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Alberta Health Services Reviews

Updated March 13, 2019
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  • "core flex, poor work life balance" (in 10 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. "Program manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work.

    Cons

    Lots of supervisors. Too many levels in management.


  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. Helpful (9)

    "Senior Analyst, BAS, Temporary Project"

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    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.


  7. "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

  8. "Patient Food Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services part-time

    Pros

    Easy, great interaction with patients, many roles you can be trained in

    Cons

    None, great enviroment and opportunity for experience in a hospital


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - MRT Technologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - MRT Technologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supportive of employees who wants to take extra courses.

    Cons

    When someone is sick, management does not replaced, and have to work understaffed.


  10. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Staff RN 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

    Stability and security , opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Sometimes long drive to work

    Advice to Management

    Please, hire unit managers , who pereviously worked as staff RNs in 21 century, so they don’t look delusional to the rest staff