Alberta Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca
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Giant health authority

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

I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Chance to do meaningful work with bright people
Competitive salary; defined benefit pension plan

Cons

The bureaucracy makes it very difficult to get things done, particularly if you're new to the organization. The expense scandals of 2012 continue to hover over the organization, making it very difficult to travel even when required and to claim reasonable travel expenses. Rolling changes in expense claim forms (very confusing) challenging. Caution re salary vs take-home expectations -- deductions in the range of 42% can be a surprise. Don't expect a nice workspace

Advice to Management

Patient care is important, so is employee morale.

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  1. Amazing work place

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    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

  2. Helpful (1)

    Plenty of growing opportunities in this big, new organization

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Red Deer, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Multiculturalism is a definite plus as one gets to work with people from people from different background. Growing opportunities are also aplenty if one stays loyal and professional in this big, new organization. Working environment can be laid-back depending on where one works. Overall compensation package is pretty good for someone whose looking for a job with high job security.

    Cons

    In order to climb to the top, one might want to be good in playing politics. Departmental structures can be disorganized and often times run by someone whose less qualified resulting in constant attacks from the media.

    Advice to Management

    Way too many rigid and outdated policies are in place. Hire someone who has a vision, someone with a track record of achievements, NOT someone who has been in the government sector for far too long or someone involved in the academia because real world and textbooks rarely mix in senior/executive management. Eliminate red tapes, cut out politics, and come to a consensus as to how to move forward positively as an entity instead of playing politics in order to defer real world problems.

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