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Arizona Department of Education Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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  1. "Good place if you stay out of drama"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work for federal funded programs, employee activities

    Cons

    Growth is possible eventually, not all directors are director ready or capable

    Advice to Management

    Before hiring someone as a director be sure they have management skills


  2. "ADE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    job security and health insurance

    Cons

    No raises regardless of performance.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    supporting teachers and administrators and benefits

    Cons

    Rare opportunities to move up the ladder

    Advice to Management

    More responsibilities needs to be tied to incentives


  4. "Dept of Ed, it's OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off

    Cons

    There is none to very little career growth opportunities; location is next to capital building; traffic getting to work is terrible. The building is older and feels that way; there is MINIMAL handicap parking and the parking garage does not have elevators in which a person can get to ground level.

    Advice to Management

    Open opportunities to internal employees for advancement without having to apply for a promotion


  5. "Educaiton Program Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Arizona Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great mission to try to help AZ Students

    Cons

    Great directors - executive leadership is interesting

    Advice to Management

    Respect great employees


  6. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers have a passion for doing what is best for kids.

    Cons

    No raise in 5 years. Upper management does not value what the specialist do and many are outright mean and unqualified. They are just concerned about how to get ahead.


  7. "Administrative assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arizona Department of Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company, no over time, no micromanagement. Overall it was a good experience. Upper management was very good and approachable.

    Cons

    Process are slow as well as outdated software. Some employees have been there too long and are not open to new ideas.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Arizona Department of Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work if you are a developer. you get to work on different Microsoft tools.

    Cons

    There are no incentive reward programs, promotions, merit increases, etc. Which is pretty disappointing to stay for long.


  9. "If you like to play it safe..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a pretty stable environment and you feel that your job is safe. They are very supportive of professional development. There is generally low turnover.

    Cons

    The cons are consistent with any state job; there are no incentive reward programs, promotions, merit increases, etc.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Proceed with caution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arizona Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some dedicated education professionals and some truly wonderful people. Hours were good, benefits were decent. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Political climate drove everything in the agency (to the detriment of the students we were tasked with serving). High turnover rate, often among the best and the brightest.

    Advice to Management

    Separate the politics from the responsibility to effectively manage educational services to students, schools and districts. Let educational professionals do their jobs.


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