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Alberta Health Services Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Some areas are also excellent for work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits, relaxed atmosphere (in 21 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. "IT Services"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Unionized, which means you are not losing your job.
    -Starts with a decent salary.
    -Laid back culture. Reasonably relaxed environment.
    -Both Quarry park and Quarry Crossing location is great.
    -Great benifits as government employees

    Cons

    -Not the best place for people who believes in work hard play hard. Seniority counts in the organisation. so senior employees requests will be honored than the new employee in cases of pay raise, promotions, vacation requests etc.

    However, its a great organisation to work for regardless. I have known people who applied multiple times and waited years to get into AHS. If you have the opportunity just join AHS

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Clerk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services part-time

    Pros

    Really great pay. I feel fairly treated. Able to balance my work/ home life very well.
    Also have job security with the union.

    Cons

    I really do not have any cons.


  3. "Great!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good life/work balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape, but it was manageable.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time


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  5. "Lots of learning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment and work life balance

    Cons

    little segregated slow paced upper management


  6. "Administrative Support III"

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

    Pros

    Great Staff and Managers. Everyone is supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    A lot of jobs are just casual in scope. Not easy to find a line.


  7. "One of the best employers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    better pay rate and benefits

    Cons

    Super busy in every unit


  8. "Medical lab Asst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MLA in High River, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - MLA in High River, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exciting , busy ,

    Cons

    shift work , weird smells , limited job advancment


  9. "Nursing attendant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nursing Attendant (Student) in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Nursing Attendant (Student) in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services part-time

    Pros

    Work environment, learning opportunities, salary and benefits

    Cons

    Seniority comes first for advancement


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in Saint Albert, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in Saint Albert, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Like AHS's policy and commitment to providing quality care to Albertans. Believe in the mission statement: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and safety. Enjoy being on the cutting edge of new programs/applications. Every day is a challenge.

    Cons

    Every job has it's challenges - it's up to the individual to make it the best place to be.

    Advice to Management

    For any team to be successful and effective, it needs strong leadership and a solid foundation from which to grow. Every member of the team needs to feel valued and that their contribution is part of the "whole". I have been a leader and a supporter and know that any contribution I make will form part of that foundation.


  11. "health first!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work!
    Healthy and constructive environment.

    Cons

    Career opportunities need to be more explicit. movement is very driven by individual effort.



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