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Great place to develop, but not to stay.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - FSC
Current Employee - FSC

I have been working at Alaska USA

Pros

Good Pay, Good opportunities for professional development. Great experience gained from working at the credit union. Great job to use as a stepping stone.

Cons

micro management, politics, lack of following protocol and procedures which causes glitches in day to day operations. Lack of separation between work and personal lives.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs to implement policy properly. There is too much of a 'salad bar' going on at Alaska USA. This inconsistency causes confusion amongst employees. Employees end up getting scolded for following certain policies simply because upper management is too lazy to practice some policies.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Alaska USA

  1.  

    Love AK USA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Consultant
    Current Employee - Financial Services Consultant

    I have been working at Alaska USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great compensation package. Good growth

    Cons

    Not the most exciting work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not as much micro managing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good principles, flawed execution

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Credits Officer  in  Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Special Credits Officer in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Alaska USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, banker's hours, decent pay. Alaska USA has a strong history of growth and continues to expand its services and its membership. I was a member before working at Alaska USA and am still a member although I no longer work there. Alaska USA provides great value for their membership.

    Cons

    Alaska USA tries to promote an organizational culture that values its employees and provides opportunities for advancement, but management fails horribly in its execution. There is no communication between executive management and employees, creating a severe disconnect between employees and the organizational mission. This disconnect leads to significant inconsistencies between the management of different departments. There is little focus on employee development or training beyond an employee's current position. Most supervisors and managers do not have sufficient training or experience to effectively lead and develop employees, resulting in a culture that fosters micro-management and distrust instead of professional growth. Alaska USA's traditional top-down management style creates an atmosphere that discourages employee involvement and hinders careers. If you want to work for a company that values its employees and provides opportunities for career development, look somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to make a connection with your employees and foster a culture that promotes inclusiveness, employee development, and respect. Actions speak louder than words - it is not enough to put organizational values in writing, you must practice them, too. Alaska USA University is a severely untapped resource - use it to create development plans for employees and offer programs that are current and beneficial for all levels within the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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