Alberta Health Services Employee Reviews about "freeze"

Updated Apr 28, 2020

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Alberta Health Services President and CEO Verna Yiu (no image)
Verna Yiu
187 Ratings
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  • "Good wage, good Benefits and good environment(in 47 reviews)

  • "Rewarding work, good pay, Good union(in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Organization"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Vacation, personal days, sick leave, benefits, pension.

    Cons

    Salary freeze for the past 7 years.

  2. "Pay freeze for last 7 years"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    big organization looks good on resume.

    Cons

    pay freeze, budget cuts overall.

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  3. "Poor organizational structure and priorities"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Health Services part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Easy to transfer between positions and locations once in the organization -Unionized (UNA) -Competitive pay and nurse-patient ratio (relative to other provinces)

    Cons

    -Difficult to get into organization- always having "hiring freeze", need to know someone to arrange interview with unit managers to have resume looked at -Very top down management style (frontline workers have limited impact on decision making) -Very middle management heavy organization -Most budget cuts come from cutting frontline staff (managers get bonuses for making unit budgets) -Nurse-patient ratios are decreasing (used to be standard 1-4 on days, now standard is 1-5/1-6)

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  4. "Huge public sector company, with pluses and minuses"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively good culture that supports work/life balance, size allows for a broad range of opportunities.

    Cons

    Size also leads to stifling bureaucracy and dysfunction, salary and hiring freezes for several years mean no opportunity for advancement.

  5. "Project Coordinator Review"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator 

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Short work days Nice people Decent pay (at the high end)

    Cons

    Flexibility reserved for senior employees Low chance of advancement Work environment turning toxic after years of pay freezes

  6. "Manager"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making changes from a higher level perspective improving patient care and experience

    Cons

    Salary freeze Unions Disconnect with front line Lack of accountability

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  7. "Ok"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job itself is pretty good.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance. Current government freezes make it nearly impossible to promote anyone, leading to major equity issues and staffing problems.

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  8. "Quality and Safety"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accreditation Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Busy, make a difference for staff and patients

    Cons

    Wage freeze when out of scope

  9. "IT Analyst"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very kind and its a nice collaborative environment to be in

    Cons

    Process can be very slow, pay isn't the best and there has been a pay freeze for the last few years. Union environment.

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  10. "Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Pros

    -lots to learn -Great CEO -highly cohesive and developed organization compared to other provincial health systems -investment in employees through 'my learning' courses online and in person -strong benefits -advanced and innovative in their investments (i.e. connect care, analytics etc)

    Cons

    -government institution - very affected by political climate and economy - can affect salary growth, salary and hiring freezes

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