State of Arkansas

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State of Arkansas Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
32 Reviews
3.4
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good job, poor salary

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    Current Employee - Childcare Eligibility Specialist  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Childcare Eligibility Specialist in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    I loved the work life balance, time off, child education leave, helping others with services

    Cons

    No raise the entire time I worked there, no bonus offered, no opportunity for advancement just lateral moves with better titles but not better pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Education requirement does not match salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Tax Auditor

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    Current Employee - Tax Auditor  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    The hours are 8:00 to 4:30 with a thirty minute lunch. Getting off at 4:30 is great for anyone with a commute because you generally beat the traffic. There is little to no stress at work. If you're stressed then you're doing something wrong. The work is never difficult and you aren't pressured to learn and be trained quickly.

    Cons

    The pay is much lower than the private sector. Raises are available to auditors who possess an accounting degree. These raises come yearly and are almost guaranteed. You max out quickly and then are stuck at that pay. You will have coworkers who are not qualified and would be fired in a week if they worked anywhere else. Turnover is awful and the majority of people only stay 6 months or until they find a better job. Career advancement is only possible if someone retires or moves up themselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Manager in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at State of Arkansas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Plenty of stability within the workforce

    Cons

    The biggest con is the pay. Most employees are well below the state or national average. All merit increases within the last several years were halted due to politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember although we are public service, pay is important and without appropriate compensation you will continue to loose the quality employees and keep under performing and ineffective ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Accounting Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arkansas

    Pros

    The State of Arkansas offers great benefits with stability.

    Cons

    The Pay is low coming into the State as entry-level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Sluggish Employees who feel entitled due to Race

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Director in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Benefits of Retirement and grievance process if your a slacker. Holiday pay and vacation pay are excellent. They even offer pay to be off for your child's education such as teachers meetings.

    Cons

    Employees and Managers who show up for a paycheck only. Lack of motivation and education. Employees in lower level positions will proactively create delays just because they can and nothing is ever done to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good employees cut poor performers. Legislature stop adding rules because employees just find workarounds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    My experience at The Department of Finace as a Service Representative its a well relax and enjoyment environment.

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    Current Employee - DFA Service Representative  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - DFA Service Representative in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at State of Arkansas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Best reason to work at The Department of Finance is that you get along with all the employees as well as the supervisor.

    Cons

    There's really no downside working at The Department of Finance and Administration not in the area I work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice with upper management is get more familiar with employees learn the people that are working for your company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Not

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Arkansas

    Pros

    Great Benefits and decent salary.

    Cons

    Always having to do State Police work on your off time, and not getting reimbursed for it. Poor supervision.

  9.  

    My experience working at DDSSA was a very enriching period of growth in leadership and team building.

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    Former Employee - LAN Administrator  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - LAN Administrator in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at State of Arkansas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management ensured the proper resources, tools and controls were in place for employees to provide effective and efficient technological operations.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic procedures and processes can sometimes or delay some aspects of performing responsibilities and completing projects on times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee involvement through empowerment and continuous improvement support efficient and smooth operations.

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Nurse  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Nurse in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at State of Arkansas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A very caring community to work with.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working at this hospital

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    I worked as an investigator for child support enforcement. It was a rewarding job, finding dead beat parents.

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    Former Employee - State Investigator  in  Batesville, AR
    Former Employee - State Investigator in Batesville, AR

    I worked at State of Arkansas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and job security. Rewarding work. Helping people with income support.

    Cons

    The red tape attached to ant government job can be tiresome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up better time management resources. Hire more workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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