Municipality of Anchorage

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Municipality of Anchorage Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
7 Reviews
3.4
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst

    I worked at Municipality of Anchorage full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fellow workers are creative and enthusiastic. Everyday is different.

    Cons

    A shortage of resources causes stress at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hang in there.

  2.  

    Good people, imperfect system

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Municipality of Anchorage

    Pros

    Nice Alaskans, Good Intentions, Functional

    Cons

    Varying skill levels, acceptance of mediocre performance,

  3.  

    Good City to work for

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

    I have been working at Municipality of Anchorage

    Pros

    Very beautiful City in the Summer time

    Cons

    Cold, long, dark winter hours

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  5.  

    Working for the government

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Municipality of Anchorage full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    No recognition for your work or achievements for doing good. Due to being part of the union there are workers that don't do their jobs and you can't fire them or discipline them due to them being protected by their union.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if they were there more often.Because of union they are not allowed to help you when u are short staffed because they are non-union and are not allowed to do union work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I've worked for a handful of employers in my life, and this is the only one that's been terrible.

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

    I have been working at Municipality of Anchorage full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    For the area, the benefits are good (as one would expect from a governmental employer). The pay is decent for the work that is expected.

    Cons

    There is zero employee development/training, there is zero involvement from management (I've never even met the mayor or city manager in the three years I've worked here), the HR department that should be setting the example is abusive and unprofessional with an unheard of turnover rate, and all employees (other than executives) are hourly, even if your federal FLSA status should be exempt. I have heard things were much better a couple years ago under the previous mayor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think you need to understand how turnover affects your budget. Once you understand how much turnover is costing you, I would suggest that you review how morale impacts turnover. Then, I hope you will do more to address the lowest morale I have ever seen in my 52 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    As far as governments go, a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Municipality of Anchorage full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Predictable as far as salary and benefits, good benefits, optional 80 hours over 9 days instead of 10, union contracts

    Cons

    Union contracts are sometimes annoying to deal with, and often protect the lazy and unmotivated, depending on where you start in the pay scale, you might top out after only 4-5 years; also, the general nature of government is that sometimes things get a little unstable due to property values and tax receipts; also politics play into what is expected of you sometimes. The mayor I worked under liked to grandstand and puff him self up, while mostly ignoring the folks on the ground doing the work

    Recommends
  8.  

    I love my job.

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

    I have been working at Municipality of Anchorage

    Pros

    The Muni is a great employer because they have an equal opportunity approach, pay well, and go to more than reasonable lengths to train, support and retain employees. In other words, anyone with proper qualifications will have an equal shot at a job, and once hired, the muni will do everything reasonable to keep from letting that person go.

    Cons

    I suppose you could make an argument that the fairness can work against a motivated, outstanding employee, because I have found that promotions are based almost solely on seniority, regardless of other factors. I've seen much less-motivated individuals promoted over harder working and more dedicated ones just because they started earlier. That's life...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the quality of work and employee's dedication when considering individuals for promotion.

    Recommends

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