Cook/Prep-Nutrition Food Services (Current Employee) – St. Albert, AB – 21 February 2017
Turn on the oven, steamers, start breakfast for patients, breakfast for costumer at the cafeteria, lunch. I learn empathy for other people who work in service industry jobs. I work with many people from different countries. The hardest part they don't have many hours to work. I like every thing about my job I love cooking.
Human Resources Client Services Assistant (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 17 February 2017
The position was a good opportunity. I liked the co-workers I shared an office with. Very team oriented and always helping each other. The benefits were the best. My brother in law was in a severe accident and AHS was very supportive with time off and sick leave.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 16 February 2017
Not my dream career position, would rather be working directly with clients. I have grown as a person since I started there and enhanced and utilized my skills. I really enjoying working with the people who are in the same office as I am.
File Clerk (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 11 February 2017
The management in the dept. where I worked were horrible, rude & spiteful people. Not allowed to speak your own mind & if you did you were hauled into the office & given a talking to! I do NOT recommend working for this company ever! They kill your spirit & wear you down. Almost suffered a nervous breakdown working there:(
Pharmacy Assistant (Current Employee) – Alberta – 10 February 2017
There is very poor management in my department... cannot sit idle for two minutes even after our work is done... have to keep moving continuously. We are made feel guilty about calling in sick. There is too much work pressure on us. We are short staffed on most days without management coming to us and asking if we need any help. Scheduling is horrible. Have to work too many weekends. Work/life balance is not good. There is a lot of favouritism in our department. We are never appreciated for our hard work. We are constantly reminded of any mistakes that we have made. The work conditions are extremely poor.... bad lighting, zero ventilation (working with extremely hazardous substances) some areas of the department are too hot while some are too cold. There is no separation between hazardous and toxic substances and other non toxic substances. The work environment is full of stress.
Logistics Coordinator, Accreditation (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 February 2017
This job was the highlight of my career thus far. Employees are well taken care of. The work life balance is excellent. I was allowed to learn and grow here. I also felt rewarded and appreciated for my hard work. I would love to work for AHS again!
Health Care Aide (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 February 2017
I worked for them for 2 years management is horrible and bully you but great resources to keep your knowledge up always Drama no matter how much you avoid it try resolving it threw management they leave you feeling stupid and more upset then when u walked in
Environmental Services (Former Employee) – Ponoka, AB – 12 January 2017
Workplace safety was very important, there was always opportunity to voice any concerns within the workplace. There was always hands on learning experiences. If there were any problems, it was easy to voice them to managers. And i always found it enjoyable to work with the other employees. The hardest part of the job was the physical aspect of it, but that was also the best part becasue it kept me moving and active.
Respiratory Therapist (Former Employee) – Camrose, AB – 6 January 2017
Typical day - varied day to day as there was many things that were included in the job description. I taught Pulmonary Rehab courses, did Asthma Education, performed breathing tests as required, made home visits to palliative patients, performed certain blood tests, taught caregivers about respiratory medications, their use, how they work, and the care of the different delivery devices. Also helped with Baby Wellness days in the region.
What I learned - time management, taking a leading role for teaching purposes, talking in an educational setting
Co-workers - I had the BEST co-workers at whichever site I was at.
Hardest part - leaving. I was only covering a maternity leave and there was a hiring freeze so they couldn't hire me on permanently
Most enjoyable - co-workers, clients, patients, being able to do what I was trained to do and doing it well.
Doing what I was trained to do, clients, co-workers