Alberta Health Services
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Employer worked scheduling around my children and husbands schedule. Loved the hands on care and the staff were professional and a joy to work with was able to enhance nursing skills
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Extremely clique based. No room for growth unless the Manager or Directors love you. Extremely unfair and different rules for different individuals. No consistency. Constantly breaking Collective Agreements. My mental health has hugely suffered since working with AHS. They treat admin staff horribly.
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I worked for AHS in strathmore, the crew is acidic. There is no room for advancement there as the maintenance 3 and 4 are lifers and always have issues. They will be little you and you'll be treated like a piece of cr..p, numerous times there have been HR complaints and nothing gets done. MANAGEMENT is lazy and if you are not a yes man then your f...ed. Best piece of advice don't go to Strathmore. Go to wabasca for a term with good management then pick where you want to go internally. You will get f...ed in strathmore.
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All other departments are great
Cons
The list is too long for that department
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Phenomenal career and position of growth if looking to pursue other policing agencies or to remain employed by the government with great benefits, pension, and wage. Diverse Law Enforcement experience, dealing with the general population and anyone coming into AHS Premise’. There is no normal day for an AHS Peace Officer - you may find yourself responding to fire related calls, medical calls, property crimes, crimes in progress, assist external Law Enforcement partners, and enforcement of Provincial Statutory Authorities which include; Trespass to Premises Act, Petty Trespass Act, Gaming Liquor and Cannabis Act, Public Health Act, Mental Health Act, Tobacco Smoking and Reduction Act, Traffic Safety Act all under the authority of the Provincial Offences and Procedures Act.
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Amazing Law Enforcement Experience
Cons
Some Staff look and treat AHSPS poorly
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Work goes by fast as there is always something to do. The staff are amazing and a good group to work with. Lots of opportunities to learn new things.
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Good place to workGood work culture Ethics and good to be in great placeThings are basic and straight Colleagues are ok and always have a helping hand.
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public set up you are not exploited
Cons
work on the toes
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In general, a well organized workplace with numerous opportunities in a variety of nursing fields, lots of lateral mobility to try different areas of nursing and plenty of flexibility for casual, part time, temporary, or full time work. A generally collaborative and team-based environment.
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I love going to work everyday. Hospital staff and patients are great, however the pay is low for the amount of work we do. Work life balance is great. Management is supportive. You feel like part of a family here.
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Great work place
Cons
Low pay
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I was a cleaner and the nurses and other staff were part of the reason I quit, the other was because I didn’t want to clean areas where people were dying in hospital. The pay was great and it’s the easiest job I’ve had, but has its downfalls
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Working at the children’s hospital is very rewarding. Awesome staff that have compassion and empathy. Salaries need to be reviewed and increased to of keep up with cost of living.
Pros
Personal feeling of accomplishment
Cons
Not paid enough for length of service.
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In my opinion the job is great as long you focus on what you're there for. The supervisors for very welcoming and they listen to problems and issues regarding the work
Pros
Premium on evenings and weekends
Cons
No free lunches
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From the moment you enter this environment, you feel the negativity surrounding you. No training, nasty people to work with, lots of anger and resentment towards others in this work environment. I wouldn't recommend this place to my enemies.
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None
Cons
Long hours, expectations to work overtime without being paid for it. Time and time again this is the situation.
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Productive educational and amazing place to work.I have been actively employed at AHS as a health care aid enjoy every moment of it .They provide lots of education and respect from coworkers clients and management. I continue to excel in my workInterest and requirements on a yearly basis .AHS Has been my full-time employment for the last eight years and four months
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Awesome place to work
Cons
No cons to report
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Some departments in HR are blantant with nepotism, hiring friends at top of pay scales, giving raises despite a salary freeze, etc. It's great if you're the person who is besties with the leader. Star talent leaves the organization because of no opportunity to grow. It's great if you are in a unionized position. Better pay and someone to actually fight for you when management tries shady things.
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Work life balance, opportunity to grow depending on who you know
Cons
Poor pay if you join in a non-union position.
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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
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Good pay good benefits
Cons
Least innovative, cronyism, top heavy, hierarchical, old school thinking
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You do your work at your.pace and.no pressure as ling you finish all.work.Its an qutomatic routine. C- workers are not same attitude and character.Just do what you can.Some Nurses are helpful some are not. Working.must be on.prioritization. It is important to ask for.help for the safety of the patient and self..
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Environmentally friendly
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Not too formal.
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Are you looking for any of these qualities in a Peace Officer employer? An employer who takes your safety seriously? An employer who follows best practice and government recommendations for equipment and training? An employer who issues practical, customizable, high quality body armour?An employer who issues the best possible protective tools? An employer who carefully selects the best and brightest applicants?An employer who seeks the feedback from it's front line staff regarding staffing, training and equipment? An employer who can give you a starting point to advance in a law enforcement career? An employer who has an open line of communication between front line staff and leadership? Well, you should keep looking. AHS Protective Services is not that employer.
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The set days off are good.
Cons
Leadership and their decision making abilities
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Are you looking for any of these qualities in a Peace Officer employer? An employer who takes your safety seriously? An employer who follows best practice and government recommendations for equipment and training? An employer who issues practical, customizable, high quality body armour?An employer who issues the best possible protective tools? An employer who carefully selects the best and brightest applicants?An employer who seeks the feedback from it's front line staff regarding staffing, training and equipment? An employer who can give you a starting point to advance in a law enforcement career? An employer who has an open line of communication between front line staff and leadership? Well, you should keep looking. AHS Protective Services is not that employer.
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The set days off are nice.
Cons
Leadership and their decision making abilities
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Great co- coworkers, best manager i've ever had. Docs and staff are wonderful. Staff to client ratio appropriate and case load manageable. Sad I had to leave
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My manager was a terrible dictator, he did work which the Union did not approve of. Get a life and do not work here, job stability, sure if you want to spend the rest of your life fighting an individual. Life is greener outside AHS. I couldn't wait to get my foot out !Stay Away !!
Pros
No Pros- Benefits in the name of taking and scraping your money from your pockets.
Cons
Benefits- fight your manager to get it, Management doesn't care how you are kicked around, Terrible Politics, work will be taken away from you, you will be made redundant.
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Great work environment. Most coworkers would go out of their way to lend a hand and help out when needed. Sometimes when you go above and beyond you are not appreciated for it though from the managers. Makes a person feel like not wanting to help out as much. Otherwise workload is good and environment is usually a fun place to be wether dealing with nursing or other departments.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Not feeling appreciated sometimes
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