Management will run it into the ground
Administrator (Former Employee) – Anch – May 15, 2018
In Alaska there's a saying in the trades that once you work for a Native Corporation no other place wants to hire you because you've learned to play politics and forget how to work.
It's not true of all "Na-Co's" but it certainly is of AES. The office spends most of their year doing alot of nothing, and then loose their minds when it turns out job bids need to be turned in. They used to have good office parties and support for their employees, now it's all talk. Most of the work is done by underpaid assistants or unpaid interns and there are consistently maybe three full time employees who get things done. (Spoiler alert, it's not the project managers). Everyone is so scared of being laid off they brown nose upper management because they can't do their jobs at all and know that if they lose the ones they have they'll be flipping burgers.
It might be a good place to go to sem-iretire if you want to just show up and get paid and love playing Game of Thrones just to survive their weird politics. Otherwise skip it, there's little to no growth, the company barely stays afloat year to year and is buoyed by federal contracts that are required to sub native companies. In the real world this place would have gone belly up in a year.
Do not recommend working here. If you do it's all just to learn, you'll probably only last a couple of years anyway.
Management, retention rate is poor, interoffice politics