State of Alaska

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State of Alaska Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
26 Reviews

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26 Reviews
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State of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell
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  1.  

    Department of Transportation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Fairbanks, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Fairbanks, AK

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Many 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 ManagementAdvice

    Document and terminate unproductive employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Challenging position working with Alaska Native population and the ever increasing immigrant population

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    Former Employee - Nurse III  in  Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Nurse III in Anchorage, AK

    Pros

    Outstanding experience traveling to remote Alaska Villages

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    College Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It'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!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train people to become good leaders and managers at an early age!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Medical Records Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A stable place to work.
    Good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    No 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.

  7.  

    Excellent Career employment

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    Current Employee - DVOP  in  Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - DVOP in Anchorage, AK

    Pros

    As 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.

    Cons

    Accounting 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 ManagementAdvice

    Allow a professional career employee latitude to work out of the box and be creative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    HR in Alaska

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No bonuses, overtime is hard to come by but you are expected to work more hours with out pay (only in some divisions).

  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    None. Mgmt encounters the sames pros and cons, plus deal with higher levels of stress related to job security with administration changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Initial

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are good but lessening

    Cons

    Some feel entitled and spoiled

  11.  

    Unorganized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unorganized. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Align your organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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