Alberta Health Services Employee Reviews about "short staffed"

Updated Jan 20, 2021

To filter reviews, or .
3.9
79%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
Approve of CEO
Alberta Health Services President and CEO Verna Yiu (no image)
Verna Yiu
284 Ratings
Pros
  • "good pay, great benefits, really good office environment, great manager who support you(in 58 reviews)

  • "Good benefits for those who have positions(in 55 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

Reviews about "short staffed"

Return to all Reviews
  1. "Become a nurse"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Nurse 

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services part-time

    Pros

    Great work family life balance Various shifts availability Many locations to choose from Great network of people

    Cons

    Shift work Working on holidays/evenings or nights High demands Can be short staffed Increased responsibility

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good. Not great."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Good clinical experience, different acuity of patients.

    Cons

    Short staffed, some management leads a lot to be desired.


  3. "Poor Management, Poor Morale"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have a difficult time seeing the pro's these days, perhaps the only Pros are: Wage, Pension, Benefits.

    Cons

    I've had the opportunity work with several different employers throughout my career. From Private - Public (government). AHS is the worst I have ever worked for. It begins with management, they are disengaged and focused on only one thing! money, money, money. Its also the most toxic environment I've ever had to work in as well. I'm not someone who gets involved in work politics, however watching from the sidelines I can see how management doesn't follow their own policies on professional behavior and respect in the work place. This is the first and only employer which I have felt like nothing more than a number. We constantly run short staffed because they leave vacant positions vacant. We don't have proper supplies or equipment. We are constantly trying to "make things work". Through it all, when we're being asked to work harder & harder, with less & less, we're never appreciated. Not once have since joining AHS have I been told, thank you for you hard work!, or great job! Nothing like that. They "pride" themselves on patient and family centered care, however that's only followed if the budget allows. Otherwise, the feeling is patients are nothing more than a number as well. As well, your career opportunities are very limited here. Moving up the ladder is next to impossible unless you're willing to step on your colleagues along the way. Overall, I feel that I cannot perform my job the way I was trained to. I'm a caregiver and to me the patient comes first. I've never seen an organization so focused on money and budget. As well, the benefits and pension offered here do not out way the negative impact on my career aspirations and overall mental well being. The culture at AHS is not a "just culture" and does not follow the values that AHS laid out for themselves.

    Continue reading
  4. "Ok company"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician 

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, good hours, shifts are 8 hours

    Cons

    Low pay, always short staffed, very overworked and underpaid

  5. "Always unpredictable"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Practice Lead in Wetaskiwin, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A large company with multiple resources available including job opportunities

    Cons

    The variable funding provided by the government year to year makes it almost impossible to provide adequate service to patients or to plan or progress towards any goals as programs and people get cut one year and they are working short staffed and OT the next. No consistency.

    Continue reading
  6. "hard to work there when they are always short staffed"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Sales in Coleman, AB

    I worked at Alberta Health Services part-time

    Pros

    working with the residents and their families

    Cons

    SHORT STAFFED+++ STRESSFUL abusive disrespectful

  7. "Lpn"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union helps provide some job security

    Cons

    You don’t get paid based on performance. Most units are Short staffed

    Continue reading
  8. "Provide quality care to patients."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Health Care Aide in Olds, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High standard of Patient care.

    Cons

    Often short staffed. Not replaced.

  9. "RN Job Now At Calgary"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    It is a job. Has decent benefits.

    Cons

    Frequently short staffed and busy

  10. "Great Environment to work in"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at Alberta Health Services part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Grateful for all of the educational opportunities available.

    Cons

    Often have to work short staffed

Viewing 1 - 10 of 16 Reviews

Popular Careers with Alberta Health Services Job Seekers

Health Care Aide
Learn About the Job
JobsSalariesInterviews

Work at Alberta Health Services? Share Your Experiences

Alberta Health Services logo
or