Alberta Health Services

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Updated May 30, 2014

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3.2 72 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Alberta Health Services President & CEO Vicki Kaminski

Vicki Kaminski

(3 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • I had opportunities to move up to full and better part time positions(in 3 reviews)


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

  • hiring process or through referral(in 2 reviews)

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    So Ill-managed and Too Top Heavy with Executives

    Secretary I (Former Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good employer

    Paramedic (Current Employee) Calgary, AB

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Analyst (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB

    ProsVery relaxed environment to work. Management is very good.

    ConsSalary freeze every time for 3 years

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould thing about the out of scope employes and give them cost of living increment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very ethical professional environment

    Win7 Deployment Tech (Former Employee) Calgary, AB

    Prosfriendly understanding environment with professional approach

    ConsI don't see any cons to put

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    awesome

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB

    Proseveryday is a learning experience

    ConsAlberta weather situation every year

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep it up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Practicum Experience

    Practicum Student (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB

    ProsI 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.

    ConsCurrently 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    awesome employer

    Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) Fort Saskatchewan, AB

    Prosgood pay, awesome collegues, love home care

    Consnever enough staff, need to hire more

    Advice to Senior Managementhire new grads to balance senior nurse ratio

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing work place

    Food Service Aide (Worker) (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB

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

    Cons- Dealing with cranky nurses and patients

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A lifelong rewarding experience

    Clerk V (Current Employee) Calgary, AB

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

    ConsNone really. My current manager is caring and compassionate

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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