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State of Arizona Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 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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    Ongoing Case Manager (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThe schedule is flexible and co-workers are awesome. Insurance is also very good.

    ConsThe hours, the emotional distress, the crying, being threatened by parents, having to essentially be on-call 24/7 and dropping things in your personal life if a crises pops up. Most everyone in this field is lazy and those that actually care about their job suffer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis whole system needs to be reworked and redone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    im working as a support coordintor

    Support Coordintator (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    Prosmore experience, they have very good benefit

    Consconsumer with disabilities. its a challenging

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    State of Arizona

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsState government greatly impacts the quality of life in Arizona
    Good benefit plan

    ConsPay is not competitive, resources are not sufficient, training is non-existent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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

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    Personnel Are Viewed As Liabilities - Not Assets

    Compliance Officer - Health-Safety (Current Employee)

    ProsSome positions pay a livable wage - - most do not and are 25-40% less than private sector position.

    ConsNo promotional system.
    Favored few get pay raises while higher quality staff are discouraged to excel.
    Training only provided if federal government pays for it.
    Academic studies and hard data analysis are irrelevant. Only majority partisan views are valid - - forget the facts.
     Management does not like personnel that are smarter than them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementView and reward personnel as assets.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    clerk/ receptionist

    Mail Clerk (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    Prospeople are great to work with

    Constravel distance was a bit of a problem but it was over looked. It was a temp-position I would have liked to stay there but ther was no funding for my position.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work if you are looking for stability.

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsStable job and average benefits.

    ConsLittle room for advancement unless you are in the correct circles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntroduce progressive thinking when selecting future employees. Select candidates with useful skills and some education where they can assist in the their jobs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Short term

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLow Supervision Great benefits low experience

    ConsIncompetent Supervision no training inconsistent

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    Overall have worked with great people and great immediate supervisors

    ITSpecialist (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGood benefits....good immediate management - flexibility -training

    ConsLarge organazition ...many pay variances ...no merit increases

    Advice to Senior ManagementImmediate management continue with good communication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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