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Alberta Health Services Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  • work/life balance can be tricky sometimes (in 7 reviews)

  • Little to no input into duties or environment, leaving staff to feel powerless, dejected, and disenfranchised (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "Hca"

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

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, good environment

    Cons

    Not as many weekends off

    Advice to Management

    Better time rotation


  6. "Pathology Residency"

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    Former Employee - Resident Physician
    Former Employee - Resident Physician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - State of the art equipment
    - Living in Edmonton: a great place
    - Complaints mechanisms generally effective at the level of the university
    - Above average funding
    - A few preceptors are exceptionally intelligent, competent and human, and are great models for the young generation

    Cons

    - Racism, bullying and discrimination issues leading to partial accreditation of the residency program in 2011 and subsequent bad reputation (problems have worsened since, especially at the junior staff hiring level)
    - Rampant, pervasive favoritism and nepotism
    - Pathologists assistants (PA) at the University of Alberta Hospital arbitrarily demonstrate persistent negative attitudes and immature clique mentality towards residents
    - Inflated perception of the department's opinion of themselves within Canada
    - Low to moderate training attractiveness for residents: selection of low-human skills trainees with underlying malignant personalities, leading to toxicity and sabotaging
    - Multiple recent failures at qualifying final examination due to deficient selection, less than ideal training and lack of academic support
    - Very rigid basic clinical training (first year residency) with unnecessary rotations
    - Lack of ideologic cohesiveness within staff, leading to organizational chaos and inferior capacity for long-term vision
    - Persistent fear of retaliation in expressing minor concerns


  7. "AHS-ACH"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, enjoyable & satisfying job

    Cons

    work/life balance can be tricky sometimes

    Advice to Management

    more opportunities for professional development

  8. "Alberta Health Services"

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    Former Employee - Communications
    Former Employee - Communications
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Pros

    -rewarding to work with health care professionals, patients and their families
    -learn more about health and our healthcare system

    Cons

    -bloated bureaucracy
    -lots of changes and distrust of leadership
    -low morale as employees

    Advice to Management

    -let healthcare professionals lead the way. Not all these "experts". Take the government out of how the organization operates. No place for politics in healthcare.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lpn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Pros

    It's great! Good pay

    Cons

    Short staffed a lot

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at staffing sick calls


  10. "Executive Detector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Visionary leader, trying to improve health

    Cons

    No pay increases for management for many years, very lean administration/management


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