Gila River Indian Community

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I was the accountant for the Cultural Resources Management Department.

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Former Employee - Accountant in Sacaton, AZ
Former Employee - Accountant in Sacaton, AZ

I worked at Gila River Indian Community full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The employees were laid back and friendly and allowed me to work with little supervision.

Cons

The commute was 109 miles per day (through Phoenix during rush hour).

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    They Follow Their Own Set of Laws (Sovereign Nation)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gila River Indian Community full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits - as long as you can tough-out the rude, hateful, discriminatory attitudes of all the tribal employees you'll end-up being outnumbered by (if you happen to be white, black, or from any tribe outside of their own).

    Cons

    If you are not a Tribal Member, your work will be continuously scrutinized (no matter how impeccable it is) and you will be given an over-load of responsibilities so that you ultimately end-up quitting from the stress of it all. This way, they can hire the 2nd- or 3rd-place applicants who were also interviewed for the job you were hired for. Usually, those 2nd & 3rd choices happen to be Tribal Members... but they were not as qualified as you, which is why they weren't hired - but they're "in" as soon as you give up & quit. That's the game that's played time and time again - I worked there long enough to witness it on a regular basis. Their grievance policy is more for "show" and not for actual empathy toward non-tribal members. Since it's their court, they'll defend themselves at all costs and do whatever it takes to win the war, if it will benefit their own members in the end.

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    None that they would heed or even bother to concern themselves with.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very high turnover rate in all departments is a sign of ineffective management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Gila River Indian Community

    Pros

    Decent health benefits kick in after first year. Management is slowly making strides to treat employees better. some very nice people work here.

    Cons

    Only pays 80% of market median for all wages and refuse to budge. Hiring leans towards nepotism and favortism. lots of red tape. exeuctive management treats lower level employees like idiots and does not want them to speak out of turn. hourly employees can't have ot without being approved by the director. lunch room full of flies. attendance points system applied to those wo fall out of favor with maangement. new hire orientation classes every two weeks is a bad siggn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your people. there is a reason why some many people quit or don't even show up for first da of work

    Doesn't Recommend
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