Alberta Health Services

  www.albertahealthservices.ca
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Very political - be prepared for red tape (and lots of it)

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

Pros

Lots of opportunities for skilled/experienced professionals.
Many sites/locations to choose from.

Cons

High turnover in organization is one reason for lots of opportunities.
Compensation is ok.
Union environment for non-management and exempt staff can be exhausting at time (both time wise and mentally, since many union employees only does the bare minimum to make sure they get a pay check).
Some decisions may be politically based rather than what is the right thing to do.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let decisions and leadership be driven by skill set and experience, not by the social hierarchy.
For example: doctors are skilled at delivering clinical care, and often most are not good leaders.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    A bit of a gong show

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good people, and will be a good place to work once things are organized. People quit, management changed, organization chart changed. My direct Manager changed 3 times in the short time I was there,

    Cons

    No direction, no management, no plan. Chaos. Some management are not interested in working with their staff to develop good working relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something to retain your good staff, so that you cut down on turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    This was a less than optimal workplace.

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

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

    Pros

    Gained some knowledge and skills that I didn't previously have

    Cons

    Workload unmanageable
    Poorly remunerated
    Organizational structure is always changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to feedback from departmental staff

    Doesn't Recommend
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