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Sealaska Reviews

Updated August 22, 2018
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  1. "Sealaska focuses on professional development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work experience, one week trip to Juneau for professional development also

    Cons

    None really, could be a little more structured at times

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Generous company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sealaska full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment, generous benefits.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement, remote work locations.

  3. "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Office Manager in Poulsbo, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Office Manager in Poulsbo, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has different entities under it’s umbrella; those entities are each their own separate LLCs. The pro is that each is a small company; which, if you like smaller companies, this is a really good atmosphere, as it is more like a close hardworking family.

    Cons

    Most of the entities are government contractors, so the business ebbs and flows and also, it can be a little nerve racking with regards to job stability when those contracts come up for rebidding every couple of years. There is no surety to whether a government contract will ever be renewed with contractors.


  4. "Sealaska Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Sealaska as an intern

    Pros

    Good professional development offered, flexible and supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Wasn't given challenging or meaningful work


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sealaska as an intern

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn about Native Culture
    Good Pay
    Easy/Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Work and tasks can be slow
    Downtime


  6. ""last year" @ employer is wrong. Small company. Easy to determine who I could be."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location. Decent pay. Great IT. Free coffee. Smart colleagues.

    Cons

    At the time, staffing, HR (corporate, not the subs), lack of business understanding and leadership

    Advice to Management

    Keep implementing your plans. Check in to business opportunities that enhance relationships. Many of today's successes are services that enhance relationships.

    Educate shareholders about business. Also create youth programs other than cultural.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sealaska Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Internship was well-matched to opportunities within organization.
    Assigned duties were professionally challenging.
    Intern-specific week of professional development activities.

    Cons

    Administration of travel and reimbursements was fuzzy.
    Needed devices to continue engagement between interns and company and/or networking opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Company has clearly invested in internship program. Continue to refine to endear interns to continued relationships with company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Definitely will not work here after graduation."

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    Current Intern - Software Development Intern in Juneau, AK
    Current Intern - Software Development Intern in Juneau, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sealaska as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The department I work for is very relaxed and welcoming. They help when I need and anticipate my needs so that I don't create any bottle necks.

    So far everyone that I've met have been very friendly and helpful.

    My personal work has been very fulfilling and I've had a lot of opportunity to learn new technology and how to do things in newer standards.

    Cons

    The whole company culture is just profit driven. There is not soul, just the idea that you can forever make money off cutting down trees.

    There is NO employee development. The stairs are locked up so there isn't that healthy alternative to getting to your floor.

    Drama and politics lead the conversations at this company instead of aspiring to be the best company they can be. There is no feeling of aspiring to being anything but profitable over old business models.

    Whenever you try to point out problems, people blow it out of proportion instead of continuously driving for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    If you want your company to bring up profits, then first look at your employees and make sure that you are doing everything you can to make them happy.

    Happy employees make happy customers.

    Happy customers are loyal customers and will keep giving you their business.

    Make sure to cut the drama out of the office.

    When you allow your employees to grow, that has a side effect of allowing your business to grow.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Stong IT team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid expenses, training, travel, compensation, healthcare

    Cons

    Location is not the greatest, chaotic work environment alot like the military


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very dysfunctional, never again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juneau, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juneau, AK
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sealaska full-time

    Pros

    Some employees really care about the mission and do the best they can. The overall goals are meaningful. There were nice people there. The benefits were decent.

    Cons

    They had layoffs and restructuring over the past few years. Employees resigned or retired but weren't replaced. All of it hurt employee morale. Minimal management training. A few toxic managers.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck. There's a lot of work to do.