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"Excellent Career employment"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - DVOP in Anchorage, AK
Current Employee - DVOP in Anchorage, AK
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at State of Alaska full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

As a Veterans Representative I work daily with American heroes. These heroes are fully functional and have tremendous transferrable skills that employers need to recognize and make a place for them in the workplace. The employers need to pursue the Apprenticeship approach to train an individual who would fit into their culture but lacks some certification or entry level degree.

Cons

Accounting to the "bean counters" that much of my job is intangible and cannot be measured in individual tasks and specific results that pertain only to Alaska.

Advice to Management

Allow a professional career employee latitude to work out of the box and be creative.

Other Employee Reviews for State of Alaska

  1. "HR in Alaska"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great leave accrual and benefits. Depending on where you work it is easy to move up.

    Cons

    No bonuses, overtime is hard to come by but you are expected to work more hours with out pay (only in some divisions).


  2. "The State is a good employer that offers good benefits and fair salaries."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are very good for an 8-5 job. Job security is good. It is not an overly high stress work environment for non-management positions.

    Cons

    There is a union, which makes it difficult for above average workers to get raises faster than standard longevity. It is difficult to get rid of underachievers. As with any gov't employer, there are politics involved with the change of administrations every few years. These generally do not impact job security if you are not in an appointed position, but it does result in directional shifts of policies and missions.

    Advice to Management

    None. Mgmt encounters the sames pros and cons, plus deal with higher levels of stress related to job security with administration changes.

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