Kodiak Area Native Association Employee Reviews

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Horrible management.
Health Adminstration (Former Employee) –  Kodiak, AKJune 2, 2018
Working at Kana was an experience. Management in all forms are very much self serving. They are quick to place blame anywhere else other than themselves. It’s very much a place where only those who have personal relationships with management stay. They are quick to fire anyone who doesn’t do everything they tell them to. Most managers at this company take credit for the work their employees do. Expect to have un Fair treatment and no equality with your coworkers. There is not a single manager at this company that you can speak with and ask for advice. HR is filled with snakes. Most everyone at this company will exlploit your weaknesses and use them against you for their own personal gain. Expect to get in trouble if you are sick more than 6 days in a 12 month period. And never try and go out of your way to care for patients, you will be reprimanded.

Horrible management. But serving the patients who come in was very fulfilling. There are a few gems left working at Kana but they are quickly losing anyone and everyone who actually care for the well being of others.
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Productive workplace
Counselor/Integrated Substance Abuse Provider (Former Employee) –  Kodiak, AKApril 19, 2018
I first started as a Alternate Resources Specialist and then was hired to be a Substance Abuse Counselor due to my education and experience in the field.
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Stressful work, but at the same time rewarding as you are able to help others.
Community Health Aide (Former Employee) –  Port Lions, AKMarch 2, 2018
Loved working with the Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Navigators, Dental teams, other Health Aides, Behavioral Health Aides and patients. Latest management is the downfall of K.A.N.A. Lack of Ethics and Morals was seen as a 10 year employee.
Pros
Great employees
Cons
Management as revealed in their high employee turnover rate.
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Excellent experience
Behavioral Health Clinician and Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Kodiak, AKNovember 7, 2017
Pros and cons to working here, but the experience gained from serving the community and population was invaluable. Lots of opportunity for leadership roles.
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wonerful place to work, great friendly co-workers
Village Public Safety Officer (Current Employee) –  Kodiak AlaskaMay 23, 2017
Kodiak area native acc is a great place to work, very accommodating and a family friendly place to work. they are very work friendly and do what it takes to get the training we need as employees.
Pros
family friendly
Cons
some of the travel
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overall a good place to work if you can stay out of native politics
MIS Director (Former Employee) –  Kodiak, AKDecember 4, 2016
Good place to work if you can avoid Native politics.
Organization values employees and accomodates lifestyles.
Great customer base.
Good management
Co-workers are good for most part.
Pros
location and workplace culture
Cons
NAtive Politics
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Good experience to see variety of medical needs and opportunities for advancement.
Specialty Clinic Nurse (Former Employee) –  Kodiak, AKSeptember 7, 2015
Small clinic with various amounts of experience in patient care. Opportunities for learning new procedures and working with specialists, mid and upper level providers were often and plentiful.
Pros
End of the year Christmas Dinner for staff, bonus check, Honoring Nurses during Nursing week took place most every year.
Cons
Unexpected sick calls left staff short-handed and unprepared for busy, hectic days.
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Love working here!
Alternate Resources Specialist (Current Employee) –  Kodiak, AKMarch 17, 2015
KANA is a great organization, taking Indian Health Services Health Benefits to the next level for beneficiaries of the IHS in Kodiak, AK. I love working here, as hard work, authenticity, and dependability are valued and nurtured in a friendly and professional environment.
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Please do not relocate to Kodiak for a position with KANA...
Behavioral Health Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Kodiak, AKMay 26, 2013
There is a reason that KANA has a negative image within the community, including their reputation with a majority of natives. They have increasingly poor middle management. I have watched them destroy entire departments due to poor management that they continue to support. It is unfortunate and a major disservice to the Native community within Kodiak. The professional staff is very unhappy overall, from medical to behavioral health to community development. The new children's program is a disaster. The staff doing the work have very poor work-life balance and, often times, poor mental health. Unfortunately the salary draws people in, which has given upper management the impression that they are happy. It has been sad to watch.

Advice to Senior Management – When you have meetings with staff and consultants come in, listen to them. Listen to your staff. Pay attention to departments when they turn over at over 100% per year. You have so much grant and federal money, you could do amazing things, and yet you start program after program. How could true change occur in this type of situation? The community does not believe in KANA any more, but they work with you as much as possible because you are rich. Please start using your strengths for positive change within the community and stop the damage you are causing through your lack of employee relations.
Pros
Kodiak Area Native Association has great pay, and they have decent benefits. There 401k match is also good, if you can manage to stay long enough to reap that benefit.
Cons
Negative, condescending culture; very poor management; prejudism; punitive, inexperienced management; lack of interest in employee experience.
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Immensely enjoyed working with medical staff
Medical Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Kodiak, AKMarch 14, 2012
Treated their employees well. Very accommodating toward employees with families. Excellent salary, working conditions and eleven annual holidays.
Pros
wonderful administration
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Great remote work environment
Village Public Safety Officer (Former Employee) –  Village of OuzinkieJanuary 16, 2012
Caring staff, willing to work with your professional and personal needs. Great flexability.
Pros
virtually self supervising job
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