Alberta Health Services
3.2 of 5 71 reviews
www.albertahealthservices.ca Calgary, Canada 5000+ Employees

Alberta Health Services Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014

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Alberta Health Services President & CEO Vicki Kaminski

Vicki Kaminski

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good pay, awesome collegues, love home care"
    in 6 reviews
  • "I had opportunities to move up to full and better part time positions"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management has little to no concern for staff and patients"
    in 2 reviews
  • "hiring process or through referral"
    in 2 reviews
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    Divine

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

    ProsExcellent as it is duh

    ConsNothing is a big disadvantage

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    Great people, encumbered by excessive bureaucratic culture

    Senior Advisor (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsWonderful 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.

    ConsSize 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 Senior ManagementReduce 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Systems Analyst

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsFlexible work schedule, great vacation plan, good flex benefits

    ConsUnionized position, little room for growth, flat pay structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrganize more training for staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work - comfortable, but disorganized

    Contract Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood benefit packages for Out of Scope positions
    Good wages for In Scope positions
    Relaxed workplace
    Great, helpful people in all areas of the organization
    Meaningful corporate mission

    ConsLeadership that micro-manages and has no vision
    Constant political interference that stalls or cancels projects
    Expensive and limited parking arrangements at most sites
    Limited training and career development opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementDisplay more transparency and communication across the organization (e.g. too many silos)
    Micro-manage less and empower employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    So Ill-managed and Too Top Heavy with Executives

    Secretary I (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good employer

    Paramedic (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsVery relaxed environment to work. Management is very good.

    ConsSalary freeze every time for 3 years

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould thing about the out of scope employes and give them cost of living increment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very ethical professional environment

    Win7 Deployment Tech (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Prosfriendly understanding environment with professional approach

    ConsI don't see any cons to put

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people that never get anything done.

    IT Intern (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsAmazing people come to work at AHS, the pay is fantastic. They're generally very flexible.

    ConsThe only problem is nothing ever gets done. Projects and ideas get stalled because of politics both internal and external.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind out what is keeping the great ideas that are floating around from becoming reality. Why do people that love the industry hate the company?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsAHS is a brand in Alberta

    ConsFinancial cuts major in AHS
    No growth in AHS

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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