Alberta Health Services

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Worked in IS department and it felt like a dictatorship

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Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

Pros

The pay was decent and the various benefits were great, given that AHS doesn't really pay for training it's nice to have the Flex benefits which you can put towards training. Liked that they have a pension plan.

Cons

Very Big brother like atmosphere, left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing. The politics in this organization is horrible. Not much room for advancement unless you take a position on in another department. They generally don't pay for training, if it's free, no problem.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When a manager is hired, they should be hired based on qualifications and not who they know.

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    Health Research Student Co-Op Alberta Health Services.

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    Former Employee - Summer Research Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Summer Research Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    There is much room for growth into higher positions since Alberta health services is expanding especially with the opening of a new hospital in the Calgary area so they are very keen on internal hiring. Also, depending on the position you can qualify for various benefits such as; gas millage, health insurance and moving expenses right away.

    Cons

    Alberta health services is a province wide government health care provider therefore the hiring process is quite lengthy and it will take approximately a month to 8 weeks before all your employee training and on-boarding details are complete. Although, Alberta health services has an online hiring process most positions are filled using the internal hiring process or through referral
     so be sure to make contacts within Alberta Health Services before applying (especially for student positions). With regards to Summer Student Research opportunities funding for this has been cut in the recent years so very few positions are available through out the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management for student research positions is okay. I cant say much about other areas of Alberta Health Services.

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    " If harassment and head games are your thing then jump aboard "

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Adequate compensation and decent benefits package
    Great bunch of talented, caring and dedicated frontline staff
    Employer stability

    Cons

    A very political environment that attracts and promotes a plethora of highly unskilled managers that resort to intimidation and bullying tactics in a variety of working disciplines within the organization. Management fails to recognize the laboring contributions of their greatest resources and that their success is largely attributed to acknowledging their staff rather than resorting to victimization and bullying tactics. Very poisoned work culture that is the product of it's poor unskilled managers and archaic style of management. General lack of regard for employees in all disciplines resulting in lack of job satisfaction due to the above mentality. Huge head games played here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to learn to personal biases aside upon arriving to the office and stop listening and promoting threatened brown nosing sociopaths who resort to regularly defaming colleagues because of their own personal insecurities and jealousy. Participate in course selection that educates you on the benefits and rewards of listening to frontline staff, execute these skills of coaching, mentoring and empowering both direct reports and frontline staff to achieve the best possible results in any given situation encountered. Your lack of regard and compassion for the trials and difficulties of your staff are strong verifiable indicators that you lack the skills associated with good management .

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