Medical Assisting Internship (Former Employee) – Kodiak, AK – October 5, 2018
I am thankful to be a part of KANA. I have learnt a lot during my internship with lots of help and friendliness in the clinic. I enjoyed over all experienced including all hands on front and back office.
Health Adminstration (Former Employee) – Kodiak, AK – June 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.
Stressful work, but at the same time rewarding as you are able to help others.
Community Health Aide (Former Employee) – Port Lions, AK – March 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.
Management as revealed in their high employee turnover rate.
Alternate Resources Specialist (Current Employee) – Kodiak, AK – March 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.
Please do not relocate to Kodiak for a position with KANA...
Behavioral Health Coordinator (Former Employee) – Kodiak, AK – May 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.
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.
Negative, condescending culture; very poor management; prejudism; punitive, inexperienced management; lack of interest in employee experience.