State of Arizona Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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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. HR Generalist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Laveen, AZ
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Laveen, AZ

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

    Pros

    Exempt employees have flexibility, State hours and holidays are great, benefits, new leadership will make positive changes in the future

    Cons

    Obviously a government job, so pay is never going to be what is deserved due to budget, but all positions are fulfilling


  2. Administrative Coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are into politics.

    Cons

    No training, had to teach myself how to do my job.


  3. Slow, Outdated, too Political

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, making a difference (good or bad), your work is seen by millions

    Cons

    Outdated technology, too political, restricted in projects

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, recognize them for their work


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    Child Safety Specialist 2

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist II in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Specialist II in Sierra Vista, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not bad pay. Coworkers are usually pretty cool abd down to earth.

    Cons

    Constantly getting voluntold to do stuff that makes no sense.

    Advice to Management

    Working after hours is not acceptable and we need a nights and weekends team.


  6. Electrician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Arizona

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

    Pros

    I really liked the diversity of my job, and being able to help other tradesmen was instrumental in my new knowledge of other trades.

    Cons

    You are constantly being pulled from a job by different supervisors from maintenance or security to do something that is "more important" , depending on who it is and if it is a security issue.!

    Advice to Management

    To communicate together more as not to cause conflict between Maint. Staff and security and inmates,yard personnel and food workers.


  7. Anonymous Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement and career opportunities

    Cons

    political drawbacks, constant change in policies and procedures


  8. Business Operations Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting/Business Operations Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Accounting/Business Operations Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to enhance knowledge of government processes

    Cons

    Very little employee support from executive management


  9. Helpful (1)

    Data Security Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Security Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Data Security Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    One of the Pros of working for the State is the Pension and Benefits they offer. Prior to this job I did not have any money towards retirement. With the State you have to work for them for five years before you become fully vested.

    Cons

    Although most State employees can work at least one day from home the Data Security team can't work any days from home, I feel that IT positions should be able to work from home. I believe it would save the State a lot of money and it would allow for less traffic on the roads.

    Advice to Management

    IT personnel should be able to work from home


  10. don't do corrections

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    Current Employee - Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Officer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    working with bad kids to try and change their outlook on the future

    Cons

    not enough help from admin

    Advice to Management

    listen to the people actually working with the kids and doing all the work..your education doesn't mean anything if you can't apply it


  11. Helpful (3)

    CRCU Redaction Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility for hours Great co-workers Benefits Central location Easy work

    Cons

    Nepotism is rampant Low pay and no chance for raises or advancement Supervisor positions given to daughter and friends of daughter of Manager without opportunity to interview given to any other employees against State Employment Practices. Concentration on production instead of the children. Have lost sight of who they represent and only concerned with how fast you can crank things out in order to make management look good.

    Advice to Management

    Get Back to the basics. Value your employees, give consideration for promotion to those that have experience and knowledge instead of to friends and family members. Management has created a negative environment and keep losing valuable employees over selfishness. Train employees properly



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