State of Arizona Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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  • 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. Project Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are very good and the job is very secure. For the most part the work environment is quite relaxed. Since the salaries are low, it is a very easy way to get work experience out of college.

    Cons

    Pay with the State of Arizona is far below that in other sectors of the Phoenix economy, including county and city jobs. Raises are incredibly rare, one coworker went five years without one before leaving the state for a better opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    The State of Arizona loses a ton of talent due to the low salaries and lack of raises. Many people in different departments have noticed and told me that the state is a training ground for new graduates who will leave as soon as they have the experience for a decent paying position.


  2. COLLECTION'S

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Management works with their associates

    Cons

    Management does not utilize their associates talents.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step out of the box and utilize your associates talents if they are open to sharing.


  3. Env. Eng. Specialist/Inspector

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    Current Employee - Env Eng Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Env Eng Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great health insurance benefits. Covered Parking. Nice offices. Friendly co-workers. Fair pay. Clean lunchrooms and restrooms. Central location. Solid retirement program

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent. Supervisors quit in 1 to 3 years. Middle managers are technically inexperienced or have an unrelated technical background. Top manager is a political appointee.


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  5. HR Generalist

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Laveen, AZ
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Laveen, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exempt employees have flexibility, State hours and holidays are great, benefits, new leadership will make positive changes in the future

    Cons

    Obviously a government job, so pay is never going to be what is deserved due to budget, but all positions are fulfilling


  6. Correctional Officer

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, AZ
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pension, job security, opportunity for advancement based on knowledge of policies

    Cons

    Negative environment, personal safety risk


  7. Anonymous Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement and career opportunities

    Cons

    political drawbacks, constant change in policies and procedures


  8. Administrative Coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are into politics.

    Cons

    No training, had to teach myself how to do my job.


  9. Slow, Outdated, too Political

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, making a difference (good or bad), your work is seen by millions

    Cons

    Outdated technology, too political, restricted in projects

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, recognize them for their work


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    Child Safety Specialist 2

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    Current Employee - Specialist II in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Specialist II in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not bad pay. Coworkers are usually pretty cool abd down to earth.

    Cons

    Constantly getting voluntold to do stuff that makes no sense.

    Advice to Management

    Working after hours is not acceptable and we need a nights and weekends team.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Data Security Specialist

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    Current Employee - Data Security Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Data Security Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the Pros of working for the State is the Pension and Benefits they offer. Prior to this job I did not have any money towards retirement. With the State you have to work for them for five years before you become fully vested.

    Cons

    Although most State employees can work at least one day from home the Data Security team can't work any days from home, I feel that IT positions should be able to work from home. I believe it would save the State a lot of money and it would allow for less traffic on the roads.

    Advice to Management

    IT personnel should be able to work from home



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