State of Arizona Reviews

Updated March 18, 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. 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
  2. clerk/ receptionist

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    Former Employee - Mail Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Mail Clerk in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    people are great to work with

    Cons

    travel 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 ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. I had a very patient trainer and my experience there was good.

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    Former Employee - Motor Vehicle Customer Service Representative in Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Former Employee - Motor Vehicle Customer Service Representative in Lake Havasu City, AZ

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours and good job security. It was a small office so the customers were so happy that there was rarely a wait.

    Cons

    You are on a timer with every customer so that makes it difficult on longer transactions. You can get dinged if you don't keep an eye on your timer. Hard to concentrate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Working for the State of Arizona

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

    I worked at State of Arizona

    Pros

    Many varied interesting and stimulating projects

    Cons

    Being laid off when it shouldn't have happened

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think of ways to generate money

    Recommends
  6. 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
  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. 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
  10. Procurement and program contracts administration

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    For me, the State has been flexible with my schedule - allowing me to telecommute or adjust for kids acitivies. The best advantage to working at the state is the great benefits (leave, medical, etc.)

    Cons

    Technology and many ways of thinking of management are very antiquated. There are no raises - you have to switch positions in order to get any kind of increase. This is a poor managment style as you are not able to keep the knowledgable, qualified people in positions unless that person has no desire to increase their income potential. Management is extremely inconsistent and it is often the case that poor managment and supervisors are promoted without regard for ability to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to ability of management to provide quality management and leadership to their teams. Make sure employees are challenged and inspired. Try to get some energy into these drab/draining environments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    I enjoy my job.

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    Current Employee - Executive Staff Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Executive Staff Assistant in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    I very much enjoy my job. The majority of my coworkers are enjoyable. The work is interesting. Advancement is encouraged. Training is available. The pay is competitive in most ways. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    There are done people who have had their jobs for a long time and do not perform. It is not often that people who underperform or who are no longer qualified for their work receive any sort of corrective action.

    Positive Outlook
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