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"Divine"

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Current Employee - Coding Specialist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Coding Specialist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Excellent as it is duh

Cons

Nothing is a big disadvantage

Other Employee Reviews for Alberta Health Services

  1. "Too many politics to get innovative and effective work done"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Communications Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People truly work here because the drive of the business is to care for patients; all Albertans.

    Cons

    The many levels of bureaucracy here make it a very long process to implement any innovative/effective new programs or processes, even if they will save time or money in the end. This stifles creativity and makes employees feel powerless. AHS is essentially a puppet of the government and if the minister doesn't approve, it doesn't happen. The minister also conceives of things he thinks should happen and they must happen immediately, resulting in a daily scramble to kowtow to his wishes.

    Advice to Management

    Give managers, directors and VPs more leeway to approve new and innovative processes and programs to be able to truly improve the system and health care for all Albertans.


  2. "Great people, encumbered by excessive bureaucratic culture"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people often here because they truly want to give back to their fellow human beings. A place where you really can and do make a difference.

    Cons

    Size of the organization has resulted in too many leadership levels with the politics that often comes with that. Equally union closed shop is bad for freedom of choice.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the depth of the leadership structure.
    Explicitly target leaders who demonstrate a directive and hierarchical style where it's not appropriate.
    Start walking the talk on organizational values at ALL levels of leadership.
    Start taking the tough decisions and removing employees who are being carried by their teams.

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