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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
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    Good working environment with cutting edge technology and matured processes to work. The head of software engineering likes to hire only Indian contractors/employees and has issues with Americans. He may be above his head. CIO has a great vision and has been executing it with knowledgeable executive staff(mostly contractors) but I have never seen sharp people who are invested so much time with a customer. Kudos to them and the CIO!! .


    It is difficult to see no software engineering practices from Head of Software Engineering and as a PM I found it difficult to digest. He is currently promoted to Dy CIO I heard.... QA function has seen many bad managers in the last one year so QA needs to be fixed as well...

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    Move Dy CIO to another role.

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    Software Developer Interview

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Arizona Department of Education in June 2014.


    Was recruited by vendor Learningmate. Interview process was a little tough. They asked me to do to whiteboard and diagram code. But, guess that weeds out poor performers. From first interview, had 2 more tech screens with only final interview at ADE. Took a long time from final interview to start date. Background check took a full week. Other than that, all was smooth

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    • whiteboard. Fibonacci question on how to program -- ha ha always best to remember indexes. tough when you're at whiteboard.   Answer Question


    a little with vendor, but overall not much. Got benefits -- 401k and medical type stuff. better benefits than previous vendor.

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Headquarters Phoenix, AZ
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1912
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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Arizona Department of Education (ADE) wants to be an overachiever in the academic arena. The agency provides a wide variety of programs ranging from drop out prevention to gifted education to tutoring to improve students' performance in school. ADE's health and nutrition program also offers healthy meals for low-income and other students in schools, preschools, day care centers, and homes. In addition, its school safety and prevention program unit offers programs in areas such as chemical abuse, driver's education, and parenting. ADE's Indian Education ... More

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