State of Arizona Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
58 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a good benefits and retirement programs (in 11 reviews)

  • In the past the benefits and retirement plan were great (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No incentive to perform as there is no possibility of a pay raise (in 2 reviews)

  • The salary level is not always competitive with the private sector or other government units (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 for 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
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    Records Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Records Coordinator  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Records Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great co-workers, work is interesting in the interim while searching for a more challenging position.

    Cons

    Management creates "problems" to fix and then make position more difficult with changes they implement based on their own non-experience. Frustrating as the tools that work are taken away. Almost as if they are creating work for themselves in order to look busy.

    Salary is not competitive, there isn't any advancement and no incentives to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs training in order to understand the support staff positions.

    Negative Outlook
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    Opportunity to make a difference

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    Current Employee - Medical Social Worker
    Current Employee - Medical Social Worker

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    job security, retirement benefits, good health insurance, Monday Holidays, ability to help people

    Cons

    stress, workload, not enough time to do the work, angry people, low salary, agency does always show how it values employees, high turnover

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Difficult at best. Department of Corrections

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    Former Employee - Administrative Secretary II  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Secretary II in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    They have a good benefits and retirement programs. No perks. Have worked for similar organization in New Mexico and was treated much better.

    Cons

    Treatment of support staff is very poor. The Department of Corrections need to realize that without your support staff you have very little to recommend employees wanting to work for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your treatment of support staff and realize they also need to be treated with dignity and respect. Classes/training sessions for upper and lower management in supporting their support staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Job Security is better than nothing...

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    Former Employee - Secretarial  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Secretarial in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Discounted group benefits, job stability and occasional changes for advancement.

    Cons

    Politics, drama, leaderless enviroment & institutionalism..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work it out!!! Without the drama.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Quick way to learn the ins and outs of state gov

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    Former Employee - Page  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Page in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at State of Arizona part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn the in and outs of the state leg process

    Cons

    you realize hoe incompetent the people in charge are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire from the outside

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good and bad

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    Former Employee - Airport Grants Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Airport Grants Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Mostly good hard working people. Flexible work schedule. Lots of vacation and paid holidays.

    Cons

    Low pay. No raises. Large pay inequities. Under staffed. Minimal training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees better and reward hard workers.

    Recommends
  9.  

    im working as a support coordintor

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    Current Employee - Support Coordintator  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Support Coordintator in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    more experience, they have very good benefit

    Cons

    consumer with disabilities. its a challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    State of Arizona

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona

    Pros

    State government greatly impacts the quality of life in Arizona
    Good benefit plan

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, resources are not sufficient, training is non-existent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    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 for 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

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