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Alberta Health Services Reviews

Updated August 17, 2018
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  • "work/life balance can be tricky sometimes" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Little to no input into duties or environment, leaving staff to feel powerless, dejected, and disenfranchised" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Senior Analyst, BAS, Temporary Project"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, big company so ability to work your way up

    Cons

    Depending on unit may not get overtime compensation

  3. "Worked as psychiatric aide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services part-time

    Pros

    Got plenty of shifts with them even though I was on the casual float team. Good job to have during post secondary

    Cons

    almost impossible to get a permanent position unless you are high on the seniority list, otherwise the jobs are given to someone more senior.


  4. "Admin Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Alberta Health Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Focused on helping people and patients that staff needs are neglected. Able to do a variety of tasks and projects in an emergency situation

    Cons

    Too much-added responsibilities that are not in the job description and was not affront and honest about it at the time of hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Need to break down job and list every job description that is pertaining to the job. This is a two persons job that they roll into one position that really need to hire two people for the position to provide quality service to the public and the community.


  5. "Alberta Health Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules in some departments.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Too many levels of management.


  6. "Project Management Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Pros

    - Young team
    - Lots of work to do

    Cons

    - Old Culture
    - Stagnant in their IT processes


  7. "LPN"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They have all benefits you might like

    Cons

    Their medical benefits are just basic

    Advice to Management

    If get your education you apply and you keep applying you can get a position that is equivalent to you education, but it's not easy to go to the top.

  8. "Draftsperson"

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    Current Employee - Draftsperson in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Draftsperson in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, good place for progress, good support of union

    Cons

    big competition, seniority is important,


  9. "AHS is great"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Benefits
    Good pension
    More than adequate pay

    Cons

    I have nothing to say about cons


  10. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - RN in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - RN in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Health Services part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large number of specialty areas to chose from

    Cons

    Some of the managers are not adequately trained for the positions they. Appear to be hired on the basis of who you know not what you know

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what all of your staff are saying -better communication and tansparency4


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