State of Alaska

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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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3.7 26 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

State of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell

Sean Parnell

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Department of Transportation

    Anonymous (Former Employee) Fairbanks, AK

    ProsLargely great people to work with, job security, decent pay, access to many training opportunities, great work environment

    ConsMany of the cons are typical of a government agency. Some employees are lazy and unproductive and absolutely impossible to get rid of. Politics and bureaucracy run the show which can be frustrating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDocument and terminate unproductive employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging position working with Alaska Native population and the ever increasing immigrant population

    Nurse III (Former Employee) Anchorage, AK

    ProsOutstanding experience traveling to remote Alaska Villages

    ConsMultiple state and federal guidelines removed individual needs and required generalized needs

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    College Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGain hands-on experience with accounting, internal and external organization communication. Nice people. Flexible hours.

    ConsIt's an intern position, so you don't have much choice to decide which projects you want to take on. Works are pretty routine.

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    Working for the State of Alaska has been great so far!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay, benefits, people.....great leave policy!

    ConsPoor evaluation system, not enough pay to retain good people, no leadership training

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain people to become good leaders and managers at an early age!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Medical Records Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA stable place to work.
    Good benefits and pay.

    ConsNo room for growth.
    Yearly evaluations was not done on time.
    Supervisor did not say anything to co-worker who used the work phone on company time.

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    Excellent Career employment

    DVOP (Current Employee) Anchorage, AK

    ProsAs a Veterans Representative I work daily with American heroes. These heroes are fully functional and have tremendous transferrable skills that employers need to recognize and make a place for them in the workplace. The employers need to pursue the Apprenticeship approach to train an individual who would fit into their culture but lacks some certification or entry level degree.

    ConsAccounting to the "bean counters" that much of my job is intangible and cannot be measured in individual tasks and specific results that pertain only to Alaska.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow a professional career employee latitude to work out of the box and be creative.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    HR in Alaska

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat leave accrual and benefits. Depending on where you work it is easy to move up.

    ConsNo bonuses, overtime is hard to come by but you are expected to work more hours with out pay (only in some divisions).

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    The State is a good employer that offers good benefits and fair salaries.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay and benefits are very good for an 8-5 job. Job security is good. It is not an overly high stress work environment for non-management positions.

    ConsThere is a union, which makes it difficult for above average workers to get raises faster than standard longevity. It is difficult to get rid of underachievers. As with any gov't employer, there are politics involved with the change of administrations every few years. These generally do not impact job security if you are not in an appointed position, but it does result in directional shifts of policies and missions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone. Mgmt encounters the sames pros and cons, plus deal with higher levels of stress related to job security with administration changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Initial

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits are good but lessening

    ConsSome feel entitled and spoiled

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    Unorganized

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Anchorage, AK

    ProsA lot of the individuals are nice people. 7.5 hour days are great during the summer months. The medical benefits are also very nice!

    ConsUnorganized. Lack of department wide alignment with the organization strategy. Individuals have their own agendas resulting in everyone running different paths. Its very hard to accomplish anything within this atmosphere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlign your organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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