State of Arizona Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  • 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. Constituent Affairs Representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Great job with lots of learning potential and networking; great benefits; great coworkers; Professional environment; low stress environment; great starter job

    Cons

    Low pay; not much room for promotion within department; job security tied to administration which can change every 4 years


  2. Habilitation Technician II

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    Current Employee - Habilitation Technician II in Coolidge, AZ
    Current Employee - Habilitation Technician II in Coolidge, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stable Income - Long career, great Benefits

    Cons

    Low wages - Low staffing


  3. Project Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The benefits are very good and the job is very secure. For the most part the work environment is quite relaxed. Since the salaries are low, it is a very easy way to get work experience out of college.

    Cons

    Pay with the State of Arizona is far below that in other sectors of the Phoenix economy, including county and city jobs. Raises are incredibly rare, one coworker went five years without one before leaving the state for a better opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    The State of Arizona loses a ton of talent due to the low salaries and lack of raises. Many people in different departments have noticed and told me that the state is a training ground for new graduates who will leave as soon as they have the experience for a decent paying position.


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  5. Low pay and mandatory one hour lunch totaling 45 hours a week

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    Former Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support from staff, nice time off but high turnover

    Cons

    Cronyism and lack of qualified staff. Bachelors degree is enough for them.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and hire qualified staff with masters degrees


  6. Env. Eng. Specialist/Inspector

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    Current Employee - Env Eng Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Env Eng Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great health insurance benefits. Covered Parking. Nice offices. Friendly co-workers. Fair pay. Clean lunchrooms and restrooms. Central location. Solid retirement program

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent. Supervisors quit in 1 to 3 years. Middle managers are technically inexperienced or have an unrelated technical background. Top manager is a political appointee.


  7. COLLECTION'S

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Management works with their associates

    Cons

    Management does not utilize their associates talents.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step out of the box and utilize your associates talents if they are open to sharing.


  8. Accounts Specialist 3

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are good job can be stable.

    Cons

    Pay is low for hard work.

    Advice to Management

    More money


  9. Correctional Officer

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, AZ
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, pension, job security, opportunity for advancement based on knowledge of policies

    Cons

    Negative environment, personal safety risk


  10. IT Consultant

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Arizona (More than a year)

    Pros

    Able to work independently and with little oversight on actual work. Not much for upward reporting or performance tracking.

    Cons

    Bean counter mentality, monumental bureaucracy. No integration of overall project management. Never witnessed an error free implementation.

    Advice to Management

    Terminating people without notice has gotten you a bad reputation.


  11. Poor Planning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people there are excellent.

    Cons

    Very poor planning - Budget was the issue.



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