Calista Corporation has more than 1,200 employees and the Human Resources department (HR) oversees hiring for all subsidiaries, the parent company and manages internships and the Talent Bank Program.
The following listing of employee benefits is based on employment with Calista Corporation only. Benefits with subsidiaries may differ. Please contact the HR office for a summary of benefits for a specific subsidiary company.
Your career path may take you in many different directions. No matter which direction you choose, employee benefits are an important factor in your decision for both you and your family.
As part of your total compensation, Calista Corporation provides you with an excellent benefits package. This page highlights the components of this package.
Depending on your level of coverage, you may be required to contribute toward the cost of some benefits.
The information provided on this page summarizes Calista Corporation's benefit plans. It does not contain all of the details described in the official plan documents and contracts. If there is any discrepancy between what is summarized here and the official plan documents and contracts, the plan documents and contracts will govern. Calista Corporation reserves the right to change, amend, or terminate any or all of the plans within the program at any time with or with out notice to employees. This page is not a contract, and participation in any of the plans does not guarantee employment.
Benefits for Calista Corporation Employees
Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, life insurance, long term disability, accidental death and dismemberment plans, health club dues, supplemental life and accidental death and dismemberment, AFLAC and an employee assistance program.
Company 401(k) plan after one year of employment.
A variety of programs including paid personal leave and educational assistance are offered to employees.
Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace
Calista Corporation recognizes that alcohol and drug abuse in the work place is an increasing concern. The object of Calista's Alcohol and Drug Policy is to provide a safe, healthy and productive workplace for all employees, to comply with federal and state health and safety regulations and to prevent accidents. All employees of Calista Corporation and its subsidiaries, whether temporary, contract, regular, part time or full time, are subject to this policy.
As set forth by Calista, the Calista Board of Directors and our subsidiaries have a very strict no-tolerance drug and alcohol policy. The same is true with the companies seeking a business partnership with Calista. If a person is offered a position and they test positive for either drugs or alcohol, the job offer will be withdrawn and they will not be eligible again for employment for the period of one year. If too many potential employees are withdrawn, the entire contract could be delayed or even cancelled, preventing other qualified Shareholders and Descendants from employment.
Calista policy also requires a background check on all potential hires. When determining whether a candidate passes the background checks, HR looks at the conviction(s) and considers how long ago it occurred, the severity and number of the offenses, and what position the applicant would be filling.
The use, possession, sale, transfer, purchase or being under the influence of intoxicating liquor, illegal drugs or other intoxicants by employees at any time on company premises or while on company business is prohibited. The illegal use of any drug, narcotic or controlled substance is prohibited. Employees must not report for duty or be on company property while under the influence of, or have in their possession while on company property, any intoxicating liquor, marijuana or illegally obtained drug, narcotic or other illegal substance. Such incidents will also be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Violation of these provisions will result in termination.
For Calista’s full Alcohol and Drug Policy, call us at (907) 279-5516.
Calista Shareholder Preference
Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and spouses, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i).
Additionally, Calista’s policy is to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship or other protected status. When applicable, Calista’s policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.
What is the Internship Program?
The Calista Corporation Internship program provides work experience for Calista Corporation scholarship recipients and other Shareholders and Descendants who are currently enrolled in college or a vocational program. Work experience adds meaning to classroom instructions and allows internship participants to explore career options. Interns receive valuable on-the-job training in one of many specialized fields.
What are the benefits offered to Interns?
- A paid competitive internship wage for the 10 weeks while gaining valuable experience.
- A bi-monthly stipend for living expenses (dependent on performance and attendance).
- Interns receive routine feedback about their performance and a mid-term and final performance evaluation. If an intern's performance falls below a satisfactory level, you may be separated from the program.
Who can apply?
- Calista Shareholders and Descendants
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college or vocational degree program and attending classes on a full-time basis.
- Applicants must possess a GPA of at least 2.0, and be in good academic standing.
How do I apply?
- To be considered, the following must be included: Internship Application Checklist
- Copy of current resume: Sample resume 1 Sample resume 2
- Two letters of recommendation
- Copy of current college transcripts
Interns must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week under the supervision of a manager of Calista Corporation or subsidiary. Assignments are made within a variety of departments and shall not exceed 40 hours per week during the summer months. If selected to participate, you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and pass a background check.
- Recruitment: February 1st - February 28th
- Application Due Date: March 31st
- Final Selection of Interns: April 30th
- Internship Program: 10 weeks, starting the second week of June through the second week of August