State of Arizona Reviews

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Pros
  • They have a good benefits and retirement programs (in 13 reviews)

  • Low Supervision Great benefits low experience (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, not much opportunity for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper Management is quite clueless to the real needs of IT (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Software Developer

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. 3.5 Weeks vacation to start. 3 weeks sick leave annually. Both with the ability to rollover. Cheap insurance. Own Office

    Cons

    Slow on getting raises. No annual cola.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to at the very least give an annual raise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Ok

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

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, laid back, lots of different areas to work in, some departments are run very well, benefits are worthwhile if you stay for most of your career

    Cons

    Low pay, no raises, top heavy with true benefits given to directors only, excessive workload, little support, lack of direction, too many political favors, dealing with unhappy public

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees more, distribute workload evenly, be more efficient, hire capable employees, make directors accountable for their departments, pay a living wage, increase pay at the rate on increased cost of living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Not Going Anywhere

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    Former Employee - Child Support Enforcement Officer II in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Child Support Enforcement Officer II in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job stability, excellent benefits, flexible schedule with weekends and holidays off plus a fast accrual of paid time off.

    Cons

    Extremely high work load, few/no promotional opportunities, archaic and cumbersome procedures, low salary with no raises in many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on better, more efficient communication between everyone, especially between supervisors and their team members. Be decisive, don't procrastinate just because you don't have an answer, and if you make a mistake, be willing to admit and learn from it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Very secure and reliable

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, no lay offs, opportunities to move up for those who excel above and beyond job requirements and work harder than they have to. Great work to life balance!

    Cons

    Pay is below private sector equivalent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Anonymous Testimony

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    Former Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are quite good, although sometimes we have to be ready to pay doctor. They have retirement benefits, sick leave, annual leave.

    Cons

    Disorganized, poorly trained management, biased management( not a good place for minorities), no annual raises(pretty difficult to live with salary, some of my ex co- workers had a second job).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, select supervisors with vocation to guide others who are not biased and please, do not be biased against employees who voice their concerns about them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Technical Analyst

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    Current Employee - Great Stability
    Current Employee - Great Stability

    I have been working at State of Arizona (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting....room for advancement if you apply yourself.

    Cons

    NA...A job is really what you make of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Document processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona

    Pros

    Benefits are great for health insurance and vacation days.

    Cons

    Salary...can make more in the private sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is weak at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Long hours for low pay

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    Current Employee - Child Safety Specialist in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Child Safety Specialist in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona

    Pros

    Helping families and children in difficult situations

    Cons

    Long hours and unrealistic case loads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise pay and hire more Case managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. great place to work

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    Current Employee - Child Protective Services in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Child Protective Services in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    excellent team work and shared responsibility

    Cons

    lack of accountability at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote individuals who work hard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Great opportunity

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    Current Employee - Group Leader in Arizona State University, AZ
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Arizona State University, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to gain great experience working with patients with active psychosis. Open minded leadership if you had initiative and could implement change. Patients were great, had freedom to work on group programming suitable to the population I serviced.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability. Cliques could destroy team dynamics on units. Nurses and techs worked poorly together at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote hardworking individuals who persevere and can implement change!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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