Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp.

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Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best employment in Bethel, Alaska.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Bethel, AK
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bethel, AK

    I worked at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are great.

    Cons

    Working and living in the remote Alaska can be difficult for some people, and expensive for rent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk more about prejudices against natives, after all it is a Native hospital.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work if you are ok with remote Alaska.

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager  in  Bethel, AK
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Bethel, AK

    I have been working at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, lot's of opportunity for improvement. YKHC is a great place to work if you are ok with remote Alaska.

    Cons

    Small company with limited growth potential. It can get very cold in Bethel, Alaska, but if you are ok with that, this is the place to work in town.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This Company Encourages Workplace Violence

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethel, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethel, AK

    I have been working at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here.

    Cons

    Bosses that are only out for themselves
    Bosses that have separate rules for certain employees, which encourages conflict between employees.
    Bosses allow physical threats to occur in the workplace.
    Senior management is completely incompetent. Normally, if one employee threatens another, the employee making the threat is no longer an employee, here they just send them to HR, for a 'talk'.
    If things continue, this place will be another statistic, where an employee comes back and shoots someone, I'm just glad, as long as it happens after Memorial Day, I won't be around to get shot. Stay away from this place!
    Not a good place to work. Even if you are unemployed and don't have any other prospects, do not take a job here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Terminate employees that threaten coworkers, in anyway, shape or form. If they comment to another employee that, 'you don't know what I'm capable of', that person should NOT go to HR, they should go to jail!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    YKHC is a bumbling, bureaucratic organization that manages nonetheless to be lovable at times.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethel, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethel, AK

    I worked at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. full-time

    Pros

    For unskilled jobs, the pay is better than it is at most other local employers. Some of the positions are incredibly laid back, though others are overly demanding. Vacation time is very generous.

    Cons

    Some departments are perennially understaffed. YKHC is inefficient to a degree that one wonders how it manages financially. There is an air of disorganization that hangs around the entire organization. The turnover rate is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the recruiting department. Many applicants have been greeted with a lack of interest that is baffling given the shortage of workers in many departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good.

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

    I have been working at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp.

    Pros

    No where to spend your money. Student loans can be paid off.

    Cons

    The cost of living is very high. You can only leave via airplane and it costs approximately $350 round trip to fly into Anchorage for specialized medical, shopping or even to go to the movies. There is nothing to do on your days off. No movies, very few restaurants and they all have the same food, nothing that you would have in a regular city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your regular staff instead of the travelers. If you pay a traveler $40 an hour then $40 an hour to their company, plus round trip transportation, plus housing, and you only pay your regular employe $40 an hour the 6% you put into their account at the end of the year does not equate not with the harsh living environment and the cost of living in an isolated village.

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