State of Alaska

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Decent place, if you know the people, and not in the corrupt departments/sections/units

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst Programmer  in  Juneau, AK
Current Employee - Analyst Programmer in Juneau, AK

Pros

Below are the pros if you find the few, honest sections/units to work for:

1. Family is priority. If you have a family problem (death, divorce, new baby), employer works with you.
2. Monthly potlucks!
3. Friendly co-workers and management

Cons

Below represents a high percentage of the workplaces

1. High turn over due to bad management.
2. Can be fired at any time for any reason (union agreements are not enforced)
3. Must be in a union to be hired.
4. Union have no role in employment except for collecting dues.
5. Credit is stolen (not credited where due)
6. Pay is extremely lower than average. Basically paid 30% of normal.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the bad apples. They are the reason the State of Alaska is losing tons of workers and money on a monthly basis.

Other reviews for State of Alaska

  1.  

    Great learning opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audtior  in  Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Audtior in Anchorage, AK

    Pros

    Great way to earn audit hours to become a CPA at only 37.5 hours per week.

    Cons

    Lower salary when compared to private companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Management is supportive and understanding.

  2.  

    State of Alaska - Budget Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Budget Manager  in  Juneau, AK
    Former Employee - Budget Manager in Juneau, AK

    Pros

    For capable people near the beginning of their career place has enormous potential. The State of Alaska has thousands of jobs in Juneau, a high percentage of people who will definately retire within the next 5-10 years, and a genuine lack of capable candidates. Starting pay is only so-so, but pay increases are guaranteed unless you seriosly bomb out.

    Cons

    Juneau is a hard place to live - expensive, extremely rainy, nowhere to go (road system is only 40 miles from end-to-end). Their workforce is full of quirky people who are often not very good at their work - but management is too shy, weak, lazy or ambivalent to do anything about it. For experienced workers this is a LOUSEY place to work since the state can consider experience when deciding who to hire, but not when deciding what to pay. With very limited exceptions, they can only hire you at the very bottom of the pay range - which is probably far less than you have been earning elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your compensation practises to pay appropriately for prior experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
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