State of Arizona

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State of Arizona Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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3.1 50 reviews

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a good benefits and retirement programs(in 11 reviews)

  • In the past the benefits and retirement plan were great(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No incentive to perform as there is no possibility of a pay raise(in 2 reviews)

  • The salary level is not always competitive with the private sector or other government units(in 2 reviews)

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    Its the Government

    Accountant (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsBenefits, Benefits, Benefits. The security and benefits are great. Working for the state is great for most people.

    ConsLarge amount of stupid bureaucracy, closed doors, laziness. You are trapped and cannot make more money than you want. Your effort doesn't matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhere to begin....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Short term

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLow Supervision Great benefits low experience

    ConsIncompetent Supervision no training inconsistent

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    Dead end

    Human Services (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsPaid holidays, vacation and sick days. Ability to telecommute. Access to state vehicle.

    ConsLow pay & morale. No incentive to perform as there is no possibility of a pay raise. Your pay is decided by the state legislature, not by your performance review.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-classify case manager positions to a higher pay scale. Reward good employees and use corrective action with poor employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A nice safe job, with little advancement opportunities

    Correctional Officer (Current Employee) Florence, AZ

    ProsExcellent benefits, medically speaking anyway

    ConsNo incentive to promote, which leave the organization with the worst employees promoting

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees and encourage them to be accountable

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Frustrating: too much work, not enough bodies to do it.

    CSEO II (Current Employee) Tucson, AZ

    ProsGood benefit package, no overtime, many holidays off.

    ConsSystems are archaic and no money for upgrades.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    DVOP

    DVOP (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsAssist Veterans overcome their barriers to employment and enable them to become job ready.

    ConsInhibit employee from preforming stated mission by redefining mission statement which contradicts DOL directives .

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake DOL directives required reading by all supervisory personnel instead of "this is the way we've always done it."

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    DOA not a 5-star organization and CIO office is "Done Manifesto" passdown without resources

    IT Specialist IV (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsWork your 40 hrs (and many people work less).
    Covered parking garage.
    You can truly make a difference and gain some autonomy if you work for a manager who is not a micro-manager and trusts you to be the competent professional you were hired to be. I find it stifling and micromanaged like hourly paid technicians and administrator people and not managed as a professional--except when somebody wants to pass the buck on why something is wrong and why it's not their fault. You get a lot of responsiblity in this case--but no other.

    ConsContractors not utilized for skills and experience--depends on who you work for
    Rigid in work hours, expected to be 8-5 and a few special people in DOA get to work differently.
    In a normal environment, a CIO and Deputy CIO would not be hired without experience at that level
    it's about who you can please if you want to succeed, and if you are a peon or not a manager, good luck with getting any recognition. But people will be happy to take credit for your work and put their name on it after you do the most of it. This includes your direct managers. I find this environment unfriendly and oppressive.
    People do not cooperate with you do get the done. They come to work, keep their eyes and head down and don't even talk most of the time. They do not respond unless their manager tells them to publicly. Then good luck with actually getting that support. We have too many things going on with too few people and too many people who think they're in charge.
    Political agenda and I mean rampant behavior for self-protectionism in some managers that is for the good of the individual not the organization. Toxic people are allowed to stay and are rewarded.
    What we say the culture is--with those little email messages and awards events--it not what the embedded culture really is.
    Low pay compared to market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire competent people and let them do their job. Most of all, take off the blinders for hierarchy--you have to butt-kiss to be seen and heard here--and there are many other performers besides the ones you call direct staff and let inside the power hierarchy. Everybody else is ignored.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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