It is an experience going to work here. One never knows what will happen during a shift.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – Ponoka, AB – 1 March 2017
The hardest part of this job is getting attached to the senior patients. Most enjoyable part of my job is making my patients feel better about themselves and making them laugh. Everyday at work is a learning experience. Always something new. I have never had any problems dealing with the managers. They are a good crew to work for.
Working casual you can pretty much make up your own schedule
LPN's cannot work night shifts because they cannot be in charge. This limits your shifts.
Clerk II (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 March 2017
We assist clients in vaccination. The team helps each other in performing duties. I enjoy my job because I get to serve the public and work in a respectful environment. Our management team are superb, making sure we are fully staffed in order to provide excellent customer service.
Workplace Health and Safety Advisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 25 February 2017
My work was mostly computer based, working with AHS' online incident management system. This involved calling the various hospital managers to assist them with the new system as well as provide OHS guidance. The managers were mostly interested in just getting it over with but they responded to OHS suggestions over time.
AHS is good at improving its people as they offer a number of opportunities for personal improvement such as courses.
Other than that, the onboarding process was slow, taking weeks before I had complete computer use.
The management was quick to let you leave early on holidays, long weekends, etc.
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.
Oracle DBA (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 February 2017
I much enjoyed my time at AHS. I worked as a contractor not as a regular employee as such the culture for me would have been quite different than that of most employees. I would think what would make the biggest difference is who you get as your superiors in whatever area you work. In my case, I had great people to work with. I went through a few bosses during my time there and they were all different but all great in their own ways.
I recommend employment at AHS if you can find it and it's work you enjoy.
Flexible work hours and accommodation for individual needs.
Some long hours, some weekend work. It goes with the territory.
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