State of Arizona Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    It was ok.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Arizona

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of good people their

    Cons

    Too many rule folleres every one CYA's all the time out of fear.

  2. Helpful (1)

    No ambition? This is the place for you

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Auditor in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Won't get fired even if you're a drunk. Great if you have no ambition or are a drunk.

    Cons

    Low pay, not much opportunity for advancement.

  3. Not what I expected

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good people, less than market salaries

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    Former Employee - Various Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Various Management in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good health and dental benefits, good sick and vacation leave time accumulation.

    Cons

    Dealing with customers that think "they" pay your salary, like we as taxpayers don't contribute to our own salaries. Having to work for the latest political hack, or appointee who is given position of management, without qualifications necessary to perform job effectively. Having to deal with the hidden agendas of Legislators, who are only thinking of getting reelected, not the best outcome for the State.

    Advice to Management

    Remember, this is supposed to be representation of the "people", not just special interests groups that fatten your wallets and campaign coffers. Make managers more personally responsible for their actions, quit hiding behind the shield of government immunity.

  6. TDM Facilitator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefit package and access to retirement planning. Multiple opportunities to advance if you choose to pursue them.

    Cons

    Noncompetitive salary levels and very few raises. Frequent salary and hiring freezes. Inability and/or unwillingness of management to dismiss nonproductive or counterproductive employees from positions.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the people who do not want to be there or who are not able to competently do the job as it should be done.

  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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    hire the best to get the best

  8. Helpful (1)

    Office chief

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  10. 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 a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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

  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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

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