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Slow bureaucratic behemoth with nepotistic hiring, toxic culture

Although there are pockets of good work being done under the radar most of the crucial work that needs to happen regarding streamlining operations for long-term care, better patient experience, innovation does not happen. Most people are given promotion depending on the longevity of their stay rather than merit and very much based on nepotism. The saying here is the less you do the more you talk politically the faster you rise you just need to have a constant smile in your face. The system is designed to get the results it gets and it starts with the CEO who is a political machine and has zero accountability. Alberta Health Services needs a revolution most of the employees here are given good pay and good benefits called the golden handcuffs as long as you don't create a kerfuffle you will keep climbing the ladder at the expense of patients suffering

Pros

Good pay good benefits

Cons

Least innovative, cronyism, top heavy, hierarchical, old school thinking

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3.0Job security/advancement
2.0Management
2.0Culture
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understanding, open minded, forward thinking, helpful, courteous and fun people

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Place you can retire from

Depends where you are working within AHS. The departments tht I have worked, Department of paediatric at AB Children’s hospital was the only place I felt had toxic environment.

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Opportunities to learn and grow

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Favouritism
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Well organized workplace with opportunities for career growth.

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Overall rating

3.9

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Ratings by category

3.8Work/Life Balance
3.9Salary/Benefits
3.6Job security/advancement
3.3Management
3.5Culture

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