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Alberta Health Services Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Strong emphasis on work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits, relaxed atmosphere (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • They keep talking about work/life balance however if you're on call, there is little life to be had (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management disengaged and removed from frontline staff (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Analyst, BAS, Temporary Project"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "One year contract employee for IT Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Analyst/Coordinator
    Current Contractor - IT Analyst/Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Executive and Director level management is interactive, caring, and professional.

    Cons

    Organization has been going through a large cultural shift and this has caused some issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the right track, you are doing great. Organizational change takes time.


  3. "excellent place to work for sure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great place to work for me at least

    Cons

    none for me so far so good.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A lifelong rewarding experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk V in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Clerk V in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    AHS is an equal opportunity employer and they strive to help the employees develop a great life-work balance.

    Cons

    None really. My current manager is caring and compassionate


  6. "Amazing work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Aide (Worker) in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Food Service Aide (Worker) in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Easy going environment
    - Flexible hours
    - Great pay
    - Good health and dental benefits

    Cons

    - Dealing with cranky nurses and patients

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Great working environment, full of pleasant staffs, and very safe place to work at."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Health Services as an intern

    Pros

    Great networking place, prioritizing safety at all time, pleasant staffs, and very clean.

    Cons

    Quite depressive place to be at when on-call, not enough entertainment for stress-relief effort


  8. "awesome employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Licensed Practical Nurse in Fort Saskatchewan, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Licensed Practical Nurse in Fort Saskatchewan, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Health Services as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, awesome collegues, love home care

    Cons

    never enough staff, need to hire more

    Advice to Management

    hire new grads to balance senior nurse ratio


  9. "Practicum Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Practicum Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Practicum Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Health Services as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had an excellent experience as a practicum student with AHS. The Director gave me excellent work assignments, and training opportunities to help me build my knowledge and skill sets regarding disability management, health and safety principles and practices. Also, the Director was very supportive with introducing me to managers in the insurance industry, which have turned out to be valuable contacts. Networking and developing relationships with others is crucial to acquiring career opportunities in today's competitive job market.

    Cons

    Currently AHS is going through major changes as an organization, and therefore as a practicum student I didn't see any opportunities in the area of my interest. I am confident that when a suitable opportunity arises that I will be contacted by my practicum supervisor who is in a senior role.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    everyday is a learning experience

    Cons

    Alberta weather situation every year

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  11. "very ethical professional environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Contractor - Win7 Deployment Tech in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Win7 Deployment Tech in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alberta Health Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly understanding environment with professional approach

    Cons

    I don't see any cons to put



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