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State of Arizona Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
76 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Dead end job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, life work balance, downtown location

    Cons

    No merit pay increases, no cost of living increases, no career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees need room to advance and need cost of living raises at a minimum

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    No growth..good to join when your brain stopped working

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

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

    Pros

    If you don't like to work, this is the best place.

    Cons

    All around old people, pathetic work culture. People are more concerned about their makeups, dresses, shoes..., obviously they don't have much work so they end up discussing the same��. People have weird looks towards the people who come from different cultural background! I would never recommend it to anyone especially those who come from private sectors and have enthusiasm and aggression towards work!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Bad.These people deliberately set people up to fail. They can't keep a staff.

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    Former Employee - Environmental Engineering Specialist
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineering Specialist

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

    Pros

    Health care benefits, retirement, sick time

    Cons

    incompetent management, promotions are based on who know not what you can do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    No place to build a career; management does not communicate with you unless they are writing you up.

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    Former Employee - Youth Corrections Officer II in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Youth Corrections Officer II in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits the medical, dental and time off are stellar!.

    Cons

    The integrity of fellow officers on average is non-existing. If you stick to policy, they will gang up and lie on you. You have to be quiet when you see fellow officers doing unethical behaviors-for example: bringing the youth food; contra- band and discrimination of some youth. Some of the officers sleep with each other, married or not. The place is one big cesspool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to be more proactive and not bias when innocent staff is reaching out for help. Question why certain behaviors are being done; but, management is messy themselves as well. They don't have any morals, nor do they care for any one who is following policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Not what I expected

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, good schedule, lenient attendance schedule, down town location, nice co workers, hourly pay is good

    Cons

    Feels like you work for a union, everything is seniority based. Involuntary retirement contribution is too high. Not flexible with the scheduling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    tax payers dole

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    Former Employee - PSE III in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - PSE III in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    no performance expectations`good benefits

    Cons

    no true opportunities for promotions unless you know the right people or some one passes away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire the best to get the best

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Office chief

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    Former Employee - Office Chief in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Office Chief in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Pension, health benefits, and the ability to impact the state in a positive way.

    Cons

    Politics, low salaries, poor management, lack of professionalism, lack of integrity, poor growth opportunities, reorganizations every 6 months for 7 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more management training. Develop internal talent. Establish high expectations for professionalism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    DCSFS/CPS

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    Current Employee - Ongoing Case Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Ongoing Case Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The schedule is flexible and co-workers are awesome. Insurance is also very good.

    Cons

    The hours, the emotional distress, the crying, being threatened by parents, having to essentially be on-call 24/7 and dropping things in your personal life if a crises pops up. Most everyone in this field is lazy and those that actually care about their job suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This whole system needs to be reworked and redone.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Personnel Are Viewed As Liabilities - Not Assets

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    Current Employee - Compliance Officer - Health-Safety
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer - Health-Safety

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

    Pros

    Some positions pay a livable wage - - most do not and are 25-40% less than private sector position.

    Cons

    No promotional system.
    Favored few get pay raises while higher quality staff are discouraged to excel.
    Training only provided if federal government pays for it.
    Academic studies and hard data analysis are irrelevant. Only majority partisan views are valid - - forget the facts.
     Management does not like personnel that are smarter than them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    View and reward personnel as assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    State of Arizona does not value their employees at all.

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist IV in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Specialist IV in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Co workers help make the work environment bearable.

    Cons

    Management does not appreciate the talent and experience of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since basically making all employees ... at will ... anyone can be fired at any time for no legitimate reason, often so management can bring in their 'friends' or 'relatives' who have little experience and/or talent to replace existing employees. Lowest moral I have ever experienced in 40+ years experience working as an IT Professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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