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"It helps my career."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Work life balance, great pay.

Cons

You need to be a self-starter.

Other Employee Reviews for Chugach Alaska

  1. "Wonderful people, great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent, dedicated staff. Training available and upward mobility was good. Team building exercises and weekly staff meetings a plus.

    Cons

    Appreciation of one's time management to meet deadlines sometimes was not respected and misunderstood as being unapproachable.

    Advice to Management

    Do not do peer reviews.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A company on a downward spiral"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chugach Alaska full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independence; little supervisory oversight. Once you reach the 5 year mark, your time off increases. Received annual raises and bonuses, however, most are underpaid when compared with the market. Excellent rumor network.

    Cons

    Micro-management in that you must cc: your immediate supervisory on all email traffic and then when something is questioned, they do not recall the situation (pointless). Decline in all benefits. About 6-7 years ago, no employee responsibility for health insurance, but once they started making employees pay part, the rates have increased significantly every year, while the benefits have declined every year. 3-4 years ago they moved the goal posts for vacation leave accrual and removed a holiday. Only match 3% for 401K and about 2-3 years ago started charging employees to manage the 401K (including annual audits), with no advance announcement - found out when reviewing 401K statement. Abysmal corporate communication since day 1. Executive management must believe they have communicated what is going on within the company (because they spend so much time traveling to/from Anchorage to meet with each other), that they forget to share with the masses. Rumor mill currently on over drive due to lay offs 15 months ago and more layoffs this week. Company reorganized internally, yet failed to notify employees or even bother to share an org chart. Hard to know who/where to go once things changed. Communication is expected to flow upward; but very little communication from the top down. Company's mission statement is really a bunch of goals for a very distant future, since they do not operate that way today. How does a company that hit the $1B mark sink so quickly?

    Advice to Management

    Regular communication via company portal and/or email to employees. Some of us actually like and believe in the company and would like to turn this ship around. Listen to your employees, quite often they know better, more efficient ways of doing things. Make good decisions, embrace ideas even if they are in disagreement with yours. Next layoff round, examine potential losses from a business perspective; this round many were telecommuters - quite often the least expensive employees with the highest productivity.

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