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
17 Ratings

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. excellent place to work for sure

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great place to work for me at least

    Cons

    none for me so far so good.


  3. A lifelong rewarding experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    AHS is an equal opportunity employer and they strive to help the employees develop a great life-work balance.

    Cons

    None really. My current manager is caring and compassionate


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  5. Amazing work place

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Easy going environment - Flexible hours - Great pay - Good health and dental benefits

    Cons

    - Dealing with cranky nurses and patients

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    everyday is a learning experience

    Cons

    Alberta weather situation every year

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment to work. Management is very good.

    Cons

    Salary freeze every time for 3 years

    Advice to Management

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


  8. Good employer

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great wage, rewarding services, and a part of society's healthcare.

    Cons

    AHS is a very large corporation, so difficult to get lost.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  9. Helpful (2)

    So Ill-managed and Too Top Heavy with Executives

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary I in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Secretary I in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are good in comparison with other establishments. It is a good place to work for strategic staff if you are a manager and above.

    Cons

    Too many staff are overpaid at the senior level. Micro-managers galore. No reward and retention scheme. Organization is too big for its boots and as a result it has lost its direction and stability. There are too many meetings held where nothing comes out of them. The gap between the lower level staff and higher is too vast so leaders are completely out of touch. Also there is quite a lot of bullying and also discrimination. Resources are not utilized appropriately.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking and actually make what you discuss happen. Utilize funding more appropriately and don't run the organization as if it were a private company.


  10. I love working for Alberta Health Services. I meet new faces everyday, and I try to help patients.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Helping patients Working with doctors Working in a group Meeting people Professional

    Cons

    When there is a pendamic I get a bit scared. Also when someone comes in with cardiac arrest. It is pretty scary


  11. Health Care Aide

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Awesome space for personal growth.

    Cons

    Poor scheduling for staff members

    Advice to Management

    Work on better staff scheduling



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