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"Becoming too big for it's own good"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Anchorage, AK
Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Anchorage, AK
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Alaska USA full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

They provide great health benefits and vacation time that starts at 2 weeks a year with bonuses for perfect attendance. The 401K comes with a 4% employer match

Cons

Becoming too corporate, weekend work, pushy sales required, support departments can be difficult.

Advice to Management

Remember where you came from and don't take the personal touch out of business.

Other Employee Reviews for Alaska USA

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great with members, hires inexperienced, retail based managers."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ABM in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - ABM in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alaska USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits. Online paystubs. Loyal member base.

    Cons

    Terrible schedules. Forced to use "chain of command" even if you're being harrassed by your immediate supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Identify true talent. Refrain from retail based managers. Eliminate husband/wife managers and keep it professional. Examine your policy pertaining to reporting greivances to your direct supervisor as it is often that person whom the complaint is against. Reward employees for good work and advertise more vs. expecting employees to pull sales from grocery store aisles. I do my banking in a bank. Not a grocery store and the last thing I want to do while shopping in a busy grocery store is talk about my finances amoung other shoppers. These retail environments are challenging enough, reward those willing to work in a grocery store by giving them better schedules. There is no reason that both the ABM and BM should not have a weekend day off each weekend. There is also no reason that the staff should not be able to rotate their schedules as well to each have a weekend day off. Just because a person can technically work nine days in a row before accuring overtime does not mean they should. Require branch managers be more cognizant of the schedule.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience, environment, benefits."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good environment, work and life balance
    -Great pay for entry level banking
    -Excellent benefits
    -Opportunities for advancement
    -Professional learning experience, exposure to banking system

    Cons

    -Some promotions don't make sense
    -Your advancement may depend on social circumstances with your manager
    -Goal incongruity between sales culture and service culture
    -7 days a week makes it tough on families

    Advice to Management

    Settle divide between sales and service cultures; have middle/senior management spend more time developing talented individuals for future advancement/succession planning.

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