Alberta Health Services

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Updated June 21, 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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Registered Nurse

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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  5. Great workplace with amazing staff!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  6. Alberta Health Services

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Job security but that

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Time to trim the fat

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good wage, good benefits . The job is a passion & it can be very rewarding. I would recommend this career.

    Cons

    No help with workplace harassment or personality conflicts. The morale is low. It's all about who you know not how skilled you are.

    Advice to Management

    When an employee asks for help, take them seriously!


  9. A beautiful mix of professionalism and openness

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you think of yourself as one who cares about the well-being of others, the teams at AHS are always willing to help.

    Cons

    If you weren't ready for the long hours of a hospital, a few shifts would show how much you could be on your feet in a day.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to show themselves more often, to allow for open discussions regarding any matter.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The IT management cares about employee development.

    Cons

    Too tied to government budget decisions


  11. Not the greatest

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

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services

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

    Pros

    Interesting work; it's a pay cheque

    Cons

    Below average pay. No work/ life balance:long hours ; expensive parking: no exisistent training

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff and not just management



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