State of Arizona

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State of Arizona Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
70 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eligibility Interviewer

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    Current Employee - PSI Eligibility Interviewer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - PSI Eligibility Interviewer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Some of the bosses are fantastic, hard-working individuals who genuinely care to see you succeed. They offer retirement, health insurance, dental insurance, as well as life insurance. They offer training. My coworkers are hard-working and easy to get along with. It is a rather large facility, and everyone appears to be professional and get along well.

    Cons

    One of the bosses is a bully boss and she gets away with it. The pay is low. The training does not cover very much on what we go through once we hit the floor. They change their minds all the time on how they want their work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management-stop treating your staff like they are children. Appreciate all of your staff instead of just a select few. Do not be condescending toward staff. Pay the staff! You like the staff to offer donations to causes, but you don't pay the staff enough to live on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    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
  3. 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
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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 (more than an 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 (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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

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