Arkansas DEQ Reviews

Updated May 10, 2015
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  1. ADEQ

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arkansas DEQ

    Pros

    Building, location, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Management tends to micromanage employees

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people to make decisions and run their sections.


  2. Different Rules for different cliques

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    Current Employee - Inspector in North Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Inspector in North Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Arkansas DEQ

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are great, and it is not encouraged to take work home.

    Cons

    Very much like high school- cliques are prevalent, and some seem to get to bend the rules while others do not. Bureaucratic procedures slow progress, and too much focus is placed on enforcement of technicalities instead of meaningful changes and assistance for the businesses of AR...


  3. State employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arkansas DEQ full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work on a lot of different types of projects

    Cons

    Do not appreciate management style

    Advice to Management

    Choose mid-management based on qualifications and management style


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  5. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Engineer in North Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Engineer in North Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Arkansas DEQ full-time (More than 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, good working environment. Overall a good group of people with which to work. Also a very educational experience for me. I met some very nice people while working there and though we have drifted apart since my departure, they will remain always in my thoughts.

    Cons

    Down time could be extremely boring. Though understandable, public scrutiny often lead to some distasteful policies. Policy and politics varied with the political winds. Please do not misunderstand. As public servants we have/I had a responsibility to the taxpayers of the State. However, I know that every individual in my area took their role seriously and upheld said responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your employees are adult professionals too.


  6. Pretty Easy Job

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Engineer in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Arkansas DEQ full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hardly anyone gets fired. The work is very easy. The vending machines have good selection. You don't have to be very bright and it's still okay.

    Cons

    Salaries are low. If you are smart and technically competent, you my find the incompetent people you will have to work with and work for very frustrating. Not many places to eat lunch nearby, which is a big part of your day.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to figure out who knows their stuff and who doesn't, and listen to the smart people. Otherwise, you all do okay with what you have to work with.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Incompetent leadership and low pay equals low morale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Arkansas DEQ

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are quite a few paid holidays and vacation time accumulates quickly. If you enjoy working for state government and don't have much of a work ethic or any real job skills, this would be the perfect place for you to work.

    Cons

    The pay is quite low. Comparable jobs in private industry typically pay 50% to 75% higher. Upper-management political appointees without any technical knowledge really ruined things for the organization. A former agency director would second-guess and/or overturn decisions made at lower levels, only to have his own decisions overturned by the agency's own oversight Commission. When I quit working at ADEQ, front-line employee morale was quite low. From communications with current workers, I understand that employee turnover is presently quite high at ADEQ.

    Advice to Management

    Support your front-line employees. Unless you have the technical expertise, do not second-guess your employees' findings of fact.



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