Alberta Health Services
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AHS is a corporation just like the other corporations. They protect the higher ups and dump on the front line workers. Its a love/hate relationship but most of us didn't get into healthcare for the corporate side, we got into healthcare to help people. If you're a lazy worker - the union will protect you. If you're a hard worker - you will get overburdened with workload, they won't ask you about it, they'll just add to your workload and expect you to do it all.
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Productive and family oriented work place

What is the best part of working at the company?The best part is through patient care, you meet families and have friendsWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Influx of patients coming in, just like during covid.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The work environment is very friendly and supportiveWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?you work and try to have smiles along the day
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Insights into Alberta Health Services

Based on 451 survey responses
What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose

I never disliked coming to work as each of us strove for good outcomes for clients and each other

I enjoyed working for community care and always enjoyed coming to work. I enjoyed investing into knowing clients, family, regulated staff and manager


Continual learning, HR support, great health benefits


Time management with seniors was challenging
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Good opportunities for peer interactions Can be supportive but.depence.on manager

Working in AHS has its good points but you have very little direct input in daily practice operations. Very little scope for new learning and limited formal support.for same .


Great benefits


No admin support for my busy clinical role risk of burn out
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Learned little and harsh criticisms

A typical day at work including checking emails and calling clients. Sometimes I go out and check different places. The management acts as if they were supportive, but ruin some people's future by making harsh, one-sided and unfair criticisms and references. Management is unsupportive and disrespectful. They would not listen to my concern/input. The colleagues are quite helpful. The hardest part of job is to earn respect and trust from the management


Supportive colleagues, great paid


Harsh management, no empathy of new workers
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Good hospital

Management is either hit or miss. My unit manager was awesome, supportive. Workload can be a lot due to short staffing like every hospitals do. Coworkers are generally supportive and nice.
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What is the best part of working at the company?Nothing good about this organization, unless you are out-of-scope. Then you can switch departments like changing your underwear whether qualified or not.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?See previous response. After 18 years of dedicated service they are using the excuse of advancements in technology to terminate my position and outsource the work instead.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Garbage unless you are in the upper echelon What is a typical day like for you at the company?I used to work from home for 14 years and now they are quiet firing union employees y putting them back onsite.
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Efficient work environment

Good orientation and policies available for support. Pays well and good benefit. People are mostly nice and helpful when you need help. enjoyed working here!
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A mixed bag

The high acuity of patients is interesting and great for building skills, as a life long career working in public healthcare, it can be difficult to manage the stress and there is always some level of burnout.
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Overall good

Overall a good place to work at. I find that benefits are good plus the job security can’t be topped. My coworkers are amazing & i love that we now transitioned to fully electronic environment.
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Great opportunities to make a difference in many people’s lives

What is the best part of working at the company?Stable employment. Reasonable benefits What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Managers change frequently and they often do not understand spiritual careWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Much of it is excellent. Respectful, kind, thoughtful culture What is a typical day like for you at the company?Attending rounds, and offering support to patients, families and staff
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Productive, fun workplace and a fulfilling job.

What is the best part of working at the company?It’s a Government company, it pays good, good benefits and with union. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?When working short staffed and if your working with a co worker who is bossy. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It depends which department are you. Long Term Care is fast paced. Home Care is kinda slow. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Good with routines, going to clients.
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Pros include working from home, steady income, okay benefits. Cons include vindictive manager, no opportunity to work your way up, no mentorship, unlivable wage despite years of seniority
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Great workplace

Great workplace. The people are great and there is lots of room to grow. Working for a big company is great, pay and benefits. The people are also great.
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Professional and dedicated

Great hard working people . Dedicated to the job . It's a tough job but we get it done . I have nothing more to say... I go in and feel like a part of the team..


Good support


Very physical.
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Toxic Work Environment

Was a really good place to work until management started to bully and harass their employees. The staff belittled the housekeepers and treated them badly.


Pay wage and healthcare benefits


bad management
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Good workplace

Lots of opportunity for work as a registered nurse in the surgical float team, even working casually. Great benefits, learning environment, and helpful staff.
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You Stay for Your Colleagues

It’s Okay depending on the area you work. I find even in a union environment there’s a fair bit of nepotism. Aside from 1 mandatory learning course about Canada’s Indigenous people, I feel there is little done in the way of inclusion and diversity.


Dedicated staff


Disorganized, reactive
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It’s ok depending on the department and your manager. My manger was great and my coworkers were fine but there are issues like every large company. I enjoyed working there
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Concise and to the point

Very busy unit, lots of skills exposure, very supportive workplace culture. Hardest part is keeping up with the dressings, discharges, and admissions. Most rewarding part is helping people get better and seeing them go home!


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Productive workplace

I learn something new every day….Big changes in the organisation and communication seems to lack to those of us dedicated to AHS. I can rely on accurate paycheque


Steady job


Cancelled shifts!
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Based on 1,304 reviews

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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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