Arizona Department of Economic Security

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Arizona Department of Economic Security Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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  1. It Could Be Worse

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Project Specialist II in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Program Project Specialist II in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arizona Department of Economic Security full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great medical and retirement benefits. Some genuine, kind staff that are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Before you apply, do the math. First of all, don't even think about making the high end of the salary range quoted. It just doesn't happen. Also, expect to take home about 69% of your base salary after taxes and deductions and ask yourself if you can live with that for years, as there are no raises. There are many folks that never smile or say hello. I personally find that rude but in the end it just speaks of the environment. Lastly, cubicle life is so stiflingly.

    Advice to Management

    Stop complimenting the new emperor on his new clothes. Speak the truth if you really want a "new DES."


  2. DDD Case Manager II

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    Current Employee - DDD Case Manager II in Avondale, AZ
    Current Employee - DDD Case Manager II in Avondale, AZ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great team, great benefits, rewarding to help people with diabilities

    Cons

    Low pay, not many advancement positions


  3. Division of Developmental Disabilities

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervision in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Supervision in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Helping people, benefits, work with some wonderful people

    Cons

    Low pay, never any pay increases, not very much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees and supervisors. Don;t allow managers to treat employees how ever they want. Pay increases from time to time.


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  5. State Worker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, great health insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation time, retirement benefits

    Cons

    no raises, shady management, no incentive, no bonuses, no leadership, high turnover rate,


  6. Good Coworkers, Bad Administration

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Economic Security full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility- this has been great! Depending on your supervisor, you can adjust your schedule and this is so nice if you have children. We also have top tier health insurance and excellent retirement benefits.

    Cons

    I have worked at two different offices and they are world's apart. My previous agency I was always embarrassed to say where I worked- the staff were unkempt, unprofessional, and half the time you couldn't distinguish them from the clients we served. There is never, ever a staff pay increase no matter how well you do (with no incentive to do better, many staff just stop putting in the effort required). No tuition reimbursement. Don't ever expect any kind of staff holiday party- you have to pay for everything yourself (even coffee and filtered water!). Lastly, even a cost-of-living pay increase would be so helpful!

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for.


  7. Awesome placde

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great to work for and people are really nice. caseload seems fair. great morals. love the supervisors and the people I work for,.

    Cons

    no advancement...its who you know to get advancement. none whatsoever. great values caseload seemed fair but at times was overhwhelming


  8. Helpful (1)

    Prog Notes for life

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Economic Security full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits very flexible on taking days off.

    Cons

    At times the caseload may be overloaded.

    Advice to Management

    Give true opportunities to those who want to make a career out of being a public servant.


  9. Program specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Economic Security full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility is good and you are able to usually work around things

    Cons

    Lump all program specialist in same job description and grade

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the advice of actual field staff


  10. Don

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Arizona Department of Economic Security (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits for State Employees

    Cons

    Top heavy with upper management


  11. Public Information Officer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PIO in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - PIO in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The agency helps those who need it the most

    Cons

    Poor management; lack of leadership

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and they will invest in you



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