Employee Relations (Former Employee), Anchorage, AK – August 21, 2015
Pros: You work 8-5 not a minute longer.
Cons: They don't even provide you with filtered water. Who wants to drink water from rusty old pipes.
Depending on where you work for the Muni or what department, ones experience will be different. I worked at City Hall and oh boy did I not enjoy it. Extremely political, department heads don't get a long. – more... There is no clear or open communication which makes it hard for staff to work. A lot of unanswered questions "need to know basis" which makes it difficult for staff to perform with half information. Computer systems are outdated therefore entries are made multiple times by different people and adjustments are made manually resulting in a lot of errors. – less
Recruited over 700 elections workers and 122 pollinhg places
Elections Recruiter (Former Employee), 632 W 6th Ave, Anchorage Alaska – June 8, 2015
Pros: Busy all day every day.
Cons: Having to call and get things scheduled such as training and pick-up.
My job was to recruit and hire over 700 election workers for the Municipality of Anchorage elections. I also contracted with 122 precinct polling places. Another facet of my job was to send recruitment – more... letters indicating the available training times. All workers were to call me and schedule. If I didn't hear from someone I was tasked with calling and scheduling them. I also scheduled all the precinct Chairs for their supply pick up times.
The hardest part of the job was doing all these tasks simultaneously, both on the phone and in person. Them most enjoyable part of the job was working with all the different people and seeing to their individual needs as well as that of their precinct. – less
Gardener I (Former Employee), Anchorage, AK – April 16, 2015
Pros: BBQ, cool crews, 10hr shifts, 3 day weekends
Cons: Season wasn't very long, ground freezing or early Autumns
The Municipality of Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department took very good care of their Employees, worked 4 days for 10 hours giving us 3 day weekends during the Summer. Hard working and great Crew – more... Leaders whom knew not only the job but the Plants being worked with, ones not being worked with and even showed invasive species and sicknesses. Early mornings woke you up and got you moving and once the flowers were in the Municipal Beds, the only sad part of the job is the Season isn't as long as one would hope. – less
Payroll Clerk (Former Employee), Anchorage, AK – September 19, 2014
Pros: great environment and team relationship
Cons: no feeling of a finished job. never-ending repitition.
I worked in an office environment but always felt like I contributed to the whole picture and not just another pencil-pusher. My coworkers were also friends and we usually had a lot of fun at work and – more... out of the office. The hardest part of the job was the feeling that the work was never finished... by the time we were done with one pay period, another was upon us. The best part of this job was working with my friends and being productive. – less
Equipment Service Technician (Former Employee), Anchorage, AK – May 1, 2014
Cons: long work hours some times
Morning group meetings just to say hello to everyone coming off long weekend. Co-workers had good working attitudes. Everyone looked out for each other. Hard part of day was dealing with inclement weather conditions. Had great get togethers.
Dynamic organization that serves the people of Anchorage Bourrough with support services
Employment Specialist (Former Employee), Anchorage, AK – September 25, 2013
Pros: putting people in great careers.
Cons: too much computer work. it became almost like a data entry position.
The majority of my day was on the computer in People Soft screening applications. Forwarded selected candidates to Department Managers for review and interview. Accomplished hires (notification, hire paper – more... work, gathered credentials, arranged in-processing).
Having just left the Air Force I learned the civilian staffing process and governing regulations and Federal and state laws.
The hardest part of the job was being on the computer almost the entire day rather than interfacing more in person with candidates.
The most enjoyable part of the job was to selecting great employees and seeing them so happy to have landed a good job. – less
Working for People Mover was a very rewarding job.
Transit Operator (Former Employee), Anchorage, AK – February 10, 2013
Pros: the most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that i was helping people by serving them.
Cons: the hardest part was dealing with customers determined to ruin my day.
A typical day as a People Mover bus driver started by acquiring any important information affecting my driving duties such as detours, accident, or police/troopers alerts.
After performing a ten-minute – more... pre-trip inspection. I'd drive the bus to one of several locations to start my shift transporting customers to and from downtown on several fixed routes throughout Anchorage.
In addition to learning the technical aspects of becoming a better driver, I learned the art of better customer service.
The management at People Mover, wheather in operations, customer service, or maintenance were all top notch. They were the right people in the right place at the right time.
Working with others who enjoyed serving the public was nice. – less
Senior Patrol Officer (Current Employee), Anchorage, AK – August 14, 2012
Pros: health benefits
Cons: no promotional opportunities
Investigate and document incidents around he community that may require legal action. Respond to calls for service and assist community members that may be in crisis or require assistance. Being able to help and leave citizens with a desirable outcome is most rewarding.