Alberta Health Services

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Clerk IV

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Former Employee - Clerk IV in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Clerk IV in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

Pros

Great staff! I worked with some of the most dedicated and caring staff that I have ever met. The front line staff are the ones that really do make this organization. I liked my role, but it was one that I carved out for myself.

Cons

Work culture has not great. The management styles were stuck in the past and were a bit outdated. Not much room for advancement. Also, changes were implemented hastily without enough thought and fore planning. There is also a lack of recognition especially for front line staff (at least in my department).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to embrace change and better communication. Be transparent at all levels of the organization. Take the values of the organization and really make it a priority to show these values to all staff at every level as well as the public. Management should come to work thinking how can I better serve my staff and the public, then worry about the bottom line. Not the other way around.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    " If harassment and head games are your thing then jump aboard "

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Adequate compensation and decent benefits package
    Great bunch of talented, caring and dedicated frontline staff
    Employer stability

    Cons

    A very political environment that attracts and promotes a plethora of highly unskilled managers that resort to intimidation and bullying tactics in a variety of working disciplines within the organization. Management fails to recognize the laboring contributions of their greatest resources and that their success is largely attributed to acknowledging their staff rather than resorting to victimization and bullying tactics. Very poisoned work culture that is the product of it's poor unskilled managers and archaic style of management. General lack of regard for employees in all disciplines resulting in lack of job satisfaction due to the above mentality. Huge head games played here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to learn to personal biases aside upon arriving to the office and stop listening and promoting threatened brown nosing sociopaths who resort to regularly defaming colleagues because of their own personal insecurities and jealousy. Participate in course selection that educates you on the benefits and rewards of listening to frontline staff, execute these skills of coaching, mentoring and empowering both direct reports and frontline staff to achieve the best possible results in any given situation encountered. Your lack of regard and compassion for the trials and difficulties of your staff are strong verifiable indicators that you lack the skills associated with good management .

  2.  

    So where else are you gonna get a job in a hospital....

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decen't working environment if management heavy now compared to previous smaller regions.

    Cons

    Attempts to curb waste and mismanagement have resulted in mismanagment and huge vortexes of waste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the "too big to fail" idea behind a huge publi-corporate structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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