are hired and enabled the authority and accountability to truly provide constructive uncensored input and authority to make real improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. Practice what you preach. Hire the right people with the right knowledge and skills and then let them do their job.


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  5. Good place to "Shine"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alberta Health Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to spend rest of the life without any corporate world tensions There will always be areas for improvement and shine for right person

    Cons

    General public organization aid back attitude very complex ERP systems


  6. Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Good company, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Undergoing change, subject to frequent government cuts

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (1)

    EHO

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Health Officer in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Environmental Health Officer in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wage is above national average

    Cons

    Deceitful management practices are too much to deal with


  8. Registered Nurse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Alberta Health Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    AHS seems to have a ton of job security. Good place to work depending on the unit.

    Cons

    hard to get on board with little experience. Few casuals to cover shifts.


  9. Great workplace with amazing staff!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Caring Leadership that supports vision and growth.

    Cons

    scheduling inflexibility; not as progressive with virtual work, telecommuting, flex hours, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for taking the time to invest in me and support me to do the best work possible everyday. Always connecting patient care to the core of our work whether indirect or direct keeps us moving forward to do our best.


  10. Alberta Health Services

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Contribute to the health of Albertans

    Cons

    Large organization prone to government politics.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Job security but that

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secretary I in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Secretary I in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pension, mediocre benefits, job security, co-workers are wonderful, vacation is also a huge plus, flexibility depending on where / what you are doing with AHS.

    Cons

    Huge working environment, don't expect to be shown much overall respect, lack of employee recognition, no team building, lack of training, frustrating environment at times, pay checks are also frustrating - apparently making $52000/year really means making $40000/year when you add everything together - union dues, parking, benefits, pension, etc.

    Advice to Management

    AHS is such a huge company, and it feels that way which can be frustrating.



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