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It was difficult for a woman to break in to the "Old Boy's Club"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Arizona Department of Education

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

Pros

The salary was competitive and the benefits package was better than most. The "rank and file" staff were incredibly capable.

Cons

The upper management could be considered a clique. It seemed that promotions and raises were based on who you know rather than what you know.

Advice to Management

Pay more attention to the workers. Just because a worker is a lower grade level doesn't mean that that individuals doesn't have experience in how to do the job and knowledge of ways to streamline processs and procedures.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Education

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

    Pros

    Working here allows for you to help the public either by helping schools or parents get results. The benefits are okay and the time off is good if you are an uncovered employee.

    Cons

    Moving up is based on your political party you support and who you suck up to rather than how good a job you do. I always come against barriers for helping schools due to lack of caring from administration about schools well-being. Also a percent of every paycheck goes to retirement which you do not have a choice in how much you put in or how you can invest it. The pay is terrible and there is alot of turn over due to frustration and from people being unable to make ends meet. There is not much opportunity for moving upward.

    Advice to Management

    Put the best interests of staff and schools into your decisions. Treat all staff with more respect and look at how this agency has the lowest pay out of all state agencies. People are telling you they are happy so they can keep their jobs.


  2. The agency would operate more effectively if customer service to the schools was the top priority.

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    Former Employee - Education Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Education Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Arizona Department of Education

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children by serving schools.

    Cons

    The cronism and politics that influence the agency's leadership at the expense of providing quality customer service to the schools.

    Advice to Management

    Have customer service to the schools be the top priority. Public support for Tom Horne would improve if the focus was on serving schools rather than getting the Superintendent votes for his next political position.


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