Alberta Health Services

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Alberta Health Services Reviews

Updated 2 October 2014
Updated 2 October 2014
88 Reviews
3.7
88 Reviews
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Alberta Health Services President & CEO Vicki Kaminski
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay, awesome collegues, love home care (in 6 reviews)

  • Decent pay, vacation and good benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has little to no concern for staff and patients (in 2 reviews)

  • Although, Alberta health services has an online hiring process most positions are filled using the internal hiring process or through referral (in 2 reviews)

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15 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registration Clerk, Telecommunications Officer in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Registration Clerk, Telecommunications Officer in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services (more than an year)

    Pros

    the employer cared that the employee perform to maximum potential, supported not only by training and education

    Cons

    top heavy and distant from general employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep paying attention to company values

    Recommends
  2.  

    Health Care Aide

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Care Aide in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Health Care Aide in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Awesome space for personal growth.

    Cons

    Poor scheduling for staff members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on better staff scheduling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I love working for Alberta Health Services. I meet new faces everyday, and I try to help patients.

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

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

    Pros

    Helping patients
    Working with doctors
    Working in a group
    Meeting people
    Professional

    Cons

    When there is a pendamic I get a bit scared.
    Also when someone comes in with cardiac arrest. It is pretty scary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    So Ill-managed and Too Top Heavy with Executives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Secretary I in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Secretary I in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are good in comparison with other establishments. It is a good place to work for strategic staff if you are a manager and above.

    Cons

    Too many staff are overpaid at the senior level. Micro-managers galore. No reward and retention scheme. Organization is too big for its boots and as a result it has lost its direction and stability. There are too many meetings held where nothing comes out of them. The gap between the lower level staff and higher is too vast so leaders are completely out of touch. Also there is quite a lot of bullying and also discrimination. Resources are not utilized appropriately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking and actually make what you discuss happen.
    Utilize funding more appropriately and don't run the organization as if it were a private company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paramedic in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Paramedic in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great wage, rewarding services, and a part of society's healthcare.

    Cons

    AHS is a very large corporation, so difficult to get lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment to work. Management is very good.

    Cons

    Salary freeze every time for 3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should thing about the out of scope employes and give them cost of living increment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    very ethical professional environment

    Former Employee - Win7 Deployment Tech in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Win7 Deployment Tech in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    friendly understanding environment with professional approach

    Cons

    I don't see any cons to put

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Practicum Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Practicum Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Practicum Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Alberta Health Services as an intern (less than an 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    awesome employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Fort Saskatchewan, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Fort Saskatchewan, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good pay, awesome collegues, love home care

    Cons

    never enough staff, need to hire more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire new grads to balance senior nurse ratio

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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