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Cherokee Nation Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. "Cherokee Nation Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cherokee Nation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers, understanding boss. Very stable job.

    Cons

    Management style should be more consistent.


  2. "Cherokee Nation"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Tahlequah, OK
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Tahlequah, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cherokee Nation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Close-knit employees, good benefits, well-represented in the community, diverse, recognizes the efforts of employees, offers more opportunities for internal jobs.

    Cons

    Extremely political, pay is not competitive, very difficult to advance, leadership is poor throughout the tribal system, ethical issues exist within many departments.

  3. "Personal Care Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Personal Care Assistant in Tahlequah, OK
    Former Employee - Personal Care Assistant in Tahlequah, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cherokee Nation part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They take care and are concerned about their employees.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative.

    Advice to Management

    I do believe that it would be profitable to pay our mileage.


  4. "Slow, incompetent, uneducated, embarrassing, sad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cherokee Nation full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, travel and that is all.

    Cons

    Previously listed in my title

    Advice to Management

    Learn the job duties of the employees to better assist.


  5. "Comp Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Comp Analyst in Tahlequah, OK
    Current Employee - Comp Analyst in Tahlequah, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cherokee Nation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    working with a great group of critical thinkers.

    Cons

    Challenges associated with political correctness

    Advice to Management

    Run the tribal side like a corporation which would free up revenue to provide better pay for the hard workers and eliminate the bad workers.


  6. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cherokee Nation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good steady work environment. Big focus on family.

    Cons

    Sometimes tribal politics and pay are an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to let your employees know they are appreciated and keep them motivated.


  7. "Maintenance/Skilled Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance/Skilled Laborer in Tahlequah, OK
    Former Employee - Maintenance/Skilled Laborer in Tahlequah, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cherokee Nation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. The benefits were all encompassing and really good. Short commute. Company truck during business hours. Always provided more than adequate tools.

    Cons

    Absolutely no possibility for advancement. Co-workers with no real skill set and very little motivation to work. Corruption dipped in nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Management would greatly benefit from external audits. Management needs to be held accountable for out and out laziness, lack of efficiency, and conspicuous consumption.

  8. "Environmental Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Tahlequah, OK
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Tahlequah, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cherokee Nation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company. Worthwhile Mission. Good peers. Lots of training opportunities. Great springboard to good jobs. Nice small town.

    Cons

    Starting salary only good for new grads. Work environment is stagnant. Only need to be on time to work. Clock out on time. Dress "professionally". Quality or quantity of work is irrelevant. Best/brightest employees leave after a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining employees. Management consists of apathetic employees with salaries that make the organization top heavy.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cons out weigh the Pros"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Honestly I struggled to even find one positive. The pay is comparable to most contract companies in the area currently.

    Cons

    After a tumultuous year of working for Cherokee Nation the cons far outweighed the pros of working for this company. The company has been trying to make its way into the government sector for contracts and unfortunately the company is lacking knowledge in how to run these contracts. Over the last year there have been numerous changes in management with the company for my section and it has lead to major inconsistencies and lack of oversight. Everyday there is a new change. The benefits aren't even that great which makes keeping employees very difficult. The individuals that handle the benefits are in a different state so individuals that work off site have to rely heavily on email to try to get their questions answers. The company only offers to match up to HALF of 4% for their 401K. The health insurance is through BCBS but the company hired a side company to handle all the claims, etc. It is very difficult to get someone on the phone to help.

    Advice to Management

    The company seems to have a motto of we hired you so you should be happy to have a job. I guess in the short term that works but in the long term the company needs to seriously take into consideration ways to keep employee's. In the year I have been with the company 5 individuals have left. It doesn't sound like a lot but in the government sector finding individuals that can meet the requirements to work in certain sections is very difficult. The company has seem to become lost and out of touch with reality.


  10. "Great Employer for NE Oklahoma"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tahlequah, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tahlequah, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cherokee Nation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and a great environment!

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons other than pay is mid range or so.


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