State of Arizona

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State of Arizona Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
69 Reviews
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Pros
  • They have a good benefits and retirement programs (in 13 reviews)

  • Low Supervision Great benefits low experience (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, not much opportunity for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper Management is quite clueless to the real needs of IT (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Shrinking budgets

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona

    Pros

    A Good work life balance

    Cons

    Shrinking budgets, possible layoffs, poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much can be done by management as erratic funding priorities from the state legislature create an unstable work environment and high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Procurement and program contracts administration

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    For me, the State has been flexible with my schedule - allowing me to telecommute or adjust for kids acitivies. The best advantage to working at the state is the great benefits (leave, medical, etc.)

    Cons

    Technology and many ways of thinking of management are very antiquated. There are no raises - you have to switch positions in order to get any kind of increase. This is a poor managment style as you are not able to keep the knowledgable, qualified people in positions unless that person has no desire to increase their income potential. Management is extremely inconsistent and it is often the case that poor managment and supervisors are promoted without regard for ability to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to ability of management to provide quality management and leadership to their teams. Make sure employees are challenged and inspired. Try to get some energy into these drab/draining environments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Program Services Evaluator II

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Services Evaulator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Program Services Evaulator in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working for Family Assistance Administration is very rewarding. The benefits are also great

    Cons

    Upper management gets away with unethical behaviors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Family Assistance Administration Management needs to look at themselves, their behaviors and how they treat their staff. The money already isn't that great. Add on top of that crappy management and staff will continue to drop like flies and move on to other positions or companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    No growth..good to join when your brain stopped working

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you don't like to work, this is the best place.

    Cons

    All around old people, pathetic work culture. People are more concerned about their makeups, dresses, shoes..., obviously they don't have much work so they end up discussing the same��. People have weird looks towards the people who come from different cultural background! I would never recommend it to anyone especially those who come from private sectors and have enthusiasm and aggression towards work!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unfortunately the image of a state run agency is correct. DES might be the next CPS

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Interviewer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Program Interviewer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great medical benefits, Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Outdated equipment, Union manager still run the offices and everyone is afraid of their own shadow. Pay is very low with little opportunity to increase it even with good to excellent reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop training for attrition, start retaining good quality employees, the people of Arizona deserve it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eligibility Interviewer

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - PSI Eligibility Interviewer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - PSI Eligibility Interviewer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the bosses are fantastic, hard-working individuals who genuinely care to see you succeed. They offer retirement, health insurance, dental insurance, as well as life insurance. They offer training. My coworkers are hard-working and easy to get along with. It is a rather large facility, and everyone appears to be professional and get along well.

    Cons

    One of the bosses is a bully boss and she gets away with it. The pay is low. The training does not cover very much on what we go through once we hit the floor. They change their minds all the time on how they want their work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management-stop treating your staff like they are children. Appreciate all of your staff instead of just a select few. Do not be condescending toward staff. Pay the staff! You like the staff to offer donations to causes, but you don't pay the staff enough to live on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Records Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Records Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Records Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great co-workers, work is interesting in the interim while searching for a more challenging position.

    Cons

    Management creates "problems" to fix and then make position more difficult with changes they implement based on their own non-experience. Frustrating as the tools that work are taken away. Almost as if they are creating work for themselves in order to look busy.

    Salary is not competitive, there isn't any advancement and no incentives to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs training in order to understand the support staff positions.

    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Opportunity to make a difference

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Social Worker
    Current Employee - Medical Social Worker

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    job security, retirement benefits, good health insurance, Monday Holidays, ability to help people

    Cons

    stress, workload, not enough time to do the work, angry people, low salary, agency does always show how it values employees, high turnover

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    im working as a support coordintor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Coordintator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Support Coordintator in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    more experience, they have very good benefit

    Cons

    consumer with disabilities. its a challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    State of Arizona

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona

    Pros

    State government greatly impacts the quality of life in Arizona
    Good benefit plan

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, resources are not sufficient, training is non-existent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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