Cherokee Nation Businesses Employee Reviews about "cherokee"

Updated Sep 25, 2020

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  • "Great company with good benefits for anyone starting out(in 9 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours and great benefits(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Unqualified managers that remain in place because they happen to be Cherokee(in 6 reviews)

  • "Little to no opportunities for advancement(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Director

      Dec 5, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Excellent career advancement opportunities and ability to work on exciting Federal government programs.

      Cons

      There have been no negative cons that I have experienced in my time with the Cherokee Nation. I have been thrilled with the direction of my career.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Toxic Culture

      Sep 25, 2020 - Project Manager in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Working with some great people that haven't left yet.

      Cons

      Toxic workplace culture. Unqualified managers that remain in place because they happen to be Cherokee. Emphasis is given to securing new projects. Once awarded no one cares how they are administered. No support from corporate, no adequate staff, and no respect for employees.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      There’s a reason why all these reviews mention poor management...

      Sep 24, 2019 - Communications 
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      Pros

      “Good”, i.e. competitive benefits and quarterly bonuses.

      Cons

      Management is inept and unqualified. Pay rate is below market. Management will not promote if you’re not Cherokee, but family and friends are hired for positions they’re not qualified for, nepotism is rampant. Managers refuse to give annual reviews, and will take credit for your work and ideas. Company does not deliver on benefits and policies they advertise openly such as maternity leave. Do not expect to take a vacation or leave of any kind- you must be on call and work at all times, even in entry level positions. Managers will take flex time but not permit employees to do the same, while requiring overtime/nights and weekends. Work environment is openly hostile.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Contractor, more than 3 years

      My Experience

      Sep 20, 2019 - Tech Support Representative in Tulsa, OK
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      Pros

      Cherokee Nation Business is a great place to work and with good people.

      Cons

      From my experience working with CNB for 4 years they do not hire within the company in Oklahoma, but they do in Colorado.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      JOB

      Sep 4, 2019 - Project Manager in Stilwell, OK
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      Pros

      Learning from customers how to operate

      Cons

      Racist company and very against people that are not cherokee

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Training Tech

      Aug 9, 2016 - Program Manager in Quantico, VA
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      Pros

      As a government contractor, employees are compensated for work done. Great people. Highly dedicated, capable , hard workers. Mission oriented. It is a family oriented environment and most people appear happy but also depends on the leadership.

      Cons

      Typical ups and downs of government bureaucracy. You don't have as many advancement opportunities. You see government leadership and personnel more than you see or communicate with Cherokee Nations leadership

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A company that truly cares about employees

      Sep 9, 2015 - Systems Administrator V in Albuquerque, NM
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      Pros

      Cherokee fights for employees time and again, even when it does not benefit directly from doing so.

      Cons

      Contract uncertainty, contract bridges and extensions, tension between Federal employees and contract employees

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Bad Health Insurance Administration

      Jul 22, 2015 - Software Developer 
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      Pros

      The 401k is pretty good. There is no vesting period.

      Cons

      Cherokee has a self-funded health insurance plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield. Unfortunately, you cannot use the BCBS website or customer service numbers as all interaction has to go through a company named HealthSmart. HealthSmart's real service is "risk-management", which means their job is to make it difficult for you to access your health insurance benefits.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      BEST EVER!

      May 15, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      I have never worked for a company where EVERYONE is kind, polite and professional until Cherokee! Leadership is Engaged Managers have been OUTSTANDING! A company & managers that care about it's people!

      Cons

      No Cons that I have found in my almost 3 years.

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