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State of Arizona Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
71 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.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3. 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
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  5.  

    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
  6. 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 an 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
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to open your opportunities and grow within.

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Accountant in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible hours, friendly people, secure buildings

    Cons

    Frequent changes with elections for governor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with employees

    Recommends
  8.  

    alot of issues not enough solutions

    Former Employee - Case Aide in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Case Aide in Glendale, AZ

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

    Pros

    assisting needy children and families

    Cons

    the children that dont get the help they need

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revamp and up date programs

  9.  

    I work here at one of the State Offices as a Technical Specialist

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    Current Employee - Network Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Network Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Upper Management is quite clueless to the real needs of IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please spend a few days working in the trenches with us!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid place to work with job security.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Steady work, some advancement if in the city or willing to relocate, pay is decent.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, not for someone who can't handle stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get into the trenches and see what really works not what you think might work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good place to work five days a week

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona

    Pros

    Good benefits with good pension plan

    Cons

    Lower pay than the average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not have advise to management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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