Alberta Health Services Pay & benefits reviews
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The salary and benefits are very enticing and at first I loved working for AHS; however, that quickly changed. I have worked for different departments within AHS and have found all of them to have the same problems. To advance in the organization you have to be willing to play the political game. I have seen so many people without the qualifications get pushed into another role that they simply aren't qualified for. It is frustrating as I know others who met these qualifications did not get those positions or even an opportunity at them. Also, management will likely micro-manage you. If I didn't respond to every single e-mail then I apparently wasn't doing my job. Unless you're in the healthcare field I do not suggest AHS to anyone. It is a horrible organization that endorses bullying and harassment.
My time at AHS was great, I was able to polish on my skill set and add to it from what I have learned from my time at AHS. The hardest part of the job was constantly changing between projects, however it allowed myself to grow and adapt as a worker.
I find that trying to take on a role with more challenges and responsibilities for job satisfaction, would take me no where. Unless I know "someone inside". There is very little chance for career growth.
Good salary and benefits
No career advancement
Certain departments are amazing to work for. Like all large companies this is not true across the board If you have a great boss, you will have a great job, they give a lot of ongoing education which is a great asset to move up in your profession.
Work with great people, ongoing education
low salary, political
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I have always liked my job at AHS. It has variety, working on the computer, calling staff to fill shifts, discussing strategies with the manger, etc. The most enjoyable part of the job is talking with people. The hardest part of the job is adjusting staff schedules and negotiating with the staff to get hot spots areas of the staffing needs filled.
Very good benefits
This review comes from over 10 years of experience with Alberta Health Services. The organization claims to have a patient centered model but I can speak directly in opposition to this, Alberta Health Services is clearly a budget centered operation. Management practices favor budgets over staff health and safety, several departments are non-compliant with new changes in Occupational Health & Safety legislation because the cost would be too high. Work life balance is a joke and if you use sick time you are placed on attendance awareness.
They pay on time
Management, Benefits, Worklife Balance
I have worked at AHS for about 4 years. I support a team of approximately 25 people. I am encouraged by leadership to take courses via internal education methods to expand my knowledge. The workplace culture is very divided. Lower level employees have a great camaraderie but leadership has a hard time fitting in with their people. They do not engage nor do they support their groups. I enjoy the people I work with but I do not enjoy the monotony that is endured.
Good salary and lots of opportunity to move around
Management do not support workers, political environment, excessive meetings and everything is "processed" to death
Non-union employees are in year 4 of a 5 year salary freeze. Just watch, they'll probably extend the freeze even further. This is an employer that is all too eager for its employees to grow their responsibility, but with no commensurate growth in compensation. It's a nice place to work - as long as one doesn't mind financial stagnation. Costs continue to rise every year. Benefits contributions go up and up and up. Salaries go nowhere. To call it a financial dead end is actually generous. In reality, if costs rise and salaries stay constant, net in-pocket compensation actually decreases.
Stable work environment.
Salaries frozen for 5 years and counting.