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Updated Jun 29, 2022

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2.4
25%
Recommend to a Friend
49%
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Arizona Department of Child Safety Director Greg McKay
Greg McKay
44 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "The benefits are good and very well priced.(in 19 reviews)
  • "Coworkers are awesome.(in 4 reviews)
  • "Direct impact on ensuring child safety and helping families.(in 4 reviews)
  • "Great Benefits: Time off, Retirement fund,(in 4 reviews)
  • "Meet great people in the local community(in 3 reviews)
Cons
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Helping Families

    May 20, 2022 - Department of Child Safety Specialist in Payson, AZ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The pros are the experience. You learn a lot and the work is rewarding. You help children who are abused and help a family overcome some of the worst times of their life. Children you are not able to reunify with their parents you help find forever homes and are with them on the day they are adopted.

    Cons

    This work is not for the faint of heart you literally are working with children that have been abused or neglected. When you arrive at a families door for the first time you are usually not welcomed as they believe you are their for the sole purpose to remove their children. I will let you know that removing children is not the main focus of the job and that only happens in the most severe cases. However you have to establish coping skills or this job will eat you alive. There was times I worked 35 hours by Tuesday because of after hours on the weekend.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Finally Better Pay

    Jun 29, 2022 - Specialist Investigator in Mesa, AZ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Decent benefits, ASRS retirement, a job where you truly do a lot.

    Cons

    ASRS retirement is mandatory 12% taken out, and it is a job where you truly do a lot. It is a high stress job where you won't recognize anyone in the office after a few years from the high turnover, where the right manager or supervisor can be the difference between hating your job and enjoying it.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Meh

    Jun 8, 2022 - DCS Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefit package is decent. Coworkers are helpful.

    Cons

    High caseloads, high turnover rate.

    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Needs improvement

    Jun 2, 2022 - Marketing Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and PTO and sick leave.

    Cons

    Overworked, management, policy and practice are not on the same page. Non- realistic expectations. Not caring about personal time. Requested to work OT including weekends but won’t pay for those.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Hostile

    May 22, 2022 - Child Specialist in Prescott, AZ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Your team is great. Loyal.

    Cons

    It’s like being in a high school cat right

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Overworked and underpaid

    Jun 21, 2022 - Investigator in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They are willing to let employees move to different roles that might fit them better.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance, as expected. Management has been out of the field for too long and can become biased and policy pushers. The supervisors can make the job difficult if they’re not approachable.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Making a difference

    Apr 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Passion for helping others. Working with children and families to make for better outcomes for children in our communities

    Cons

    Job can be emotionally taxing giving the work we do.

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Work

    May 7, 2022 - Department of Child Safety Specialist in Pinal, AZ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros

    Cons

    Worked this job for 7 years, high case loads, impossible task and expectations.

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Review

    May 23, 2022 - Case Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Paid time off. Paid sick leave

    Cons

    Over worked and under paid

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    My Experience

    Apr 11, 2022 - DCS Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Job Security Working with Families and Children

    Cons

    Heavy Workload Often Doing the Work of Others Mentally, Emotionally, and Physically Draining

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Arizona Department of Child Safety Reviews FAQs

Arizona Department of Child Safety has an overall rating of 2.4 out of 5, based on over 128 reviews left anonymously by employees. 25% of employees would recommend working at Arizona Department of Child Safety to a friend and 19% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -12% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Arizona Department of Child Safety employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Arizona Department of Child Safety. This rating has decreased by -16% over the last 12 months.

25% of Arizona Department of Child Safety employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Arizona Department of Child Safety 1.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.5 for culture and values and 2.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Arizona Department of Child Safety to be coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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