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Alberta Health Services Reviews

Updated June 19, 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. "Great Place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Great management and good pay.

  8. "P4 Team lead"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead P4 in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Lead P4 in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, Lots to learn, big organization.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Only half of the market price.


  9. "Service Worker"

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    Current Employee - Service Worker in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Service Worker in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Flexible Hours
    Rewarding Job
    Pretty good managers
    Good way to get your foot in the door for more AHS job opportunities
    Benefits if you are at least part-time
    Union so difficult to get fired
    Premiums are nice
    Plenty of shifts (sometimes almost too much)
    Job stability
    If you are casual you can pick up at different units and hospitals

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Stressful job/work environment
    If you are casual they can be extremely pushy with shifts. Not even joking, they will work you to death.
    Staffing very disorganized
    Dealing with sick people so it can get pretty depressing
    Dealing with rude patients
    Nurses can get really bossy and staff can get cliquey at times
    Pretty physically demanding and exhausting job
    Constantly short-staffed and a lot of sick calls
    Union so they keep people that would be fired elsewhere
    I sometimes do double the amount of work because short-staffed while not getting paid more and get taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    Please respect people's boundaries when an employee says no to shifts. Don't keep pushing. Don't forget about your casuals and keep them updated with the new/recent information.


  10. "Alberta Health Services"

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    Current Employee - Tissue Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tissue Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large organisation. Caring employees.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy all the way up. Very difficult to effect change


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